Top 10 Places in Charlotte To Ring In The New Year


new years eve charlotteAs Charlotte continues to grow, its parties, events, and entertainment also continue to grow. New Years Eve parties are certainly no exception. From daytime parties for the kids, to concerts, and DJs and crazy lights, you can now find almost anything in the Queen City.

Here are the top 10 events and parties to join in Charlotte tomorrow night (and some during the day);

#1 John Tosco’s 5th Annual New Year’s Eve Show

John Tosco’s crew is planning a far bigger party for this year, and offering much more fun for the young, with jugglers, comedians, bubbles, ventriloquists, kazoos and dancing. There will be plenty of time to go home and put the kids to bed before round #2

 4:30-6 p.m. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. $15.

#2 Wonderful Wednesday: New Year’s At Noon

If you have children who get cranky after 10pm, celebrate the new years at noon! who can’t make it to midnight, Discovery Place will be ringing in the new year 12 hours early with a noontime balloon drop in the Town Center. Kids can also make a noisemaker for the festivities.

 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Discovery Place Kids, 105  Gilead Road, Huntersville. Included with museum admission, which is $10.

#3 Sparkle in the New Year’s Eve

Get an early start on ringing in the New Year while enjoying the final night of Holidays at the Garden. Admission includes a sparkling wine tasting, light savory appetizers and a commemorative flute.

 6-8 p.m. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden,  6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. $35; registration required. 704-829-1252.

#4 Overboard II: Cruise Control

Local artists and DJs galore, this party will be featuring; MTHR, Hungry Girl, Miami Dice, Dreamy D, Junior Astronomers, DJ Ahuf and DJ STRTR, all providing sailing-themed soundtrack to ring in the new year.

8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 35th St. Free.

#5 Duke Mansion’s 100th Birthday/NYE Party

Get dressed up for this black-tie event, with a top-notch dinner prepared by Chef Harrison Booth, and featuring DJ That Guy Smitty; toast the new year at midnight with champagne; and enjoy a late-evening breakfast.

8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. The Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Road. $515 per couple or $258 for single tickets. RSVP to Katie Ellis, [email protected] or 704-714-4445.

#6 Southern Skyline Grand Ball

Featuring Tyler Boone, DJ Method, and Mangas Colorado and his Atlas Road Crew, this black tie-optional event, includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and a full-service open bar. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation.

9 p.m. Hilton Charlotte Center City, 222 E. Third St. $125-$180.

#7 ’90s Music Lover’s New Years Party

Check out regional acts Skyfold, Addict Sound, Brightside, Red Eyed Romance, and DJ Rev John revisit ’90s-style hard rock. VIP tickets include a champagne toast.

9 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $10-$30.

#8 New Year’s Eve Masquerade Charity Ball

Party in Pineville with live entertainment by a “celebrity artist” and a band, a DJ, food, a champagne toast, prizes, giveaways and more. Dress is formal, mask is optional.

9 p.m.-2 a.m. The Royal Orchid, 11812 Carolina Place Parkway Suite A, Pineville. $50-$

#9 Hollywood Glam New Year’s Eve

Whisky River (Dale Earnheardt’s place) in the Epicentre is having an over-the-top Hollywood-inspired night. Put on your fanciest west coast flare to usher in the new year.

9 p.m. Whisky River, 210 E. Trade St. $25.

#10 New Year’s Eve at Rooftop 210

Dance to DJs under the night sky on the heated roof of the Epicenter, including a full buffet and passed appetizers.

9 p.m. Rooftop 210, 210 E. Trade St. $70-$160.


Do you know of any other New Year Eve parties in Charlotte? Please let us know in the comments below!




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