It’s hard to believe that 2017 is coming to an end. And what a year it’s been! Are you ready for 2018? Ring in the New Year with fantastic food, champagne, dancing, games, lights & music! There is a celebration for everyone happening in Carrboro, Chapel Hill & Hillsborough. Reservations or advanced tickets are highly recommended.


Celebrate the end of 2017 at Glasshalfull. They will be serving some incredible specials on New Year's Eve plus their regular menu. Visit their website for reservations or (919) 967-9784

Dance the night away with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band New Year’s Eve Party at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro. 8PM. (919) 929-2787

Cat’s Cradle hosts 2018 NYE Bash with J Gunn, Young Bull, and Zoocru in the Back Room. Doors Open at 8:30 pm. Tickets $20 in advance.

Chapel Hill

For the early birds: Early & Elegant - A sophisticated, flavorful, memorable New Year’s Eve celebration. Make reservations at Bin 54 Steak and Cellar, (919) 969-1155, 5-9pm.

Toast the New Year and celebrate the evening with a three-course meal and champagne toast at Crossroads Chapel Hill New Year’s Eve Dinner at the historic Carolina Inn. Reservations (919) 918-2777, 5:30 – 10:00 pm.

Join the Nomads Band at the R&R Grill for an evening of fun & frolic to ring in the New Year. Band starts at 9:00 pm. (919) 240-4411 for info.

Night Lights at the Morehead Planetarium is a day of New Year’s Eve activities for kids of all ages! Beginning at 2:00 and lasting until 6:00 pm there will be games, shows, live performances and more. More info here, get your tickets here.


Two DJ’s, J-Krisp & JaSon, mix you into the New Year at the Hot Tin Roof’s Year End Countdown to 2018 from 7:30 pm to 2:00 am. This event is expected to sell out, get tickets here.

Ring in the new year with Mystery Brewing Public House and The Wiley Fosters. Lots of dancing, drinking and eating! 9PM until Midnight

Last NYE at the Wooden Nickel. Celebrate the Wooden Nickel’s 14th birthday and LAST NYE in the current locations. Enjoy a traditional midnight JAGER toast & the WNP chef’s will be re-creating favorite menu items from the last 14 years.

Enjoy a delightful 3-course meal including a festive complimentary glass of Moscato at the Panciuto’s New Year’s Eve Dinner. Reservations at Panciuto's are recommended (919) 732-6261.

For a full list of New Year’s Eve events go to our events page

(Header photo credit: Morehead Planetarium)