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Clayton: New Year’s Eve at Deep River Brewing

What: Groove your way into the new year with Aaron Hamm and the Big River Band, a barbecue food truck, and, of course, plenty of Deep River beer.
When: December 31
Where: 700 West Main Street #102, Clayton, NC 27520

For more information, visit deepriverbrewing.com/onsite-events.


Kinston: Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival

What: This 680-year-old tradition carries on at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, where you can celebrate the new year with a banquet — without a boar’s head.
When: January 5
Where: 800 Rountree Street, Kinston, NC 28501

For more information, visit stmasryskinston.com.


Carolina Beach: Island of Lights New Year’s Eve Celebration

What: Watch the beach ball drop during this New Year’s Eve party filled with music, dancing, refreshments, and an epic fireworks display at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.
When: December 31
Where: Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach Avenue South & Harper Avenue, Carolina Beach, NC 28428

For more information, visit pleasureislandoflights.com.


Blowing Rock: New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

What: Ring in 2020 with fireworks, skiing by torchlight, and moonlight ice-skating at Appalachian Ski Mountain.
When: December 31
Where: 940 Ski Mountain Road, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

For more information, visit exploreboone.com.


Wilmington: New Year’s Eve Noon Wilmington

What: Kids can’t stay up until midnight on December 31? They can still count down at noon with the Children’s Museum of Wilmington, where streamer sticks, slime, crafts, singing, and dancing will help them kick off the new year with an apple juice toast.
When: December 31
Where: 940 Ski Mountain Road, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

For more information, visit playwilmington.org.


For our full list of December and January 2020 events, check out our calendar.

 

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