There are lots of great places to celebrate New Year’s Eve safely around the Triangle and we have a roundup of great events below! But if you’re looking to stay in, scroll down to see at our at-home party ideas!
Know before you go: many locations require proof of vaccine, a negative test, and/or masks to be worn to protect our fellow Triangle residents.
For those who love a special dinner: New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe at Corpse Reviver in Durham
Ring in the New Year with a specially curated tasting menu accompanied along side perfectly paired cocktails. Enjoy a four course meal paired with craft cocktails.
Tickets are $80 and reservations can be made here.
Corpse Reviver – 715 Washington St. Durham, NC 27701
For those who love a classic celebration: First Night Raleigh
WRAL First Night Raleigh returns for New Year’s Eve 2021, offering a fun, jam-packed way to welcome 2022. The festivities begin in early afternoon with the Children’s Celebration. Then the Evening Celebration includes performances in more than 30 downtown Raleigh locations, across more than 20 blocks. Plus, the Raleigh acorn drop and fireworks! The event is completely outdoors this year with Fayetteville Street up to Davie Street open to the public.
For those who love live music: New Year’s Eve at Bond Brothers in Cary
Head to Bond Brother’s in Cary for a New Year’s Eve party featuring jazz by Peter Lamb and the Wolves. There will be outside heaters, fire pits and extended food truck hours
Tickets are $15, and include complimentary snacks. Purchase tickets here.
Bond Brothers Eastside – 602 East Chatham Street, Cary.
For those who want something more low-key: New Year’s Eve at The Plant in Pittsboro
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Chatham Beverage District at The Plant in Pittsboro. There will be fires around the campus, and drinks available at Fair Game Beverage Company, BMC, and more. At midnight there will be an apple drop and a champagne toast.
This is a free event with drinks and more available for purchase.
The Plant – 220 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro, NC.
Staying in? Here are some fun ways we love to celebrate at home:
New Year’s Around The World
A classic that is fun for kids and adults alike, tune in to livestreams (most can be found on YouTube!) and watch New Year’s celebrations and fireworks from around the world. The best part is that you can usually find a new celebration every hour!
Bring the Best of The Triangle To You
Avoid crowds by enjoying takeout from some of the best local spots! Find your favorites that are open on this great round-up, and add on a bottle of bubbles from great local wine shops like The Wine Feed (that also delivers!).
Connect with friends and family around the world for a virtual game night! Host a trivia contest or connect to an online site offering virtual game play.
How are you celebrating New Year’s Eve?