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New Year's Eve Gala 2022


Raleigh’s premier New Year’s Eve Gala hosted by Rocky Top Catering is returning to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences' Nature Research Center in downtown Raleigh, and tickets go on sale Black Friday, November 26!

For that ONE day only, tickets are $175 per person (plus tax, Eventbrite fees and service charges). Tickets will increase to $225 each on November 27. With a limited release this year, the event is expected to sell out quickly. Proof of vaccination required.

Eat | Drink

All four floors of the Nature Research Center of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences will be open and will feature:

  • Delicious passed hors d'oeuvres, a grazing station, gourmet seafood, small plates, last night snacks and amazing dessert displays
  • Premium bars with fine liquors, wines, craft beers, custom cocktails and champagne
  • Ice Bar provided by Ice Occasions with built-in ice luge   


The evening wouldn't be complete without some of the area's most popular entertainment:

  • DJ Randal Calloway with 360 Elite Entertainment
  • Randy Bennett with Bunn DJ
  • Live Jazz Band - Tea Cup Gin

The all-inclusive ticket includes admission, delicous food and beverages throughou the evening as wella s popular local entertainers. Black tie preferred. Ties required for gentlement. Tickets are non-refundable.

Maximum purchase of eight (8) tickets per person, and you will be required to enter the names of each person you are buying for at the time of purchase. There will be no orders by mail or by phone. All tickets will be released at once, so when they're gone, they're gone.