In addition to the popular First Night Raleigh celebration in downtown Raleigh, there are many ways to bring in the New Year in Greater Raleigh. Whether you decide to go to one, two or a combination of several of the celebratory events going on Dec. 31st, you’re going to find the celebration for you.

The 6th Annual New Year’s Blast is a diverse cultural event that will feature delicious Indian cuisine, South Asian music, a laser light show, and dance and dress competitions. Watch the Big Apple drop on a giant 10’x10’ screen while enjoying a complimentary champagne toast, or rack up in awesome prizes by joining in on Bingo. This event is perfect for those seeking a low-key New Years Eve.

For an exciting, energetic evening, reserve your spot in the New Year's Eve Extravaganza 2012 at the RBC Center. Join K97.5 and partners for a fun night of music, dancing and celebration. This event is for adults 21+ only and includes complimentary party favors and a live viewing of the Times Square ball drop.

Looking for a romantic New Year’s Eve over a candlelit gourmet dinner? Enjoy an exquisitely prepared four-course dinner at The Umstead Hotel’s award-winning restaurant, Herons. Let your palate enjoy bringing in the New Year just as much as you will.

Find more events for people of all ages and interests here.