Say farewell to 2022 in the best way possible at one of Raleigh, N.C.'s many exciting New Year’s Eve events, ranging from high-energy parties and concerts to special dining experiences. There’s a fitting occasion for all to ring in 2023, so make plans to get out and about on Dec. 31 and welcome the new year in the Raleigh area!

This list provides alternatives to downtown Raleigh's biggest New Year's Eve celebration (get information on WRAL First Night Raleigh here, a tradition more than 30 years strong that features the iconic Raleigh acorn drop!). 

Note: These ticketed events are subject to selling out!

New Year's Eve Gala at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Hosted by Rocky Top Catering, this black tie, all-inclusive gala features four floors of delicious food, open bars, craft cocktails, rockin' DJs and '80s cover band The Breakfast Club at the wonderful North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

Tickets: $175 and up


New Year's Eve at Young Hearts Distilling

An open bar with craft cocktails, live entertainment, passed hors d'oeuvres and a complimentary bubble toast at midnight on the rooftop patio in downtown Raleigh.

Tickets: $120


A Roaring 20s NYE with Rabbit Hole Social Club

An evening of elegance—with all the glamour and boisterous energy of the Roaring 20s—as you ring in the new year with dinner, a live jazz ensemble, aerialists, dancers and a touch of magic for a truly nostalgic experience. Hosted by Rabbit Hole Social Club at Loading Dock Wake Forest, supporting the Dementia Alliance of North Carolina. 

Tickets: $150


Vidrio's New Year's Eve Party

Snack on chef-curated hors d’oeuvres, sip on craft cocktails and get that perfect insta-worthy New Year’s Eve photo in front of the iconic Vidrio glass wall (with DJ Wayne Draper supplying the hits for the dance floor).

Tickets: $40


NYE with Adam Clayton-Holland at Goodnights Comedy Club

Laugh your way into the new year at the legendary Goodnights Comedy Club with standout performer Adam Clayton-Holland taking the stage for two shows: 8 and 10:30pm. The 10:30pm showing will feature party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. 

Tickets: $39 and up


New Year's Eve at Botanical Lounge

Beer, wine, cocktails and champagne across three floors of one of Raleigh's newest (and most trendy) nightlife spots—firepits, DJs, rooftop patio and views of downtown Raleigh included.

Tickets: $20 and up


The "Official" NYE 2023 Celebration at Union Station

At beautiful Raleigh Union Station, enjoy a VIP red carpet entrance, valet coat check, full bar, multiple DJs and all the dancing you can handle. 

Tickets: $50 and up


New Year's Eve Bash at Ruby Deluxe

Hosted by Ruby and Aquamarine Liqueur, this New Year's bash at LGBTQ-friendly Ruby Deluxe will feature spotlight performances, dancing and DJ Yamillionaire to take us into 2023 (plus a complimentary champagne toast).

Tickets: $10


New Year's Celebration with Thrio at Bond Brothers Eastside

A special night of music in Cary with local jazz band Thrio, including a champagne toast at midnight, extended food truck hours, complimentary snacks, outdoor heaters and more. 

Tickets: $15-$20


New Year's Eve at The Willard Rooftop

Ring in 2023 with spectacular views of the Raleigh skyline and fireworks as the clock strikes midnight. This ticketed event will feature an American-inspired buffet, two full cash bars, live music and dance floor with Peter Lamb & the Wolves, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.

Tickets: $150


NYE on the Hill at Wye Hill Brewing 

Join Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing for one of two dinner seatings (5:30-8pm or 8:30pm-1am) for a decadent buffet of chef-driven selections (including a special beer release and champagne toast), or just join in on midnight fun (10:30pm-1am). Patio will be open with heaters and views of fireworks!

Tickets: $55-$125


VIP NYE Party at Raleigh Beer Garden

Hosted in a climate-controlled event tent outside the Raleigh Beer Garden, this all-inclusive experience includes all of your food and drink (buffet, premium mixed drinks, cocktails on draft and more), plus a dance floor and music from a host of DJs. A general admission ticket is also available that includes a champagne toast only.

Tickets: $10-150


Little City Brewing's NYE Masquerade

This all-inclusive event provides food, craft cocktails, award-winning beer, premium liquor, a champagne toast and DJ Colly KiLLit keep the party going all night long (masks and costumes encouraged).

Tickets: $125


Rainbow Gay-La New Year's Eve Celebration

Drinks, DJs, door prizes and drag queens to ring in 2023? That's the plan for this first ever Triangle LGBT Group New Year's Eve Rainbow Gay-La, taking place at The StateView Hotel.

Tickets: $150


Champagne and Caviar at The Umstead

Celebrate New Year's Eve in luxury in Cary with a truly amazing meal. Sommelier Troy Revell will take you on a true epicurean journey through five courses of caviar dishes paired with the most exceptional bottles of champagne from their cellar. This offer is limited to 40 guests. Note that this event will conclude by 10pm. 

Tickets: $595


Drive Shack New Year's Eve Party

Swing into the new year in a big way at Drive Shack, with unlimited golf, party favors, food and drink and more (outdoors, but heated!).

Tickets: $250-$450 for bay that can hold six people


Gatsby's House NYE Party at Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

Five hours of pre-paid bar, four top local DJs, three areas to mingle in, two rooms of music and one amazing countdown (plus complimentary appetizers and more) highlight this Gatsby-style party at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel in downtown Raleigh.

Tickets: $109 and up


Big Something New Year's Eve at Lincoln Theatre

Tar Heel State rock band Big Something has three nights of live shows lined up at Lincoln Theatre to close out another year—they'll be joined by Cris Jacobs, Into The Fog and Red Panda each night, respectively. 

Tickets: $39.50; three-day pass available for $75


New Year's Eve Bash at The Big Easy

Live music from high-energy band JIVES, a rocking dance floor and a champagne toast at midnight—all just steps from the action at First Night Raleigh.

Tickets: $25


New Year's Eve at Tin Roof

Multiple bars, live music from Super Nash Bros on the main stage, DJ KTB on the rooftop, complimentary champagne and confetti cannons make this a can't-miss NYE event.

Tickets: General admission $20; guaranteed entry packages $60 and up


New Year's Eve at City Club Raleigh

A chance for the public to get access to the 28th and 29th floor at City Club Raleigh (and experience one of the best views in Raleigh), this event features dinner, dancing, a 10-piece band and free-flowing prosecco. 

Tickets: $190 and up


New Year's Eve at The Architect Bar & Social House

A night to remember at one of downtown Raleigh's favorite venues for dancing. Tickets to NYE at The Architect include party favors, music from DJ Triple B and a champagne toast at midnight (with VIP tables and other amenities available).

Tickets: $30 and up


New Year's Eve at Watts & Ward

VIP tickets for a night out at this jazzy speakeasy gets you a champagne toast, an assortment of appetizers and a climate controlled tent in the courtyard with your own DJ. 

Tickets: General admission $20 before Dec. 25, $30 at door; VIP $75


New Year's Eve Party at Fortnight Brewing

Enjoy music, karaoke, food, games, a ball drop viewing and complimentary champagne toast at Fortnight's Cary location.

Tickets: Free admission


New Year's Eve with Eddie 9V at Transfer Co. Ballroom

A night with old-soul, roots and blues artist Eddie 9V at the Transfer Co. Ballroom.

Tickets: Free


New Year's Eve Charcuterie Workshop with Fig + Forage

Ring in the new year with a platter of your own creation (containing some of the most delicious local finger foods you can find). Kelly Cain, founder of Fig + Forage and expert charcuterie composer, will share tips and tricks in this workshop in partnership with ELK Local Foods and People-First Tourism. Note that this event ends at 8pm, and you'll take your handmade board with you when you leave. 

Tickets: $95 and up

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