Hold on to your party hats — Raleigh knows how to throw down. Ring in 2023 at one of these 23 New Year’s Eve events in the City of Oaks. Pro tip: Don’t wait to buy tickets or make a reservation — events could sell out.
Noon Year’s Eve | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | John Chavis Memorial Park, 505 Martin Luther King Blvd. | $5 | This family-friendly event features crafts, a dance party, games, and a special countdown at 12 p.m.
No fuss, no frills | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 12 p.m.-2 a.m. | Boxcar Bar + Arcade, 330 W. Davie St. | Free | Enter 2023 playing games and popping $25-dollar champagne bottles. Bonus: There’s no cover charge or dress code.
First Night Raleigh | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 2 p.m.-12 a.m. | Fayetteville Street | $12+ | Celebrate the new year with live performances, a skate park, a ferris wheel, and two acorn drops (one at 6 p.m. and one at 12 a.m.) — plus, there will be fireworks.
Dine above downtown | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 5 p.m. | City Club Raleigh, 150 Fayetteville St. | $125+ | Enjoy a four-course meal, free flowing champagne, and live music by Bull City Syndicate, all while taking in one of the best views in Raleigh.
Girls night at First Night | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 5-7 p.m. | Joy Worthy Co., 131 S. Wilmington St. | $35 | Join The Crowded Table Club to make new friends at a party before First Night Raleigh; tickets include entry to First Night, NYE goodies, wine, and beer.
Moonlit mansion | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 5-8:30 p.m. | The Parlor at Heights House, 308 S. Boylan Ave. | $75 | Sip bubbles, taste caviar, and listen to live jazz by Candice Fatima.
Cocktail party with a view | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 5:30 p.m.-1 a.m. | Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing, 201 S. Boylan Ave. | $55-$125 | Savor sliders, flatbreads, charcuterie, and desserts, plus, enjoy a special beer release and watch Raleigh’s fireworks show from the patio. Top off the evening with a complimentary champagne toast.
Raise the roof | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 6 p.m. | Tin Roof, 300 Glenwood Ave. | $20+ | Grab a drink from one of the multiple bars, dance to live music, and cheers with a complimentary champagne toast. Bonus: There will be a confetti cannon.
Dueling piano performances | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m. | PLUS Dueling Piano Bar, 510 Glenwood Ave. | $30-$35 | Liven up your night with upbeat, competing keys.
NYE with Eddie 9V | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 7 p.m. | Transfer Co. Food Hall | $45-$55 | Kick off the new year with a live show featuring this award-winning soul artist. Tickets include food and a champagne toast.
Cheers to craft cocktails | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 7 p.m.-1 a.m. | Young Hearts Distilling, 225 S. Wilmington St. | $120 | Enjoy an open bar with craft cocktails, live entertainment, passed hors d’oeuvres, and a complimentary toast of bubbles on the rooftop patio.
Party like it’s the ‘80s | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 8 p.m. | NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 121 W. Jones St. | $150-$175 | Enjoy four floors of food and late-night snacks, open bars, craft cocktails, a DJ, two dance floors, and a live ’80s cover band.
Rooftop vibes | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 8 p.m.-1 a.m. | The Willard Rooftop Lounge, 9 Glenwood Ave. | $155 | Ring in 2023 with spectacular views of the downtown Raleigh fireworks.
Silent disco | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 8-11 p.m. | Artspace, 201 E. Davie St. | $12 | Get your groove on with Luxe Posh, JOB, DJ Rhymic, and Tapioca Red. This experience is included with your First Night Raleigh ticket.
NYE on Glenwood | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 8 p.m.-2 a.m. | Raleigh Beer Garden, 614 Glenwood Ave. | $10-$150 | Dance to DJ mixes and countdown to midnight with a champagne toast.
Dress to impress | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 9 p.m.-2 a.m. | Raleigh Union Station, 501 W. Martin St. | $5-$1,200 | There are open bar options and champagne bottles included in some tickets. Proceeds benefit The Caraway Foundation.
Murder mystery party | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 9 p.m.-12 a.m. | City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville St. | $100-$175 | As the giant acorn drops, so will a body. Can you help figure out whodunnit?
Hit balls at Drive Shack | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 9 p.m.-1 a.m. | Drive Shack, 6901 Play Golf Wy. | $250-$450 | Swing in the new year with unlimited BayPlay.
A night in North Hills | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 9 p.m.-1 a.m. | Level 7, 101 Park at North Hills St. | $50 | Order from a special New Years Eve menu, drink signature cocktails, and listen to live music.
Gatsby’s House | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. | Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, 421 South Salisbury St. | $89-$825 | Dance the night away at this Gatsby-themed party featuring an open bar and four NC DJs.
NC’s Official New Years Eve Extravaganza | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. | Hilton North Raleigh, 3415 Wake Forest Rd. | $15-$575 | Enjoy a night of dancing and music by multiple DJs.
Stylish celebration | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 10 p.m.-1 a.m. | Vidrio, 500 Glenwood Ave. | $40 | Ring in the new year with music by DJ Wayne Draper, dancing, party favors, passed appetizers, and bubbles at midnight.
Hangover Brunch | Sunday, Jan. 1 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Brookside Bodega, 100 Brookside Dr. | Price of purchase | Rejuvenate from a late night with brunch items like smothered chicken biscuits, cheesy grits, and waffles.