Nightlife

27 Ways to Ring in the New Year

And just like that, 2022 is coming to a close – but not before one more big night out.

Champagne, live music, delicious food and more – start the New Year right at these Charlotte parties and concerts with something for everyone. Have fun, make memories and make sure to party responsibly.

For Movement in Nature

Trail race at U.S. National Whitewater Center

Hiking to Heal: Release & Surrender

Location: Crowders Mountain State Park
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Cost: Donation

Hosted by The Sis Space, this hike is meant to ring in the new year with positive vibes and released tension. Join this one-mile healing journey with a group of like-minded empowered women and contribute to the cause.

New Year’s Eve Trail Race

Location: U.S. National Whitewater Center
Time: 11:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
Cost: $32-$42

The U.S. National Whitewater Center is holding its inaugural New Year’s Eve Trail Race so set your resolutions, turn on your headlamps and kick off 2023 in true celebration of the active, outdoor lifestyle. Distances of 5K and 10K start in 2022 and finish in 2023.

New Year, New Me

Location: Quest at Latta Nature Preserve
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free with limited openings

Kickstart your outdoor resolutions for the New Year by attending “New Year, New Me” at Quest. Learn about the many programs and events that Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation has to offer and get a chance to join the 100 mile hike club.

For an Upscale Dinner

Church & Union

Angeline’s

Location: Uptown
Time: 5 p.m.-midnight
Cost: $75

Reserve your seat for a four-course prix fixe meal with Kansas City strip steak, ricotta gnocchi and more at Angeline’s this New Year’s Eve.

Church and Union

Location: Uptown
Time: Reservations begin at 5 p.m.; Party 10p.m.-2 am.
Cost: $80-$120; $60 upgrade for post-dinner open bar; General admission party tickets with open bar and buffet – $75

Church and Union will be offering a special three-course prix fixe menu with complimentary champagne. Enjoy a filling array of selections for each course before you celebrate the rest of the night with your loved ones. For reservations beginning at 8 p.m. and later, dancing to a live D.J. will follow this elevated dining experience. Stay for the midnight Champagne toast and cheers to a portion of the proceeds supporting Levine Children’s Hospital.

La Belle Helene

Location: Uptown
Time: Dinner reservations from 5-8 p.m.; Party 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Cost: $80-$120, $60 upgrade for post-dinner open bar; General admission party tickets with open bar – $125

Plan your New Year’s Eve dinner at La Belle Helene. Get a three-course meal and pair it with champagne of your choice. After dinner, stay for the New Year’s Eve celebration hosted by a DJ. Dance the night away, enjoy the buffet and open bar, and stay till midnight for the ball drop and a champagne toast.

MICO

Location: Uptown
Time: Reservations from 5-10:30 p.m.
Cost: $125 for adults, $35 for children

Dine on a three-course menu inspired by the cuisines in South America and Argentina in the lush and romantic dining room of MICO at Grand Bohemian Hotel. Choose from chili-braised beef short ribs, chimichurri roasted mushroom ravioli and many other enticing flavors at this must-attend dinner.

New Year’s Eve Feast at Mariposa

Location: Uptown
Time: Reservations from 4:30-9:30 p.m.
Cost: $150; $500 2021 Dom Perignon Champagne upgrade available

Indulge in a fine dining experience, complete with wine (or other beverage) pairings at this five-course prix fixe dinner in this luxurious dining room adjoining the Mint Museum Uptown to wind down 2022. Enjoy dinner as you overlook Charlotte’s annual New Year’s Eve Celebration below at Levine Avenue for the Arts. Vegetarian options are available with prior notice and the anxiously awaited menu will be published on Mariposa’s website.

For Fun with the Fam

CLT NYE in Uptown

CLT NYE presented by Ally

Location: Tryon Street at Levine Avenue of Arts Uptown
Time: 8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Bundle up and come out to enjoy this annual event with friends and family. Celebrate the New Year with live music, the lighting of the Queen City Crown and a large fireworks display starting at midnight.

New Year’s Eve at WinterFest

Location: Carowinds
Time: 5 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Cost: From $32.99

Carowinds’ New Year’s Eve promises fun for all ages. Dance to the region’s hottest bands throughout the night and admire the seasonal décor of Carowinds' transformation to WinterFest. Then, when the clock strikes midnight, rock your party hats and horns as you watch an awe-inspiring fireworks show.

New Year’s Eve Around the World

Location: The Schiele Museum of Natural History
Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Cost: Free with admission

New Year’s Eve Around the World is a fun and educational holiday event for the whole family with games, crafts, snacks and a chance to learn about all the different New Year’s traditions all over the world. Countdown to Japan’s midnight in Japan (11 a.m. EST) at the museum before heading home to count down to our time zone’s New Year.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular

Location: LangTree - Lake Norman
Time: 4-7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and the 150th birthday of Mooresville at this family-friendly celebration. Enjoy food, drinks and an exciting fireworks display.

Noon Year’s Eve at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Location: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: General admission

Looking for a way to ring in the New Year without keeping the little ones up all night? Don your pajamas and slippers and trek on over to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden for hot cocoa, crafts, karaoke and a countdown to “Noon Year’s Eve” beginning at 11:55 a.m.

Noon Year’s Eve Party Matthews

Location: Fullwood Theater at the Matthews Community Center
Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon
Cost: $7

Get ready for a morning full of fun activities from kid-friendly D.J.-driven music to other live entertainment as you await the balloon drop at the stroke of noon.

For Music, Parties and Drinks

The Avett Brothers at Bojangles Entertainment Complex

New Year’s Eve at HUMBUG

Location: HUMBUG
Time: 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Cost: $125

Charlotte’s newest and favorite high-end-low-key cocktail bar is hosting a New Year’s party to remember. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served alongside the thoughtful cocktails created by Andy Schools and Larry Scruggs. Reserve rooms at adjoining boutique hotel, Refuge, for a uniquely designed respite after a night of celebrating at this Disco Italiano.

The Avett Brothers

Location: Bojangles Coliseum
Time: 8 p.m.
Cost: $59.50+

Start the New Year with one of North Carolina’s most celebrated bands. Watch Valient Thorr as they open for The Avett Brothers, bringing back this New Year’s Eve tradition loved by locals and beyond.

Charlotte NYE Bar Crawl

Location: Rí Rá Irish Pub
Time: 6 p.m.-2 a.m.
Cost: $30-$40; Shuttle and limo services for parties from 10-45 guests

Take advantage of your free entry to Charlotte bars like Connolly’s, Prohibition and World of Beer. Start your night at Rí Rá Irish Pub and reap the benefits of perk-included tickets with live music, drink tickets, appetizer buffets, champagne toasts, drink and food specials, and a VIP viewing of the ball drop.

Gala en Noire

Location: Concord
Time: 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Cost: $75-$125

Celebrate in style at the all-black-attire, black-tie “Gala in Noir.” The Black Opulence Experience presents their first New Year’s Eve made for those looking to dance the night away and unwind with some cocktails and bottle service. Enjoy a cigar lounge, butler service and a countdown at midnight with elite local business owners and leaders who embody Black Excellence.

Gatsby’s House

Location: Hilton Charlotte Uptown Hotel
Time: 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Cost: $145-$1,049

Get out your most elegant 1920s attire and indulge in the VIP experience this New Year at “Gatsby’s House.” Dance the night away in the grand ballroom to the sounds of hip-hop and Reggaeton spinning from the D.J. booth with drinks from the open bar.

GLITZ & GLAM New Year’s Eve Party

Location: Ink-N-Ivy
Time: 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Cost: $115

This upscale New Year’s Eve party promises all the goods and VIP experiences you need to start a grand 2023. Celebrate with Ink-N-Ivy’s all-inclusive party, with martini and champagne bars, multiple D.J.s and drinks.

New Year’s Eve at Cloud Bar by David Burke

Location: Cloud Bar by David Burke
Time: 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Cost: $150

Cloud Bar by David Burke, one of Charlotte’s most elegant rooftop bars and restaurants, is hosting a night of drinks for the open bar, snacks from the buffet, D.J.s and a glamorous view of the city skyline, complete with a Champagne toast at midnight.

New Year’s Eve at Puttery

Location: Puttery
Time: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Cost: $55

Looking to swing your way into 2023? Enjoy your celebration with a round of mini golf, drinks and D.J.s at this unique take on the New Year.

New Year’s Eve at South End Station

Location: Slate, Oak Room and VIP at All American Pub
Time: 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Cost: $30-$120

New Year’s Eve at South End Station has been voted one of Charlotte’s best NYE events – and for good reason. Enjoy a night of singing and dancing, with drinks and music at the bars lining the South End station.

New Year’s Punchin’ Eve 2023 at The Suffolk Punch

Location: The Suffolk Punch
Time: 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Cost: $125-$175

Suffolk Punch's annual New Year’s Eve party promises a chance to show your best moves on the giant dancefloor. Party with a light show, midnight toast and full access to open bars across the campus.

The 4th Annual Hoppin’ New Year’s Eve Party

Location: Hoppin’
Time: 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Cost: $70-$85

For three years running, Hoppin has hosted this fan-favorite annual New Year’s Eve party. Grab drinks, take pictures at the photobooths, dance your heart out to the D.J., and enjoy snacks as you await the Champagne toast at midnight.

Tequila House New Year’s Eve

Location: Tequila House Nightclub
Time: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Cost: $25-$99

Ring in the New Year at Charlotte’s premier Latin night club. Mingle, drink and dance the night away on the dance floors.

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