Ideas to Ring in the New Year in Wilmington

by Dec 6, 2019The Blog, Wilmington

There is no shortage of fun events happening in Wilmington, NC on New Year’s Eve this year. Check out some of our favorites below and make your plans for theatre, dancing, comedy, dining, and more.

New Year’s Eve Gala at Thalian Hall

Celebrate 2020 in regal fashion at one of the most beautiful and historic theaters in the country, Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts. This dinner and a show include a live performance by the Opera House Theatre Company alongside an enchanting evening of dinner, drinks, desserts and performance of the Broadway classic “La Cage Aux Folles.” After, dance to the sounds of a DJ, sip cocktails and welcome 2020 with a champagne toast at midnight. Starts at 7:00 p.m.

New Year’s Eve River Cruise

Ring in 2020 with Cape Fear Riverboats, Inc. aboard The Henrietta with a river cruise. Boarding starts 8:30 PM and cruising will be 9:30 PM—12:30 AM. Have dinner downtown then enjoy light appetizers during your cruise. Dance to your favorite tunes played by the DJ or enjoy a walk on their upper deck to view the cities beautiful lit skyline. Drinks will be available at their fully stocked bar with all ABC permits. A champagne toast will be served at midnight to welcome in the new year. The price is $60.00 per person and tickets for this cruise will be limited. To book, go to their website, or call 910 343 1611 for additional information.

New Year’s Eve 2020 Gatsby Party at Pour Taproom

Join Pour Taproom for a Great Gatsby Roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve bash! Tickets are $50/person or $90/couple and includes 2 Specialty Cocktail drinks from Misterbartenderportcity, Buffet style food, a champagne toast at midnight, party favors and music with Acclaim DJ. Roaring Twenties attire is encouraged, but not required!

Brett Blakeney at Dead Crow Comedy

Dancing not your thing? Check out the hilarious Brent Blakeney at Dead Crow Comedy Room on December 31st. Brent Blakeney is a comedian out of Raleigh, NC. Starting in 2011, Brent has been ardently practicing his craft, and has not let off the gas. Hard work and dedication has led to Brent gaining notoriety at comedy festivals, as well as the chance to work with some of the biggest names in the industry; such as Brian Regan, Bill Burr, and Iliza Shelsinger. In 2015, Brent was picked up to be the featured opener for “Last Comic Standing” winner Jon Reep. He has accompanied Jon around the country performing in clubs and theaters alike. Doors open at 6 PM, show begins at 7 PM. Get your tickets here.

Get Your Cheers On at Hops Supply Co.

Ring in the New Year at HopsCo! Don’t you want to go into 2020 with a good beer in your hand? Grab some dinner and keep the party going – the party begins at 10 pm and ends at 1 am! Highlights of this free event include: DJ & Dancing in the Pub Room, Champagne Cocktails, Beer Feature, Party Favors and a Midnight Toast.

Hops Supply Co. New Year’s Day Brunch 

They will have their full brunch menu, including Chef Features. Live music from Jared Michael Cline. The Bloody Mary’s will be flowing to celebrate National Bloody Mary Day! AND to keep the party really going they’ve got $2 mimosas, craft beer, & champagne cocktails. Brunch Hours: 11am – 3pm. Reservations are encouraged. Call 910.833.8867.

Bluewater Grill NYE Parties

Bluewater is again hosting a New Year’s Eve Bash, two in fact, that you do not want to miss! From one of the most talked about party bands, Brickhouse, playing in their second floor event space, to DJ and dancing on our tented and heated patio, there is sure to be something for everyone.

All guests will receive a complimentary champagne toast as the clock strikes twelve and party favors for the festivities. Access to their New Year’s Eve parties is $20 per person, and allows access to both parties, so you can float around and switch up the vibe and change of scenery when you see fit.

Cash bars will be available in both locations, as well as their fully stocked second floor bar.

Looking for celebrate the New Year with a fantastic meal, and breathtaking views? They will be serving a New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu for $50 per person throughout the restaurant. Please call to reserve your table – 910.256.8500. Large parties are welcome!

Bluewater Grill New Year’s Day Brunch

Enjoy brunch with a view of the Intracoastal & celebrate National Bloody Mary day! Kick off 2020 on a delicious note.

Brunch Hours: 11am – 3pm. Reservations are encouraged. Call 910.256.8500.

Henry’s Restaurant New Year’s Eve Dinner

Their dinner menu will be available as well as locally-sourced features that include: Surf & Turf or a Bourbon Glazed Salmon. Live acoustic music from musician Eric Metts from 7 – 10pm as you enjoy dinner and drinks with those you love. Choose to stay until Midnight, and they’ll have party favors and a complimentary champagne toast to cheers to the New Year! Reservations are encouraged. Call 910.793.2929.

Henry’s Restaurant New Year’s Day Brunch

The Kickin’ BLT Bloody Mary’s will be flowing for the New Year as they celebrate National Bloody Mary Day! They’ll have their full brunch menu as well as a special plate of black-eyed peas & collard greens for $12. Check out the details here. Brunch Hours: 11am – 3pm. Reservations are encouraged. Call 910.793.2929.

Ring in the New Year with Dinner or Brunch at the Oceanic

Ring in 2020 on the coast!

Join the Oceanic for a celebratory New Year’s Eve meal among family and friends. Serving their dinner menu all day and a special New Year’s Eve feature. Hours on NYE: 11am – 11pm.

They will also be serving New Year’s Day Brunch, cocktails, mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. Brunch is served 11am – 3pm.

Island of Lights New Year’s Eve Celebration

The Carolina Beach New Year’s Celebration begins at 9 PM. Don’t miss the giant beach ball being dropped at midnight followed by a spectacular fireworks demonstration.

This free family-friendly event will feature a DJ and dancing with refreshments and party favors available for purchase. In an Island of Lights tradition there will be a raffle, with the winner taking home the original artwork for the Island of Lights 2019 official Christmas card and ornament.

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