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NC High Country New Years Celebrations 2020

The NC High Country New Years Celebrations 2020 are a great way to ring in the New Year!  There are activities for families and couples alike, both active and more traditional pursuits.  Here is our guide to the best ways to celebrate:

    Beech Mountain Rockin' New Years Eve Bash
    Where: Buckeye Recreation Center, Beech Mountain NC
    When: 6-9pm
    Cost: FREE
    Celebrate the start of the New Year with your family (geared toward kids 12 and under) without keeping the kids up late. Featuring food, family friendly games, jamming music, a bounce house, a kid-friendly New Years Eve count down and much more!

    High Standard Big Band Event
    Where: Chestnut Grill at The Green Park Inn, Blowing Rock NC
    When: 8:30 pm- 12:30
    What: Includes 5 course meal, band, midnight champagne toast
    Call 828-414-9230 for reservations

    The Gamekeeper Restaurant
    Where: Boone, NC
    What: 8 course menu with exotic offerings such as braised emu and chilled duck with a champagne toast

    New Year's Eve Extravaganza
    Where: App Ski Mtn, Blowing Rock NC
    When: 9-12
    Cost: Varies based on activity
    Enjoy restaurant specials starting at 9pm, moonlight ice skating starting at 10pm,slopes open until 11:30 with a torchlight parade.  A Fireworks show will end the night


  • The Hotel Tavern Celebration

Where: Hotel Tavern, West Jefferson NC
When: 7-11
Enjoy an upscale menu, live music from Restless, and a champagne toast with all the 11pm!


New Year's Sunrise
Where: Grandfather Mountain
When: 6:30-9:30am
Start your year on a high note by watching the first sunrise for atop Grandfather Mountain! Enjoy a community breakfast buffet afterwards.

First Day Hikes at NC State Parks
Where: Elk Knob State Park, Grandfather Mountain State Park, Mount Jefferson State Natural Area, Stone Mountain State Park, Mount Mitchell State Park
When: Various times between 11-3, check website for details
Start the year off right by spending it outside!  Enjoy a guided hike from 1-4 miles and enjoy the outdoors.  The winter fresh air will invigorate your new year!

After Holiday Sale
Where: Tanger Outlets, Blowing Rock
Take advantage of sales and start the New Year off with a new outfit...or two!