The NC High Country New Years Celebrations 2018 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:
BEST WITH CHILDREN
Beech Mountain Rockin’ New Years Eve Bash
Where: Buckeye Recreation Center, Beech Mountain NC
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!
BEST LIVE MUSIC
High Standard Big Band Event
Where: Chestnut Grill at The Green Park Inn, Blowing Rock NC
When: 8:30 pm- 12:30
Cost: $90 (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
BEST FOR LARGE GROUPS
New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
Where: App Ski Mtn, Blowing Rock NC
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!
BEST FOR EARLY RISERS
New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Dinner
Where: Chetola, Blowing Rock NC
When: Seatings 5-10pm
Enjoy a 4 course meal with a champagne finish at Timberlake’s Restaurant. With seatings from 5-10, those not wanting to be out til midnight will find this appetizing!
The Hotel Tavern Celebration
Where: Hotel Tavern, West Jefferson NC
Enjoy an upscale menu, live music from Restless, and a champagne toast with all the accessories….at 11pm!
BEST WAYS TO START THE NEW YEAR
New Year’s Sunrise
Where: Grandfather Mountain
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!