CHARLOTTE, NC—Love it or hate it, New Year’s Eve is coming up soon. Whether you plan to ring in 2018 at your favorite restaurant, a buzzing party with your friends, or all cozied up in front of the TV, we’ve got you covered.
So pop the bubbly, come up with some resolutions you can actually stick to and get ready to celebrate the New Year. Check out town-by-town listings below of New Year’s celebrations and events for 2017 in and near Charlotte if you’re one to want to go out, plus a look at what television programming may make you want to stay in.
If you want to go out..
Charlotte New Year’s Eve
This annual event is the Queen City’s official New Year’s Eve celebration and will include Crown Town, food vendors, food trucks, a DJ, a live band and a huge fireworks display at midnight.
When: Sunday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. through midnight
Where: Romare Bearden Park, 300 S. Church Street, Charlotte
Lenny Boy’s New Year’s Eve Dance Party
If you’re looking for a party venue with no dress code or cover charge, then this dance party might be for you. There will be live music, $4 champagne, $15 beer pitchers a food truck and new beer releases.
When: Sunday, Dec. 31, 6 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Where: Lenny Boy Brewing Co., 3000 South Tryon St., Charlotte
New Year’s Eve 2018 at Rooftop 210
Take in the Queen City’s skyline with friends at Rooftop 210 at the EpiCentre. A ticket to this all inclusive event includes a heated and covered space with clear top tents with DJs. The appetizer buffet will be served early and the bar will be open all night long.
When: Sunday, Dec. 31, from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Where: Rooftop 210, 210 East Trade St., Charlotte.
How to get a ticket: Early Bird tickets are available through Eventbrite for $81.41 and may be purchased here.
We’ll be adding new events to this post as they pop up, so be sure to check back as the big day nears!
If you want to stay in…
If your idea of the perfect New Year’s Eve is curling up on the couch with a hot toddy and watching the countdown in your pajamas, you’re in luck. These are the top two live TV specials people are already talking about. Here’s a peek so you can you can plan accordingly:
"New Year’s Eve Live" With Anderson Cooper And Andy Cohen
Where to catch it: CNN
Why you should watch: For the first time ever, Anderson Cooper will host CNN’s annual New Year’s Eve Live special with none other than "Watch What Happens Live" host Andy Cohen. As these two are best friends in real life, you can expect tons witty banter and hilarious moments from the pair. The Bravo mogul will replace Cooper’s former co-host Kathy Griffin, whom CNN fired after her controversial Donald Trump photoshoot.
"Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2018" Hosted by Ryan Seacrest
Where to catch it: ABC
Why you should watch: Remember last year’s infamous Mariah Carey mic incident? Yes, it happened on Seacrest’s watch. So if that’s any indication, this could be a good one to tune-in to. And even if there aren’t any crazy celebrity snafus, you can count on crazy views of Time Square packed with people, as well as awesome musical performances.
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