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Triangle Living: New Year’s Fun

Are you getting excited to ring in 2016? Whether you’re seeking a celebration for the whole family or a night out with a special love, there is plenty going on in the Triangle for New Year’s Eve. You’ll even find fun activities on New Year’s Day to get the new year off to a great start.


Umstead NYE Celebration
The Umstead Hotel and Spa
100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary
Thursday, Dec. 31
9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Tickets cost $185 per person; call 919-447-4050 to reserve a spot

Roll the Bean New Year’s Eve Celebration
Jellybean’s Super Skate Center of Cary
1120 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh
8:30 p.m. to12:30 a.m.
Admission is $20

Chapel Hill

Night Lights: A Family Friendly New Year’s Eve
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
250 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
Thursday, Dec. 31
3 to 6 p.m.
Tickets are $5 online


Durham Convention Center’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
301 W. Morgan Street, Durham
Thursday, Dec. 31
8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Tickets $60 online

New Year’s Day Hike
Eno River State Park
6101 Cole Mill Road, Durham 27705
Friday, Jan. 1
2 p.m. (hike start is 20 minutes from parking lot)

New Year’s Day 8K Run at Duke Forest
Duke School, 3716 Erwin Road, Durham
Friday, Jan. 1
1 p.m.; registration at noon


First Night Raleigh
Thursday, Dec. 31
View an event map here
Events throughout the day:
Children’s Celebration
NC Museums of History & Natural Sciences and Bicentennial Plaza
2 to 5 p.m.

Art Putt
Market Hall, City Market
2 to 9 p.m.

People’s Procession
Walk down Salisbury Street
6 p.m.

Early Countdown with Fireworks
Main stage on City Plaza
7 p.m.

Evening Concert Performances
Indoor and Outdoor Venues throughout downtown
7 to 11:30 p.m.

City Plaza Main Stage Performances
City Plaza
5 p.m. to Midnight

Acorn Drop and Fireworks
City Plaza

The Triangle’s Official 2016 New Years Eve Celebration
Raleigh Sheraton
421 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh
Thursday, Dec. 31
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Tickets available online

Ipreo Ice Rink
Now through Jan. 31
City Plaza in downtown Raleigh


Wendell Wonderland
Now through Dec. 31
Sunday through Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m.
Lake Myra
110 W. Cypress St. in Wendell

New Year's Fun

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