New Years Eve - Wilmington, NC

Can you believe that another year has come and gone? We definitely can't. It seems like just yesterday, we were welcoming 2017 with open arms and now 2018 is just around the corner. With the arrival of 2018 also comes the time of getting schedules together, planning sparkly outfits, and trying to decide the one big question: Where are we going to go!?

Luckily, we have you covered. We know that Christmas hasn't even gotten here yet, but it's never too early to start making plans for events like these! And fortunately, Wilmington does not fall short of options for celebrating New Year's and we have compiled a list of hotspots for you to make it just a little easier to decide where you will spend your evening this year. These options are all in different price ranges, making it extremely easy to decide which one is for you and which one is not. Wherever you decide to celebrate this year, know that we mean it when we say Happy New Year! May the coming year go down in the books as the best year yet! 

-Regina Drury Real Estate Group


Wrightsville Beach

Blue Water's New Year's Eve Big Band Bash

Ring in the New Year with Blue Water's biggest event of the year. Blue Water's New Year's Eve Big Band Bash will feature a four-course dinner, with live entertainment and a champagne toast at midnight.

Price: $89 a person (gratuity included)
Time: Seating at 8 pm and 9 pm

Bluewater Waterfront Grill
4 Marina Street
Wilmington, NC 28480

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New Years Eve Gala at Thalian Hall 

Join the party at Thalian Hall's legendary New Year's Eve Gala featuring a delicious dinner, dessert, drinks and a live performance of the Broadway musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert presented by the Opera House Theatre Company. After the performance, ring in 2018 with a live DJ, dancing, and champagne toast. This event will also double as a fundraiser, benefitting Thalian Hall. 

Price: $150 per ticket
Time: 7 pm with curtain at 8:30 pm 

Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts
310 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Live Standup with Andy Hendrickson

If you prefer to laugh as you welcome in 2018, be sure to make buy your ticket's to Dead Crow Comedy Room's live stand-up performance by Andy Hendrickson. Sunday's 9 pm showtime and ticket price include a champagne toast at midnight!

Price: $25 a person
Time: 9 pm showtime

Dead Crow Comedy Room
265 N. Front St. 
Wilmington, NC 28401

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New Years Eve: Bacchanalia

Celebrate NYE with Wilmington's first and only dinner theater, TheaterNOW. For one night only, enjoy a unique evening of performances ranging from aerial acts, live music, comedy, and more. Dinner will accompany this entertainment, featuring a four-course meal with party favors and a champagne toast. 

Price: $90/individual; $170/couple; $40 for show only (limited amount of tickets available)
Time: 6 pm and 9:30 pm seatings (seating starts 30 minutes prior to show start)

19 South 10th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Midnight in Paris

Bring in the New Year a little earlier at Le Catalan's event, Midnight in Paris. This event will feature a three-course menu along with a glass of bubbly and "cotillions," aka NYE "hats" (not to be mistaken for the social dance from back in the 18th century). ;) 

Price: $75 a person
Time: Begins at 5:30 pm

Le Catalan French Cafe and Wine Bar
224 South Water St.
Wilmington, NC 28401

Make your reservations by calling 910-815-0200.

Embassy Suites New Year's Eve Soiree on the River

Enjoy a top-notch evening presented by Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront. This evening will consist of overnight accommodations in a king suite, open bar, a four-course dinner, live music by Port City Shakedown, a midnight champagne toast, and even a New Year's Day breakfast. Nothing starts a New Year like breakfast! ;)

Note: Must be 21 to attend the party.

Price: $349/couple
Time: 7 pm

Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront
9 Estell Lee Place
Wilmington, NC 28401

New Year's Noon

Have kids and can't be out too late? still wanting to do some celebrating? The Children's Museum of Wilmington has created a family-friendly event where you can still do some celebrating for NYE. This event will feature a juice toast, along with the chance for your kid to make a party crown, streamer sticks, glittery slime, and more. The event ends with a huge confetti toss in the courtyard. 

Price: $8.75 to $9.75
Time: 9 am to noon

Children's Museum of Wilmington
116 Orange Street
Wilmington, NC 28401


Carolina Beach

Island of Lights New Years Eve Celebration

This celebration, held at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, will feature a raffle, party favors, a DJ, and dancing. A huge beach ball will drop at midnight followed by fireworks over the Atlantic Ocean. 

Price: Free!
Time: 9pm-12:30am

Carolina Beach Boardwalk
Cape Fear Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

New Year's Eve Boat Party

This New Year's Eve party will be held aboard the Royal Winner Princess II in Carolina Beach, NC. It cruises along the Intracoastal Water Way and the Cape Fear River and includes a dance party with party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.

Price: $30 a person
Time: Boarding time is at 10:30 pm with a departure time of 10:45 pm. The boat will return at 12:15 am. 

Winner Princess Party Boat
100 Carl Winner Drive
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Make your reservations by calling 910-458-5356.

Celebrating at Home this New Year's Eve

Are you celebrating at home this New Year's Eve? Maybe you are having all your friends over and you are realizing that your kitchen and even your living room is a little smaller than what you really need to host all your friends and family comfortably. If you're looking to upgrade houses, don't forget you can always check out our website and see all of our recent listings! Here's a link to our website if you would like to look at Homes For Sale in Wilmington, Homes For Sale in Leland, Homes For Sale in Hampstead, or Homes For Sale anywhere in the Southeast North Carolina. We would love to help you with buying or selling your home. 


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