A masked and vaxxed guide for New Years Eve in Charlotte
Editor’s Note: As we put together this year’s guide to New Years Eve events in Charlotte (and a few nearby), it hasn’t escaped our notice that the Omicron variant has continued to spread through the county and our city at alarming rates. Be aware that while the vaccine provides protection against serious illness, it does not prevent you from contracting and spreading COVID-19. Please get tested as regularly as possible and exercise caution before, during and after any event you may or may not attend to celebrate the New Year.
New Year’s pre-game
Kick off 2021 by the curb with $ 3 beers and live music from Nathan C. Davis.
Following: To free; December 31st ; 13 h; Lenny Boy Brewing Co., 3000 S. Tryon St.
New Years Eve at Búho Bar
A luxury-inspired New Year’s Eve, accompanied by a free sparkling wine toast at the entrance and a DJ all night. Reservations required for one of the three dinners.
Following: $ 45 to $ 60 per person; Dec 31 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. & 10 p.m. Grand Bohemian Hotel, 201 W. Trade St.
New Year’s Trail Race
Set a resolution, turn on your headlamps, and kick off 2022 by running through the woods for a 10K or 5K.
Following: $ 35 to $ 45; December 31, 6 p.m. (10K) or 11:45 p.m. (5K); United States National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.
Crawl until the ball falls
Check into The Local on East 5th Street, bring your wristband, and follow all your fellow drunkards for drink specials in Uptown. sheep.
Following: $ 20 to $ 60; December 31 at 6 p.m. The local, 105 E. 5th St.
NoDa New Year with swimming in nature
Hosted by Nige Hood, this annual show will feature live performances from Swim in the Wild, The New Creatures, David Taylor and the Tallboys, Wag and Falllift
Following: $ 10 to $ 15, December 31 at 6 p.m. JackBeagles, 3213 N. Davidson St.
At the border – The ultimate tribute to the eagles
Spend New Years Eve with a cover band of The Eagles. Champagne toast at midnight followed by a buffet breakfast.
Following: $ 50; December 31 at 6 p.m. Hickory Tavern – Ballantyne, 12210 Chemin de Cuivre
Drink through the decades at Billy Sunday
A welcome cocktail and hors d’oeuvres kick off the evening, followed by a sit-down cocktail featuring cocktails from the 1920s, 1950s, 1970s, 1990s, 2000s and the future, each paired with popular dishes from that decade.
Following: $ 125; Dec 31 6.30 p.m. Billy Sunday, 1115 N. Brevard St.
Sipping Santa Claus at Royal Tot
The Royal Tot concludes its Sippin ‘Santa holiday pop-up by saying Bon voyage to 2022 with rum in hand. There will also be a live DJ and a free champagne toast.
Following: Free, reservation required; December 31, seats at 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Le Royal Tot, 933 Louise Ave.
A swinging New Year’s Eve
Jazz trumpeter and singer Joe Gransden performs with his quintet featuring the soulful sounds of Robyn Springer. Gransden will perform hits from the Great American Songbook as well as classic standards from George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer and more.
Following: $ 48 to $ 60; Dec 31 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. Milieu C Jazz, 300 S. Brevard St.
The best New Years party in Charlotte
This is exactly what Coyote Joe’s calls his NYE party every year. We don’t necessarily endorse or disagree with this statement, but what we can tell you is that there is $ 1,800 in prizes, freebies, a champagne toast and Out of the Blue on stage.
Following: $ 12, December 31; 7 p.m. Coyote Joe’s, 4621 Wilkinson Blvd.
New Years Eve Celebration with Melinda Doolittle
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of music featuring Melinda Doolittle, American Idol finalist and earth-shattering singer. This one-night-only performance features moving melodies from artists like Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner, paired with traditional Strauss waltzes, celebratory tangos and more, all topped off with the traditional “Auld Lang Syne” to end. the evening.
Following: $ 29 and more; Dec 31 7:30 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.
New Years Eve at the Roxbury
Charlotte’s ’80s and’ 90s feature giveaways, champagne toast, and a retro arcade split over two floors with room for dancing.
Following: $ 30; Dec 31 8 p.m. Roxbury Nightclub, 116 W. 5th St.
New Year’s Eve Glitterati Ball and Masquerade
Formal / cocktail / party attire is encouraged for this block party, with a traditional champagne toast at midnight.
Following: To free; Dec 31 8 p.m. NoDa Company Store, 3221 Yadkin Avenue.
New Years Eve glitter and gold party
This party is full of everything that sparkles and glitters: edible glitter drinks, truffles and bubbles. Sip your way to 2022 on the heated terrace or dance under the disco ball.
Following: To free; Dec 31 8 p.m. Corkscrew – Birkdale, 16916 Birkdale Commons Pkwy., Huntersville
Just Fine: MJB Tribute Band NYE Concert
Just Fine – The Ultimate Mary J. Blige Tribute Band will feature hits such as “Real Love” and “My Life”, to name a few. Led by drummer Rashad King and vocalist Tre ‘Jae, the groove and sound of this 7-piece group gives you incredible memories as well as more recent feel-good vibes of a musical icon.
Following: $ 35 to $ 50; Dec 31 8 p.m. Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St.
Studio 54 Party
They bring the disco ball. You bring your inner Travolta. Champagne toast at midnight.
Following: To free; Dec 31 8 p.m. Starlight on 22nd, 422 E. 22nd St.
New Year’s Eve dinner and show
The Al G and Friends Band are best known for their beach music sound, old and new covers of R&B, Motown, funk, Cupid Shuffle and more.
Following: $ 35 to $ 50; Dec 31 8:30 p.m. Glennon Center, The SC Shore Club, 15083 Molokai Drive, Tega Cay, South Carolina
NYE Evening “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”
America’s Got Talent’s Delighted Tobehere will join the New Years opening as the Actor’s Theater brings back this fan favorite for the fifth time. A story of love, loss, desire, lies. Genderqueer rocker Hedwig sets the record for a thrilling rock score as she shares her quest for love, her other half and, ultimately, her identity.
Following: $ 70 to $ 85; December 31, 9 p.m. Hadley Theater, 2132 Radcliffe Ave.
A New Year’s Eve Lounge
Live jazz music and variety shows from Queen Charlotte’s Shimmy Show, ending with a ball drop and champagne toast.
Following: $ 10; December 31, 9 p.m. Petty Thieves Brewing Co., 413 Dalton Ave.
A black tie affair
Your friendly neighborhood gay bar will host midnight balloon drops at all three bars and a champagne toast, while DJ Gary Hudgens turns the old school around and DJ SPINN plays house and hip-hop.
Following: $ 10; December 31, 9 p.m. The Woodshed Bar, 3935 Queen City Drive
Drum & Bass New Year
DJ Odi, XIST and Shy Guy bring you into the New Year at Crown Station.
Following: $ 20 to $ 30; December 31, 9 p.m. Crown Station, 3629 N. Davidson St.
All Inclusive New Years Party DNG
Tickets include unlimited premium drinks, heavy appetizers, music from DJ Rocksee, professional photo booth, freebies and more.
Following: $ 85; December 31, 9:00 p.m., Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E. Morehead St.
DJ Bro-Rabb, aka Mr. Lawd Have Mercy, official DJ of the Kid ‘N’ Play tour, will perform at the renovated Vibrations Night Lounge.
Following: $ 30 to $ 100; December 31, 9 p.m. Vibrations Night Lounge, 5237 Albemarle Road
Confetti Reign sneaker gala for New Years Eve
I can’t find much description of this event, but we imagine you should be wearing sneakers and expect to receive confetti on them.
Following: $ 32 to $ 62; December 31, 9 p.m. The subway, 820 Hamilton St.
New Years Sneaker Ball
Yelp Elite Chick is hosting this exclusive event at the Home of the ’90s Museum in Concord. Show up dressed to impress, in suits, tuxedos, dresses and dresses to match your most stylish sneakers. A midnight champagne toast, live music, and hearty appetizers are also included.
Following: $ 50 to $ 100; December 31, 10 p.m. 90s Museum House, 404 Winecoff School Road, Concord
ASK | NYE
Tickets include admission to the Kapture Selfie Museum with seven unique photo stations plus an hour of open bar, free champagne toast, midnight balloon drop, cash and prizes, dance floor , freebies, Charlotte’s best DJs, late night bites, a fully stocked bar with a cocktail menu, and paparazzi capturing all the moments.
Following: $ 40 and more; December 31, 10 p.m. Kapture CLT, 2400 rue Dunavant
On the way to 2022
6th annual New Years party
Cure your hangover with a well-stocked bagel bar, locally roasted coffee from Central Coffee, Bloody beers made with Zing Zang and Jalapeno Pale Ale from Birdsong and prosecco mimosas.
Following: Free, donation to Second Harvest Food Bank Metrolina suggested; January 1, 10 a.m. Birdsong Brewing Co., 1016 N. Davidson St.
Ringing New Years 8K
The Rock Hill Striders run this annual trail run showcasing some of the best trails at Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill. Entrants will receive their choice of bell, while prizes will be awarded to overall and age group winners.
Following: To free; January 1, pick up at 9 a.m. and race at 10 a.m. Rush Lodge at Anne Springs Close Greenway, 2573 Lake Haigler Drive, Fort Mill
Pawty dog hair
Eliminate that hangover with cocktails, football, and puppies, plus a bunch of goodies from local breweries.
Following: To free; January 1 noon; Lucky Dog Bark & Brew, 2220 Thrift Road
New Year’s Plogging
So what is plogging? Pick up trash while jogging, of course. NoDa Run Club will provide you with everything you need to spruce up the local neighborhoods and start your year feeling good and busy.
Following: To free; January 2, noon; NoDa Brewing Co., 2921 N. Davidson St.