Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Things to do in Charlotte, NC on NYE

We’re moving into a new decade! Whether you’re looking to start 2020 with family fun or plan to have New Year’s Eve be the start of your roaring ‘20s, there are many options to enjoy. Here’s a round up of fun things to do in Charlotte, NC for NYE. Go out and be merry!


Of all the things to do in Charlotte on this big night, the main event from the city’s point of view is the Official CLT New Year’s Eve event. Held at Levine Avenue of the Arts, this free community celebration is near many Charlotte attractions. You can wander Uptown or skate first at Holiday on Ice before going to enjoy the live music, lighting of the Queen City Crown and fireworks show at midnight.


Earlier in the day, there will be plenty of football fans in town for the 18th annual Belk Bowl. This annual event pairs an ACC team versus an SEC one for gridiron guts and excitement. The game is at noon at Bank of America Stadium, where the Carolina Panthers play.


No matter your neighborhood, you won’t be too far from the New Year’s festivities at Charlotte, NC attractions. You might celebrate at these Charlotte points of interest:

  • The Whitewater Center has you running at 11:45 p.m. in the center’s inaugural New Year’s Eve Trail race. 5k or 10k distances.
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts a New Year’s at Noon event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 31
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens will have kids activities and crafts along with its Holidays at the Garden light displays throughout the grounds from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts has DJ Fatman Scoop providing entertainment at the Uptown museum.
  • The Carowinds amusement park’s WinterFest continues with a New Year’s Eve event featuring regional bands, fun for all ages, and a huge firework show at midnight.
  • Several Epicentre venues have a party planned including Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Whisky River or Howl at the Moon.


Or try one of the city’s local breweries. Thirsty Nomad Brewing for instance hosts a Clash of the Nomads event during its party. All attendees get a chance to vote on the best Belgian Tripel beer brewed by their brewers (and adding a random ingredient picked from a hat).


What to do in Charlotte NC on NYE


Among the fun things to do in Charlotte on New Year’s, count the many, many parties organized by some of the city’s bars and restaurants. These include:

  • Seoul Food Market’s Masquerade Party is in its fourth year. This Korean-inspired BBQ restaurant serves a buffet of its favorites and will have open bar, 2 DJs and a photobooth for $75.
  • Essex Bar & Bistro’s 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. party with $90 all-inclusive tickets includes champagne toast, open bar, and a buffet as well as DJ and dance floor.
  • Queen Park Social’s Retro New Year’s Eve Party features DJ R Wonz spinning disco and other throwback tunes at this venue which offers food, bar, shuffleboard and bowling as well as other games. Early bird prices start at $15.
  • The Ritz-Carlton Uptown opens up its two ballrooms to different DJs. Plus you can enjoy cocktails and light appetizers.
  • Or get swank at The Ballantyne Hotel’s Carolina and Great Room where hotel and dinner guests can enjoy a DJ and champagne toast.
  • Nuvole Rooftop TwentyTwo focused on decadence last year, but is bringing in 2020 with an internationally themed event.
  • Dot Dot Dot Charlotte, a Charlotte speakeasy, is hosting a Roaring Twenties New Year’s Eve Dinner from – 8 p.m. It’s a four-course meal with cocktail pairings and a glass of champagne with your dessert.
  • Fahrenheit is hosting a Fire and Ice event with admission to both its rooftop lounge and patio along with a DJ and drink packages. You’ll be able to see the city skyline and the stars as you welcome the New Year in Charlotte.


Charlotte NC Things to Do for New Year’s


We hope this article helps take the pain out of planning for the New Year. We can’t do anything about that Jan. 1st headache, though. Sorry.


Have fun on New Year’s Eve, but do it responsibly. That’s why we didn’t mention the Crawl til the Ball Falls pub-crawl (oops, looks like we did after all). Still, if you get to the point that you’re saying you’re in “Charlotte South Carolina,” you probably need to ride-share home!


Happily there are great places to live in Charlotte. Saussy Burbank is building new homes in NoDa, Myers Park, South Park, Oakhurst, Davidson, and FreeMoreWest. Plus, we have some offerings nearby Fort Mill, SC. Contact our local office to learn more about our single family homes and townhomes in Charlotte, NC.


Saussy Burbank

Request More Information

  • Hidden
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.