The New Year offers inﬁnite possibilities, but in Fayetteville so does the night before. All over Fayetteville businesses and organizations will be offering citizens a place to celebrate and gather to bring in the New Year.
The Gilbert Theater hosts a New Year’s Eve Party reception in conjunction with a showing of Life As We Know It. The reception will take place after the 9:30 p.m. show and will include drinks and light hors d’ oeuvres through intermission. After the show the audience is invited to attend a meet and greet with the author, Elaine Alexander. Alexander is a Fayetteville native who currently lives in the Charlotte area. Her work focuses on the quirkiness of people and the comedy that lies within the mundane. Find out more about this event and other upcoming shows at the Gilbert at www.gilberttheater.com.
Don’t miss the FireAntz as they take on the Columbus Cottonmouths at the Crown Coliseum. The puck drops at 6 p.m. It’s the perfect way to get ﬁred up before a night on the town. For more information about the New Year’s Eve game, visit the website at www.ﬁ reantzhockey.com.
If you are looking for a place to bring in the New Year in style, the Rogers Law Firm invites you to spend New Year’s Eve at the Embassy Suites on Lake Valley Drive. Dress is semi-formal. DJs Gilbert Baez and DROCC are scheduled to provide entertainment. Tickets cost between $40 and $60 with special hotel-room rates starting at $129. Call 433-0833 for more information.
Huske Hardware House has an entire weekend of celebrating lined up with a New Years Weekend Celebration dinner special. Friday, Dec. 28 -Monday, Dec. 31 enjoy a dinner for two for $49.99 plus tax and gratuity. The meal includes a Huske salad, your choice of a 10 oz. N.Y. strip or an 8 oz. salmon ﬁ llet, a side of your choice, a dessert of your choice and either a glass of house wine or a glass of champagne. Reservations are accepted. On New Year’s Eve, stick around for the 5th Annual New Year’s Eve Bash. There will be a live DJ and dancing, party favors drink specials, a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. There is a $20 cover. Ladies get in free until 11 p.m. Call 437-9905 for more information.
The Vettes Unlimited Corvette Club hosts its 10th annual New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux & Conference Center on Owen Drive. Proceeds from the party beneﬁ t the 555th Parachute Infantry scholarship program. Call 964-6956 for information and ticket prices.
Club Barcelona will usher in the New Year with its annual New Year’s Eve Bash. On Monday, Dec. 31, Club Barcelona’s doors will open to the public at 9 p.m. Highlights of the club’s bash will be a live ball drop and indoor ﬁreworks. Patrons must be 18 years old to party and 21 to drink. Some drink specials of the night are The Midnight Kiss, Lucky 13 and Barcelona Bomb all $5. The club advises people to arrive early because they expect to reach capacity by 11 p.m. Club Barcelona is located at 1501 Skibo Rd.
IT’Z Entertainment City will also be a popular place to be on New Year’s Eve. There will be party favors and plenty of champagne to make partying the night away an exciting inevitability. The lunch special includes beef tips or baked chicken with two sides for $6.50. The evening specials are .50 cent wings and 16 oz. beers $2.50 each. IT’Z Entertainment City is located at 4118 Legend Avenue.
Lido’s is another local establishment that will be celebrating in New Year’s Eve in a big way. From 8 p.m. until 2 a.m., Lido’s will host its New Year’s Eve “Red Carpet Ball” with DJ V. Smoove also known as “Cactus Jones.” There will also be a free champagne toast at midnight and free party favors at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance and cost $10 and tables can be reserved in advance for the VIP section. Lidos is located at 102 Person St.
Hellas, a relative newcomer to the area’s night club scene, has big plans for New Year’s Eve. Don’t miss the chance to get your VIP ticket for the party. The fun starts at 10 p.m. Tickets include admission, appetizers and champagne for two. Find out more at www.clubhellas.com.
Don’t miss the Second Annual New Year’s Eve Bash at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux. Featuring the 69 Boys, two ﬂ oors, Old School & New School, free food and four cash bars. Tickets are $10 if you buy them early. Call 263-6889 for tickets. Room packages available as well. Call 323-0111 for reservations. Sponsored by the A.M.H.O.D Music Group.
If you are looking for a more distinguished way to ring in the new year, you may want to travel to Pinehurst and take in the annual New Year’s Eve bash at the Pinehurst Resort. New Year’s Eve. The resort is offering a special event, which features accommodations, dinner in the elegant Carolina Dining Room, the New Year’s Eve party featuring The Band of Oz, a midnight breakfast buffet, a second breakfast the morning after and late check-out at 4 p.m. to let you sleep in a little longer or enjoy the shopping in historic Pinehurst. The party includes party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. The package is $239 per person. For more information or to make reservations, visit the website at www.pinehurst.com/north-carolina-vacation-packages.php.
If you want to take a break and head out of town, a short drive to Broadway at the Beach will give you a variety of events to ring in the New Year, including special with all of its merchants. But when it’s time to party, you are going to want to be at Broadway at the Beach. The evening will kick off with the complex’s annual ﬁreworks extravaganza over Lake Broadway at 8 p.m. followed by a number of celebrations, including:
New Year’s Eve Celebration in Celebrity Square beginning at 7 p.m.
A DJ will perform live in Celebrity Square beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person in advance and $35 on that day. It includes admission to the following clubs: Revolutions, Malibu’s Surf Bar, Froggy Bottomz, Broadway Louie’s, Crocodile Rocks, Rodeo and Club Boca. Plus there will be balloon drops, confetti cannons, champagne toasts and a simultaneous broadcast with Times Square. For ticket information, call 843-444-8032 or 843-444-3500.
New Year’s Eve Ball at Ripley’s Aquarium from 8 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
The event is $60 per person and includes admission to Ripley’s Aquarium, food, entertainment, party favors, a complimentary glass of champagne and tax and gratuity. There will also be a cash bar. For more information or to make reservations, call 1-800-734-8888, ext. 3226.
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville’s New Year’s Eve Party sets sail at 9 p.m.
The party starts at 9 p.m. and includes live music from the Paul Grimshaw Band, complimentary party favors, a Margarita toast & confetti party at midnight. Kids Welcome. Cover charge is $15 for guests 12 and older.
Hard Rock Café’s New Year’s Eve Party & Concert begins at 9:45 p.m.
Doors will open at 9:45 p.m. and there will be live music by Black Glass. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 that day (if available), plus tax. Ticket price includes huge balloon drop, confetti cannons, party favors and live feed from Times Square. Event is for ages 21 and up only. Call 843-946-0007 for more information or to make your reservations.
For more information about Broadway at the Beach, visit www.BroadwayattheBeach.com, call 1-800-386-4662, “like” on Facebook or follow the complex on Twitter.