New Year’s Eve: kid friendly & other celebrations you might not know about

Looking for something “kid friendly” or a little off the beaten path for New Year’s Eve? We found a few that look like fun.

For kids and their families:

New Year’s Apple Drop, Hendersonville

Sponsored by Park Ridge Health, Wingate University, Downtown Hendersonville and Henderson County, the celebration will start with the children’s activities from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Historic Courthouse plaza. Activities include:

· New Year’s Resolution Board
· Musical Chairs
· Predict the Future 2017 Board
· Decorate a New Year’s Hat
· Lip Synch Battle
· GMT New Year’s Countdown at 7:00 p.m.
· Corn Hole
· Music playing as people gather to await the Apple Lighting/Apple Drop.
· Coffee and hot chocolate will be available to keep the revelers warm
· Wingate University will have a tent/photo booth
· A local celebrity will emcee the Apple Drop and usher in the New Year
· Warming stations will be provided

See all the details in this Hendersonville Lightening article.

Noon-Year’s Eve Party at Launch, Asheville

Details HERE

Launch Noon Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve for adults

Bold Rockin’ Into 2017 at Bold Rock Mills River Featuring Vintage Vinyl band

Details HERE

Bold Rock New Year's Eve 2017

AVL Winter Bike League (WBL) New Year’s Eve Ride, Fletcher Park

Details HERE

AVL Winter Bike League

Shadow Transformation Saturday, Asheville

“Gain access to Peace, Joy, Confidence, and Intimate Connection by resolving inner conflict.”

The seminar will run from 10:00 – 7:00 PM. After the event you are welcome to join facilitator Giles Carwyn for a potluck dinner and a casual hanging out with the new friends you just made until the ball drops at midnight. Suggested donation of $100.

Details HERE

Happy New Beer at Mills River Brewery, Arden

-Speacial small batch beer releases.
-Beer Goggles Holiday Brown 12PM
-Mullinax Winter Stout 12PM
-Super small Sour release. French Oak on Rose hipps 2pm
-Catering BBQ. 5-9
-Eric Congdon Live 8:30pm-12:00am
-College Football Playoffs 3pm/ 8pm

Details HERE

Blue Year’s Eve At The Ghost (Brewing Company), Fletcher

This is a ticketed 21 and older event. We will have live music from Further to Fly 7:30-9:30 PM and Chalwa 10:00 PM-12:30 AM! Tickets will be $25 and include two live performances, a souvenir glass with New Year’s Toast with a one-of-kind beer! Several food options from Olive Catering Company will be available and can be purchased with the ticket link if desired. Space is limited and a ticket will be required for entry!

Details HERE

Blue Year's Eve at the Ghost

New Year’s Eve Bash at The Greenhouse Moto Cafe, Mills River

Rock and Roll in the New Year with a special performance by VILNZ band members, also known as The Other Band, and guest performers!
100+ beers, 26 taps, pool tables, and our Food Truck.
no cover. Drive safe! Take a cab or Uber it!

Details HERE

New Years Eve with The Stipe Brothers at Sanctuary Brewing Company, Hendersonville

“We are so excited to announce we’ll be ringing in the New Year with The Stipe Brothers with NO COVER! We’ll be pouring a toast of a very fancy beer at midnight, so let’s get into some NYE shenanigans!”

Details HERE


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