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Things to Do on New Year's Eve in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill

New Year's Eve Events in the Triangle


New Year's Eve in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill
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Wondering how to ring in 2011 in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill? Try one of these New Year's Eve celebrations. Great ideas for family-friendly things to do as well. This list is being updated frequently, so check back for the latest additions. Noon Year's Eve at Marbles

Ring in the "noon" year with kids at Marbles at 12:00noon. Guests wearing a First Night badge receive free admission.Marbles Kids Museum & IMAX Theatre. Raleigh.

First Night Raleigh

First Night Raleigh is a weather-proof New Year's Eve celebration of the arts and community featuring performances in 28 indoor and outdoor venues throughout downtown Raleigh. The festival includes the early afternoon Children's Celebration, early & late countdowns, the People's Procession, music, dance, theatre, the giant Acorn Drop, and fireworks. Scheduled to appear are Annuals, Crucial Fiya, Justin David, Barbara Bailey Hutchison, Bob Margolin, Lenny Marcus Trio, Red Herring Puppets, and El Gleno Grande, among others.

First Night Raleigh admission buttons will be available at local Harris Teeter and Etix, beginning December 1. Buttons are $9 in advance for children ages 6-12 and adults. Children five and under are admitted free. At the event, buttons are $10 for children ages 6-12 and $12 for adults. 2-12 p.m. Downtown Raleigh.

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration

Enjoy unlimited go-karts, unlimited laser tag and unlimited mini golf for only $20 per person. For a limited time only, pre-purchase your tickets online & save $5. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Adventure Landing. Raleigh.

New Year's Eve Celebration with the NC Symphony

The year-end celebration takes on a local flavor when Associate Conductor Sarah Hicks leads the North Carolina Symphony and the winners of our Triangle Talent Search. 7:30 p.m. Raleigh.

Mel Melton & the Wicked Mojos

An authentic swamp-stomping zydeco blues experience. Tickets $25. 9:30pm. Papa Mojos Roadhouse. Durham.

The Tavern

New Year's Eve Bash Featuring DJ & champagne toast at midnight. The Tavern. Durham.

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