There’s no shortage of fantastic New Year’s Eve celebrations in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area. Unfortunately, there may be a shortage of funds in some of our bank accounts after the winter holidays.
Here are a few New Year’s Eve events that have no cover. All of these events take place Monday, December 31st, 2018.
Find a much bigger list of free and cheap New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day events in the Triangle over on TriangleOnTheCheap.com
For $11 (in advance; $15 day of) you can get a pass that will get you access to every indoor and outdoor performance, activity, amusement ride, and roller skating pop up rink. But even if you don’t buy the pass, there’s tons going on for free. There will be outdoor performances in 20 blocks in Downtown Raleigh, as well as day activities inside and outside of the N.C Museum of History and N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences. The countdown, dropping of the giant acorn, and fireworks take place twice—at midnight but also at 7pm for the kids.
12 pm – 2am | Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham
This free, laidback party at Fullsteam Brewery includes live music by Tea Cup Gin, live tarot card readings, a dog walk (BYO dog or walk an adoptable dog), food truck and more.
Fortnight Brewing, 1006 SW Maynard Rd, Cary
Fortnight Brewing, which specializes in English beers, is celebrating the New Year twice. First at 7pm, with a family-friendly celebration of the U.K. New Year, and again from 8pm – 1am.
The Baxter Bar & Arcade, 108 N. Graham Street, Chapel Hill
Ring in the New Year at The Baxter with your favorite arcade games. There will be free champagne at midnight, along with party favors, a DJ spinning the hits and more.
Morehead Planetarium, 250 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill | 2pm – 6p.
Bring the kids to Morehead Planetarium to celebrate New Year’s Eve early in Chapel Hill. There will be science activities, games, science LIVE! Performances, a photo booth, an early New Year’s countdown and much more. Star shows are $5. Limited space.
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