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Christmas and New Year’s 2018 Events in Raleigh and Durham

Christmas and New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Raleigh & Durham

Still looking for something fun and festive to do for Christmas and New Year’s in the Triangle? Take a look at our annual list of parties and special dinners and make reservations now. Whatever you do, you’re guaranteed to enter the new year surrounded by good food, good company and good times!

Holiday Events at The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
December 24, 25 and 31
Enjoy the extensive holiday decorations around the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club during The Fairview Dining room’s Christmas Eve Brunch, Sugar Plum Tea and Christmas Eve Dinner on December 24 followed by a joyful feast on the 25th. Then a special New Year’s Day dinner on the 31st.

Holiday Events at The Umstead Hotel & Spa
December 24, December 31, and January 1
The luxurious and elegant Umstead Hotel & Spa in Cary and its onsite restaurant, Herons, will host several holiday events for everyone to enjoy, including Christmas brunch and dinner on December 24, a New Year’s Eve dinner and celebration on December 31, and a New Year’s Day brunch. For more information, head over to their site.
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New Year’s Eve Gala at the Nature Research Center
December 31 – 8pm – 2 am
Rocky Top Catering is hosting a Downtown Raleigh New Year’s Eve Gala. All four floors of the Nature Research Center of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences will be open and will feature: Delicious passed hors d’oeuvres, gourmet food stations and amazing dessert displays, open bars on every floor with premium liquors, wines, craft beers, custom cocktails and champagne and late night snacks.

NYE Masquerade Ball at The Matthew’s House
December 31 – 8pm – 1 am
2017 was a big year at The Matthews House, and they are looking forward to an even bigger 2018! This year they are bringing back New Year’s Eve festivities to Downtown Cary with a masquerade ball. Don your best mask disguise, then dance the night away with heavy hors d’oeuvres from Southern Harvest catering and a beer/wine open bar.

The Mayton Inn New Year’s Eve Ball
December 31
Eat, drink and dance the night away with The Mayton Inn in Cary! Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, signature NYE cocktails and a champagne toast at midnight. Take pictures in our photo booth and cut a rug with a local DJ. They also have room and spa packages available to make your New Year complete.

Southern Star Ballroom Disco Party
December 31
Head over to Southern star Ballroom for a 70’s disco themed New Year’s Eve party! They will be hosting a costume contest, a local dj, light hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight. Come out and dance, because it’s cheaper than therapy.

New Year’s Eve Party at Ponysaurus
December 31 – 9 pm to 2 am
Ring in 2018 at Ponysaurus Brewing Co. in Durham! Make the most out of the last hours of 2017 and the first few hours of 2018 at Ponysaurus Brewing Co. Every hour, on the hour, starting at 9pm leading up to midnight they will be releasing a new beer on tap.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Poole’s Diner
December 31
The holiday season is in full swing, and Chef Ashley Chistensen’s Poole’s Diner is eagerly preparing for a celebratory New Year’s Eve. The restaurant is now accepting reservations online for this three-course prix fixe celebration. Cost is $75++.

New Year’s Eve Dinner Burke Manor Inn
December 31 – 5:30-9:30 pm

Just a short drive away, The Burke Manor Inn in Gibsonville, is hosting a special New Year’s Eve Dinner 5:30-9:30 pm prepared by Chef/Owner Lil Lacassagne. Amuse Bouche with a glass of champagne. Cost is $89 plus tax and gratuity. Call 336-449-6266 for reservations.Burke Manor Inn weddingChristmas Eve and New Year’s Eve Dinner at Parizade
December 24th and December 31
Parizade invites you to celebrate Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve over a delicious meal and warm ambience. Check out the details of each celebration on their website and make reservations early!

Did you get engaged over the holidays? Be sure to check out upcoming bridal shows in January and February!

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