Looking for a New Year’s Eve party in the Raleigh, NC area? This year, you have some great parties to choose from. Here are just a few of the options that you have to pick from when making your 2010 New Year’s Eve party plans in Raleigh:
Raleigh NC 2010 New Year’s Eve Party – New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Angus Barn Lakeside Pavilions
This black-tie optional party at one of Raleigh’s most upscale venues starts at 8:00pm. Tickets cost $150 a person. The party is being hosted by the Iron Horse Vineyards of Green Valley, Sonoma, California. Jazz musician Peter Jordan will provide the dinner music, with after-dinner dance music being provided by Mid-Life Crisis. The menu for this party sounds fantastic! Just some of the items on the menu include Lobster Fritters, Pimento Cheese Tartlets, and Butternut Squash Soup. There will also be a dessert bar with Pecan Tartlets, Chocolate Chess Tartlets , Tuxedo Strawberries, S’mores, and Campfire Cobbler. The Angus Barn and Lakeside Pavilions is located at 9401 Glenwood Ave in Raleigh.
Raleigh NC 2010 New Year’s Eve Party – North Carolina Museum of Art Midnight Menagerie
The Contemporaries of the North Carolina Museum of Art are hosting a New Year’s Eve party at the new location of the Flanders Gallery in downtown Raleigh’s warehouse district. The Contemporaries are a group of young, urban professionals who work to increase the number of memberships at the Museum of Art. Black, silver and gold cocktail wear is the attire for the evening. Guests will enjoy beer, wine, and appetizers from Poole’s Diner. There will also be a cash liquor bar. DJ Jason Wiggs will be providing the entertainment for the evening. The party runs from 9:00pm to 1:00am, and the cost for Contemporaries is $40 online, $50 at the door. Other guests will pay $50 online, $60 at the door. The new location of the Flanders Gallery is 302 S. West Street, Raleigh, NC.
Raleigh NC 2010 New Year’s Eve Party – The Umstead Hotel and Spa
The Umstead Hotel and Spa, which is located at 100 Woodland Pond in Cary, NC, received the AAA Five Diamond Award in 2009. This luxury hotel will be holding a New Year’s Eve gala where you can dine and dance the night away. You can start your evening with a 5-course dinner and wine pairings created by Executive Chef Scott Crawford. A 10 piece band, the Casablanca Orchestra, will then provide the musical entertainment to ring in the New Year in the hotel’s ballroom. This lavish New Year’s Eve party runs from 10pm – 1am with an open bar. The cost is $150 per couple for dancing only, and $295 per couple for dinner and dancing.
Raleigh NC 2010 New Year’s Eve Party – G105 Naughty New Year’s Eve 3
Local radio station G105 is holding its third New Year’s Eve bash at the Hilton Hotel in North Raleigh. DJ Mike Morse will be performing, and there will be a live broadcast from some of G105’s radio personalities. Doors open at 8:00pm. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight are included with the price of admission. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening. Ticket prices vary from $35 to $55 depending on how far in advance you purchase them. The Hilton North Raleigh is located at 3415 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh.
Raleigh NC 2010 New Year’s Eve Party – Downtown Clubs, Bars and Restaurants
Many clubs and bars in downtown Raleigh are hosting New Year’s Eve parties. Some venues may require a reservation or a cover charge, so it is best to call ahead if you are concerned about either of these issues. The following is a non-exhaustive list of places where you can party in Raleigh on New Year’s Eve:
Amra’s (music by the Magic Pipers), 106 S. Glenwood Ave.
Club Kiroco, 108 E. Hargett St.
Ess Lounge, 327 W. Davie St.
Irregardless Café, 901 W. Morgan St.
Mosaic Wine et Lounge, 517 W. Jones St.
Napper Tandy’s (music by Effigy), 126 N. West St.
Oxford, 319 Fayetteville St., Suite 105
Red Room, 510 S. Glenwood Ave.
Pour House (music by Yarn and The Hotwires), 224 S. Blount St.
Sin City, 412 W. Davie St.
Solas, 419 S. Glenwood Ave.
Tobacco Road Sports Café, 222 S. Glenwood Ave., no reservation required and no cover charge!
Whatever party you decide to attend in Raleigh, I hope you have a fun and festive New Year’s Eve 2010!!
Sources: Visit Raleigh website, Angus Barn website, North Carolina Museum of Art Contemporaries website, G105 website