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Local Things to Do This New Year's Eve

5... 4... 3... 2... 1... Happy New Year! Where will you be when clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve? There are tons of places to count down to 2019 right here in Asheville.

To make it easy, we've compiled a list of what to do before the ball drops and after at some of your favorite local businesses and restaurants.

Before the Ball Drops

New Year Yoga on the Mountain Hike

with Asheville Wellness Tours

Ring in the new year with a 1-mile hike to the summit of Bearwallow Mountain, followed by an hour of warming yoga for all levels. 


11th Hour Sparkler Tasting

at Margaret & Maxwell

From 2-8 p.m., stop in to grab your sparklers and chilled bottles of wine and champagne for your NYE festivities. Don’t ring in the new year without bubbles!


New Year’s Eve Hours

at Highland Brewing Company

While Highland will only be open from 3-9 p.m. this NYE, this is your last chance to grab a taste of their small batch and barrel-aged beers for 2018.


New Year’s Eve Feast

at Golden Fleece Slow Earth Kitchen

Your final meal of the year could be a culinary feast at the Golden Fleece, featuring a 5-course prix-fixe menu.


New Year’s Eve

at The Scarlet Bee

Have an unforgettable evening complete with a refined menu, live music and discounted drinks at The Scarlet Bee.


Asheville Symphony: Cirque Musica

at U.S. Cellular Center

Spend NYE will the Asheville Symphony as they play thrilling music for the high-flying performers, jugglers, acrobats and contortionists from Cirque Musica.


NYE 2019

at Posana

The four-course NYE dinner menu at Posana will feature special one-time only creations from the kitchen.


Midnight and After

2019 New Year’s Eve Party

at Hillman Beer

Starting at 8 p.m., DJ Death Jam Jasper will be spinning beats until 1 a.m. For only $10, you get to join in on the fun, including party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. 


New Year’s Eve

at The Montford Rooftop Bar

Count down to 2019 with some of the best views at this local rooftop bar. Price of admission includes 3 drinks of your choice, 2 small plates and 1 midnight champagne toast.

NYE DJ Dance Party

at Urban Orchard South Slope

DJ Juan Bounce will be spinning from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. for New Year's Eve.


New Year’s Eve Party

at Burntshirt Vineyards

Grab some fun party favors and of course some of the tastiest bottles of wine during Burntshirt Vineyards NYE party!


New Year’s Eve Party

at Black Mountain Ale House

Grab a drink and listen to The Big Deal Band — the old crew will be back! Enjoy food and drink specials all night long.


Midnight Masquerade

at Capella on 9 Rooftop Bar and Lounge

Step into a Venetian carnival at the Midnight Masquerade being held at one of the best local rooftop bars in downtown Asheville.



at Asheville’s Fun Depot

Celebrate the new year with unlimited games, attractions, activities and much more for all ages. You can even play until 1 a.m.


JJ Hipps & the Hideaway

at Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria

Ring in the new year with a three-piece electric blues band straight out of Lenoir, NC.


Sparkles and Confections

at Rustic Grape Wine Bar

Celebrate and mingle over wine, dessert, a holiday cheese and charcuterie board and the sounds of local favorite Juan Holladay.

Phuncle Sam’s Free NYE Celebration

at Pisgah Brewing

See the balloon drop at midnight and toast to the new year at this free event at Pisgah Brewing. 


at Pleb Urban Winery

Ring in 2019 with live music and delicious beverages at your local winery.


New Year’s Eve

at Fleetwood’s

While making your New Year’s Eve rounds, stop at Fleetwood’s for some dance party action.

New Year’s Eve

at The Grey Eagle Music Hall & Taqueria

Dance 2018 away with tunes from Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band and Natural Born Leaders.



Murkury NYE 

at The ByWater

Listen to a 5-hour set of some of the best underground bass music from Murkury while ringing in the new year.


NYE Bird in Hand Bash 

at Innovation Brewing

A favorite local duo Bird in Hand will be playing an amazing set while you count down the minutes until 2019.


New Year's Eve 

at Eluvium Brewing Company

The brewery will stay open until 1 a.m.!


Twenties Redeux New Year’s Eve Bash

at Craft Centric Taproom & Bottle Shop

Craft Centric will transform into a 1920’s speakeasy on New Year’s Eve, complete with a photobooth, 20’s music and a champagne popping at midnight.

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