New Year's Eve Events in Asheville, NC

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In Asheville you can ring in the New Year with a number of spirited celebrations planned throughout town. Check back closer to the New Year for a list of events and ways to celebrate New Year's Eve in Asheville!

2023 Asheville New Year's Eve Celebrations At-A-Glance

Back to the 80s Countdown -- The Restoration Asheville, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. They're taking it back to the 80s with a time-bending New Year's Eve party at the Restoration in Asheville. 

Midnight Masquerade Rooftop Party -- The Observatory Rooftop, 9 p.m. -- 1 a.m. Discover masked adventure galore at the Midnight Masquerade party at the Observatory Rooftop.

New Year's Eve with She's Got Soul and the Asheville Symphony – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 8 p.m.: Ring in the New Year with soul, symphony and style. The Asheville Symphony presents a lineup of legendary divas such as Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Adele and many others. These powerhouse vocals will be brought to life the fabulous Capathia Jenkins, joined by a talented trio of backup singers and backed by the Asheville Symphony.

Couple at Sunset Terrace at the Omni Grove Park Inn

New Year’s Eve Heritage Celebration PackageThe Omni Grove Park InnExperience a classic New Year's Eve celebration like an Old Hollywood star at the Omni Grove Park Inn this New Year's Eve. Stroll down a red carpet as you say goodbye to 2023 and welcome 2024.  

NYE with the Blue Rags - The Grey Eagle, 9 p.m. -- Shake your body into 2024 during a night with The Blue Rags! Sometimes described as "punk ragtime," The Blue Rags were a huge influence on bands like The Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show.

Roaring 2020's Dance Party -- the Asheville Beauty Academy, 9 p.m. -- 2 a.m.  Dance the night away in full glam this New Year's Eve when you step into the party at Asheville Beauty Academy. Enjoy the Roaring 20's with access to a full bar and vintage charm. 

Early NYE Pajama Party -- The Whale, 7 p.m. -- 10 p.m. For our sleepy bears, check out the Early NYE Pajama Party at The Whale. Midnight is at 9 p.m. so you can be snuggled in your bed by 10 p.m. 

Mountain Sounds Story: The Orange PeelThe Infamous Stringdusters at the Orange Peel, 7 p.m. -- Enjoy a musical New Year's Eve at Asheville's iconic music venue, the Orange Peel with the eclectic Infamous Stringdusters.

New Year's International tapas class -- Asheville Mountain Kitchen, 6 p.m. -- 9 p.m. Eat tasty food and learn a little something this New Year's Eve at Asheville Mountain Kitchen. Cook and sample a delicious array of tapas and wine to ring in the new year.

New Year's Eve Four-Course Prix Fixe -- Posana, 5 p.m. -- 10 p.m. An unforgettable dinner seems like the perfect way to spend New Year's Eve. If you think so, too, check out Posana's NYE prix fixe. 

Winter Break Animal Encounters - Join a Chimney Rock State Park naturalist and meet some of the Chimney Park live animal ambassadors to learn what kind of wildlife lives in the park and how they impact our ecosystems! This event runs from December 18 - December 31 at 2 p.m.

New Year's Eve Yoga Celebration with Sue Ann -- West Asheville Yoga Studio, 10 a.m. -- 11:15 a.m. Start your New Year's Eve off by centering yourself for the new year at West Asheville Yoga. Join others for a special 75-minute Vinyasa Flow and ease your way into a new you. 

New Year's Eve at Antidote -- Antidote, 4 p.m. -- midnight. Embrace the vibes of the Jazz Age at Antidote by Chemist Spirits this New Year's Eve. Enjoy an evening full of live jazz and early 1900s flair. 

AVL Fest Concert Salvage StationNew Year's Eve Party -- Salvage Station, 8 p.m. -- midnight. Enjoy a full night of live music at the Salvage Station this NYE complete with a midnight countdown and champagne. Enjoy music from The Snozzberries and food from Root Down to ring in the new year. 

A New Year's Eve Gala -- Ella Asheville, 6 p.m. Enjoy the musical stylings of three bands at Ella Asheville this New Year's Eve for The Mischief Revue. Be transported to a new future as you experience Hustle Souls, 81 Drifters and The Pigment Sanctuary.

New Year's Eve Comedy -- DSSOLVER, 9:30 p.m. -- 11 p.m. Ring in the new year with laughs thanks to Modelface Comedy. DSSOLVER Brewing will host Caleb Synan, a comedian from a small Southern town living in L.A. 

NYE with the Space Cowboys & the Cosmic Girls -- Asheville Music Halls, 8 p.m. Experience a lively tribute to Jamiroquai with the Space Cowboys and Cosmic Girls this New Year's Eve for a fun night. This non-stop dance party is perfect for a NYE groove. 

New Year's Day Special Events

Resolution Run 5K & 10K - Pack Square Park, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Get your running shoes on and bring in the new year with a refreshing race around the city! The 10th Annual New Year's Resolution Run 5K & 10K takes runners through downtown and nearby North Asheville neighborhoods before heading back downtown to the finish line. 

Set Your Intention -- West Asheville Yoga Studio, 11 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m. Kick off the new year with intention with the help of the West Asheville Yoga Studio. Join the studio for a New Years Day, intention-setting practice led by Kim Dyre and set your goals and boundaries for the year. 

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Updated May 20, 2024