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Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2016 in Wilmington NC

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We’ve had a blast in 2016 and we want to celebrate all we learned and all we loved before 2017 arrives. Wilmington has something for everyone looking to have a memorable New Year’s Eve in Wilmington NC whether you’re looking for a delicious meal, entertainment, live musical theater, talented comedians and more.

New Year’s Gala at Thalian Hall in Wilmington, NC

The New Year’s Eve Gala at Thalian Hall. $150/person

  • Dinner, Drinks, & Dessert
  • Champagne toast at Midnight
  • Live performance of “Sister Act” produced by Cape Fear Theatre Arts. There’s a DJ, dancing, and a champagne toast after the show. 7 p.m. Call (910) 632-2285.
Summer live theater in Wilmington, NC at Historic Thalian Hall

Performers as well as audience members agree that historic Thalian Hall in Wilmington, NC is spectacularly beautiful.


Island of Lights New Year’s Eve Countdown-Carolina Beach Boardwalk

9:00 p.m. at the Kure Beach pier. Free. Call (910) 458-5507.

  • DJ, Dancing, Refreshments
  • Fireworks
  • Party Favors for purchase
  • Raffle for original artwork for the Island of Lights 2016 official Christmas card and ornament
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Wilmington Big Band at Bluewater Grill

Bluewater Grill, Seatings at 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

    • 4 Course Dinner
    • Wilmington Big Band
    • Dancing and Champagne Toast
    • Party Favors
    • $89.00/person, includes gratuity
    • **Reservations recommended
    • Seating is cruise style, where guests sit at large, festive tables that may include people not part of their reservation.
    • Purchase tickets online only; earliest reservations will be seated closest to the dance floor and band.


New Year’s Eve Comedy with Kyle Grooms featuring Kevin Brookes

Wilmington’s only full time comedy club, Dead Crow Comedy Room, will host shows starring Kyle Grooms at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. (late show includes champagne toast and midnight ball dropping). Kyle Grooms has appeared on his own half-hour Comedy Central show as well as Last Comic Standing and Chappelle’s Show. He’s appeared on many television shows and internet broadcasts. He’s a regular in New York City’s famed comedy clubs, including Caroline’s and the Comedy Cellar.


Pembroke’s New Year’s Eve Dining

  • Dining Room Reservations 5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Limited Bar & Dessert Menu 10- Midnight
  • **Reservations recommended by calling 910-239-9153  or booking online.
Pembroke's Restaurant in Wilmington NC.

Pembroke’s Restaurant serves wonderful food sourced exclusively from fine local farmers and fishermen.


Pinpoint Restaurant

Pinpoint is a coastal community restaurant serving good food rooted in tradition and a love of cooking.

  • 5:30 p.m. open for dinner on New Year’s Eve
  • Special New Year’s Eve Menu with four delicious courses
  • $65; Wine Pairings available for additional $35
  • Closed New Year’s Day
  • **Reservations recommended by calling 910-769-2972 or emailing pinpointrestaurant@gmail.com

Wilmington NC chef Dean Neff owns PinPoint Restaurant


Port Land Grille New Year’s Eve Dining

Serving progressive American regional cuisine masterfully executed by chef Shawn Wellersdick in a casual yet elegant coastal setting since November 2000.

  • Full menu available New Year’s Eve for Dinner beginning at 5:15 p.m.
  • **Reservations recommended by calling 910.256.6056 or reserving online


Bank’s Channel Bar & Grill

A Wrightsville Beach favorite, this pub & grille will be serving food until 1:30am and host all your favorite bar games.

  • Open for dinner with full menu New Year’ Eve
  • Karaoke
  • New Year’s toast at Midnight
Banks Channel Pub & Grille on Causeway Drive in Wrightsville

Banks Channel Pub & Grille on Causeway Drive in Wrightsville Beach is a great place for delicious pub food.


New Years Eve w/ Rayland Baxter at Bourgie Nights in Manna

  • American Alternative Country Musician from Nashville
  • Doors 9:00 p.m. Show 10:00 p.m. $10 advance or $15 day of
  • Tickets can be purchased online here.
  • Live music featuring Rayland Baxter with special guest Sean Thomas Gerard


Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Topsail Island at Gallagher’s

Surf City’s 4th Annual TV Drop is Happening in The Parking Lot of Gallagher’s Sports Bar & Grill at Midnight on New Year’s Eve

new years eve gallagers topsail island

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Gallager’s in Topsail Island

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