After you call The Vincent Group at GreatNest to get organized about buying or selling your house in 2015, you can relax knowing we’ve got it under control. So start planning your New Year’s festivities – there are a lot of fun celebrations planned for New Year’s Eve around the Piedmont Triad. We’ve compiled a few that sound intriguing to us, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg. be sure to look at DigTriad.com, GoTriad.com, YesWeekly.com, SmittysNotes.com, and local restaurant and bar websites for other fun events.
We mentioned it in our holiday post, but the fitness-minded will find a good reason to stay up through the New Year, enjoying a 5.5K run through the illuminated Tanglewood Park. Not saying you’ll see any of us there, but we hear it’s a treat!
Running of the Lights
Midnight in Tanglewood Park, Clemmons If you’re really feeling adventurous (and don’t need much sleep!), there’s the Tanglewood Park Running of the Lights 5.5K, which will be run at MIDNIGHT on January 1, 2015. Proceeds from the event benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank.
For the cool and collected who’d rather stay warm, there are a variety of classy evenings-out. We love the idea of O.Henry Hotel’s Greensboro Symphony New Year’s Eve package, which includes dinner at the Green Valley Grill, chauffeured transportation to the Symphony’s “Leading Men of Broadway” concert, and sparkling wine in your room afterward, as well as a late checkout on January 1. Sounds sophisticated and decadent, no? Other events for theater and symphony-goers and other culturally minded folks abound – here are just a few we’ve found…
Winston-Salem Symphony’s Plugged-In Pops: Brubeck Jazz!
8:00 PM Reynolds Auditorium, Winston-Salem The Brubeck Brothers Quartet will perform the unforgettable music of their father, jazz legend Dave Brubeck. Robert Moody conducts. Party favors and a balloon drop will round out the evening’s celebration.
Greensboro Symphony Pops: Leading Men of Broadway
8:00 PM Westover Church, Greensboro Three of today’s most talented leading men from Broadway, along with one leading lady, join the GSO for “The Great White Way’s” greatest moments, including music by Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Stephen Sondheim, and Rodgers & Hammerstein.
Denim & Diamonds New Year’s Eve Party
7:00 PM, Centennial Station Arts Center, High Point Presented by the High Point Arts Council, this party will feature Gary Woodard, The One Man Band, dinner and dancing, and a cash bar.
Interested in a little quicker pace, or live music of a different variety? Check out events like these across the Triad...
The Centennial NYE House Party with Channing and Quinn
7:00 PM doors open; Channing and Quinn at 11:00 PM, The Turntable, Jamestown The Turntable will put on its “Biggest Event of the Century,” honoring 100 years since the Frazier House was constructed. The evening will start with an Open Mic for all and a 11 p.m. show by yearly artist in residence, Channing and Quinn.
Millennium Center 20th Annual New Year’s Eve Party
9:00 PM, Winston-Salem Guests enjoy special performances and guest DJs all night long, and tickets include a glass of champagne and a late-night breakfast.
Barn Dinner Theater New Year’s Eve
6 PM, Greensboro Enjoy a delicious buffet, then laugh through a special one-night-only Comedy Show written by the Theater’s own Matthew Bradshaw. After the show, there will be dancing with live music from the band Cufflinx, a Champagne Toast at midnight, and a piping-hot breakfast buffet.
Proximity to Midnight Package
Proximity Hotel and Print Works Bistro, Greensboro Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Greensboro’s Proximity Hotel and Print Works Bistro. Start the celebration with a bottle of sparkling wine in your room, then take advantage of priority dinner reservations, then stay for the New Year’s Eve party with DJ Jessica Mashburn. Late checkout of 2 PM on Jan. 1.
And for families with younger children or folks who just adore cosmic bowling, there are definitely some family-friendly options that are earlier in the evening, smoke-free, or just…did we mention bowling?
Noon Year’s Eve at the Winston-Salem Children’s Museum
10:00 AM, Winston-Salem Kids can create their own sound shaker in the Art Studio; gather together for fun songs, silly activities, and a storytime; and end with a countdown to the “noon year”!
Noon Year’s Eve at the Greensboro Children’s Museum
10:00 AM, downtown Greensboro Kids will love counting down to the “noon year” at the Greensboro Children’s Museum, which has planned special activities for the day, and enjoy all the fun the museum has to offer.
If you've enjoyed this holiday list, why not bookmark this page. Plus, sign up to receive our e-newsletters: We're working on becoming your favorite site for info about events associated with just about every holiday during the year, so you'll get useful information not just about home sales and real estate trends, but also about what's happening around the Triad. Happy New Year! May it be prosperous and happy for you and yours. SpareTime Greensboro New Year’s parties for the young and old(er) at Spare Time, which features bowling, laser tag, and a sports bar. Early New Year’s parties at 3:00, 5:30, and 8 p.m.; then a Galactic New Year’s Eve party from 10-1 a.m. [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spare-Time-Greensboro/131187750364313?sk=info&tab=overview] Check for New Year’s Eve packages at AMF Lanes, Triad Lanes, and other bowling alleys in Greensboro.
Bowl Northside Winston-Salem
Enjoy an early New Year’s Eve laser-bowling celebration from 6-10 p.m., or a late one from 10:30-1 a.m. at the only alcohol- and smoke-free bowling center in Forsyth County. http://www.bowlnorthside.com/ Check other bowling alleys like AMF, Creekside, and others in Winston-Salem for similar New Year’s Eve packages. High Point Bowling Center Ring in the new year at High Point Bowling Center’s family party from 6:30-9, or the Cosmic Party from 10-1 a.m. Both feature cosmic bowling, pizza, wing buffet, party favors, and more. http://hpbowl.com/specials/