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Make the Most of New Year's Eve in Gaston County

Updated: Dec 29, 2022

A traditional New Year's Eve event

One of the oldest traditions continues in Cherryville, NC as New Year's Eve Shooters celebrate with a bang! Taking place on January 2nd this year 200-plus members will convene to fire muskets from an assortment of pre-determined locations around town as a symbol of tradition compared to the 1700s, when pioneers believed loud noises would drive witches from their property.



 

Fun for the kids

Little ones don’t always make it to ring in the New Year so here’s the perfect day for them.


Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Kick off 2023 at the "Noon Year’s Eve" celebration at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Wear your PJs and fuzzy slippers to enjoy the beauty of the garden as it moves into its more dormant state. Grab a hot chocolate, enjoy crafts, sing karaoke and ring in the new year.


Schiele Museum of Natural History

Families with children are also encouraged to check out the New Year’s Eve party at Schiele Museum on Natural History where they will celebrate early in the day with games, crafts, and snacks, then learn about different New Year’s traditions around the world. Count down to midnight in Japan together at 11 am.


 

Start the new year with fitness

One race, two years… The Whitewater Center is holding its inaugural New Year’s Eve Trail Race. So, set your resolutions, turn on your headlamps, and kick off 2023 in true celebration of the active, outdoor lifestyle, surrounded by friends and family. 5K and 5 Mile distances start in 2022 and finish in 2023.


 

Enjoy dinner out on the town

These restaurants have created a special menus. Make your reservations now.


The Bottle Tree in Belmont Reservations

Heirloom in Belmont Reservations

Nellie's Southern Kitchen in Belmont Reservations

Drift on Lake Wylie Menu

Webb Custom Kitchen in Gastonia Reservations

Barrister's at The Esquire Hotel in Gastonia Reservations

133 West in Kings Mountain Reservations

Old Stone Steakhouse in Belmont Make Reservations on Open Table

 

Traditional New Year's Eve Parties

These events are for adults ages 21 and up.


Jekyll and Hyde | Belmont

Hello 2023, goodbye 2022! Take a trip down the rabbit hole to Jekyll and Hyde's "Wonderland Submersive Experience" filled with unforgettable talent including live band, fire breathers, go-go dancers and of course, booze.


The Rooster | Gastonia

Hosted by Gordo Loco with support from Jones McShine, Grizz Lee and Kota Moss, JJ Hughes and Vegan Vampire, the Rooster in Gastonia will bring in the new year with a night of country and hip hop featuring the one and only Blind Fury and T-Kief. Mabry's Que House will be on site with delicious BBQ. You must purchase tickets in advance.


CityCade | Gastonia

Boogie the night away at CityCade as they celebrate Studio 54 style with disco music! Costumes encouraged. No cover.


Gaston Pour House | Gastonia

Gaston Pour House promises a good time at their 5th annual NYE BASH with raffle prizes, appetizers, live music from Jade Moore & Aaron Michael, party favors and a champagne toast.


Blossom Pakery | Bessemer City

Get your New Year's Eve party tickets now before we sell out! 4 course meal, live DJ, Champagne skirts and much more!



 

Make the most of New Year's Eve in Gaston County.