Looking to ring in 2014 in Charlotte? Whether you're looking for a family-friendly celebration, or you want to leave the kids behind, there are plenty of events happening around Charlotte. Here's how the New Year's scene looks for 2014.
This list is still growing, and I'll have many more options added as the time gets closer. Of course, you can expect most clubs Uptown to have some sort of celebration, and I'll have those listed as I find out more. Most of those celebrations are ticketed events. Click each party's website to find out more. Know of something that needs to be added to the list? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use Facebook or Twitter.
First Night Charlotte
10 p.m. to Midnight
Romare Bearden Park
First Night is the city of Charlotte's "official" celebration. It's an alcohol-free, family-friendly, cultural celebration in Uptown Charlotte. Artists, dancers, comedians, musicians and magicians will take to the streets and venues for you to enjoy as you count down the end of 2013. If midnight is too late for the younger ones in your family though, there's a kid's countdown earlier in the day. The evening will be capped off by fireworks at midnight.
First Night Charlotte for Kids
1 to 6 p.m.
Romare Bearden Park
Is midnight just too late for the little ones in your family? Then check out the kid's counterpart of Charlotte's official celebration. First Night Kids kicks runs starts at noon with a kid's countdown at the main stage.
NYE 2014 Extravaganza at Westin Charlotte Hotel
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Entertainment includes exclusive performances by two (2) Special Guest DJs featuring the best in Top40/Pop/HipHop in the Venetian Ballroom (second floor)and the La Rumba Ballroom (first floor).
Drop It! New Years Eve Charlotte
New Years Eve Party
Howl at the Moon
NYE 2014 at The FINN
Studio Movie Grill EpiCentre
Hors d'oeuvres buffet & passed apps, complimentary champagne toast at midnight
NYE Masquerade Ball
Celebrate a little mystery in the New Year and say goodbye to the old one
Studio 54 New Years Eve Party
Whisky River is transformed into the famous 70's New York night club! DJ Boss Austin will be in the booth counting you down to midnight and keeping the party crazy until 2 am!
5Church New Year's Eve 2014
NYE 2014 - The Biggest Party of the Year
3rd Annual New Year's Eve Party at VBGB
NC Music Factory
Nan and Byron's New Year's Eve 2014
Nan and Byron's
Fitzgerald's New Years Eve 2014
Fitzgerald's Irish Pub
Dharma Nye 2014 With Mark Starr
A debaucherous disco with all the trimmings to celebrate the dawn of a new year featuring Dirtybird's Mark Starr.
Chocolate For A Cure
Hilton Center City
An annual gala & charity event held during October National Breast Cancer Awareness Month bringing awareness of breast cancer specifically to the uninsured and underprivileged communities.
NYE All-Inclusive Party with the Galway Hooker
The Galway Hooker Irish Pub
Kennedy's New Years Eve
Kennedy's Premium Bar and Grill