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New Year’s Eve Events & Parties in Wilmington

All the best New Year’s Eve events going on in the city.

Wilmington is an absolutely incredible place to be if you want to ring in the new year with parties, champagne, music, and tons of party favors. 

new years eve party in wilmington with sparklers and champagne

If you’re not sure which Wilmington New Year’s events are for you, then we’ve got something that will help you out tremendously. 

This guide down below will point you in the right direction to find the greatest New Year’s Eve parties Wilmington has to offer. Keep reading down below to get a jump on your New Year’s plans!

Best New Year’s Eve Parties in Wilmington

Here are all of the most fun places to go on New Year's Eve in Wilmington, North Carolina. Greet the new year with a party and lots of champagne at these amazing NYE events around town!


Will parking be available?

Depending on the venue, yes. Some places even offer a valet service!

Is there a dress code?

Some restaurants and bars require pants or a jacket, but it’s best to check ahead with any establishment you plan to visit. 

Will there be hotel accommodations?

Yes! Several hotels around the city will be hosting events for the holiday.

Will there be food at the NYE parties?

Depending on the venue, yes. Many restaurants and bars will be offering limited NYE menus. 

Do I need a ticket?

Many events will require a pre-purchased ticket, but some fireworks shows are free to the public.

Best Wilmington NYE Events

  1. The New Year’s Eve Ball at The Lookout
  2. 2022 New Year’s Eve Bash at Bluewater!
  3. Oceanic’s 2023 New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party + Oceanview Lounge
  4. New Years Eve 2023 Party @ Cheetah of Wilmington!
  5. New Year’s Masquerade Get Down
  6. NYE 2023 at Local on the Water – North Myrtle Beach New Years Eve Party
  7. New Years Eve 2022 Ball
  8. Ibiza Wilmington 2023 New Years Party
  9. NYE Black Tie Party
  10. New Year’s Eve Club Night Out!

Final Thoughts

As you can see, you’ve got plenty of options when it comes to ringing in the new year. The only hard part is going to be choosing which parties you want to check out while you’re in Wilmington.

Cheers to the new year! Just remember to stay safe and drink responsibly!

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Written by Rocco Smith

Rocco is a recent graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor’s in Editing, Writing, and Media. With seven years’ experience in the restaurant industry as a cook, server, bartender, and more, he is deeply passionate about intertwining his fondness for food with his love of language.