Despite its cozy size, Asheville is a lively city with even livelier residents, meaning there are tons of fun things happening for New Year’s Eve. Outside of annual celebrations and parties, several restaurants, bars, and music venues provide a place to ring in the new year with other revelers. Here are some of our favorite things to do on New Year’s Eve in Asheville, NC!
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What to Do This New Year’s Eve in Asheville, NC
As 2020 grows nearer, more events will inevitably be announced, so be sure to stay tuned. Here is a sample of what you can expect to find waiting for you this New Year’s Eve in Asheville!
Ring in the new year with a somewhat unconventional soundtrack at the Asheville Music Hall! The Grass is Dead and Songs From the Road Band will be performing from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. The Asheville Music Hall is a mid-sized venue offering an intimate space perfect for kicking back and having a good time.
The Asheville Symphony and the Classical Mystery Tour band join to bring you this fun night of Beatles tunes. They’ll perform hits from throughout the Beatles’ career, including the “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album in its entirety.
This New Year’s Eve, the Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will present the “Electric Kool-Aid Asheville Test, a Psychedelic New Years Celebration” at the ExploreAsheville.com Arena. They’ll present a blend of funky, electronic jams perfect for grooving the night away.
On New Year’s Day
If you didn’t overdo it the night before, there are also plenty of things happening on New Year’s Day in Asheville. Hit the ground running when it comes to your resolutions by attending the 6th Annual Resolution Run 10 Mile and 5K Run/Walk. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, support local first responders by taking part in the Polar Plunge at Lake Lure.
Where to Stay
If you’re looking for something special to do but aren’t looking for a night out on the town, a getaway to Waynesville could be just what you need. You’ll still have your pick of things to do along with a stunning natural backdrop without having to navigate busy crowds of partygoers.
If you want to enjoy the festivities and be able to come back to quiet lodging, Oak Hill on Love Lane is the perfect choice. We’re just outside Asheville, located conveniently enough to be close to all the fun while being just far enough outside of the city to provide a tranquil retreat away from the crowds.
If you want to be pampered, our lodging in Waynesville is the perfect mountain getaway! Each spacious room has a sitting area and a private bathroom, and some even feature private fireplaces. We have several unique packages that will put the finishing touches on your getaway – be sure to take a look before you book your stay!