Charlotte New Years Eve 2022
Guide to new years eve in Charlotte for NYE 2021-2022. First Night party, fireworks, restaurants and hotels.
Charlotte is well known for it’s fabulous First Night style CLT New Years Eve celebration, but there are plenty of other NYE events and activities taking place in the city’s many top bars, hotels and restaurants to help you see in the new year in style.
There is also the addition of a few new family friendly activities this year, see below for more details.
CLT New Years Eve
The focus in Charlotte at New Years is on family friendly entertainment, and this is epitomised by the CLT New Years Eve event, which replaces the previous First Night event and acts at the city’s official NYE event. This remains an alcohol free event.
Held in Romare Bearden park on South Church Street this event features Crown Town (a chance for revelers of all ages to decorate a crown to wear as we prepare to ring in the new year), food vendors, food trucks, a DJ, a live band, the lighting of the Queen City crown, and a huge CLT NYE fireworks display starting at midnight.
The event is preceded by First Night Charlotte for Kids, which runs from 1-6pm and is aimed at those with younger families who don’t want to stay out for the later event. The main party then gets underway with the live DJ from 8pm.
Public parking is available at surface lots and parking decks throughout Uptown Charlotte at market rates. Mass transit options, including the Lynx Blue Line, Lynx Gold Line streetcar and CATS buses will be available as well.
Charlotte Symphony New Years Eve
Bringing a little sophistication to the holiday festivities, the Charlotte Symphony will be performing live on new years eve at the Knight Theater at the Levine Center for The Arts.
The show starts at 9pm and features seasonal favourites from Gershwin and waltzes by Strauss. There is also a parrty after the show, with food, champagne and dancing. You can buy your tickets online here.
A new addition to the Charlotte new years eve calendar, the Carowinds introduces New Years Eve at WinterFest show sees the holiday park transformed into a winter wonderland, with lights, holiday decorations and a huge Christmas tree.
The new years activities include ice skating, family rides, a special new years eve menu live bands, the amazing csounding Snoopy’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Party and even a fireworks display.
It promises to be a great event, get full details and book your tickets online here.
Howl at the Moon Charlotte
Away from the main event, many of the city’s hotels, bars and restaurants hold their own events, and there’s plenty to choose from but make sure you get your reservation in early as all the top events WILL sell out. Full listings for this years top parties to follow.
There is also a serious New Years Eve party at the Westin Charlotte, famous for it’s holiday events – more details on this years party to follow. The Howl at the Moon Charlotte party is also a very popular night out – get more details and tickets here.
New Years Eve Hotels
Charlotte is well known for the quality and welcoming atmosphere of it’s hotels, and with many hosting their own provate new years eve parties you will have no shoratge fo options to choose from/
To search hotels, check availability and make online bookings, you can find all the top Charlotte NYE hotels here.
For your new years eve culinary choices, either as precursor to heading off to enjoy the First Night party or just for a quiet night with family or friends then there are plenty of excellent choices in town too.
The top vegan option is the famous Luna’s Living Kitchen (which I simply have to visit asap!) while Mimosa Grill, Bentley’s, Alexander Michael’s and The King’s Kitchen are all highly recommended. Find all the best options here.
NYE Live Stream
The CLT New Years Eve party from Charlotte is tradtionally broadcast live on local channel WBTV, which does also have an online streaming option so you should be able to watch live from the comfort of your own home if you aren’t able to ge tthere in person:
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Family New Year’s Eve Event at Carowinds
New Year’s Eve at WinterFest
Bid a fond farewell to last year and a hearty hello to the New Year at Carowinds’ family-friendly New Year’s Eve. Surrounded by all the lights and magic of WinterFest, our NYE celebration is as enchanting as it is super-charged for fun! Dance to the beat of the region’s hottest bands and nosh on delicious tastes and sips. Little ones can enjoy an authentic New Year’s Eve experience with several early-evening countdowns. If you can hang until midnight, start the New Year off with a BANG at the area’s most AMAZING fireworks show!
FREE party hats and horns are available at our family New Year’s Eve event while supplies last. Plus, no need to dash out right after we sing “Auld Land Syne.” The good times keep rolling until 1 a.m.
Want to turn your New Year’s Eve celebration into a fun getaway? Make reservations at our onsite hotel, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Charlotte at Carowinds.This year, the holiday fun doesn't stop when Christmas ends! Join Carowinds in New Year's Eve at WinterFest to celebrate with a family-friendly alternative! ]]>