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The Best Places To Celebrate NYE in Asheville

Jill Kennedy

Born and bred in the Bluegrass State, Jill moved to Asheville, NC in 2017...

Born and bred in the Bluegrass State, Jill moved to Asheville, NC in 2017...

Dec 26 4 minutes read

2020 is right around the corner...

How do you plan to celebrate NYE? Keep reading to see our round-up of the best places in (and around) Asheville to ring in the New Year 🎉🍾.

1. "Roaring Twenties" at the Grove Arcade

 Usher in the next decade by stepping back a century! From 7-10 p.m., enjoy "a speakeasy style soiree in the heart of downtown Asheville". Expect a 1920s jazz band, costumed flappers and gin tonic cocktails, an homage to the Tasteless Chill Tonic that made E.W. Grove his fortune.  Purchase tickets in advance by clicking here.

2. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at the U.S. Cellular Center

Two guitars, a bass and drums will blend "infectious funk grooves, psychedelic jams, and experimental electronics" at the U.S. Cellular Center starting. This psychedelic NYE celebration will start at 8pm and tickets are $32.50 and can be purchased by clicking here.

3. NYE Classical Mystery Tour at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with your Asheville Symphony and the Classical Mystery Tour band — including cast members from the Broadway smash Beatlemania! The first half of the concert features selections from the unforgettable Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, performed exactly as it was recorded. The set-list for the second half will be entirely up to you! There is also a "Yellow Submarine" after party you can attend for an additional cost.  Buy your tickets by clicking here.

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4. Battery Park Book Exchange's Black & White Gala

Channel Truman Capote's Party of the Century with a monochromatic masquerade.  Enjoy live jazz, a midnight Tattinger toast and a full breakfast buffet with the same menu from Capote's 1966 party.  It's requested that guests wear black and white and elaborate masks - they'll have some loners on hand as well.  Tickets are $110 for a single and $200 for a couple.  Purchase in advance here.

5. Roaring '20s Revival at Antidote Cocktail Lounge

Antidote is turning up the glitz for this NYE bash! Enjoy themed cokctails, heavy hor d'oeurves from South Slope Cheese Co. and of course some bubbly.  Tickets are $50 and a portion of sales will be donated to the Asheville Humane Society.  Get your tickets here.

6. Grateful Asheville Music Experience at Pisgah Brewing 

Deadheads, rejoice — Asheville artists will celebrate the music of the Grateful Dead on stage at Pisgah Brewing Co. Taproom starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 if you buy in advance, $12 day-of.

7. Marion's Donut Drop NYE Celebration

Venture out east to see a 6-foot gold nugget drop into a 10-foot donut from Mr. Bob's Do-Nuts that you can sample. Country Living lauded Marion as one of the best small towns in the U.S. for NYE, and you can be a part of it all for free. Festivities begin at 8:30 p.m. and include horse-drawn carriage rides, a historical ghost walk, a scavenger hunt and much more!

8. NYE "Apple Rise" Celebration in Hendersonville

The New Year’s Eve Apple Rise is the 4th Annual New Year’s Eve celebration at the Historic Courthouse, it includes a family celebration at 6pm with a countdown to the Greenwich Mean Time (London) midnight (7pm local time). Starting at 11pm is the official Apple Rise ceremony, which leads up to the local midnight New Year celebration. Noisemakers, glow sticks and hot beverages will be given out while supplies last, plus a DJ will play the top hits of 2019, and warming stations, corn hole and giant jenga games will be available to help to pass the hour.

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