Whether your goal is to have a wholesome family night out or to get a little tipsier than you intended with friends, this is the event list for you. Here’s a timeline for the fun that begins New Year’s Eve and continues through New Year’s Day.
New Year’s Eve
9 a.m. to 10 p.m.: Thirsty? YellowBird will be open late. Get a table and choose from a variety of sparkling wines and champagnes.
1-6 p.m.: James Creek Cider House will be open for all your pregaming needs.
4-7 p.m.: Keep rolling, rolling, rolling with a family party at Sandhills Bowling Center that includes unlimited bowling, free shoes, unlimited soda, choice of food, giveaways and more. $15.99 per person.
5-9 p.m.: Eat your way through a special 3-course menu and champagne toast at Scott’s Table. Reservations required.
5-9 p.m.: If you’re a picky eater, Beefeaters isn’t going to try and change you. Instead, they want you to drop by and pregame the new year with food from land and sea.
5-9 p.m.: Table on the Green hosts a menu starting at $50 per person, with music by Glenn Jones. For reservations, call 910-295-4118. See the options here.
6–9 p.m.: Get a last chance to see holiday light shows before Highlanders Farm and Holly Jolly Lights flips the off switch.
6 p.m. to 1 a.m.: Let Autumn Nicholas and Nina Dashwood be your soundtrack as you drink and dine in the New Year during Drum & Quill’s New Year’s Bash.
6 p.m. to 1 a.m.: Vibe with Clark Bennett, followed by The Simpletones, at Hatchet Brewery. A special beer release will put you in the party mood.
6-8 p.m.: The Southern Pines Business Association hosts its First Eve celebration, with a street magician, stilt walkers, face paintings and more all for free. Join an early countdown at 8 p.m. with a Pine Cone Drop at the Sunrise Theater’s outdoor stage.
7:30 p.m. to midnight: Railhouse Brewery hosts the band Time Line from 8-11, followed by a countdown. See what’s on tap.
8 p.m.: Time Out Sports Grill hosts a 21+ New Year’s Eve bash with party favors, a countdown, and a champagne toast at midnight. Order the wings.
8:30 p.m.: The Sunrise Theater hosts musician Abigail Dowd during a New Year’s Poppin’ Eve celebration. There will be concessions and door prizes. Tickets are $15 / $20 VIP.
9 p.m. until last call: Rock into the new year with 5Kings at the Jefferson Inn.
9 p.m. until last call: The Leadmine transforms into NYE central with DJ Marwhoa, drink specials, small bites and a ball drop and champagne toast at midnight. Buy ($20) tickets at the restaurant either in advance or on the day of.
9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.: Get in a late-night session of unlimited bowling with an NYE countdown and midnight toast plus unlimited sodas, giveaways and more. $25 per person.
10 p.m.: Grab a drink and check in to the McKenzie Mills concert at O’Donnells Pub. Tickets are $10, cash only.
New Year’s Day
9 a.m.: Support law enforcement and American veterans by pulling on a 20-pound vest and performing 22 burpees per mile for four miles at Reservoir Park — and paying for the privilege. Sign up for Battle Miles’ second annual New Years Race here.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Stop by Midland Bistro for the first brunch of 2022.
9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.: Join the Friends of Weymouth Woods on 1-mile hikes through three tracts of the state park. Info on all three here.
12:55 p.m.: Dance into the new year with a screening of the Met Opera’s Cinderella at the Sunrise Theater.
3-8 p.m.: Grill Me Up Sandwich Shop parks at James Creek Cider House. Make it a family picnic.
7 p.m.: Catch C’mon Cmon, new R-rated Joaquin Phoenix film that’s rated as Certified Fresh rating by Rotten Tomatoes, at the Sunrise.
See something we missed? Email us at hello@itsthesway and we’ll add it to the list.