New Year’s Eve

Ring in 2018 coastal-style with a New Year's Eve Weekend getaway to Wilmington and our Island Beaches. Make this a celebration to remember with cruises, theater shows, a lighted beach ball drop, family-friendly events, special rates and New Year's Eve packages. Check out a sampling of the area's New Year's Eve events below and book your getaway now.

Restaurant Offerings

Caprice BistroCaprice Bistro
Caprice Bistro will be offering a three-course prix fixe dinner on New Year's Eve with seatings at 6:00/6:30pm, 8:00/8:30pm and 10:00pm. Specialty French appetizers, entrees and homemade desserts will be served.


mannamanna ave. 123
Enjoy a delicious three or four-course meal this New Year's Eve with manna ave.123. Offering a special prix fixe menu of fresh local fare, this meal is sure to please.


Bluewater's New Year's Eve Big Band BashBluewater Waterfront Grill
Ring in the New Year with Bluewater Waterfront Grill and their biggest party of the year! Bluewater’s New Year’s Eve Big Band Bash will feature a delicious four-course dinner, a champagne toast at midnight as well as live entertainment.

NYE at Blackfinn Ameripub - WilmingtonBlackfinn Ameripub - Wilmington
Party on the Riverfront and enjoy a prix fixe dinner with reservations starting at 5:00pm. Free ticket to the NYE party is included for all dinner guests ages 21+ featuring dancing, champagne toast and more.

Check back closer to New Year's Eve for additional restaurant offerings as they become available.

Special Packages

Blockade runnerBlockade Runner Beach Resort
Ring in 2018 Wrightsville Beach-style with a classic coastal celebration. Enjoy three nights of luxury accommodations, fruit, cheese and wine in your room upon arrival, two tickets for a plated prix fixe NYE Dinner at 7:30pm, dessert and two tickets to the 9pm Next Level Band celebration. Toast with sparkling wine at midnight and enjoy the New Year’s Day Brunch for two with a late checkout of 1pm to round out your weekend.

Embassy Suties New Years EveEmbassy Suites Wilmington Riverfront Hotel
Event is sold out! Make plans early for next year. Celebrate the New Year at the new Embassy Suites Wilmington Riverfront Hotel scheduled to open on December 20 and enjoy a four-course dinner for two, open bar and celebratory libations as you dance to music by Port City Shakedown and a New Year's Day breakfast.

Beacon House front porchBeacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast
Celebrate the coming of 2018 with the Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast. Enjoy an early wine and cheese reception with a champagne toast, late check-out and delicious New Year's Day Brunch complete with a Mimosa and Bloody Mary Bar.

C.W. Worth HouseC.W. Worth House Bed & Breakfast
Patrons of the C.W. Worth House will indulge in champagne and appetizers galore to kick-start their New Year's Eve celebrations. 




New Year's Eve Gala at Thalian Hall. Image from Thalian Hall websiteNew Year's Eve Gala
Join the party at Thalian Hall's New Year's Eve Gala featuring dinner, dessert, drinks, a live DJ, champagne toast and a sensational live performance of the Broadway musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert performed by the Opera House Theatre Company.

New Year's Eve: BacchanaliaNew Year's Eve: Bacchanalia
Celebrate this New Year's Eve at Wilmington's first and only dinner theater, TheatreNOW. For one night only enjoy an exciting show with a variety of performances including flame acts, aerial acts, live music, comedy and more alongside a delicious four-course meal. 

Midnight In ParisMidnight In Paris
Enjoy an authentic three-course French meal, glass of champagne and more at Le Catalan Cafe located on the Riverwalk. 


New Year's NoonNew Year's Noon
Enjoy a family-friendly daytime New Year's Eve celebration at The Children's Museum of Wilmington. Kids will enjoy making party crowns, streamer sticks, glittery slime and more as well as a special ringing in of 2018 at noon complete with a juice toast and an epic confetti toss. 

New Years Eve LightsIsland of Lights New Year's Eve Celebration
Head to the Carolina Beach for a night full of coastal fun at this one-of-a-kind New Year's Eve celebration. Including entertainment, refreshments, party favors, fireworks and a lighted beach ball drop, this event is sure to please the whole family.  

Party BoatNew Year's Eve Winner Party Boat Cruise
Ring in New Year's Eve aboard the 120-foot Royal Winner Princess II in Carolina Beach. Enjoy a champagne toast at midnight, dance party and party favors on this entertaining cruise along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway and Cape Fear River.