Unlike my home town of Pasadena CA, Lake Norman and the greater Charlotte area don’t have one major New Years’ celebration. Our public celebrations are, for the most part, found at local restaurants and entertainment venues spread throughout Lake Norman and Charlotte. From 5-course dinners to rockin’ oldies bands, there truly is something for everyone.
The best sources for New Years Eve events in our Lake Norman area are LKNFun.com and 704 Events.com which are websites devoted to entertainment and dining information in the greater Lake Norman area. Here are a few headline events from 704 Events.com :
Headline : First Night Charlotte
Calendars : Arts / Museums,Community,Festivals,Holidays,Just For Seniors,Kids,Live Music,Night Life,Teen
Time & Date : 3:00PM / 12-31-2009
Headline : Toast Twenty Ten hosted by Dale Jr.!
Calendars : Holidays,Live Music,Night Life,Sports
Time & Date : 6:30PM / 12-31-2009
You might want to enjoy Blue Monday at Midtown Sundries at Lake Norman in Cornelius or Repeat Offenders at Lake Town Tavern or a New Years Eve Bash at The Dirty Martini.
If you want to stay in the Lake Norman area but want a more culinary focused and subdued ambiance, Maddi’s Southern Bistro in Birkdale Village is offering a 5-Course Pre Fixe Dinner with Champagne by Chef Peter DeLuca.
Lake Norman over 40 Singles is sponsoring a New Orleans style New Years Eve Bash at The Wine Loft in Mooresville at the corner of Hwy 150 and Perth Rd. Rock to live music from the 60s, 70s and 80’s. Contact The WineLoft to reserve your ticket: 704.664.3230 or email@example.com.
Lake Norman’s popular waterfront restaurant the Rusty Rudder in Cornelius will be having a 80’s style New Year’s Eve party. Dress up like it was the 80’s and enjoy live music by Jaxon Jill. 704.892.9195.
Statesville’s Skate Land at MASH (728 Buffalo Shoals Rd) is having a New Year’s Eve Skating party complete with skating, music, games, food and fun for the whole family. Skaters are welcome to bring their own skates or rollerblades. 704.872.1618
For those of you on the west side of Lake Norman, you can enjoy the 3rd annual New Years Eve Blowout at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton with live performances by Aaron &Amanda Crabb, Crabb Revival, Mike and Kelly Bowling and The LeBeaus. itickets.com. 115 W Main St. Lincolnton NC.
Jazz enthusiasts should check out the New Years Eve Jazz Gala Celebration with Pianist Alex Bugnon at the Embassy Suites Hotel Charlotte-Concord Gold Resort and Spa, Concord NC. 877.993.8499. “Enjoy an intimate New Year’s liaison at The Embassy Suites Hotel, Resort and Spa. The evening begins with dinner and dessert starting at 8:30pm. Ring in the year with a toast by Alex and Shilts including complimentary party favors and New Years Eve fanfare!” For more information about jazz events: Jazz Diva Events.
The best way to find out what is happening in Charlotte is to pick up a free copy of Creative Loafing or go to their new website: clclt.com. They even do hourly updates on their Food and Drink section.
Finally, claiming to be The Biggest Event in Charlotte is BAR Charlotte hosted by CRASH Kiss 95.1FM. Party favors, champagne toast at midnight, free mechanical bull rides, balloon drop for cash and prizes. Purchase tickets online at: BAR Charlotte.com.
Whether you enjoy a quiet celebration at home or party all night, I wish you all a safe and Happy New Year.
Here’s to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2010!
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