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Hey Raleigh, still looking for weekend plans?

Well, you’ve come to right place! There will be events from the celebrating the new year at Raleigh Union Station, or the New Year’s Eve Gala at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and more, we’ve got the best things to do in Raleigh this weekend. Keep scrolling to secure your weekend plans and send to a friend because the more the merrier!

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Events

📸 Countdown to Christmas

2021 is coming to an end. Celebrate the Raleigh way and watch the acorn drop once the clock strikes midnight! This event is fun for the whole family and will take place in downtown from 2pm until midnight. Not only do you get to watch the acorn drop, but this event will have live music, comedy, dance, fireworks, and more! 

Event Details
🗓Dec 31 | 2:00pm–12:00am 
📍Downtown Raleigh
🎟 $12.00

📸 Countdown to Christmas

Looking for a night to get dressed up and celebrate the new year of 2022?! NC Museum of Natural Sciences will be hosting their New Year’s Eve Gala. All four floors will have delicious hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and bars with craft beers, cocktails, and champagne! We can’t forget this event will also have Dj’s and a live Jazz band! These tickets are non-refundable and you will have to show proof of vaccination. 

Event Details
🗓 Dec 31 | 8:00pm – 1:00am
📍NC Museum of Natural Sciences
🎟 $236.26

📸 Countdown to Christmas

Dress up and bottoms up to 2021 ending and cheers to 2022! Celebrate NYE this year at Raleigh’s Union Station located in Downtown Raleigh. Bring your dancing shoes as they will have some of Raleigh’s favorite DJ’s, and a dancing floor for you and your friends to get down on. This event will start at 9pm and go until 2am!

Event Details
🗓 Dec 31 | 9:00pm–1:00am
📍Raleigh Union Station
🎟 $50.00

📸 Countdown to Christmas

Who wouldn’t want to celebrate NYE on top of a rooftop overlooking Raleigh’s skyline? The Willard is a new rooftop bar located in Downtown Raleigh and is having their first annual NYE bash this Friday! They’ll be jamming to DJ Josh and will provide a buffet of mediterranean bites, and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight to the new year!

Event Details
🗓Dec 31 | 8:00pm – 1:00am
📍The Willard
🎟 $150

📸 Countdown to Christmas

Looking to go somewhere with your friends to celebrate the new year that the entry cost doesn’t break the bank? Head on over to Glenwood Social Club as they’re bringing you a little piece of NYC to Raleigh! It’s a lounge bar featuring hand crafted cocktails, stone oven pizza, live music, and sip on some of the best selected wines or local beers! Dress up and kickback and start the year off right with the one’s that made 2021 a good one! Also check out one of their sister bar’s Milk bar and Dogwood to celebrate this NYE. 

Event Details
🗓Dec 31 | 6:00pm–2:00am
📍Glenwood Social Club
🎟 $20.00

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Brynée Allan

Brynée Allan

Brynée is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Raleigh City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Raleigh area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinRaleigh on Instagramand Facebook/

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