A Night for New Year’s

Your Christmas tree may still be up, but the twinkling lights of New Year’s Eve are just around the corner. With a countdown to 2019 on the way, we hope you will be ringing in the New Year in Chatham County!

Events in and around Chatham County will be lighting up the night with champagne, music and fireworks. Here is a toast to 2019!

“Mead”ing the Way:

Of course, Starrlight Mead is a memorable experience any day of the year; however, they invite you to see what makes their New Year’s Eve so special! Beginning Monday, December 31st at 6:00 p.m. and ending on Tuesday, January 1st at 12:01 a.m., Starrlight Mead will host a New Year’s Rockin’ Eve complete with a variety food and spirits. Located 220 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro, NC, the Chatham Beverage District will be “cheers”ing their way into 2019!

With food served by Lilly Den Farm and Nazz’d Food Truck and drinks served by Fair Game Beverage, Starrlight Mead and Chatham Ciderworks, we will cheers to that! The venue will be open starting at noon, encouraging you to stop by before the party officially kicks off.

Learn More About Starrlight Mead: https://www.starrlightmead.com/

Zen out of Zen Night:

The North Carolina Zen Center, located at 390 Ironwood, Pittsboro, NC 27312, will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Celebration full of tranquility. From December 31st at 7 p.m. until midnight, a potluck dinner and celebration will precede an informal sitting in the zendo, or meditation hall. Tea will be served throughout the evening and a toast will ring in the New Year along with the ringing of the big bell 108 times.

Once you have peacefully welcomed in 2019, you are welcome to stay the night! Please make sure to RSVP here or email info@nczencenter.org.

Hike into 2019:

If you are planning on heading to bed a bit early on New Year’s Eve, you will be well-rested for the Jordan Lake State Recreation Area First Day Hike. Beginning on Tuesday, January 1st at 9 a.m., this free event will feature a hike with a ranger! The first departing hike will be at New Hope Overlook and explores the 2.7 miles of the Blue Loop Trail. Set your New Year’s goals high by conquering steep hills to access beautiful overlooks of the lake, forests and mountain laurels.

The second hike of the day will depart from Ebenezer Church Recreation Area at the Old Oak Trail at 1 p.m. This one-mile loop is perfect for small children getting their start on the trails!

More Information on Free First Day Hikes in NC: https://triangleonthecheap.com/free-first-day-hikes-nc-state-parks-new-years-day/

“Hop”ping in the New Year:

Hugger Mugger Brewing Company, located at 229 Wicker Street, Sanford, NC 27330, is bringing on the bubbly…and balloons…for New Year’s Eve. Watch the “balloon drop” as you celebrate with music, champagne and the chance to win a raffle prize! The musical guest for the evening is 10 O’Clock High, starting at 10 p.m. For only $5, purchase the Party Pack, which includes:

  • A free champagne toast at midnight
  • A souvenir champagne glass
  • Party favors

Party Packs can be purchased onsite. As an added bonus, Hugger Mugger will be inviting you to write down something you would like to leave behind in 2018 and put it through their shredder!

Learn More: https://www.huggermuggerbrewing.com/coming-up/