New Year, New Plans

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Out with the old and in with the new! New Year’s Eve is a day to reflect on the good, the bad and everything in between from the past 365 days. Whatever 2023 taught you, take that and use it to make 2024 even better! For those of you ringing in the New Year in Chatham County, we’ve got recommendations for where and how to celebrate!

The Sycamore at Chatham Mills

It’s a toast to the New Year at The Sycamore at Chatham Mills! Reservations are now open for Sunday, December 31 from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. In addition to their regular menu offerings, they will be featuring live piano music for the evening. Dine on locally sourced and season items, including truffled burrata, pan-seared salmon or ginger marmalade glazed pork belly. End your year with a hand-cut prime or dry-aged steak! Make your reservation online!

The Plant

It’s New Year’s Eve at The Plant in Pittsboro and the party starts at 6 p.m. on December 31! A 17-acre eco-industrial park in Pittsboro, many small businesses call The Plant home and they are opening their doors to you in celebration of 2024! If you’re sipping on sparkling wine, craft beer, wine or cider or dining on Lilly Den Farm’s special menu, you are ringing in the New Year the right way.

End the night under the disco ball on the dance floor and join in the toast at midnight!

Chatham Community Library

For the younger ones, who may not be up to experience the celebrations at midnight, join Chatham Community Library at noon on December 31! Offered for children of all ages, the library will be providing snacks, activities, a New Year countdown and a dance party.

Hosted in the Holmes Meeting Room from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., this event is free and open to the public. No registration is required!

Yoga Garden Pittsboro

Set your intention for the New Year on Monday, January 1 with Yoga Garden Pittsboro. The New Year’s Day Yoga Mala class will be led by instructor Heather Cassese and is offered in studio or by livestream. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cassese will lead the 108 Sun Salutations, a practice symbolizing new beginnings, unity and the cycle or life. Reinvigorate your strength, practice your flexibility and gain mental clarity.

All participants will receive a piece of paper to write their “word of the year” to guide them in the year head. Throughout the practice, yogis will incorporate their word in meditation. This class is offered for practitioners of all levels, with modifications offered throughout the class to ensure accessibility. The registration fee is $25 per person. Those signing up for the livestream option will receive a Zoom link via a confirmation email.

The Pit Stop Sports Bar of Sanford

Count the clock down to 2024 at The Pit Stop Sports Bar of Sanford on New Year’s Eve! Located at 105 East Main Street in Sanford, the party starts at 8 p.m. and will feature entertainment by Jason UpChurch. Registration is not required for entry!

FirstHealth Fitness

You may have spent all night partying, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting in your first workout of the year with FirstHealth Fitness in Sanford! Their 1,000-repition challenge is free for all members and non-members! From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Monday, January 1, instructor Chris Davis leads the challenge at Sanford Fitness Center, located at 2925 Beechtree Drive. Bottled water will be provided and the first 25 registrants will receive a free T-shirt. Call (919)-258-2100 to register!

In summation, of this article and the end of 2023, we hope you enjoy your New Year’s celebrations! As for the rest of the joke… The answer is to travel more!