By Rachel Hoeing

Holiday events are still going strong and this week we add events to celebrate the New Year!  We have been highlighting special holiday events on Mondays all month long and have received great feedback about this platform. We hope to do this same thing next year.

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Coming up this week ….

Dec. 26 – Jan. 1, 2016

Adult New Year’s Eve Celebrations
22nd Annual NYE Party – Millennium Center, Winston-Salem
Brookstown Inn New Year’s Eve – The Historic Brookstown Inn, Winston-Salem
Cheers to the New Year – Tasting Room, Greensboro
Denim & Diamonds New Year’s Eve Party – Centennial Station, High Point
Johnny N Junes New Year’s Eve Party – Johnny N Junes, Winston-Salem
NYE Monkee Business New Year’s Eve Party – Rack N Rolls, Burlington
New Year’s Eve/ Second Nature – Sophie’s Cork & Ale, Lexington
New Year’s Eve at The Rusted Bucket – The Rusted Bucket Tavern, Burlington
New Year’s Eve at the Village Inn – Village Inn Event Center, Clemmons
New Year’s Eve Celebration at Print Works Bistro – Print Works Bistro, Greensboro
New Year’s Eve O.Henry Jazz – O.Henry Hotel, Greensboro
New Year’s Eve Party with Bad Mountain Brew – Sawmill II, Greensboro
New Year’s Eve party with Full Moon Oyster Bar – JuggHeads Growlers & Pints, Winston-Salem
New Year’s Eve with Brothers Pearl with Morgan Keene Band – Bull’s Tavern, Winston-Salem
Ring in NYE at The Katharine – The Katherine Nrasserie and Bar, Winston-Salem
The Afterparty – The W on Elm, Greensboro
The Mantras and People’s Blues of Richmond – The Blind Tiger, Greensboro
The Official 2017 New Year’s Eve Extravaganza – The Empire Room, Greensboro
The Outliers 4th Annual NYE Show – Sunset Theater, Asheboro
The Travis Smith Project New Year’s party – Foothills Brewing, Winston-Salem
Twas Bananas – a New Year’s Party – The Garage, Winston-Salem
* Want a NYE date night? Check out our ideas here!

Especially for Kids
Frozen Movie Night – Charlotte Motoe Speedway, Charlotte
GameT1me Winter Camp – GameT1me, Winston-Salem
Ice Venture – The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem
Kid’s Klub – LeBauer Park, Greensboro
Little Creek New Year Celebration – Little Creek Rec Center, Winston-Salem
New Year’s Eve Celebration – Miller Park, Winston-Salem
Noon Year Celebration – May Memorial Library, Burlington
Noon Year’s Eve Celebration – Winston-Salem Children’s Museum
New Years Late Skate – Skateland USA, Clemmons
Penguin Encounters – Greensboro Science Center, Greensboro
Rock ‘n’ Roll Noon Year’s Eve – Greensboro Children’s Museum
Stay and Play NYE Party– Stay & Play Hourly Drop-in Childcare, Greensboro
Winter Art Camp – Little Blank Canvas, High Point
Winter Break Artventure Days – Center for Visual Arts, Greensboro
Winter Day Camp – SciWorks, Winston-Salem
Winter Camp – Miller Park, Winston-Salem

Chanukah Events
Chanukah Celebration – Downtown Apex
Menorah Lighting – LeBauer Park, Greensboro
Winter Camp – Chabad-Lubavitch of Greensboro

Kwanzaa Events
2016 Kwanzaa Community Conference – Bethel AME Church, Greensboro
50th Anniversay Kwanzaa Celebration – different venues each night in Greensboro
7 Days of Positive Affirmations – different venues each night in Winston-Salem
Kwanzaa Celebration – James A Gray Jr. Auditorium, Old Salem
Kwanzaa Celebration – Kuumba – Arts Council Theatre, Winston-Salem

Music, Movies, Theater & Shows
A Webber and Rodgers & Hammerstein Broadway Celebration – Westover Church, Greensboro
Downhome Christmas with Warren Jones & Joseph Terrell – Springfield Friends Meeting, High Point
New Year’s Eve with Rhiannon Giddens – RJ Reynolds Auditorium, Winston-Salem
Peter and the Wolf – James A Gray Auditorium, Old Salem

Outdoor Experiences & Light Displays
Country Christmas Train – Denton Farmpark, Denton
Holidays at the GardenDaniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont
Old Salem Christmas – Old Salem, Winston-Salem 
Piedmont Winterfest Ice Skating – Downtown Greensboro
Pilot Mountain Christmas – Pilot Mountain
Speedway Christmas – Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord
Tanglewood Festival of Lights – Tanglewood Park, Clemmons
The Polar Express – Bryson City
Zootastic Park’s Christmas Wonderland of Lights – Zootastic, Troutman

A 1917 ChristmasReynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem
A Victorian Christmas– Korner’s Folly, Kernersville
Self-Guided Holiday Tours – Old Salem, Winston-Salem

Other Holiday & New Year Experiences
2016 National Gingerbread House Competition Display – Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville
Early Resolution Run – Fleet Feet Greensboro
High Point Polar Ride – Hartley Drive Family YMCA, High Point
Pancakes and PJ’s – The Porch Kitchen and Cantina, Winston-Salem
Polar Plunge – Hanging Rock State Park, Hanging Rock
Running of the Lights – Tanglewood Park, Clemmons
Santa Claus Fundraising Project – High Point Museum, High Point

Visit our Event Calendar page for even more events! Check back next Monday to see what events will be happening next week. Don’t forget that the light shows and parades are also listed here if you want to plan further ahead.