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Here are New Year's Eve and New Year's Day events

From microbreweries offering local craft beer, music and prizes to Henderson County's third annual Apple Rise downtown, Hendersonville and the surrounding area offer plenty of New Year's Eve and New Year's Day events.

Here's the list, compiled by the Henderson County visitors center:

  • New Year’s Eve and Anniversary Party, 4pm-1am, Triskelion Brewing Company celebrates the new year and their second anniversary as a brewery with live music, prizes, beer, a special release, and other shenanigans, Free, Triskelion Brewing Company, Hendersonville, 828-388-7051,
  • New Year’s Eve Dinner, 5-9pm, Season's at The Highland Lake Inn offers a special New Year’s Eve Dinner, this 4-course dinner comes with a glass of champagne and an amuse bouche, Cost is $85 per person, Reservations are required, Season’s at Highland Lake Inn, Flat Rock, 828-696-9094,
  • The New Year's Eve Apple Rise is the 3rd Annual New Year's Eve celebration at the Historic Courthouse, it includes a family celebration at 6pm with a countdown to the Greenwich Mean Time (London) midnight (7pm local time), followed by the official Apple Rise ceremony, starting at 11pm, leading up to the local midnight New Year celebration, noisemakers, glow sticks and hot beverages will be given out while supplies last, plus a DJ will play the top hits of 2018, and warming stations, cornhole and giant jenga games help to pass the hour, 6 - 7pm & 11pm - midnight, Free, Historic Courthouse Plaza, 828-697-4884,
  • A Roaring New Year's Eve, 7pm-1am, Celebrate the start of 2020 in style by dressing in your favorite roaring 20's themed outfit, enjoy live swing music, fresh hors d’oeuvres, a champagne cider toast at midnight and more, Must be 21+, costumes and tickets required, $25 in advance or $30 at the door, Bold Rock Mills River, 828-595-9940,
  • New Year's Eve Decade Party, 8pm-midnight, Ring in 2020 with Burntshirt Vineyards at their "Decade Party," where you dress in the attire of your favorite decade while you enjoy DJ GetVocal, Hors d’Oeuvres, a Champagne Toast with party favors at midnight, raffles and Burntshirt wine, $60 per person, $55 for Wine Club Members, The Summit at Burntshirt Vineyards, Hendersonville, 828-685-2402,
  • New Year’s Eve Party, 8pm-12:30am, Say goodbye to 2019 and welcome 2020 with DJ Curtis of Phoenix Sound, beer, food, music and dancing, Free, Guidon Brewing Company, Hendersonville, 828-595-7976,
  • New Year’s Eve with the Flying Saucers, 8pm-12am, Ring in the new year with band The Flying Saucers, wine, food and fun, Free, Point Lookout Vineyards, Hendersonville, 828-808-8923,



  • New Year’s Resolution Run, 10am, The 6th Annual New Year’s Resolution Run is a great way to get your new year off to the right start, choose from a 5k Run/Walk or 10 Mile Run, both of which go through the heart of Downtown Asheville, $35-60, 828-684-0812,
  • New Year’s Day Buffet, 11am-2:30pm, Season's at The Highland Lake Inn offers a special New Year’s Day Buffet, Cost is $27.95 for adults & $14 for children, Reservations are required, Season’s at Highland Lake Inn, Flat Rock, 828-696-9094, New Year's Day Brunch happening, well you guessed it, on New Year's Day. :) Details below. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
  • Ring in the New Year – and get over that New Year’s Eve hangover – with craft beer & mimosas, live Jazz and brunch by Baires Food Truck. Jason DeCristofaro (vibes/piano) and Connor Law (bass) perform a Jukebox set, taking requests from the audience. Any musician who knows a song listed on the Jukebox (the 328 Jazz songs in Jason’s repertoire), is invited to sit in with the band. If you are a musician interested in what the tunes will be, please email Jason directly: There will be a house drum set as well as PA with monitor and house speaker, and keyboard for pianists. Guitarists will want to bring their own amp and guitar.