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New Year's Eve Apple Rise set for Saturday night

Henderson County's New Year's Eve Apple Rise, a family-friendly celebration to ring in 2023, takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, paying homage to its status as North Carolina’s Apple Capital by raising a giant apple on the Historic Courthouse Plaza.

The free event features New Year’s Eve swag giveaways, a DJ dance party, hot cocoa, games and craft vendors all leading up to the apple rise countdown at 7 p.m. Perfect for families with young children or those who wish to enjoy an early, alcohol-free celebration.