Celebrate the new year in style in the Dan River region. Local events offer a host of ways to celebrate, from a traditional midnight champagne toast to an adventurous plunge into the chilly waters at Hanging Rock State Park on New Year’s Day 2019.
We’ve gathered a list of celebrations taking place on December 31 and January 1. Come join us! And share more listings on our Facebook page.
STOKES COUNTY, NC
Looking for an adventurous way to kick off 2020? Check out the 6th annual Hanging Rock Polar Plunge. Participants brave enough to “take the plunge” will enjoy endless food and beverage consisting of hot dogs, chili, chicken stew, coffee and hot chocolate, as well as a refreshing dip into the spring fed lake with a plunge time temperature between 40 and 45 degrees. Participants are also encouraged to dress in costume with prize categories including best youth, best individual, and best group awards. Concessions will also be available for purchase for non-participant spectators.
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, NC
Bring in the New Year with the Catalinas, known for their beach music. The evening begins at 7:00 p.m. with The Catalinas for hors d’oeuvres & drinks while entertained by MacDaddy DJ. 7:30 p.m. sees a hand-cut prime rib dinner, with music and dancing at 9 p.m.
Celebrate the first day of 2020 with a 2-mile round-trip hike on Old Anglin Loop Road, Stoneville. The hike begins at 11 a.m.
PATRICK COUNTY, VA
Flappers & Gents, celebrate New Year’s Eve in your finest 1920’s attire for a roaring ’20s themed party to ring in the new year. Costumes not required but admired. See Primland’s website for more information or call (276) 222-3800.
Celebrate the dawning of the New Year at the Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration at Fairy Stone State Park. From 9:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m., dance to the sounds of a local DJ at Fayerdale Hall. Party favors and refreshments provided. Punch will be available for the midnight toast or you may bring your own adult beverage (beer or wine only please).
HENRY COUNTY, VA
A New Years Eve party you won’t forget! Includes live entertainment from Pine Moon and house DJ, buffet and drinks. Call or text for reservations 276-220-6591. Party starts at 7p.m.
Start your 2019 with a hike! Join the park’s interpreter for a campfire on January 1 at 10 a.m. before departing down Lake Shore trail to the spillway. The hike is approximately 1 mile.
HALIFAX COUNTY, VA
Party like it’s 2020 with your family at the World of Sports. 7:30 pm ball drop. Enjoy 4 hours of Glow Bowling, shoe rental, music, light show, prizes, party favors, sparkling grape juice toast.
Ring in the New Year with a special celebration at Cooper’s Landing Inn & Traveler’s Tavern. There will be two seatings: 5pm & 9pm. Each seating will consist of a passed hors d’oeuvre reception accompanied by music and a roaring fire in the tavern & a three course Surf-n-Turf dinner. Of course the evening will include a champagne toast, candlelight, and all the special touches like New Year’s Eve favors.
New Year’s Eve – Dinner, Party, and Stay at Berry Hill Resort
Stay, Dinner & Party at Berry Hill Resort.
Includes one night stay, pre-party dinner at The Mansion, and NYE Party tickets.
Dinner & Party! 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 pm
Prime Rib Buffet. Limited seating and reservations are required.
9 p.m. – 1a.m.
Music by Chance of Snow, heavy hors d’oeuvres, midnight toast, and cash bar.
Please call 434-517-7000 for more information.