10 New Year’s Eve Events For Black Professionals in Raleigh-Durham

There’s always something to do in The Triangle! Check out my curated event list of New Year’s Eve events for Black professionals in Raleigh-Durham.

1. FIRST NIGHT RALEIGH 2018
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Over 20 blocks of downtown Raleigh come alive on New Year’s Eve! Get the party started with a DIY festival followed by fireworks, performances from multiple groups including the African American Dance Ensemble, evening rides and the much-anticipated Acorn Drop. Learn more HERE.

2. COLOR PRESENTS: R&B ONLY
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
DJ Printz and Jabari are bringing R&B Only back to Raleigh for an incredible New Year’s Eve experience! In just over a year, this event has quickly become one of the largest celebrations of R&B music across the country. It always sells out in advance, so grab your ticket today. Early bird tickets are still available. Learn more HERE.

3. NYE PARTY AT UNSCRIPTED DURHAM
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Bring in 2018 at Durham’s Unscripted Hotel with hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening and a champagne toast at midnight. Dance to the sounds of local DJ Guv’nor and celebrate what the new year has in store for you. Learn more HERE.

4. NEW YEAR’S EVE 2018 AT NOIR BAR AND LOUNGE
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Head to Noir for another Marceau Winston and Kiss Ent. collaboration sponsored by Jack Daniels. Bottle service and VIP sections are available. Learn more HERE.

5. TIMELESS NYE 2018
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
A.C.T. Productions’ annual New Year’s Eve celebration returns to Will’s Bistro with a fresh lineup of DJs, Lil’ Bee and Swirlz, an open bar for the first two hours and a champagne toast at midnight. Every year, this event reaches capacity so “how you gonna ACT?” Learn more HERE.

6. NEW YEAR’S EVE AT CIRCA 1888: THE AL STRONG SEXTET FEAT. RISSI PALMER
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Looking for an intimate setting to celebrate the new year? Circa 1888 is the move!  Bring that special someone or your day one crew to be serenaded live by Durham-based jazz artist Al Strong and “southern soul” bird Rissi Palmer in the bustling Warehouse District over classic craft cocktails. Tickets include party favors and a champagne toast. Learn more HERE.

7. NORTH CAROLINA’S OFFICIAL NEW YEARS EVE EXTRAVAGANZA 2018
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
Three K97.5 DJs spinning the latest hits in three different ballrooms? Now that’s a lit night in the making! Upgrade to VIP status and gain access to all VIP areas in every room, fully stocked cash bars, additional seating and free hors d’oeurves. Tickets are selling fast! Learn more HERE.

8. NEW YEAR’S RDU 2018 – RALEIGH ROYALE
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
Say farewell to 2017 at Marriott Raleigh City Center. With three ballrooms of entertainment – the Jus Once Band and DJ Tres in the French Quarters room, DJs MC and Supreme in the Bellagio room and DJ Bro Rabb in the Times Square room – you are sure to have a good time! Learn more HERE.

9. 2018 NYE BASH: J GUNN, YOUNG BULL, AND ZOOCRÜ
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 9:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Bring in the new year right with heavy hittas J. Gunn, Young Bull and Zoocrü. J. Gunn has been a fixture in the hip-hop scene for more than 15 years. Signed by MC Lyte and television mogul James Dubose, he has three albums under his belt with the latest being “Rage to Survive.” Based in Durham, Young Bull is rooted in a distinctively southern sound, fusing trap and old-school soul influences into an unmistakably electric aesthetic.  Hometown favorite Zoocrü is a quintet of dynamic musicians with a unique sound that fuses jazz, hip hop, R&B/soul and gospel. Learn more here

10. ALL THAT GLITTERS…NYE EXTRAVAGANZA
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Kick off 2018 Hollywood-glamour style! Break out your best fit to walk the red carpet, indulge in a midnight brunch, share a midnight mimosa/champagne toast and more!  The theme is silver, black and gold. VIP packages are available by calling 919-475-1946. Learn more HERE.

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