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How to Safely Celebrate New Year's Eve in DTR


How to Safely Celebrate New Year’s Eve in DTR


The new year is almost here! Downtown Raleigh has you and your quaranteam covered as you say so long to 2020 and hello to 2021. Take-home food, treats, and drinks - make sure to get your supplies ASAP.

If you are a Downtown Raleigh business offering New Year’s Eve activities or specials, please email Leah at leahwebster@downtownraleigh.org.

Pop The Bubbly


DRINK - With bottles ranging from $10 to $100, DRINK sells champagne for every occasion. Order your bubbly online. 

The Raleigh Wine Shop - Raleigh Wine Shop is offering a virtual class all about champagne – Dec. 30 at 6 pm. Sign up today and impress your friends with your new-found knowledge. Also offering 20% off all sparkling wines!

Roshambo Beverage Company - Beer, wine, cider, mead, sake, seltzers, and more!

Short Walk Wines - Stock up on the bubbles with Short Walk Wine’s Sparkling Pack featuring a bottle of sparkling red, rose, and a half bottle of champagne. Order the pack online or call 919-909-2492 for curbside pick-up.

Tasty Beverage Co. - Tasty Beverage Co. is the perfect spot to order for the whole group. They sell champagne for the midnight toast as well as beer, wine, and cider for earlier in the night. Check out all of their options and order online.

Trophy Brewing - The new year is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with your own mimosa bar? Perfect for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day brunch, Trophy Brewing’s Mimosa Bar Kit includes your choice of a 750mL bottle or a 1.5L bottle of champagne, and freshly squeezed juices. Included in every mimosa bar kit, house-made blood orange simple syrup, candied cranberries, and fresh fruit! Pre-order online here for pick-up on Dec. 30 or Dec. 31!

Weaver Street Market - Grab a bottle of prosecco on your next grocery run to Weaver Street Market. They have a great selection of bubbles at all price ranges. 

The Wine Feed - Choose from over 60 sparkling wine/champagne options at The Wine Feed for all your bubbly needs. Order online for local delivery or curbside pick-up. 

Wine Authorities - Shop a variety of sparkling wines from champagne to rose to brut at Wine Authorities. Order online here.

Mix It Up


Crude Bitters & Bittery - From bitters to syrups, Crude Bitters sells a variety of options to spice up your drink. See all the options and order for pick-up here

Raleigh Denim Workshop and Curatory - Cool collaboration alert! Raleigh Denim Workshop and Curatory is selling Foundation cocktail mixes. Pick-up in-store only. 

Raleigh Provisions - Let’s be honest, we might need a little pick-me-up on New Year’s Day. Raleigh Provisions sells a Bloody Mary mix that starts off sweet and finishes savory. Order for pick-up or delivery here.

The Flourish Market - Looking for something zero proof? The Flourish Market sells alcohol alternatives that taste like gin or whiskey and non-alcoholic drink mixers. See all the options here. 

New Year Foods and Fare


Fine Folk – Start the new year off with a "fancy" burger to-go from Fine Folk. The burger includes brioche, mizuna, dijonnaise, bourbon bacon jam, two patties, and gruyere cheese.

Gravy – Special celebration menu that includes crab cakes, filet mignon, Campari and white chocolate cannoli, and more! Available for take-out. 

MOFU Shoppe – Prix fixe menu that includes your choice of a selection of Asian specialties. Drink add-ons available. Order it to-go. 

Sitti – Celebrate the New Year with a special menu that includes scallops, grilled ribeye, a baklava stuffed pear, and much more. Available for take-out. 

New Year's Luck + Money


Fiction Kitchen – The Luck and Money plate comes with black-eyed peas, collard greens, Carolina gold rice, cornbread, and your choice of meat or non-meat. Take-out only. Closed on New Years Day. 

Longleaf Swine BBQ – Collards, black-eyed peas, and brisket on New Year’s Day. BBQ and ribs throughout the weekend. Start 2021 off right!

The Pit – Traditional and Southern New Year’s Day sides. Available for take-out.

New Year’s Eve Happenings


Illuminate Art Walk
Dec. 11, 2020-Jan 8, 2021

Grab a scarf, order some hot cocoa to-go, and soak in the sights with Downtown Raleigh's Illuminate, a light-based art walk developed in partnership with VAE. Take a winter walk and be wowed by the transformed storefronts designed by local artists. Installations shine nightly from Dec. 11 to Jan. 8. So, once the sun goes down, prepare to be awed. See the map and more info about the artists.

First Night Raleigh   
Dec. 30-31

First Night, held in Dix Park this year, will add the iconic acorn nestled in the park’s treetops. The acorn will be available to view until 9:30 p.m. Get your tickets here.