Davidson, Cornelius New Year’s Events: 2020 Guide

Davidson, Cornelius New Year’s Events: 2020 Guide

Christmas is over, which means it’s time to think about New Year’s Eve! Here’s your guide to special events around Lake Norman.

By Kimberly Johnson, Patch Staff
Dec 26, 2019 2:00 pm ET | Updated Dec 26, 2019 2:01 pm ET
Christmas is over, which means it’s time to think about New Year's Eve! Here's your guide to special events around Lake Norman.
Christmas is over, which means it’s time to think about New Year’s Eve! Here’s your guide to special events around Lake Norman. (Shutterstock)

DAVIDSON, NC — Love it or hate it, New Year’s Eve is happening again this year. Whether you plan to ring in 2020 at your favorite restaurant, a buzzing party with your friends, or all cozied up in front of the TV, we’ve got you covered.

So pop the bubbly, come up with some resolutions you can actually stick to and get ready to celebrate the New Year. Check out town-by-town listings below of New Year’s celebrations and events this year around Lake Norman if you’re one to want to go out, plus a look at what television programming may make you want to stay in.

If you want to go out in Davidson and Cornelius…

  • New Year’s Eve Balloon Drop — The Davidson Playhouse, 228-A Caldwell Lane, Davidson. Say organizers: “Join us to celebrate and ring in the new year with your toddlers!! We will have a balloon drop at 12pm! Cost is only $5/child (parents free). Playhouse is open for open play from 10 a.m. -1 p.m.”
  • New Year’s Eve Countdown with Davidson Wine Co. — 121 Depot Street, Davidson. Say organizers, “Looking for a place to ring in 2020? Look no further than Davidson Wine Co. We will be hosting our first ever New Year’s Eve soiree. Experience wine tasting, charcuterie and dessert buffet, and a wall of champagne! Live music will also be provided by the soulful sounds of Justin Mintun. Come dressed as you like and be ready to count down the last moments of the decade! Wine flight, buffet, and champagne included in ticket price. Additional beer and wine cash bar will be available.”
  • New Year’s Eve Black & White Affair at Jack’s Corner Tap — 8301 Magnolia Estates Drive, Cornelius. Say organizers: “Bring in 2020 in style with Unknown Artist Band LIVE at Jack’s Corner Tap! Spend the whole evening with us or stop in for a nightcap. Going strong until 2AM, this promises to be the show of the year! Join us at Jack’s Corner Tap on NYE as we ring in a new decade! Please wear white! The Unknown Artist Band will be playing from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Drink specials include $6 Crown, Grey Goose, Jack and Tito’s! Free Appetizer bar after midnight!”
  • Roaring New Year’s Eve Bash — Old Town Public House, 21314 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius. Say organizers: “We’re Roaring in the 20’s with alt-rock house favorites Red Dress Amy on Tues, Dec 31! Featuring: champagne toast at midnight, ball drop coverage (on new TV’s!), tasty snacks & party favors, and an all-access pass to one of the area’s most electrifying shows this New Year’s Eve! $15 per person.”
  • New Year’s Eve With Harp & Crown — 19930 W. Catawba Avenue, Cornelius. Say organizers: “Join us on NYE for a special three-course meal (Lunch 12-3 & Dinner 3-11). We’ll be toasting to a New Year with England and Ireland at 7 p.m. and of course the US at midnight! Walk-ins welcome but, we highly recommend reservations.”
  • New Year’s Eve Bash at Galway Hooker Irish Pub — 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. Say organizers: “This year’s New Year Eve Bash is set to the bigger & better than ever! 5 hour premium open bar, live 80’s band in the pub, DJ Bob upstairs at Waterford Hall, hors d’oeuvres & dessert stations on both floors, Champagne Toast at Midnight, Party decor & favors, VIP tables available for purchase.”
  • New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Dinner — Port City Club, 18665 Harborside Drive, Cornelius. Say organizers: “Say farewell to 2019 and ring in a new decade with our popular, New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Dinner! We’ll be serving four courses from a set menu and have three seating times for you to choose from.”

Around Lake Norman or within a short drive…

  • Christmas Wonderland of Lights — Zootastic Park, Troutman, NC. Say organizers: “Drive through reindeer forest, the Christmas Wonderland of Lights, watch the light show dance to music and walk around part of the zoo! Tiger feeding, Giraffe Feeding, Barn Feeding, Rides, S’mores, and more available to purchase to add extra magic to the night!
  • New Year’s Eve 2020 at Ghostface Brewing — Beer Lab By Ghostface Brewing, 225 S. Broad Street, Mooresville. Say organizers: “Toss out the dregs of 2019 and welcome a new year of beer with us at our traditional New Year’s Eve Brewery Bash on Tuesday, December 31 at 9 PM. This is one of our favorite annual celebrations, and we think there’s no finer way to clean the slate for 2020 than another round of excellent beer, food, music and fun! This year we changed it up a bit with a 1920’s theme party! What goes better with the roaring 20’s then creating our own Roaring 20’s! Dress up if you can but it is not required.
  • New Year’s Eve Prohibition Party on Tap — On Tap, 188 N. Main Street, Mooresville. Say organizers, “Let’s celebrate the new year and good beer by partying behind closed doors as we transform On Tap into a one-time-only 1920’s speakeasy. Tickets are $40 per person, which includes access to this password-only New Years Eve party, 2 drink tickets, a champagne toast at midnight, a vintage glass to take home, poker/blackjack table with prizes, hors d’oeuvres, photobooth, party favors, exclusive cask beer by GABF award winning Pilot Brewing, champagne drink specials, and much more!”
  • Lady of the Lake Yacht Cruise — Queens Landing, 1459 River Highway, Mooresville. Say organizers, “Ring in the new year on the Lady of the Lake yacht! DJ music performance and a refined nightlife crowd, while cruising on Lake Norman. This New Year’s Eve is sure to be one elegant affair. Come dressed in your best holiday outfit. Includes: DJ party, chef prepared heavy hors d’oeuvres and complimentary champagne toast. Upgrade to VIP status–you will be seated on the second floor with a table for up to 4 people. The VIP table will have a bottle of Moet, cupcakes, strawberries, your own buffet line, special linens and a bartender. All patrons must be 21 and older. $75, Boards 9:30.
  • Annual Polar Plunge — Trump National Golf Club Charlotte, 120 Trump Square, Mooresville. Say organizers, “Join us for a night of celebration at the Trump National Charlotte – Lakefront Ballroom.” More information about tickets may be found here.
  • New Year’s Eve Party at The Kilted Buffalo — The Kilted Buffalo Langtree, 119 Landings Drive, Mooresville. Say organizers, “Join us to bring in 2020! No cover or extra fees. DJ playing all the music you want to hear until 1:30am, Free toast at Midnight and more…. Make plans to join us and avoid the cover charges and up front fees.”
  • New Year’s Eve Party at Big Al’s — Big Al’s Pub & Grubberia, 516 river Highway, Mooresville. Say organizers, “Party hats and noisemakers, free champagne at midnight, special candle light dinner for 2, 20 drink specials, dancing with entertainment provided by DJ. Free personal taxi ride home (within an 8 mile radius and tip your driver). Call us if you want to reserve a special table!”
  • Holidays at the Garden 2019 — Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont, NC. Say organizers, “Delight in a stroll through the shimmering Mile of a Million Lights this holiday season! Along your journey, discover the colorful lights of the topiaries dancing to merry tunes, LED cherry trees glowing along Canal Garden, waves of color glittering in the Piedmont Prairie, enchanting model trains and fairy villages flourishing in the Orchid Conservatory, and so much more.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *