Looking forward to ringing in the new year but not sure what to do? Charlotte and surrounding areas have plenty of fun-filled events designed to help you wrap up 2021 and kick off 2022 in style. Find out what’s happening in and around the Queen City so you won’t miss out on a good time.

If You’re Staying In

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Maybe you’re not really the going out type, or maybe you are but just don’t want to go anywhere this year. Either way, there is still plenty of fun to be had while staying home. Here are three things you can do to ring in the new year in the comfort of your own home.

1) Play Games

Who doesn’t love a fun game night? Pick out your favorite board game and a friend (or a few) and play until the clock strikes midnight! Or you can check out online multiplayer games and have your friends join in from wherever they may be! One such example is Drunk Pirate, an online drinking game you can play with your friends, or they will connect you with other players. You can check it out here.

2) Charcuterie and Cocktails

Charcuterie is all the rage right now, so why not incorporate it into your Stay-At-Home plans? Try your hand at making one yourself for an extra challenge, or you can purchase one from several retailers in the Charlotte are, but be advised you do typically have to place these orders a few days in advance. Pair your charcuterie spread with a fun cocktail or mocktail, and you have yourself a festive evening snack to pass the time until the clock strikes 12!

3) Make Some Resolutions

It’s not the new year without some resolutions, so if you’re planning on staying in, maybe take some time to reflect on the highs and lows of 2021, and set some goals for 2022! Maybe you’d like to learn a new hobby, take a big trip, or advance your career at work? Whatever you decide though, just remember to make an attainable plan to maximize your chances at reaching that goal.

If You’re Going Out

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If you’re looking to hit the town this New Years Eve, then you’re in the right place! Charlotte is full of amazing nightlife year round, so it should come as no surprise that there are countless options for you on one of the most festive nights of the year. Up next are 3 things to do on New Year’s Eve if you’re looking to scream “Happy New Year” with a crowd.

1) HEDWIG New Years Eve

If you’re looking for a fun show on New Years Eve, the Actors Theater of Charlotte (ATC) will be premiering their first show back since March of 2020! Starting at 9PM, watch this late night performance of Hedwig & The Angry Inch along with drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a ball drop countdown! Tickets start at $72 per person and can be purchased here.

2) New Years Eve at Nuvolé Rooftop

Are you looking for an upscale New Years Eve? If so, we suggest checking out Nuvolé’s Rooftop New Year’s Eve party. General admission tickets include a champagne toast, passed hors d’oeuvres and desserts, and party favors, and VIP tickets also include bottomless champagne all night. With good food, music, dancing, and a beautiful view, you can’t go wrong at Nuvolé. Ticket prices begin at $125 per person, and can be purchased here

3) All-Inclusive Bash at Dilworth Neighborhood Grill

If you’re looking for something a little more scaled down, then you might want to check out Dilworth Neighborhood Grill’s All-inclusive New Years Eve Bash. This $85, 21+ event is all inclusive, and includes beer, wine, and liquor, heavy hors d’oeuvres, music, and a champagne toast at midnight. So if this seems like the perfect place for you, you can purchase tickets here.

*Please note that tickets for all events may sell out.

Final Thought

From all of us at Fairway of the Carolinas, we want to wish you a Happy New Year in advance. Thank you for your support throughout 2021, and we look forward to helping you pursue your homeownership dreams in 2022. Contact us today to get started on that new home for a new year.