It's hard to believe that 2023 is wrapping up, but there are many ways to ring in the new year! From ball drops to live music performances, Lake Norman has all the glamour and laid-back atmospheres you can enjoy to top off the decade. Whether visiting family and friends or calling the area home, we've compiled a list of New Year's events you should check out!


Discovery Place Kids

December 31 | 9:30 AM-4:00 PM

Kick off New Year's Eve by taking the little ones to Discovery Place Kids in Huntersville to watch the giant balloon drop. There will be plenty of activities and crafts for the kids to enjoy. General admission is $18 and $12 for members. Purchase your tickets here.

Balloon Drop at DPK

North Harbor Club

North Harbor Club

December 31 | 4:00-9:00 PM

Join the North Harbor Club on New Year's Eve for a 3-course pre-set menu (price and menu to be determined soon)

BoatYard LKN

December 31 | 8:00PM

Start off the new year with great food and a live performance by Blue Monday and DJ Mikey Tookie at BoatYard LKN in Cornelius. Get your tickets in advance for $40, or get them at the door for $50. 

boatyardlkn new years

Exterior building of Cool Fish with sun setting in the back

Cool Fish New Year's Eve Celebration

December 31 | 8:30PM

Enjoy a full menu and complimentary champagne at midnight along with a balloon drop with cash prizes! Hosted by DJ AROD. No cover charge or reservation required.

First Footin' 2024

January 1 | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Welcome the New Year with a touch of Scottish tradition at First Footin' at Rural Hill. Register here to attend this free event where guests can enjoy this festive celebration filled with fun, food, and goodwill. Canned goods donations are encouraged to donate to Caterpillar Ministries, a local non-profit organization that helps those in need in our community.

Rural Hill


Lake Norman has different events to top off the decade and ring in the new calendar year. Don't forget to tag us in your New Year's Eve celebrations on social media @visitlakenorman