Saturday, December 15, 2012

Greet the New Year in North Carolina!!

All along North Carolina's shoreline,  find great shopping, historic sites, ocean fishing, wonderful walks and beautiful vistas.  Visit many times and find something new each time. From the Dismal Swamp on the Virginia border to Long Bay, down where North Carolina meets South Carolina.
One place to get your New Year's eve celebration on in coastal Carolina is the Pier in Kure Beach. The giant lighted beach ball will drop at midnight, followed up spectacular fireworks.  This free, family-friendly event will feature a DJ and dancing with refreshments and party favors available for purchase.   Click here for the Island of Lights information.

The Great Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains out in western Carolina give you a different side of our heritage.  The stunning scenery grabs your eye and heart, but the entertainment offers a wide variety of delights.
For New Year, consider the 18th Annual Possum Drop in Brasstown, the "Opossum Capital of the World."   Or enjoy some torchlight skiing for the New Year at Blowing Rock.  Or try the Winterfest from January 4-6 at Beech Mountain.  So much to do and see!

North Carolina's Piedmont, the middle, has its own unique prospects. Plenty of open space for camping and sports, and a plethora of museums, universities and mind-expanding opportunities.  Plan on taking your time in 2013 to check out everything.
For New Year, try Pinehurst's Party in the Pines - live music, champagne and golf in the morning.  If you aren't a late owl, go to Mt. Olive, where the New Year’s Eve Pickle descends the flagpole at the stroke of 7 p.m. midnight – that’s 7 o’clock EST, midnight Greenwich Mean Time. You will be "official" but don’t have to stay up until midnight.  With live music and free refreshments!

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