Imagine starting the new year with fresh mountain air, beautiful scenery and serene mountain peaks. We can’t think of a better way to refresh and rejuvenate for a new beginning.

This is all after a night of celebratory fun, of course…and Boone is a great place to ring in the New Year with family-friendly adventures, fireworks, music and drinks.

We’ve compiled a list of our ‘Top 6 New Year’s Eve Celebration Events’ in Boone. Let us handle the accommodations as you determine how to kick-off 2024!

Appalachian Theatre Presents Noon & New Year’s Eve!

Noon Year’s Eve

Dec. 31 at 12 Noon, doors open at 11:30am
559 W. King St., Boone, NC 28607
Price: Adult general admission tickets – $10; Children 12 & younger – $5
Both tickets include admission to the film and the after party.

New this year, the theatre introduces Noon Year’s Eve. This family-friendly party begins with a 12 Noon special showing of the star-studded animated film, “Sing.” This musical comedy will have everybody singing along as the perfect send-off for 2023. Following the film, the party continues with a photo booth, party favors, sparkling cider toast and balcony balloon drop.

New Year’s Eve

Dec. 31 at 10pm, doors open at 9:30pm
Price: Adult general admission tickets – $19; Student tickets – $15 with student ID.

New Year’s Eve at the App. returns with a 10 p.m. screening of “While You Were Sleeping.” Following the feature, guests can enjoy light appetizers, a photo booth, party favors, a live viewing of the ball drop from Times Square, and a champagne or sparkling cider toast at midnight.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Appalachian Ski Mountain

Dec. 31 from 9pm – Midnight (Activity hours vary)
940 Ski Mountain Rd., Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Price: Check website for various activity prices

You won’t want to miss this incredibly fun and adventurous celebration at Appalachian Ski Mountain! If you’ve ever tried night skiing or snowboarding, this exciting adventure is likely to come in first place as a “New Year’s Eve must!” The evening also includes a torchlight parade, late night ice skating under the stars, restaurant specials and a spectacular fireworks display!

Appalachian Mountain Brewery Beer Countdown

Dec. 31 from 8pm – 12:30am
46 N. Mills River Rd., Mills River, NC 28759
Price: Check website for details

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em! Enjoy New York’s live stream of its New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Ball Drop, a rockin’ band, the best local brews, a complimentary champagne flute at midnight, and more!

Beech Mountain Family New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Lodge

Dec. 31 from 7pm – 12am
1007 Beech Mountain Pkwy., Banner Elk, NC 28604
Price: Free; Concert: $20 per ticket

This New Year celebration includes a free Family Friendly Celebration with dancing, games, and activities, a Silent Disco and a paid concert (ages 18+) with music from Winston Ramble at Beech Mountain Brewing Company, followed by the grand finale of an awesome fireworks display at Beech Mountain Resort.

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort’s New Year’s Eve Celebration

Dec. 31 from 9pm – 1am
1009 Sugar Mountain Dr., PO Box 369, Banner Elk, NC 28604
Price: Check website for prices on the Indoor Festivities; Free – Alpine Torch Parade & Fireworks

Kick off your evening with lots of warm and cozy indoor fun. Enjoy live music from The Rockabilly’s and more! Reservations required by calling 828-898-4521, ext. 261.

The festive alpine torchlight parade begins at 11:45pm, followed by a spectacular midnight fireworks’ display for a bright start to the new year!

Boone’s New Year’s Ball Drop at Horton Hotel

611 W. King St., Boone
5pm – 12am: rooftop tickets must be purchased
Cost: $20 – for reservations, call the Horton Hotel at 828-832-8060

The Horton Hotel will host its annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop on its eclectic rooftop. Enjoy craft cocktails inside at the bar or bring chairs and warm clothing to enjoy the magnificent ball drop on the Jones House lawn across the street.


Whether you are ice skating under the stars or dancing to live music, these events are sure to offer you a New Year’s Eve that you will always remember!

Reserve a room or a suite at Graystone Lodge and enjoy modern, spacious accommodations, a complimentary hot breakfast by our grand fireplace, and amenities including an outdoor firepit and s’mores kits, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor pool and much more.

Happy holidays from Graystone Lodge and may your New Year be full of cheer!