Want to ring in the New Year with new experiences? Why not head to the Outer Banks this holiday season? Celebrating New Year’s Eve on OBX is a great way to get your family and friends together for one last hurrah at the end of a long year. Whether you choose to take the adults out for a night on the town, with a lively countdown at some of the best Outer Banks bars and nightlife, or you’d like to take the kids out for a colorful fireworks display and early ball drop, the Outer Banks has something for every crowd!
For more activities and attractions to fill your itinerary with for the rest of the week, make sure to unlock our complimentary Outer Banks Vacation Guide. It offers an array of activities from restaurants to outdoor recreation to popular events around town, and more!
Here are the Best Ways to Spend New Year’s Eve on OBX
Outer Banks Nightlife
Have a drink or several while enjoying the best OBX nightlife experiences. This year, there are several fantastic bars, restaurants, or breweries to choose from for the perfect countdown.
Outer Banks Brewing Station
Outer Banks Brewing Station is an excellent place to celebrate the new year! The brewery usually throws a New Year’s Eve party with a special three-course menu, live music, or DJ, and a champagne toast.
Not only does this Kill Devil Hills restaurant and brewery offer a lively backdrop to an OBX New Year’s Eve party, but it also offers uniqueness and a little bit of OBX history as it resembles a modern lifesaving station. We highly recommend that you check it out for yourself this NYE!
New Year’s Eve for the Runners
Tortuga’s Lie Unofficial Blue Moon New Year’s Eve 5K
Run, don’t walk, to this exciting annual event in Nags Head, North Carolina. Tortuga’s Lie Unofficial Blue Moon New Year’s Eve 5K is an OBX tradition that running enthusiasts should not miss out on. Avoid the heat that usually comes with daytime races under the sun and run into the new year under the moon instead. It’s free, and you don’t need to register beforehand. Just show up on Beach Road in your best running shoes and with a positive attitude going into the new year!
The Ultimate Spot for Outer Banks Fireworks
Manteo New Year’s Eve Celebration
Kids and adults alike are always in awe of one of the best fireworks displays on the barrier islands of North Carolina. Manteo’s New Year’s Eve Celebration is a vibrant, family-friendly event right on the water in downtown Manteo, NC.
Start the evening’s festivities as the sun begins to set and make the best family memories with games and activities with the little ones in the kids’ zone, where they’ll enjoy live music and an early ball drop. That way, you can get the kiddos in bed on time, and they’ll be fully energized for another day of vacation memories in the morning.
Whether you plan to watch the ball drop from the comfort of your OBX vacation rental, surrounded by your favorite people in PJs, or you need the perfect place to rest your head after dancing the night away, Paramount Destinations offers comfort and convenience for the best Outer Banks getaway.
Stay in a large-family-sized rental or intimate and romantic condo near all the NYE action. Our rentals offer the ultimate Outer Banks experience with ocean views, proximity to popular attractions, full kitchens, hot tubs, and private pools!