Whether you’re enjoying an extended staycation or entertaining out-of-town guests, continue celebrating into the New Year with our round-up of what to do this weekend and New Year’s Eve in Lake Norman.


Beer, Grilled Cheese & Live Music
King Canary Brewing Company, Mooresville | 2 p.m.

Spend the last Saturday of 2018 at King Canary Brewing Company with live music and Carolina Smash gourmet grilled cheese food truck.


Farewell 2018
King Canary Brewing Company | 1 p.m.

Enjoy $1 off all pints and flights, plus Hillbilly Philly’s food truck from 1-6 p.m.


Old Town Public House, Cornelius

Rock into the New Year with help from live band Shades of Brown Charlotte. The night also includes light hors d’oeuvres, party favors, dancing and a champagne toast at midnight. $25 per person in advance, $35 at the door.

Galway Hooker, Cornelius

The 11th annual New Year’s celebration at Galway Hooker features an open bar, chef-driven food selection, party favors, music by DJ Bob and party band Audiophiles and a champagne toast at midnight.

The Harp & Crown Pub and Kitchen, Cornelius 

The third annual bash at The Harp & Crown starts with special menu items in addition to their regular dinner menu, followed by live music, complimentary for d’oeuvres and a champagne toast.

Eleven Lakes Brewing, Cornelius 

Ring in the New Year at Eleven Lakes Brewing with heavy hors-d’oeuvres from Armin’s Catering, a photo booth and live music by Embarrassment of Riches. Tickets include three drinks from the bar as well as a champagne toast $40 general admission.

Corkscrew Birkdale, Huntersville

At Corkscrew Birkdale, the whole team is ready to step into 2019 with live music by Poplar Tent Revival, drink specials and no cover.

Fox & Hound, Huntersville 

In Huntersville, Fox & Hound will celebrate the New Year with music, drink specials and a breakfast buffet at midnight. VIP tables available.

BoatYard Eats, Cornelius

BoatYard Eats will celebrate their first New Year’s Eve celebration with two live performances from Irrashional and Uptown Dueling Pianos. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Bin 110, Cornelius

At Bin 110, enjoy music by the lively party band Tastes Like Chicken, party favors, a dessert bar and a toast at midnight. $30 for VIP tickets.

Hangar33LKN, Mooresville

At Hangar33LKN, toast to 2019 with free party favors, live music and no cover. Plus, champagne at midnight.

Jack’s Corner Tap, Cornelius

Ring in the New Year with music by The 7 Days Band, no cover, a champagne toast at midnight and complimentary breakfast buffet.

Lake Town Tavern, Cornelius 

Count down to 2019 at Lake Town Tavern’s Black, White & Glitter Masquerade complete with drink specials, a champagne toast and music by Unknown Artist.

The Kilted Buffalo Langtree, Mooresville 

Head to The Kilted Buffalo Langtree for a New Year’s Bash with no cover, a DJ, party favors and more.

Ghostface Brewing, Mooresville

Welcome a brand new year with Ghostface’s New Year’s Eve Brewery Bash featuring live music, food, a raffle supporting a local charity, prizes and beer releases. $65 per person.

Apps & Taps, Mooresville

At Apps & Taps, enjoy dinner and a concert complete with party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. $55 for dinner and concert admission, $30 for concert admission.

New Year’s Eve Party Cruise
Queens Landing Marina, Mooresville

Aboard the Lady of the Lake Yacht, celebrate with a 2.5 hour cruise, DJ, hors d’oeuvres and complimentary champagne toast. $85 per person.


First Footin’ 2019
Rural Hill, Huntersville | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Kick off 2019 with Rural Hill’s First Footin’, an annual walk and celebration of Scottish New Years. The walk starts at 11 a.m.