The year is finally coming to a close..2011 is just a few days away. New Year's Eve is a time to not only celebrate but also to reflect upon the past year and look forward to new goals and opportunities for the new year.

From fine dining to exciting night life, there are several fun things to do in the Chapel Hill area to ring in the New Year!

Ring in the New Year with The Nomads
Ring in the new year with local legends The Nomads at Breadmen's Restaurant, located at 423 West Rosemary Street. Enjoy great music, dancing, a Champagne toast, and a midnight breakfast buffet. But mostly just enjoy a really great time to welcome in the New Year. Only $45 per person!

New Year's Eve with Bobby Collins
Goodnight's Comedy Club, 861 West Morgan Street,Raleigh, NC 27601
Thurs., December 31, 7:30 pm; 9:30 pm; and 11:30 pm 919-828-5233

With three show times and two restaurants to choose from, your New Year's Eve will definitely be one to be remembered. First, Bobby Collins is a regular on the Las Vegas strip, who once served as host of TV's VH-1 Stand-up Spotlight. Bobby is also one of the all-time top rated/requested comedians on Satellite radio.

Tickets are available for all shows as "show-only" tickets or general admission. You can reserve your seats at the Old Bar Restaurant or at the Grill Restaurant. Prices range from $30 to $35 for "show-only" tickets and $64.95 to $89.95 for the show and dinner packages. The premium table is a showroom only option and does not include dinner. It is priced from $180 to $210. Dinner can be added for $34.95 to $54.95. Prices do not include convenience fees, food and beverage tax and gratuities

New Year's Eve Celebration at Cypress on the Hill
Cypress on the Hill will be serving an exceptional five course menu to help ring-in the New Year on Friday, December 31st. The meal will be paired with wines to make your meal truly special. Dinner is $65 with the wine flight available for only $20 more. There will be two seatings: an early seating between 5:30pm and 6:30pm and a late seating between 8pm and 9pm. Call now for reservations at 919-537-8817. For more information visit  

New Year's Eve Country Dance
Friday, Dec 31 8:30pm, at The Ark, Durham, NC 
The Ark on Duke University's East Campus. Live Music by Cosi Long and friends. Suggested donation $18. 12 and younger are free. Families of all kinds welcome.  No partner needed. No alcohol. For directions or other questions, see or phone 286-2202

What are you planning on doing to ring in the New Year?