A guide to some local New Years celebrations

Local New Years Eve celebrations

SOUTHEASTERN NC (WECT) - You may not be able to make it to New York City to see the ball drop in Times Square, but there are a number of New Years festivities in the southeastern North Carolina.

If you have young kids and are still looking for a fun way to close out 2018, the Children’s Museum of Wilmington is hosting New Year’s Noon from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday. There will be singing, dancing, arts & crafts and even a confetti toss to help ring in the new year.

Another family event you can swing by to celebrate new years is the first annual Blueberry Drop in downtown Burgaw. The celebration starts at 5 p.m. at the historic Burgaw train depot. The main attraction, the dropping of a giant blueberry as the New Years Eve ball, is scheduled for 7 p.m.

For those who are willing or able to stay up a little later you can ring in the New year on Pleasure Island....with the annual Beach Ball Drop. This New Year’s Eve celebration will start at the Kure Beach Boardwalk at 9 p.m. and admission is free. After the giant beach ball will drops at midnight, a fireworks show will immediately follow.

There will plenty of additional New Years celebrations in the area, so be sure to check in with WECT on-air and online as we ring in 2019 with you.

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