DECEMBER 28, 2005 -- Here is a list of several New Year's Eve events in the Cape Fear region courtesy of the Cape Fear Coast Convention and Vistors Bureau.
Island of Lights New Year's Eve Countdown Party: begins at 10:00pm at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk Gazebo. The celebration includes a street dance, the lowering of a giant lighted beach ball, and a midnight fireworks display. The event is free. Call 910-458-5507 for more information or log onto www.islandoflights.org.
New Year's Eve Riverboat Cruise: begins at 8:30pm aboard the Henrietta III at the foot of Water and Dock Streets in downtown Wilmington. The cruise includes food, entertainment, party favors and a champagne toast. For reservations and more information call 910-343-1611 or log onto www.cfrboats.com.
City Stage's annual New Year's Eve Performance & Party: begins at 8:00pm with a performance of the musical "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" at Level 5. Price includes admission, drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Call 910-342-0272 for more information.