CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) - Folks in Carolina Beach are getting ready to count down until midnight and they're going to ring in the new year with a bang.
Organizers spent Saturday afternoon preparing for the Island of Lights New Year's party.
At midnight, they will drop a beach ball from a fire truck and then celebrate with a fireworks show. The event has been going on for more than 15 years.
Organizers alternate every other year between hosting the party at Carolina Beach and Kure Beach.
They say the event is fun for the whole family and kids are more than welcome to come along with their parents.
For more New Year's events going on in the area, make sure to check out our New Year's Eve events page.