If you're already thinking about how to ring in the New Year, here are six Durham events that are sure to have you shouting "Happy New Year!" and singing Auld Lang Syne.
December 31 from 8 p.m. to January 1 at 2 a.m.
The Durham Convention Center's Grand Ballroom will host a night of revelry. There will be a photo booth, appetizer food bar, champagne toast, and Bull City Syndicate will provide live entertainment. Tickets are $60 and must be purchased in advance.
December 31 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Call ahead to make a New Year's Eve reservation at Dashi, a local favorite Japanese ramen shop and gastropub. The downtown restaurant is offering a five-course Omakase dinner, the Japanese equivalent of a tasting menu. The meal costs $55 per person, or $85 with drink pairings.
December 31 from 8 p.m. onward
Head to Motorco for live music and time travel. JFK Jr. will be on stage and attendees should "assume the garb of the luminary you were destined to be - or dress era-appropriately for where you would like to be dropped off." The event also includes a champagne toast and snacks for the early birds. Tickets are $15.
December 31 from 9 p.m. on
For a night of non-stop music and dancing, attend NYE 2016 at the Downtown Durham Armory. The event, produced by The Art of Cool and A.C.T. Productions, features DJ Spinna and a special performance by Joshua Gunn. Tickets start at $30.
January 1 at 2 p.m.
Join the Eno River Association for a free afternoon of guided hikes and refreshments. Participants can chose between a longer, four to five mile hike and a shorter two-mile route. At the end of the hike, enjoy hot cocoa, marshmallows, and popcorn around a fire.
January 1 at 1 p.m. (registration begins at 12 p.m.)
Start the New Year off with a run through Duke Forest. The 8k trail race, part of the Godiva Track Club's Winter Series, starts at the Duke School. The cost is $5 per person.
View the Official Durham Event Calendar for a complete list of holiday events in Durham.