December 31st, 2019 to January 1st, 2020 marks the beginning of a new year and a brand-new decade! If you are planning to celebrate in Maggie Valley, NC, you’re in for a very special treat as the town rings in 2020. Even better, this family friendly event is free and open to everyone!
With party hats, music, entertainment, and a dazzling fireworks display, no place in Western North Carolina will do New Year’s Eve better than Maggie Valley! Festivities will begin at 8:00 pm and go through 12:00 am. The evening’s fun will be based at Market Square, 3493 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, NC 28751.
The free, inaugural event is chock full of fun family friendly festivities for ringing in the New Year. The idea of a first night celebration was the brainchild of a grassroots, newly formed nonprofit, the Maggie’s First Night Committee, which is hosting this event in Maggie Valley.
The event is made possible by the support of local business owners, residents, and several of the town’s regular out of town visitors. Their generous financial donations are what has made this event possible.
The Best Way to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Maggie Valley, NC
Maggie Valley’s first ever New Year’s Eve celebration is free and open to the public! Get there early and snag your complimentary party hats while supplies last.
The organizers have planned an all-out, family friendly block party from 8 pm to 12 am. There is something for everyone to enjoy! Check out the Maggie Valley New Year Facebook page for more information.
Fun for All!
Or, wear your dancing shoes and dance the night away as a DJ from RETRO Entertainment spins favorite tunes.
If you’re feeling lucky, you could win a prize as you hunt for, and find, hand-painted prize rocks. Hosted by the Facebook group Maggie Valley Rocks, these unique and beautiful rocks are super fun to find.
If that’s not enough, visitors can get married or renew vows with Maggie Valley’s own Wedding Fairy Godmother.
There’s even more! Allow the kids to let loose some New Year’s Eve energy in the bounce house or try their hand at the corn hole boards, which are fun for young and old alike.
If you need to warm up, there will be fire pits and lots of other fun activities for all ages!
Food for the New Year
Don’t worry about arriving at the event hungry because there will be vendors on site keeping tummies satisfied.
Delicious food choices will be offered by Café Italiano, serving authentically amazing Italian food; Daily Grinder food truck will serve up sandwiches and pizza; Maggie Valley Sandwich Shop will have bowls of homemade, award-winning turkey chili; and Sippers in the Valley will be slinging all the handcrafted coffee, hot chocolate, cider, and donuts you can hold!
Bringing in 2020
To top off the fun and festive evening, Maggie’s First Night visitors can enjoy a dazzling fireworks display which begins at 11:00 pm, followed by the culminating event, an elk drop at midnight to ring in the New Year!
Maggie’s First Night Committee is excited to bring this event to the Valley and can’t wait to ring in the New Year with everyone. Party hats, horns, and noise makers will be provided free of charge while supplies last!
No matter how you decide to celebrate, you’ll be glad that you chose to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Maggie Valley.
Looking for more ways to enjoy during your winter vacation in Maggie Valley and the Western North Carolina area? Read our blog on Western North Carolina and surrounding area’s best activities!
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Thank You Sponsors!
The First Night Committee sends out a huge thank you each and every sponsor who has provided support to help make this inaugural New Year’s Eve event possible:
- Sippers in the Valley
- Catoe Family
- Allen Alsbrooks/Hearth and Home (G)
- Mike Ayers (G)
- Five Star Inn (Chris Padget)
- The Buttered Biscuit (Ted Vargo)
- Premier Vacation Rental (Melissa Pless)
- Maggie Valley Chamber of C
- Maggie Valley Embroidery Company (Randy Fisher)
- T&D Spa Maintenance
- Retro Entertainment (Joe Garmon)
- Trevor Roberts
- Clarketon Motel
- Maggie Valley Sandwich Shop
- Kenneth Guess D.D.S.
- MV Civic Association
- Elevated Mountain Distillery
- Jonathan Creek Inn
- Subway (T&T Enterprises)
- Maggie Valley Puzzle Rooms
- The Maggie Valley Wedding Fairygodmother (Sandee Wright)
- Meadowlark Hotel
- The Believe Inn (Butch & Linda Hill)
- Reggie Jones
- Starley Construction (Jim Starley)
- Café Italiano
- Snappy’s Italian
- Cataloochee Ski Resort
- Firefly Taps
- Poppy’s Little Knife Store
- Mountain Dreams Realty
- Tina Snow
- The Cardinal Inn
- A Holiday Motel
- CJ Douthit
- High Country (Doug)
- Larry and Jenn Deane Blueridge Mtn. Life
- A Holiday Motel
- Maggie Valley Lions Club
Friends of Maggie Valley
- The Cuban Guy
- Different Drummer Pottery
- The Valley Inn
- Smokey Shadows
- BJ Kreations
- George Giles
- Organic Beans