The New Year's Celebration is always held on New Year's Eve and begins at 9 PM. The location rotates between Carolina & Kure Beaches. Don't miss the giant beach ball being dropped at midnight followed by a spectacular fireworks demonstration.


This free family-friendly event will feature a DJ and dancing with refreshments and party favors available for purchase. In an Island of Lights tradition there will be a raffle, with the winner taking home the original artwork for the Island of Lights 2017 official Christmas card and ornament.

Photo Gallery: 2016 New Year Celebration

2017 New Year Celebration - Sunday, December 31st

9:00 PM - Carolina beach boardwalk

 Pleasure Island, NC

Island of Lights