New Year’s Eve Bear Drop 2019!

You may have watched the ball drop in New York, or even the peach drop in Atlanta, but you’ve probably never seen a bear drop to ring in the New Year!

In New Bern we like to do things just a little differently. In fact, we ring in the New Year twice on December 31. At 9:00, we have a count down for the ‘Bear Cub Drop’ to make sure the little kids get in on the fun. Then at midnight, we do it again with a lighted ‘Bear Drop’ for the big kids.

Our New Year’s Block Party begins at 5:30 with a full line-up of events and activities. Enjoy an evening of live music, with a full line-up of bands, dancing in the streets, family friendly activities, a variety of food trucks, a Kids Fun Zone and even a beer garden. All this and more in historic Downtown New Bern.