A Topsail Island New Year

A Topsail Island New Year

Ring in the New Year at the beach! What better way to welcome 2016 than with crashing waves, salty air and sparkling waters?

If you're in Topsail for the New Year holiday, here are a few recommendations for what's happening locally. Celebrating a Topsail Island New Year can be anything you want it to be: quiet, relaxing and intimate or loud, fun and festive.

Read up on Topsail Island's New Year's Eve and New Year's day celebrations and then make your plans to join us.

New Year's Eve Celebrations on Topsail Island

When it comes to New Year's Eve parties, some of our favorite local spots are hosting a night to be remembered on December 31. Here's what you can find.

Island New Year on the beach

  • Gallagher's Bar & Grill in Surf City holds its 3rd Annual New Year's Eve Countdown and TV Drop. (Yes, you read correctly: TV drop.) If you want to bring in the New Year with a smash, well, you really can. Enjoy food and drink specials, lots of laughter, a community countdown to 2016, and the TV drop at midnight. Music starts at 10p.m.
  • The SandBar Saloon in Surf City is also hosting its annual New Year's Eve Bash. Dance the night away to DJ Dertee Ernie's best jams along with a champagne toast at midnight, drink specials, party hats, noisemakers and party favors galore. The party starts at 7p.m.
  • The Fat Turtle Tiki Bar in North Topsail Beach is celebrating 2016 with its own New Year's Eve celebration which includes drink specials all night long, and Ed from Backseat Romeo bringing the tunes. Music starts at 9:30p.m.
  • Rick's Restaurant & Sports Bar in Sneads Ferry also holds a New Year's party every December 31. It's only about a mile off of the island, so you won't need to drive far to enjoy the festive fun. Give them a ring and see what they have planned for this year's celebration.

Do you have a favorite Topsail Island restaurant? Be sure to give them a call and ask what specials they have going on for New Year's Eve.

A Quiet Night InMoet Champagne for New Year's Eve

For those who prefer a more low-key New Year's Eve celebration, go ahead and make the most of your vacation rental kitchen by preparing a nice dinner, pop open a bottle of your favorite champagne, and step out onto your balcony or deck to enjoy the Topsail Island views. Breathe in the ocean air and relish the last moments of 2015 as you welcome in the New Year.

The best part of a Topsail beach vacation rental is the ability to have a vacation-home-away-from-home to truly relax in, while having all of the perks of a vacation combined with the comforts of home. It's the only way to travel!

Dolphin Dip on New Year's Day

The biggest New Year's Day event on Topsail Island is the Surf City Dolphin Dip. Every January 1 starts with a brisk, refreshing dip in the Atlantic Ocean... if you dare. It's for a great cause, so please consider it. Why not start New's Year's Day tradition like no other? Bring your family, bring your friends!

To learn more about this favorite local event, read our blog post 10 Things You May Not Know About Surf City's Dolphin Dip. Hope to see you on the sand!

We want to wish you and your family a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! Thank you those who chose to vacation on Topsail Island with us in 2015, and we look forward to seeing you in 2016. Happy New Year!

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