GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The focus now turns from Christmas to New Year’s Eve.

Say goodbye to 2022 and say hello to 2023.

You can ring in the new year at many places around North Carolina with some of these events happening right here in Eastern North Carolina this Saturday.  

New Year’s Eve Block Party, New Bern

(Claire Curry video)

New Bern will be hosting its 5th annual New Year’s Block Party in downtown New Bern. All the activities will be held at the corner of Craven and Pollock Streets, in front of City Hall. Admission to the event is free. All the activities will begin at 5:30 p.m. Some of the activities will include a Kids Fun Zone, food trucks, family-friendly activities and much more. Live entertainment will begin at 6 p.m. with your favorite tunes playing throughout the evening. 

The Rustic Barn At Half Moon Presents New Year’s Eve 2022 Ball, Jacksonville

Jacksonville will be the place for a New Year’s Eve Ball at 135 Batting Cage Trail in Jacksonville. It is formal attire and there will be dinner, dancing, champagne toast and a cost bar. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.

Pickle Drop, Morehead City

The annual Mount Olive Pickle Drop has been canceled due to the threat of bad weather, organizers said on Thursday. You can still watch a series of videos from previous events. Go here to find out more.

Buccaneer’s New Year, Beaufort

The fun starts at 5 p.m. and includes s’mores on the waterfront. You can watch Capt’n Shack take the plunge with all your regrets. The plunge is at 7 p.m.

Shad Drop 2023, Grifton

Grifton is taking a unique step with its annual Shad Festival. On Saturday, it will host its first Shad Drop. A big shad will descend from the top of a pole and help ring in the new year. There will also be a reverse drawing for a Ford Model A replica a the Grifton Train Depot. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the drawing is at 8 p.m.

Crab Pot Drop and more in Morehead City

Morehead City officials said in a media release they have made the tough decision to cancel all 2022 New Year’s Eve events including the scheduled fireworks display and the youth crab pot drop at Big Rock Landing. “After much discussion and monitoring, the weather forecast for Saturday would place citizens, guests and staff at risk. The safety and well-being of attendees is our priority when making these difficult decisions. We hope everyone has a happy and safe weekend as we look back on 2022 and celebrate the New Year.”

New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Box, Atlantic Beach

Start off the new year with a Cannon Blast at Fort Macon State Park. There will be great food, fun and more. You can also go for a rustic New Year’s Eve with a hike along the Hoop Pole Nature Trail early in the day or on New Year’s Day.

Emerald Drop, Greenville

The City of Greenville has canceled its New Year’s Eve celebration due to anticipated inclement weather.