New Year Celebrations & Things to Do Fayetteville


There is still time to book a weekend getaway to Fayetteville to ring in the New Year.  Get pampered in one of Fayetteville’s Bed and Breakfast Inns, or getaway and enjoy a tranquil stay in a cozy cabin.   Fayetteville has something for everyone to help you ring in the New Year. You can enjoy a four-course meal and champagne toasts at midnight or dance the night away at a Masquerade party.  Maybe you are more of a thrill seeker; join us for Fayetteville’s Annual Polar Plunge into the New River on New Year’s Day.

New Year’s Eve Parties & Events

New Year’s Eve at The Station

Celebrate New Year’s at The Station with style. Kick off the evening with a 4-course meal starting at 6 pm with Live Jazz from the Heavy Hitters. Reservations are strongly recommended. The Cost of the evening will be $65 a person and will include a 4-course meal, Champagne Toast, and live music. Black tie dress is recommended. At 10 pm the dance party will begin and all are welcome regardless of reservations.

 Masquerade Party Elliott’s Whitewater Bar & Grill

Bring in the New Year with Elliott’s Masquerade party 9 pm to midnight. No cover!  Stay overnight on-site at the New River Quality Inn with nice deals on weekend packages and enjoy a free continental breakfast in the morning.

New Year’s Eve Adventures on the Gorge

You can stay in the heart of Fayetteville and play on the edge of the New River Gorge. Adventures on the Gorge will be offering a free shuttle service New Year’s Eve that will have one of the main stops across from the Historic Morris Harvey House Bed and Breakfast in Fayetteville.  You can also talk to your driver to request stops on the main loop including Lafayette Flats, and many of the vacation rentals in town. Tickets are only  30 dollars in advance or 40 at the door.  You can enjoy great food, live music, and fun at Smokey’s Steakhouse.  Get funky and dance the night away with Beggars’ Clan and the Three’s Company Blues Band.  Enjoy a variety of appetizers and desserts throughout the evening.

Where to Stay

Lafayette Flats

Looking for a unique place to stay in the heart of Fayetteville look no further than Lafayette Flats. Located in a historic stone cut building  you will discover a hidden gem renovated through design. Lafayette Flats houses a beautiful collection of art all created by West Virginia artists along with a library of local literature.  Start your new year feeling recharged and pamper yourself in a relaxing bath in one of the Flats claw foot tubs.  Lafayette Flats is within walking distance of The Station’s New Year’s Eve Celebration and on the shuttle route for New Year’s Eve at Adventures on the Gorge.

New River Gorge Quality Inn

Now is the time to take advantage of winter rates at the New River Gorge Quality Inn.  Enjoy all of the comforts of home and a free continental breakfast.  Only a two-minute drive from downtown Fayetteville and the New River Gorge Bridge.  Elliott’s Whitewater Bar and Grill will be hosting a Masquerade party on site to welcome in the New Year.

Cabin Getaways

They say you should spend New Year’s Eve the way you want to spend the rest of the year and who wouldn’t want to spend it curled up under a blanket with a book in a cozy cabin enjoying a relaxing getaway with your family.

New River Gorge Preserve

The New River Gorge Preserve houses a variety of vacation rentals in a secluded wooded area on the edge of the New River Gorge.  Curl up by the fireplace, warm up in an outdoor hot tub, or take a hike with the family.

Air B & B Fayetteville

Discover unique places to stay with local hosts from entire homes to private rooms you can book your perfect getaway in Fayetteville.

Check out our full list of lodging options with links to book your New Year’s getaway.


New Years Eve Glow Yoga Flow

Break out your neon and join New River Yoga for a fun New Years Eve Glow Yoga Flow. The 75-minute class will begin at 9:30 am and allow plenty of time to explore each movement under the black lights. Space is limited so you can reserve your spot  at

Lacy’s Lights at the Fayette County Park

Stroll through the wonderland of winter lights, take a wagon ride through the park and warm up with some hot cocoa. The last night to check out the lights is December 31st.

New Year’s Day Polar Plunge

Dive into the New Year with Fayetteville’s Polar Plunge.  Every year locals gather at Fayette Station on New Year’s Day for a dip in the New River at 1 pm.

Downtown Fayetteville

Fayetteville is all dolled up for the holidays enjoy the fresh greenery and storefront displays. Stop in one of our local coffee shops to warm up while you stroll around town. Fayetteville has a variety of unique shops, from boutiques, adventure gear shops, antique stores, and more. You will also want to take advantage of our awesome restaurants, several Fayetteville Restaurants topped  the Best of West Virginia List for 2017.


Start work on your New Year’s resolution. Take a winter hike and enjoy amazing views of the New River Gorge through leafless trees or discover many of the area waterfalls.

Adventure Activities

If more adventure is your resolution we can get you started. Book a New Year’s Day Bridge Walk and enjoy amazing views 876 feet above the New River. Learn to mountain bike at Arrowhead Bike Farm or go zip lining a truck two neighboring adventure resorts. If your feeling up for a challenge test  yourself at the New River Gorge Epic Escape Game.


Winter Place Ski Resort is just a 45-minute drive from Fayetteville.

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