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Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2013 in Winston-Salem

Nowhere is the story of tobacco in North Carolina more evident than in the city of Winston-Salem with a population of about 228,000 inhabitants in the northwest of the state.  The city is home to the Reynolds Tobacco Corporation, which invites visitors and tourists to visit the world's largest cigarette factory. Other tourist attractions in Winston-Salem are arts and culture. Several galleries and exhibitions showing visual arts, also regularly hosts events such as the National Black Theatre Festival. The Open Air Museum of Old Salem shows life in the city in the 18th Century. Winston-Salem has many things going on, from family-friendly dinner events to live music concert and performances to help usher in the New Year 2013.

For several years the Meridian restaurant has presented its Bubbly Dinner for New Year’s Eve. A five-course dinner matched with champagnes. Dessert follows with a champagne toast at midnight. An evening of big band and swing music, both old favorites and new, is planned with the Winston-Salem Symphony. The symphony’s many musicians will keep your toes tapping and a smile on your face all night long. In addition to the full symphony, there is a jazz octet. Concert-goers will receive party hats and noisemakers as part of the celebration, which will end with a rendition of “Auld Lang Syne” and a balloon drop. The Millennium Center’s New Year’s Eve party comes in two parts. The early part of the evening will be dinner and big band and ballroom dance music. Later in the evening the sounds and energy will change a bit with a DJ playing music videos from the last four decades.  There will be large screens, state-of-the-art sound and lighting, party favors, and a live broadcast of the Times Square ball drop. Everyone gets a glass of champagne to toast in the New Year. All of this is followed by a late-night breakfast before things wind down.