With the holiday hustle and bustle quickly approaching, event organizers across North Carolina are sending out their RSVP invites for year-end celebrations.
In an effort to help readers balance work with fun, TechWire is putting out a guide to the holiday-themed parties and events happening across North Carolina in the next month.
Check out the roundup below. This list will be updated regularly. If you’d like your event to be added, feel free to send me an email.
December 4, 4-7 p.m. @Charlotte Motor Speedway
Come network with the business community while getting a sneak peek at the Speedway’s Christmas light decorations at the next “Speed Networking at the Speedway” event, held by Charlotte Chamber. Beverages and appetizers will be provided.
December 4, 5-7 p.m. @Linville Team Partners, Winston-Salem
Join for music, networking, food and beverage tastings at this holiday-themed social, presented by the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, Linville Team Partners, Allegacy Federal Credit Union and the Winston-Salem Black Chamber of Commerce.
December 5, 5:30-8 p.m. @Chima Steakhouse
At this holiday-themed networking event, Healthtech Women Charlotte will recognize the organization’s partners and volunteers, receive feedback on the year’s events and reveal 2019 programming. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided.
December 5, 6-9 p.m. @The Cotton Room
The startup community is invited to join American Underground in celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of the Triangle’s entrepreneurial scene this year. The event will introduce AU’s first-ever awards, “The Undies,” which will be granted to the organization’s most notable members. All proceeds from the event will go to Code The Dream.
December 6, 4-7 p.m. @The Chesterfield
Next up in LaunchBio’s Larger Than Life Science event series is a special holiday celebration featuring a panel of HR experts, science comedian Brian Malow, a guided constellation tour in the Museum of Life & Science’s Star Lab and glitter-sprinkled beer from Durty Bull Brewing Company. Tickets are free.
December 6, 6-8 p.m. @American Legion Hall
Join Silicon Hollar for food, drinks and celebration of the accomplishments of Western North Carolina’s startup community. This event also features pitches from Velocity Labs companies, a raffle and a talk from NC IDEA President Thom Ruhe.
December 7, 11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @Charlotte Country Club
BABC Charlotte invites the community to join for a holiday party to wrap up the year.
December 7, 6-9 p.m. @HQ Raleigh
This year’s HQ Raleigh Christmas Party is complete with Lonerider beer, wine, hors d’oeuvre, holiday cookies, carols and even a tacky Christmas sweater competition.
December 10, 5:30-7 p.m. @Legion Brewing Company Southpark
Chamber members and non-members will gather to celebrate year’s end at the last South Chapter event of 2018. Registration includes two drinks and appetizers. Tickets are free for members, $20 for access-level members and $40 for non-members.
December 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Jordan Lake Brewing Company
The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster is hosting a holiday gathering to celebrate the Triangle’s progress in cleantech this year. Complimentary beverage and hors d’oeuvres included.
December 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Hatchet Coffee
Boone entrepreneurs: Join the Mountain BizWorks team and partners for a night of networking and presentations covering local crowdfunding offerings and the upcoming ScaleUp 2019 program. An early glance of Mountain BizWorks’ 2019 plans will also be shared.
December 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Hawkins-Hartness House
Local CIOs and IT leaders are invited to enjoy networking and catered food at a holiday gathering at downtown Raleigh’s historic Hawkins-Hartness House. This event is only open to NC TECH members. Tickets are free.
December 12, 6-8 p.m. @RTP HQ
Women in Bio-RTP invites the community to an evening of networking, appetizers and drinks to celebrate the holidays and the past year’s successes. WIB will also introduce some of its 2019 initiatives.
December 13, 4-7 p.m. @The Frontier
Shop local for the holidays at this market featuring the products of artisans in the Triangle. Code The Dream, a Durham-based tech education program, will receive 15 percent of the profits.
December 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @NC State University Club
Join the Triangle chapter of CompTIA AITP for a recap of this year’s membership growth and accomplishments, a festive dinner, plenty of networking and the installation of the chapter’s 2019 officers. Guests are welcome to attend.
December 17, 5:30-7 p.m. @Forsyth Tech Small Business Center
HUSTLE Winston-Salem invites the Triad community to come celebrate the year’s accomplishments with an evening of community-building and networking.
December 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @WeWork, Downtown Durham
Join The Revenue Exchange for its year-end holiday celebration. Drinks and food will be provided.
December 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @HQ Greensboro
HQ Greensboro and The Forge join to present a special holiday celebration, unveiling a new CNC milling machine at The Forge. The event also features holiday crafting, light food and beverages.
December 19, 5-7 p.m. @Bluedoor Cafe, Chapel Hill
At this free networking event, attendees can enjoy some local craft beer with DHIT in celebration of the organization’s 2018 milestones and contributions to North Carolina’s digital health sector.
December 31, 9 p.m. – January 1, 1 a.m. @The Cannon Room
Ring in the new year with a night of live music, bites and drinks, and a nice view of the firework-lit skyline at HQ Capital Club.