First ever Emerald Drop

Inaugural New Year’s Eve Celebration to take place at the Greenville Town Common

GREENVILLE, NC - The City of Greenville, in association with the Greenville Jaycees, will host a New Year’s Eve Celebration on December 31st from 9pm until Midnight at the Greenville Town Common located at 105 East First Street in Greenville. The event will feature live music from the Dickens Band, a collective vocal powerhouse from Greensboro, North Carolina.  The evening will also feature a photo booth by Tap Snap, vendors, beer garden, and an emerald countdown.

At midnight, the New Year will be ushered in with the City’s first ever Emerald Drop. A 106X106X48 customized Emerald replica, made locally in Winterville by Hydra Cut, will be slowly dropped from the top of the Greenville Toyota Amphitheater to coincide with the beginning of 2020. The evening will conclude with a fireworks show to officially ring in the New Year. “The Celebration is an exciting addition to the many amenities and events that our city has throughout the year,” states President and CEO of the Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau Andrew Schmidt. “We are hopeful that citizens from other communities across Eastern North Carolina will choose to spend their New Year’s Eve with us here in Greenville.”

All proceeds from this inaugural event will benefit the Third Street Education Center in their efforts to develop and implement new and improved curriculum. “The Greenville Jaycees are extremely excited to partner with the City of Greenville to host this inaugural event” said Mindy Griffin, Greenville Jaycees Chapter President. “Community involvement and service to humanity are most important to our chapter and Third Street Education Center is an integral part of our community; it just means so much to be able to help raise funds for their curriculum so that they may educate and empower others to serve humanity as well.”  “Everyone at Third Street is excited about being a part of the City of Greenville’s NYE celebration,” added Nathan White, Executive Director of the Third Street Education Center. “We are humbled and grateful to have been selected as the beneficiaries and can’t wait to be a part of the fun.”

For more information, please contact:

Andrew Schmidt
President & CEO, Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau
(252) 329-4200