Ring in a epic New Year on Tuesday, Jan. 1, for the first sunrise of 2019 - atop Grandfather Mountain. This special event will allow guests the rare opportunity to visit Grandfather Mountain outside of regular operating hours, along with complimentary coffee and bearclaws. Weather permitting, the event is open to no more than 100 participants, and registration is required. Admission to the New Year’s sunrise event costs $15, in addition to general admission, meaning $35 for adults and $24 for children. Guests are free to remain in the park all day, but those who leave before 9:30 a.m. will have their general admission charge refunded.