If you live in an apartment in Charleston, SC, you are faced with a tough decision. What to do for New Year’s Eve since there are more than 80 NYE events happening in Charleston on Saturday night.
For fans of fancy parties, some of the big ones are the Platinum Ball at the Hippodrome, the Crystal Ball at the Omar Shrine Temple, Charleston NYE 2012 at Harborside East, and the Snyder Grand Ball at the S.C. Aquarium. Tickets include fancy cocktails, delicious food, and live entertainment.
Sometimes, ringing in the New Year with a lobster or decadent steak is all you need. Some favorite dinners are at the Italian dinners at the Glass Onion, the all-truffle dinner at Circa 1886, and the gala at Woodlands Inn, which follows up a five-course dinner with a black-tie party.
The whole family can enjoy the city's Happy New Year, Charleston! bash in Marion Square, the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry's daytime Noon Year's Eve, the Holiday Festival of Lights Winter Carnival, or the family- and adult-oriented bowling packages at River Bowl and Bistro.
Some favorite local haunts are getting fancy for the new year. Blu, O-Ku, and the Cocktail Club's parties are on the higher end and some less expensive but great options are Noche Vieja New Year's Eve at Barsa, the parties at Light and Torch, New Year's Eve Prom at the Tin Roof, a NYE Ball at The Roost, and Twenty-Twelve Suede.
Favorite New Year’s Eve parties that are free: Tattooed Moose's Day of the Dead Goodbye to 2011 and Voodoo's Bee Gee's Dance Party.
This is just some of the great events around Charleston to help you usher out 2011 and usher in 2012.
Information from Charleston City Paper