Now that all the presents have been unwrapped, all the figgy pudding has been eaten, and all the stockings removed from the mantle, there’s something important you’re going to need to start thinking about: New Year’s Eve.
The last night of the year brings many options. You could spend it with family in an alcohol-free setting. Maybe you want to go to a bar, but need to know what kind of cover you should expect to pay and who’s got the best cash-filled balloon drop. To you, New Year’s could be eating an extravagent meal. Or if you’ve got that perfect glittery dress in the closet, you’re going to need to show it off at one of the evening’s biggest parties.
The City Paper is helping make your New Year’s Eve planning simple with our interactive guide to New Year’s Eve events in Charleston. We’ve organized the events by Eat (dinners), Drink (bars), and Be Merry (parties, and bars with events costing more than $25).
Some standouts are Happy New Year Charleston!, the city’s family-friendly event in Marion Square, the Resolution 2011 party at the Memminger, and the Charleston Crystal Ball at the Charleston Marriott. There are also parties at McCrady’s, NV, Torch, and tons of other bars and restaurants. And there’s plenty of dinners on and off the peninsula to kick off your evening.
Get your noisemakers and champagne ready.