There is no better way to usher in the New Year than by gathering with friends at a New Year’s Eve celebration. So read the preview of events below and consider taking part in one of these exciting New Year’s Eve festivities if you are in the Greenville, South Carolina area.
Greenville Chautauqua’s Prelude to Midnight New Year’s Eve Gala
Greenville Chautauqua offers interactive performances throughout the year in which scholarly people dress up as and play the role of historical figures such as George Washington and Rosa Parks. On New Year’s Eve, Greenville Chautauqua will have a special performance gala, Prelude to Midnight, that will take place at the Warehouse Theater from 7 pm to 10 pm. The gala will feature tasty hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and wine, a silent auction, and must-see performances-Niel Brooks and Larry Hoskinson will perform as John Lennon and Bob Dylan, and Larry Bounds and Pat Grills will perform as Robert E. Lee and Wade Hampton. Tickets to this gala are $40 and can be ordered through the Greenville Chautauqua website (www.greenvillechautauqua.org/prelude.html). You can also call (864) 244-1499 for more information.
Dressed to the Nines!
This New Year’s Eve performance, presented by Foothills Philharmonic and Upstate USA Dance, will take place at the Carolina First Center Ballroom from 6 pm until after midnight. The event will feature full orchestra music, ballroom dancing, singing by soprano soloist Kristi Parker Martin, dinner, wine, a silent auction, and a cash bar. Tickets are $60. For more information call (864) 234-7892 or visit the Foothills Philharmonic website (www.foothillsphil.org/calendar.htm).
Larkin’s Shaggin’ New Years
Larkin’s on the River is a restaurant located on 318 South Main Street in Greenville, South Carolina. If you enjoy dancing and listening to beach music by Beach Bob and Kathy Cole, then this is the New Year’s Eve event for you. At Larkin’s on the River, there will be a cash bar, bar specials and tastings, and a full buffet dinner complete with delicious food such as Chicken and Pineapple Skewers, Mediterranean Pasta, Roast Tenderloin, and Chocolate Fondue. Also, raffle prizes will be given away, and a balloon drop will take place. The event runs from 8 pm until 1 am and costs $50 per person or $90 per couple; you can purchase tickets through the website www.larkinsontheriver.com/NYE07.htm or by calling (864)467-9777.
Wild Wing Café Event
Another exciting New Year’s Eve event in downtown Greenville takes place at the Wild Wing Café on 15 W. Washington St. The Dock Martins, Stone Cold Fox, and Electric Boogaloo bands will provide the entertainment. If you go to the Wild Wing Café, you’ll enjoy tasty food, because this restaurant serves wings in 33 different flavors such as the Honey Mustard Wing, the Santa Fe Wing, the Ragin Cajun Wing, the Jalapeño Cheddar Wing, and the Chipotle Jolt Wing. For more information visit the SCF Entertainment website (www.scfentertainment.com/calendar.htm).
New Year’s Eve at the Handlebar with Jupiter Coyote and special guests Milhouse
Go to the Handlebar on New Year’s Eve and you’ll see performances by the Jupiter Coyote and Milhouse bands. Tickets are $16. While you’re there, you’ll have a delicious meal to eat. The Handlebar has tasty items on its menu such as Vegetarian Chili, Cajun Chicken Sandwiches, Bacon Caesar Wraps, and Kahlua Cake. For more information on this event call (864) 233-6173 or go to the website www.handlebar-online.com/calendar.asp.