When you start thinking about where you want to celebrate New Year’s Eve, a few things come into consideration. Wherever you are needs to have lots of bright lights to set the mood. There should also be some great music and entertainment to keep the party going strong from one year into the next. And even though you might not be doing much sleeping, you’ll want some nice accommodations that are close to the best events. Along with a host of amenities, Grande Cayman Resort in Myrtle Beach puts you in a prime location to hit all the festivities on the Grand Strand. Here are a few events you can attend as the ball drops.
You don’t have to be in New York to get this kind of experience – the Myrtle Beach area goes all out for New Year’s Eve. Instead of freezing to death in Times Square, you can head to The Market Common for a slightly warmer reception of the new year. Their Southern Times Square event kicks off at 7 p.m. on December 31st, with great local food vendors and a beer garden to balance out all the champagne later on. There will also be two stages with live music, plus fireworks and a ball drop at midnight. This event also features free entry.
For a slightly more subdued ending to 2017, head to Brookgreen Gardens for their New Year’s Eve Garden by Candlelight Pre-Party. Rather than launching fireworks, you can expect to be wowed by the soft glow of thousands of candles illuminating the grounds. Tickets for this special event are $20 for non-members and $15 for members. The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m.
If you’re looking for the ultimate New Year’s Eve entertainment, the House of Blues has two exciting options to choose from. First, there is the Dinner & Dance event. This event features a four-course dinner with some sweet tunes by the Chocolate Chip & Company Band for dessert. Each guest will also receive two complimentary tickets for HOB 2018 concerts, buy-one-get-one certificates for Mystery Dinner Theater and World Famous Gospel Brunch. Plus, on the night of, you’ll get some awesome NYE party favors and a complimentary champagne toast. House of Blues is busy on New Year’s Eve. Corey Smith will also be performing a concert at 8 p.m.
Not to be outdone by the House of Blues, Hard Rock Cafe is helping everyone feel like a rock star on December 31st with their New Year’s Eve concert and party. You’ll be ringing in 2018, but the amazing cover band Diversity will be playing all your favorite songs from every genre. The doors open at 10 p.m., and you can grab a late-night bite at the appetizer buffet at 11 p.m. Plus, there will be party favors handed out, as well as confetti canons and a balloon drop to ring in the new year. Tickets are $35, with VIP options available.
After all the confetti has settled and the parties wind down, it’ll be nice to come back to a comfy bed at Grande Cayman Resort. The next day, you can enjoy your first meal of 2018 at the fantastic Due South at 72nd Restaurant, where the breakfast buffet is just the thing to help you recover from the festivities. Together Grande Cayman Resort in Myrtle Beach, and the Grand Strand are the total package for a perfect New Year’s trip.