Myrtle Beach Life has put together a list of some of the top spots to ring in 2018 based on hype, past performance and popularity of spots along the Grand Strand. Here are our picks for the best way for families and those 21 and older to celebrate.
We start of with the earliest of parties and one that’s good for all ages — the Noon Years Celebration at Myrtle Beach Bowl, 101 Gray Dr, Myrtle Beach. The party kicks off at 11 a.m. and goes until 1 p.m. The cost of kids and families is $10 per person, and includes Glow-n-Bowl, shoes, a countdown to noon, party favors and sparkling cider.
For traditionalists, the House of Blues at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach welcomes back Corey Smith for his annual performance. The show begins at 8 p.m. and also features Noah Guthrie.
Tickets range from $22 to $55. For tickets, click here.
Take your new years celebration to international waters on the Big M Casino Ship I, 4491 Waterfront Ave., Little River. The $75 entry fee includes all boarding fees and port tax, a buffet, hor d’oeuvres, champagne toast at midnight and live entertainment.
Boarding is at 5 p.m. with the cruise from 6:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Those interested must RSVP by Dec. 15 by calling 843-249-9811 ext. 307 or 208, or via email at email@example.com.
Time to christen the new digs at Hard Rock Cafe, Broadway at the Beach, for its first new years. The party runs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. The band Diversity will perform, and there will be a huge balloon drop, confetti cannons, party favors, a live simulcast from Times Square and a complimentary appetizer buffet at 11 p.m.
Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 on New Years Eve. For tickets, call 843-946-0007 ext. 208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rounding out our top 5 is old reliable: When in doubt while out and about, head to Broadway.
Celebrations Nightlife, the group behind Oz, Malibu’s Surf Bar, and Broadway Louie’s at Broadway at the Beach, 21st Avenue North and U.S. 17, is hosting its NYE celebration with a balloon drop, party favors, confetti and more. Tickets are $25 through Dec 27, and $35 after Dec. 27. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sleepover time… for kids, that is.
How cool would it be to go to the annual kids-only New Year’s Eve Sleepover at Ripley’s Aquarium, 1110 Celebrity Circle, Broadway at the Beach?
The concept is simple — drop the kids off for a night of fun. The party is from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. For tickets and more information, call 843-916-0888 ext. 3226.
This is it! The biggest new years surprise in recent years. The Market Commoners know how to party!
The festivities kick off at 7 p.m. Sunday at The Market Common, 4017 Deville St., Myrtle Beach. They call themselves a “Southern Times Square.” HTC streams Times Square in New York City live beginning at 9 pm on their jumbo screen. They even have their very own mirror ball drop, followed by fireworks after midnight.
Live music and a beer garden will help you get through the night. Human statues, mimes, glass blower, face painters, glitter tattoos, inflatables and more will be part of the night, as well.
The event is family friendly and admission is free.
Enter 2018 with elegance and class. The New Year’s Eve Gala in the Nautilus Ballroom at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is the perfect way to leave 2017 in the rearview mirror and start the year off right.
The reception begins at 7:30 p.m. followed by a four-course dinner at 8:30 p.m.
The top 40 band N’Tranze will perform. The usual party favors, balloon drop and midnight celebration are planned.
The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is located on Hwy. 17 North, just passed 82nd Ave, North inside the Grande Dunes Resort at the Marina.
Tickets are $139 apiece and include all food, beverages and select wines. Advance reservations are required by calling 843-913-2845.
And finally, we’re taking a risk with this one and calling RipTydz, 1210 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, the place to be this New Year’s Eve. The hype around its opening, the anticipation during a delay in the opening and now the value of what comes with the ticket makes it our top choice for the place to be this New Year’s Eve.
“We Luv 2 Funk” and DJ Johnny will keep customers entertained. The venue’s menu includes a fruit and cheese plate, garlic and peppered crusted prime rib, jerk grilled shrimp and chicken, their hand-tossed gouda mac and cheese and more.
The prices are on point. For the buffet only, the ticket is $34.99 plus fee. The open bar, which runs from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., is $39.99 plus fee. Combine the buffet and open bar for $69.99 per person. Go VIP with five of your friends (6 total) and get all of the above, two bottles of champagne in the RipTydz VIP lounge area for $750.
Whether you choose one of the events on this list or opt to stay home, be safe and have a prosperous 2018.