Ring in the New Year

December 2012

Grand Strand has plenty of ways to celebrate




North Myrtle Beach
New Year’s Eve with Corey Smith

Corey Smith is back this New Year’s Eve to help you ring in 2013. The country-blues artist with a soulful voice and booze-driven lyrics offers a night of great music.
House of Blues, 4640 U.S. 17 S. 8 p.m. $22–$52.50. (843) 272-3000, www.hob.com

Myrtle Beach
Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

Though Christmas may be over, the chance for celebrating the beauty of twinkling lights on a cold night is not. Thousands of lights synced in time with your favorite holiday tunes will awe you as you head into in the New Year.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans ballpark, 1251 21st Avenue N. Dusk–10 p.m. $25.50. (888) 321-7547, www.shadrackchristmas.com

Murrells Inlet
Garden by Candlelight Pre-Party

Brookgreen hosts this New Year’s Eve Celebration to help kick off your evening. Take in the sculpture garden, adorned with candles and lights, as you bid farewell to 2012.  
Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Drive, 6–9 p.m. $15, $10 for members. (843) 235-6000, www.brookgreen.orgom

Myrtle Beach
Broadway at the Beach

Begin your evening with a beautiful display of fireworks over Lake Broadway. After the show, head out to a romantic dinner or a night of dancing and drinks at one of the many restaurants, clubs and bars to usher in 2013 in style.
Broadway at the Beach, 1325 Celebrity Circle. Fireworks start at 6 p.m. Free. (843) 444-3200, www.broadwayatthebeach.com

Myrtle Beach
Hard Rock Café New Year’s Celebration

A ticket to this rocking party secures you hors d'oeuvres, cake, champagne and more. With live music, the fun will roll on until after midnight.
Celebrity Circle, Broadway at the Beach. 9:45 p.m.–2 a.m. $30 in advance, $35 at the door. (843) 946-0007, www.hardrock.com

Myrtle Beach
New Year’s Eve at Marina Inn

This annual event is back with a lavish night of fun. Featuring a reception, four-course dinner, live music and more, Marina Inn offers a most luxurious note to end 2012 with.
Marina Inn, 8121 Amalfi Place. 7:30 p.m., $135 per person. (843) 913-2858, www.marinainnatgrandedunes.com