tiki-nyeNew Year’s Eve is upon us this weekend, and though it promises to be cold enough to inspire hibernation, there will be plenty of cool things into which you can get. Tomorrow we’ll run down the musical events which are plentiful, but today we’re going to look at some of the less conventional things going on to mark the end of one of the most awful years in recent history.

So if you can’t wait to give 2017 the Viking funeral it deserves, here’s a few novel ways that you can pass the last few hours in and around the Charleston area. We have Tiki, Bowling, Billiards, Skating and Karaoke for you while you wait for the your various balls to drop.

First up we’re casting the net a bit wide so that we can get just a hint of Tiki. The Resort at Glade Springs, in Daniels, WV, is hosting a Vintage Luau Themed party, featuring Hawaiian light bites from 9 PM to 11 PM with a cash bar that will be open from 9 PM through the remainder of the night. Two drink tickets per adult will be included with your fifty-dollar tickets (which is a bit on the less expensive side for NYE parties).

Entertainment will be provided by BRAVO-Live DJ & Lighting Extravaganza with DJ and Dance Party and the Stolen Moments Jazz Quartet. Party favors will be provided along with a champagne toast at midnight.

You can dance the night away with a 1960’s Hawaiian setting. All attire welcome, with themed attire suggested. You call 304-763-0876 to book. This is the perfect NYE party for the Charlestonian starved for anything remotely Tiki around here. I mean, seriously, this is a Tiki wasteland, so you might as well make the drive down I 77 South to catch this while you can.

23795561_1689067427780741_6315801718485661138_nMeanwhile in Nitro, Venture Lanes is holding two bowling parties, perfect for families and kids, with an early time and a late time. It’s a mere 65 bucks per lane, and includes 3 hours of unlimited bowling and shoe rental.

There’s a maximum of five people per lane, so if you have a larger party, get another lane. Reservations are already closed, but you can call 304-768-7307 to see if they have any openings left.

Skateland in Campbell’s Creek invites you to skate in the new year…


Billy Boy’s is offering an 8-Ball Tournament…



And one of our favorite spots, The Blue Parrot on Capitol Street is foregoing all the hoopla and having a cover-free night with free karaoke and jukebox, if you just want to hang out and have fun without dropping a ton of money…



Tomorrow we’ll tell you about the live music you can enjoy on New Year’s Eve.