Heavenly Holidays New Year's Eve...

After dining at home, we strolled to Heavenly Village for their annual NYE extravaganza!

 We danced to the very talented band Ground Control.

One of my favorite parts of the evening, always, is the ice carving. We were thoroughly impressed by Ice Beat Factory, an exciting multi-media performance art show combining the power and elegance of ice sculpting with energetic music and live visuals.

A 9 PM, the "ball" dropped (a gondola car adorned with lights). Then an amazing fireworks display exploded from atop the parking garage. Wow!
Brady and Eric took the best fireworks selfie!

We then returned home to try our hands at creating a 2017 sparkler image. It didn't quite work out, but it was a fun effort.
(Regarding the Times Square Ball that got stuck) "It's suspended there to remind us before we pop the champagne and celebrate the new year, to stop and reflect on the year that has gone by. To remember both our triumphs and our missteps, our promises made and broken. The times we opened ourselves up to great adventures or closed ourselves down for fear of getting hurt coz that is what new years is all about-getting another chance. A chance to forgive, to do better, to do more, to give more, to love more. And stop worrying about what if and start embracing what would be. So when that ball drops at midnight and it will drop, let's remember to be nice to each other, kind to each other. And not just tonight but all year long."
-Hilary Swank's character from the movie New Year's Eve

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Karen Booth said...

I knew you had walked to Heavenly and I was impressed that you saw the NYE fireworks, until I saw that they were at 9pm. Now only impressed with the fireworks. Was that Steve working the "2" with the sparklers? If so, he'll have to practice with the group next year to get a passing grade. Although he DID have the hardest number.

Nick and Deb's Excellent Adventure said...

Wow how fun! Charleston does a lot of great things but New Years is not really one of them. There are balls to attend but very expensive! I miss that about living in Boston for First Night!

Happy New Year dear friends!

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