Happy New Year!

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The Shop Tart cannot attend this year’s Famously Hot New Year Party, because she has plans to see a mouse about some magic. Last year, she had a blast and this year should be even better. When she heard that Biz Markie would be there, she whimpered — just a little — with disappointment. After all, the man is on one of the best songs ever made.

And the Wallflowers? Well, Jakob Dylan is good looking and the Shop Tart could totally dance to this. (Shop Tart Tip: Dancing all night is an almost surefire way to metabolize that alcohol, sweat out the carbs, and avoid a hangover.)

And everyone should see Atlantic Starr at least once. Can’t you picture yourself waving a glass of bubbly, eyes closed, and swaying to this one?

Local favorites Terence Young and Reggie Sullivan (and their bands) round out the schedule and it’s going to be a great night. General admission is free — FREE! — but for $30, you’ll avoid some of the vendor lines and have a little more breathing room in the Pepsi Premier Viewing Area. And for $100, you’ll have a spot in the Cîroc Crescent Lounge. What will you find there? Everything you need for a fab New Year’s Eve.

  • Access to the Cîroc Crescent Lounge (located in Capitol Center at Gervais and Assembly), with a heated indoor area and indoor restrooms.
  • Open bar.
  • Hors d’oeuvres.
  • Reserved, adjacent, indoor parking with a special entrance—you’ll park in the Capitol Center garage at the corner of Lady Street and Assembly Street, and walk directly into Capitol Center.
  • Full access to the Pepsi Premier Viewing Area and all its amenities.
  • Full access to the General Admission area and all its amenities, including The Zone and Resolution Row.

Open bar, y’all! And food! The Shop Tart was under the tent last year and has lovely memories of watching George Clinton from a prime spot, enjoying plenty of vodka cocktails, and eating the heck out of some made to order panini sandwiches.

How would you like to do all of that for free? Packed and ready to head to Florida, the Shop Tart found something special on her front porch. (This photo is a dramatization, because she hasn’t left yet, and she hasn’t even packed, but maybe she just wanted to show off her cute Missoni for Target carry-on, which she might not even use on this trip. But this is what we bloggers do sometimes!)


In that bag, she found a bottle of bubbly, some sparklers, and these…

Famously Hot New Year!

And she can’t use them. But you can. Wouldn’t you like to take a friend and go dance, drink, eat, and sparkle the night away? You know the drill: To enter, leave a comment below; any comment will do. This time, you must be 21 to enter. A winner will be chosen at random on Sunday sometime in the afternoon. (Not sure when — check the Shop Tart’s Facebook page if you want some warning — or just enter now so you won’t have to sweat it.)

Ready, set, go!

UPDATED TO ADD: Want to increase your chance of winning? Tweet a link to this post (and make sure to include @theshoptart in your tweet) OR like the Shop Tart’s Facebook page and you will get an extra entry in the contest. There is a maximum of two entries allowed per email address.

And…the drawing ends at 4 pm Sunday!

Happy New Year and don’t forget to tell them you read it on the Shop Tart!

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81 comments on “Happy New Year!
  1. Amy W. says:

    Would love to go since hubby will be home watching the game!!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I would love those tickets 🙂 🙂

  3. Liza says:

    Happy New Year! My mom is visiting, could we please have some tickets to celebrate? Thanks!

  4. Kelly says:

    FHNY, here we come!

  5. Shannon says:

    Oh mighty shoptart….you had me at open bar! 😀

  6. Joey says:

    I need to see some Biz Markie!!

  7. Erin Donovan says:

    Would love to win the tix! Wallflowers- yay!

  8. Jennifer says:

    Would love to go!!!

  9. Meredith says:

    I need those tix!!

  10. Sara says:

    oooh tickets!

  11. Van says:

    Am dying to go to FHNY!

  12. Lane says:

    This would definitely solidify my NYE plans!

  13. Lindsay says:

    Would love to win!! Happy New Year.

  14. Danielle says:

    Mama needs a night out
    no need to pout
    ring in the new year
    with great music and cheer!


  15. Catalina says:

    It’s our first New Year’s together! This would be lovely!

  16. Colleen Bozard says:

    Went last year and had GREAT fun- but crowd was a bit overwhelming. Love love that Cola town has such a fab event. Would be thrilled to try out VIP area this year if I’m lucky enough to win

  17. Ashley says:

    Ooh yes please, pick me! : )

  18. Lindsay says:

    Would be a great way to kick-off 2013!!

  19. Michael says:

    Would love to have a Famously Hot New Year!

  20. amanda says:

    how nice would this be! i would assure you that i’d dance all night for jakob dylan…

  21. Kerry Myers says:

    Oh my GOSH that would be fab!!!

  22. Heather says:

    Oooh la la. I would love these tix. I’m still so undecided on what to do for the New Year. :: fingers crossed ::

  23. benjamin says:

    Have you ever met a girl that you tried to date
    But a year to make love she wanted you to wait?
    Let me tell ya a story of my situation
    I was talkin’ to this girl from the U.S. nation…
    You, you got what I need…tickets to FHNY!
    Happy New Year!

  24. Jordan Slice says:

    Enjoying the tunes you posted & that adorable carry-on! The NYE celebration sounds fun! I’d love to go & watch the Wallflowers!

  25. Nancy E Glenn says:

    I may be 64 but I’m still rocking! I went through high school (with your mom in Winnsboro) listening to Bob Dylan; man,was he cool! I did get to see him years ago when he played at the Township. Now I am really wanting to see & hear Jakob Dylan…so please pick me!!! PRETTY PLEASE!!!

  26. Jenny says:

    I would love to win tickets to FHNY!!!

  27. Melissa says:

    Oh! Pick me! What an awesome way to start the new year!

  28. Addie says:

    First New Years Eve in Cola! We would love to go! Terrence played at our wedding!

  29. Mary says:

    Whoot!! Sounds like a rockin’ New Years celebration!! Thanks for the offer! Have fun with the mouse!

  30. Suzanne Smith says:

    Hurray for Famously Hot New Year and the generosity of the Shop Tart!

  31. Missy slice says:

    Please, have fun w Mickey!

  32. Anna says:

    Would love to win!

  33. Doris says:

    Happy New Year,Y’all

  34. Linda says:

    Who doesn’t love the Shop Tart and Columbia, especially on New Year’s Eve?!?! So sorry you can’t make it!

  35. Jessie Waller says:

    PUHHHLEAAASEE!!!!! Really wanting to go to this!

  36. Meg says:

    These tickets would surely make my new years a little happier!

  37. Marie says:

    Yes please!!!!!!! Want to party like a VIP for a night!!!

  38. Jennifer says:

    I would LOVE to go and see The Wallflowers ring in the New Year!

  39. Christina Wouters says:

    My husband and I would love these! Thanks!

  40. april jones says:

    Yea! I think it would be awesome!

  41. Angela Julian says:

    First NYE in cola!

  42. Robyn says:

    Pick me, pick me 😉

  43. Shelley says:

    What a happy new year that would be!

  44. Staci says:

    Would love two tickets!

  45. Ashley McMahan says:

    Woo hoo!

  46. Rachel says:

    I just bought a new fancy outfit today for New Year’s Eve! And I’m already a fan on Facebook! 🙂 Thanks!

  47. Joey says:

    Famously hot new year…bring it on!

  48. Margaret says:

    I would give these to my Friday night staff, as they rock – just like Columbia!

  49. Jessica says:

    Please me!

  50. Kim says:

    Please let me win tickets and avoid family drama!!!!!!!!!!

  51. Jodi says:

    Ahhh! I wanna win those!! …please 🙂

  52. Cristi says:

    Ready to win and ring in the New Year Famously Hot style!

  53. Charlene Robinson says:

    Oooh! I would love to win the tix. = )

    Happy New Year!

  54. Ashleigh Wilson says:

    FHNY for a Famously Hot City!! Can’t wait to see Biz Markie!! Send me!!

  55. Lili Stoisor-Olsson says:

    Pick me, pick me! Would love those awesome to tickets to partake in this great event!

  56. sophie says:

    Vodka and panini – yeah!

  57. Matt says:

    Looking forward to being famously hot!

  58. Kelly says:

    Happy New Year! My famously hot outfit needs to be worn in a heated VIP area! 😉

  59. Sher Baechtold says:

    Are you kidding? I would love the chance to meet some new people to kick off the new year!

  60. Michelle says:

    As an ex-pat who has returned to Columbia after an 11 year absence, this would be the perfect Welcome Back party!

  61. Ashley says:


  62. Sarah Kobos says:

    This will probably be my last NYE in Columbia, and this would be a sure-fire way to make it awesome!

  63. Cassie Jeffrey says:

    can’t win if you don’t try 😉

  64. Mary Watson says:

    I’ve heard famously hot new years was so much fun last year! I’d LOVE those tickets!!!

  65. Tasha H. says:

    Pick me! Pick me! 🙂

  66. Eileen P. says:

    Thanks for all you do to promote Columbia and everything wonderful it has to offer. Happy New Year!

  67. Sean says:

    I’d love to surprise my wife with tickets!

  68. Tammy says:

    Pick me! Pick me! It’s our 18th wedding anniversary and haven’t decided what to do yet.

  69. Brooke says:

    A famously hot New Year is to be had by one lucky winner. Happy New Year!

  70. Kayce says:

    I’m ready to party like it’s 2013!

  71. Sherri says:

    We would love to have a famously hot new year! Pick us!

  72. Mandy says:

    Ah! I’m headed to Disney in two weeks to brave the marathon therefore funds for NYE are non-existent! I’d love to go though!

  73. Kate says:

    Happy New Year, Shop Tart!!

  74. Melissa Harmon says:

    New Years on Shop Tart! Why yes I would love to!!! Have fun in Florida!

  75. Charlie Griffin says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  76. Katie says:

    I want to go!

  77. Summer Holmes says:

    Would love to make a trip over to Columbia for this event!! Sounds fun!!

  78. Carol says:

    I’ll do my best James Brown impression: please, please, please pick me! emjoy your trip to FL! Happy New Year!

  79. Erin says:

    VIP tickets, yeah!

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