While the Dick Goodwin band played and entertainers sang to the crowd, couples took the opportunity to dance in the aisle or up front at the Opera House Monday night.
The clock struck midnight at the Opera House Monday as visitors and locals rang in the new year in downtown Newberry.
All of the entertainers along with the Dick Goodwin band came onstage for the grand finale Monday night before heading outside for the midnight reign of 2013.
Couples in the mood to dance just got up and danced away throughout the night Monday at the Opera House. This couple danced down the aisles and even on stage.
South Carolina native Clay Brown came to the Opera House as part of the entertainers for the New Year's Eve celebration.
The Dick Goodwin band provided entertainment along with other special guests Monday night.
Food spread out over several tables for those bringing in the new year at the Opera House Monday night.
The Opera House lobby was filled with people from around the county as well as outside the county for its annual New Year's Eve celebration.
The lobby filled out Monday night for the New Year's Eve celebration as people took breaks from the entertainment upstairs. There was plenty of food with the last break for champagne and dessert before heading outside for some fireworks.
Newberry Opera House ambassadors and employees worked hard Monday night to keep refreshments out and people happy for the Opera House's New Year's Eve event.
People gathered in the cobbled streets at the Opera House to watch fireworks and be showered with confetti and balloons.
NEWBERRY — Visitors and locals gathered at the Newberry Opera House Monday night to bring in a new year.
Beginning at 8 p.m., New Year’s revelers gathered for much socializing and music. The Dick Goodwin band played on throughout the night along with other entertainers including Serena Hill and Clay Brown.
Throughout the performances, couples checked out of their seats for some traditional dancing or for some swing-style dancing for the more upbeat tunes.
However, in the last half hour before midnight, people headed towards the lobby for some New Year’s gear to reign it in. While it was not a New York City Times Square event as pointed out by spectators, the event drew in an almost packed house to the city.
The countdown began and confetti and balloons were thrown from the clock of the Opera House while fireworks went off in the distance signaling that the year 2013 is here.