Southern Skyline Grand Ball – Largest NYE Celebration in the Southeast

Charlotte, NC – With an anticipated 4,000 guests set to fill the ballrooms of the luxurious Le Méridien Charlotte, Southern Skyline Grand Ball gears up for biggest celebration to date

Following a highly successful 2016 with the grand openings of what has been named Charlotte’s Best Rooftop Bar, City Lights Rooftop, and the popular Craft City Social Club, Le Méridien Charlotte, 555 S McDowell St, continues to impress Queen City with the 4th Annual Southern Skyline Grand Ball, taking place Saturday, December 31 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The all-inclusive, black tie optional celebration offers revelers an elegant yet approachable alternative to the hustle and bustle of New Year’s Eve. Fusing European chic with Southern hospitality, Charlotte’s award-winning hotel features 300 immaculately designed rooms and suites in a prime location right in the heart of Uptown, making it the ultimate venue to ring in 2017.

Southern Skyland Ball 2017Holding the title for the biggest NYE ball in the Southeast, the Southern Skyline Grand Ball has added a collection of new attractions this year to ensure each guest has an unforgettable experience. The four stages of live entertainment will celebrate local and regional musical groups ranging from Pop, to Country, to Funk, including Columbia-based Atlas Road Crew, Augusta-based Funk You & The Funk Brotherhorns, and Nashville-based The Vegabonds, as well as an array of yet-to-be-announced entertainers and novelty acts. Guests will enjoy gourmet hors d’oeuvres created by award-winning Executive Chef Oscar A. La Fuente, while slow-motion photo booths and professional photographers will capture the night’s vibrant energy.

Ticket prices are as follows:

  • General Admission – $130
  • All inclusive of beverages (premium drink options) and hors d’oeuvres
  • Access to three of the four stages (VIP stage not included)
  • VIP – $180
  • All inclusive of beverages (Top Shelf spirits and signature cocktails at VIP bars)
  • Early entrance of 8 p.m.
  • VIP Hotel Package – $400
  • Includes two VIP tickets
  • A room at Le Méridien Charlotte, complete with a bottle of champagne waiting upon arrival

Table service and private rooms available by request. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

About Le Méridien Charlotte
Le Méridien Charlotte, the newest hotel in Uptown, introduces a premier global brand with a blend of contemporary culture and European heritage to Charlotte. By creating a culturally-refined, meaningful and stimulating atmosphere, the hotel appeals to creative-minded guests seeking a new perspective in each destination they visit. The hotel recently completed a multi-million dollar transformation, providing guests with the most up-to- date and luxurious rooms, spaces and amenities. As part of a dual-hotel complex, Le Méridien Charlotte’s guests benefit from an expansive area, which features 300 well-appointed guestrooms and suites, and over 55,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including five ballrooms and 29 meeting rooms, ideal for business meetings and functions up to 1,800 guests. Whether looking for relaxation, activity or cuisine, the hotel is replete with options. Guests may enjoy Evoke, the hotel’s award-winning new-age steakhouse, and Longitude Bar, a full fitness facility with state-of- the-art equipment, as well as indoor and outdoor pools. For more information, please call 704-372-9610.