Sea Life by Starlight is the Aquarium’s annual fundraising auction hosted by the South Carolina Aquarium Alliance. The live- and silent-auction was a resounding success, spurred on by winter-themed cocktails created by Ben Arnold Beverage Company and served by ICEBOX Bar Services, specialty dishes from several of the Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Partners (Oak Steakhouse, Middleton Place Restaurant, Lana Restaurant & Bar, Charleston Harbor Fish House, Sesame Burgers & Beer, Grill 225 and Coast Bar & Grill), and front-row views of the Holiday Parade of Boats. Surprise performances this year included a professional fire dancer, dazzling LED hula hoops from Homespun Hoops, a laser light show by Big Hair Productions and a special visit from the incomparable ladies of the Lowcountry Highrollers! High Tide band rocked out the Great Hall as Palmetto Mobile Entertainment created a more intimate scene in the Great Ocean Tank area with lounge furniture from Event DRS. This exciting event highlighted the Aquarium’s newest undertaking opening in Summer 2014, the interactive Shark Shallows.

Contact the Special Events Department for more information on how to host your next fundraising event here at the South Carolina Aquarium, and let us help you make your evening a grand success.