One of the highlights of the Rustic Theatre’s Cabaret Evening was a performance by Idyllwild’s own Larry Edwards during his performance as Pinkie Meringue Shimmer on New Year’s eve. Photo by Cid Castillo

Welcoming the new year at the American Legion Post 800 are dancers Caleb McAndrews, left, Jyoti Kintz and Jeff Adams. Photos by Cid Castillo

New Year’s at Jo’An’s Restaurant started with a festive dinner including complimentary champagne, then dancing to live music.

The Battle of the DJs was the theme at Café Aroma during its New Year’s celebration which resulted in nonstop dancing and partying well into 2012.

Prior to the start of the Rustic Theatre’s New Year’s Cabaret Evening, Bella da Ball visits with theatre owner Shane Stewart and his son Hunter.

A sold-out crowd awaits the new year at Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe & Bistro.

It seems that the only quiet establishment on the Hill on New Year’s eve was the popular Gastrognome Restaurant where party goers simply enjoyed the food and conversation.

Rick Foster and Nancy Layton make a stop at the Quiet Creek Inn New Year’s Open House before dashing to a mystery theatre dinner party.