The Charlotte Area’s first “New Year’s Eve Party in the Sky” has been announced by The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, with the exclusive night-club experience to be presented on the shimmering crystal deck of the hotel’s 18th-floor Aqua Lounge. Ticket sales are currently underway for the December 31 experience, with interest strong as guests anticipate ringing in the New Year at a sky-high location offering floor-to-ceiling windows and stellar views of Center City. The stylish four‐hour party will include a four-hour open bar serving premium drinks, open seating, club tunes played by deejay Tomato Slice and complimentary valet parking. The new crystal dance deck of The Aqua Lounge will allow guests to dance over the water and in the sky, and to raise a glass at midnight with an included Champagne toast and party favors saluting 2012. Admission to the 2011 New Year’s Eve Party in the Sky is priced at $150 per adult, with event hours set for 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on New Year’s Eve. Non-refundable advance tickets may be purchased now at 704.549.4771.