It's time to pop the champagne, watch the ball drop, and say hello to 2018. In the Holy City, there are plenty of celebrations to go around. Don’t know where to spend New Year's in Charleson? No worries! With a handful of options to choose from, it is no secret that Charleston is one of the top cities to spend your New Year's Eve. Whether you’re looking for a low key beachfront party or yearning to break out your black tie, the lowcountry offers every type of New Year's celebration. Here are our picks for the top 5 New Year's Eve parties in Charleston:
If you're seeking a fairytale-like experience then this is exactly where you want to be when the clock strikes midnight. From Instagram-worthy cirque performances, to a fire and ice show, Charleston's largest balloon drop, and live sets from renowned DJ’s (as well as Ben Fagan and Young Sol Orchestra), this New Year's Eve extravaganza one you do not want to miss. From 8:30 p.m - 1: 30 a.m., join the bash at the Memminger Auditorium and be prepared for a dazzling night you’ll never forget.
Price: $185.00 (21+)
Grab your ball gown and walk the red carpet at the 5th Annual Yorktown New Year's Countdown. With three different stages aboard the iconic U.S.S. Yorktown aircraft carrier, you can dance your way into 2017 in any genre you choose. Welcome the new year overlooking the Harbor with true Charleston charm from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Price: $100.00 (GA) - $150.00 (VIP)
Revelry Brewing Co
No matter what time of the year, Charleston is always suited for a rooftop party. If you’re looking for a low key, yet lively New Year's Eve celebration, ring in the new year at Revelry Rooftop, one of Charleston’s spotlight local breweries. Enjoy great company, live music and a fabulous selection of homemade brews all day and all night.
Price: No tickets needed. Just show up!
Staying at one of our Folly Beach vacation homes, or just want to spend your last night of 2016 on the beach? The Tides Hotel on Folly Beach welcomes everyone aged 21+ for a lavish food buffet, live music AND a DJ from 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. Toast to the new year at midnight with champagne under a magical firework display and your toes in the sand. A very Folly New Year's Eve!
What better way to welcome 2017 then to sip on some bubbly while in the company of aquatic friends? Celebrate the night with Charleston’s renowned David Higgins Band while exploring the exhibits at the South Carolina Aquarium. Black tie optional at this oceanic party with hor's d'voeurs and an all inclusive bar. Count down to midnight watching the ball drop in Times Square on their big screen!
Additionally, if you've got little ones and need to be home before midnight, the "Happy New Year, Charleston" event in Marion Square is a free celebration - family friendly and alcohol-free with street performances and activities until 10 p.m. For more ways to celebrate, Ring In 2018 Your Way In Charleston SC.
If you're staying in one of our luxury vacation homes, New Year's Eve can be just as fun spent at home. Whichever way you want to spend your last night of 2017, Charleston has the celebration. Pick your party and book your weekend at one of our available vacation homes now, before it's too late!