Experience a New Year's Eve like no other with citywide events including block parties, galas, and masquerades. Due to Charleston's location on the water, many party places will offer marvelous views of the New Year's Eve fireworks.
On board USS Yorktown at Patriots Point, you can celebrate the New Year with one of the best fireworks views available. This event is one of the fastest selling for New Years in Charleston, so you want to get your tickets early.
One of the premier Charleston hotels for New Year's Eve, Vendue's annual party at its Rooftop Bar is a favorite among locals. Great music, drinks, and nosh help to ring in the New Year, and the view of the fireworks is the one of the best in the downtown area.
While any night is a great night for a dinner cruise in Charleston Harbor, New Year's Eve onboard the Spirit of Carolina is made extra special with a phenomenal view of the fireworks.
Among the best Charleston hotels for New Year's Eve, Tides throws a full-on waterfront bash. Outside the hustle and bustle of downtown, in a laid-back beachfront community, views of the fireworks from Tides are epic. Additionally, the hotel has multiple areas for live music and libations to keep the party hopping!
Between Christmas and New Year's Day, there are loads of fun family-friendly activities to enjoy in Charleston.
Thrown by the city for local and visiting families, this alcohol-free event is highlighted with music, children's activities, and street entertainers.
You can take part in this low-country tradition at Sullivan's Island or Folly Beach, depending on where you're staying in the city.
For a different approach, download a self-guided walking tour, which starts at the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon, where Broad meets East Bay. Stroll and explore the historic locales of downtown while the parties and celebrations swirl around you. If you time it right, you can end your walking tour on the Battery at the end of East Bay just in time to catch the fireworks over the water.