The city of Charleston knows how to party, and the night of New Year’s Eve is no exception. Whether you’re looking to get all dolled up and head to a big party or spend your night sipping wine at a fancy dinner, there’s an event for your. New Year’s Eve in Charleston is a night to remember. Ticketed events are head throughout the city in unique venues from the aquarium to rooftop bars. Be sure to pack your glitzy attire if you’re spending this holiday in the Holy City.
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The Best Charleston New Year’s Eve Parties
The Yorktown Countdown
One of the most anticipated events for New Year’s Eve in Charleston, the Yorktown Countdown is a party like no other. Held atop the former aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, this event sells out quickly so act fast if you want to score tickets. Take in the view of the harbor, Ravenel Bridge, and downtown from the flight deck and enjoy live music at several different stages. You’ll also have access to delicious hor d'oeuvres and top shelf liquor as the event is open bar.
Snyder Grand Ball
Another popular event to attend for New Year’s Eve in Charleston, the Snyder Ball is held annually at the South Carolina Aquarium. Here, you’ll have the chance to explore the many animal exhibits while dressed in your New Year’s best. Walk through the coastal plain area to learn more about local animals or head to the Great Ocean Tank and marvel at the 220-pound loggerhead sea turtle. With your ticket, you’ll have access to a full open bar and either light or heavy hor d'oeuvres depending on which type of ticket you purchase.
New Year’s Dinner at Circa 1886
If you prefer to ring in the new year at a more low-key type of event, consider making a reservation for the Circa 1886 New Year’s Eve Dinner. An original part of the famous Wentworth Mansion, this restaurant is located inside the old carriage house, lending the spot a unique history. Each year, Circa 1886 hosts a six-course dinner for New Year’s Eve, which includes a celebratory glass of wine. There are few more delicious and elegant ways to say hello to the new year.
Stay Near the Festivities at Hotel Bella Grace
When heading to Charleston for New Year’s Eve, stay in style at the Hotel Bella Grace. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Charleston, our luxurious boutique hotel has everything you need. We offer comfortable accommodations and top-notch amenities including a fitness club, complimentary breakfast, and fully equipped kitchens in each room. For special occasions like New Year’s Eve, book one of our upgraded rooms—the Governors Suite or the Penthouse Suite, which comes complete with its own private deck.