It’s time to pop the champagne, watch the ball drop, and say hello to 2024. 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 an array of festive 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:

New Years Eve at the Aquarium Aglow

The countdown is on for this family-friendly, annual NYE event held at the South Carolina Aquarium designed for the early bird that doesn’t what to wait until midnight to ring in the new year.  In addition to the full Aquarium Aglow experience, there will be a DJ keeping the party vibe hyped, plus stilt walker, face painting and fun for the entire family.


South Carolina Aquarium

100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston


Folly Beach Flip Flop Drop and Fireworks

Watching a ball drop to ring in the new year is so 1990’s, why not enjoy a flip flop drop instead? The town of Folly Beach rings in the new year with a street party on Center Street and the annual Flip-flop Drop. Center Street will be close to traffic as revelers enjoy local restaurants and family-friendly festivities. The fun culminates when the huge, sparkly flip-flops descend to mark the stroke of midnight and the beginning of the new year.


The Duney Drop Celebration

This New Year’s Eve family event at Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms offers a magical experience for the entire family.  Tickets for adults include a 3-hour bar, non-alcoholic beverages, appetizers, desserts, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.  Children and teens will have their own celebratory experience that includes appetizers, desserts and a complimentary sparkling cider toast.  Purchase your tickets early and don’t miss this

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.

8 pm – Midnight

Palms Ballroom at The Sweetgrass Inn

5757 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms


New Years Eve at The Watch

Enjoy a night of celebrating under the stars and ring in the New Year at one of Charleston’s most scenic rooftops, complete with a live DJ and champagne toast at the stroke of midnight.  Located on Wentworth Street atop the Restoration Hotel, The Watch delivers views overlooking Charleston’s famed historic district. Grab your friends and spend an evening raising a toast to the new year!

9 pm – Midnight

The Watch at The Restoration Hotel

75 Wentworth Street


New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise

Looking for a New Year’s eve experience that will have you saying “Ahoy” to the New Year? Why not ring in the new year in style with an incredible dinner and sweeping views of the historic Charleston skyline.  Cruise the Charleston Harbor aboard the elegantly decorated Spirit of the Carolina while enjoying live entertainment provided by Jay Miley.

6:30pm – Midnight

The Spirit of the Carolina

Patriots Point

40 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant


Stay in Luxury

Book a stay at any of our luxury vacation homes in the heart of Downtown Charleston or on Folly Beach, Isle of Palms or Sullivan’s Island and you’ll be close to the festivities no matter where you plan to ring in the New Year. The team at Luxury Simplified Retreats goes above and beyond to offer guests an outstanding experience with beautiful beach rentals and unparalleled concierge services. Browse our Experience Packages to consider making your trip especially unique, then sit back, relax, and leave all of the planning to us. Plus, 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 2023, Charleston has the celebration. Pick your party and book your weekend at one of our available vacation homes now, before it’s too late!