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New Year’s Eve Events & Parties in Charleston

Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the city.

The year may be coming to an end, but the fun is only just beginning here in Charleston. One thing this city knows how to do is party, especially on New Year’s Eve. If you’re planning a trip to Charleston for the holidays, or even if you already live here in the Holy City, you may be wondering where to go on New Year’s Eve for a good time, and I think I can help with that.

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Come December 31st, there’s going to be a party pretty much on every corner of the city and it’s almost impossible to stop by every single one in a night. That’s why it’s important to have a game plan and find the best New Year’s Eve parties in the city ahead of time, and I can help with that. 

I spent a lot of time recently scouring the city for things to do on New Year’s Eve in Charleston, and I certainly did not come back empty-handed. Down below, you’ll find a list I’ve put together containing all the most fun and exciting events and parties across the city. If you’re not sure where to start your night of debauchery on New Year’s Eve, then you need to keep on reading and you’ll know exactly where to go for the best NYE parties in Charleston.

Best Charleston NYE Events

  1. Crawl ‘Til The Ball Falls: Charleston NYE Bar Crawl 2023
  2. New Year’s Eve Gala at Forte Jazz Lounge 2023
  3. Republic Garden & Lounge NYE 2023 Celebration
  4. Bourbon N’ Bubbles New Year’s Eve Celebration 2023
  5. Emeline Roaring 20’s New Years Eve Gala
  6. 9th Annual Charleston Wonderland New Year’s Eve
  7. New Years Eve at Uptown Social
  8. Republic Garden & Lounge NYE 2023 Celebration
  9. New Years Eve Black Tie Masquerade Party
  10. New Year’s Eve Party at The Blue Note Bistro
  11. Iconic New Year’s Eve Drag Brunch at Well Hung Vineyard
  12. New Year’s Eve Speakeasy
  13. A NYE with Justin Osborne of SUSTO and Friends
  14. The NYE Furball – a Totally Pawsome 80’s Prom benefitting shelter animals

Crawl ‘Til The Ball Falls: Charleston NYE Bar Crawl 2023

Barcrawlerz is a Charleston Bar Crawl like no other. Crawl ‘Til the Ball Falls features The Best Drink Specials and The Best Bars in Town.

New Year’s Eve Gala at Forte Jazz Lounge 2023

Two Great Bands: One Incredible Night. The Joe Clarke Big Band and Gatsby Orchestra join forces to create an amazing night of Dancing

Republic Garden & Lounge NYE 2023 Celebration

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Republic Garden & Lounge! All-Inclusive Open Bar & hors d’oeuvres.

Bourbon N’ Bubbles New Year’s Eve Celebration 2023

Ticketed guests can flow through two venues and experience live DJs, heavy passed hors d’oeuvres, dessert platters, party favors and an open bar* (limitations apply) from 9:30pm – 2:00am!

This is the party on King Street you won’t want to miss!

Emeline Roaring 20’s New Years Eve Gala

Join us for our much anticipated New Years Eve party where you will enjoy celebratory cocktails, a midnight champagne toast, live music and bites from our very own Chef Tim. This private New Year’s Eve party starts at 9pm with live music and a dancing in our ballroom, and additional bars and apps to enjoy outside in the Courtyard.

Live music provided by Me & Mr. Jones , Charleston’s premier dance and party band. Attire is black tie optional with 1920’s garb encouraged.

9th Annual Charleston Wonderland New Year’s Eve

Welcome to nationally recognized Charleston Wonderland New Year’s Eve! Each year an amazing team of 100+ people create the unbelievable experience now simply referred to as “Wonderland.” Charleston Wonderland features a premium all-inclusive bar, amazing performers, incredible live bands and DJs, variety acts, state-of-the-art A/V and so much more.

Inside the meticulously styled space, guests will enjoy a non-stop entertainment line up as we welcome in the new year . Everything from a champagne toast with Charleston’s largest balloon drop at midnight, to photo booths, specialty cigar lounges and so many more surprises. Limited tickets, no lines, and no VIP sections. . . because everyone is a VIP. Welcome to Wonderland.

New Years Eve at Uptown Social

Come celebrate Jordan year with Uptown Social! Open bar from 8:30pm-12:30am, and pizza from 8-9pm! Standard & All Access tickets available.

Limited All Access tickets available which include entry to both main bar and the rooftop *no lines.* Entertainment all night long!

Republic Garden & Lounge NYE 2023 Celebration

Join us at Republic Garden & Lounge to ring in the New Year!

Enjoy an open bar* (limitations apply)from 9:00pm – 1:00am, heavy passed hors d’oeuvres 9-10pm, party favors, live ball drop.

NYE 2023: A Masquerade of Wonders

This December, set new intentions and journey with us into a night of adventure and rediscovery under the stars, as we celebrate the blooming of a new year.

From indoor and outdoor themed areas, like the “Enchanted Garden” or “Wondersphere,” to the “Disco Dreamery” and beyond, patrons will be encouraged to explore a multitude of ‘wonders’ across the expansive, adults-only campus.

Primary offerings for the event include everything from premium all-inclusive bars and light hors d’oeuvres to 3 stages of live band & dj performances, a variety of circus acts and specialty entertainers, 3D projection mapping, custom activations and more.

New Years Eve Black Tie Masquerade Party

Come celebrate with the XO team for our 1st annual New Year’s Eve party! The dress code will be black-tie and masquerade themed.

While you are having the time of your lives you will be enjoying cocktails, a midnight toast, music, and delicious food prepared by our chef of the night. The featured DJ’s will be Shamrock and Maddog. Dress code is strictly enforced and mask are optional.

New Year’s Eve 2023 at Vintage Lounge

Celebrate the new year in our award winning interior and on our heated patio as you enjoy a premium open bar featuring our signature cocktails, premium spirits, small production wines, and local craft beer.

In addition to the open bar, we will offer special pricing on select bottles of Champagne and large-format wines. Allocated spirits, and our full bottle list will be available for purchase.

New Year’s Eve Party at The Blue Note Bistro

Join some of the east coast premier influencers & professionals at charleston’s premier NYE party! Cocktail hour will kick off at 8pm with complimentary cocktails from 8pm-9pm.

Ticket price also includes a NYE buffet from 8pm-10pm that will include some of Charleston cultures favorite NYE dishes; Shrimp & Grits, Hopping John’s & rice, Collards & more! There will be indoor/outdoor seating under a heated tent.

This year we will feature an outdoor cigar lounge as well. Entertainment will be provided by The Live in the Flesh band and DJ KUB!

Iconic New Year’s Eve Drag Brunch at Well Hung Vineyard

Hosted by Taylor KA St. James with music from DJ Bear Trax and featuring Victoria Lefaris, Buff Faye, and Donae Saunders from America’s Got Talent!

New Year’s Eve Speakeasy

Join us for our annual New Year’s Eve Speakeasy, Private VIP party. All-inclusive food and drinks with live jazz.

Ring in the New Year in style at Eli’s Table annual NYE Speakeasy VIP Party

Limited to 100 guests. Heavy hors d’oeuvre, open bar* and live jazz and a special midnight toast awaits.

New Years Eve at Share House

Time to party into 2023 at Share House! We’ll have an open bar from 8:30pm-12:30am and some light bites from 8-9pm! Entertainment allll night long!

A NYE with Justin Osborne of SUSTO and Friends

Celebrate the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023 with some of your closest friends at Bay Street Biergarten!

Enjoy an intimate concert with Justin Osborne of SUSTO & Friends like you’ve never experienced! Tickets go on sale on November 15!

The NYE Furball – a Totally Pawsome 80’s Prom benefitting shelter animals

Celebrate New Year’s Eve 80s style and raise money for a great cause!

Join New Realm Brewing and the Berkeley Animal Center for a Totally Pawsome NYE 80’s prom on Saturday, December 31st.

Dress to impress in your finest 80s Prom fashions and Party On with live Music from 80s tribute superstars The Spazmatics. Tickets include 2 Drink Tickets (Draft Beer, Wine, or Specialty Cocktail/Mocktail), Heavy Hors d’oeuvres, Sweet Treats, Party Favors and a Midnight Countdown Champagne Toast.


Will parking be available?

Depending on the venue, yes. Some places even offer a valet service!

Is there a dress code?

Some restaurants and bars require pants or a jacket, but it’s best to check ahead with any establishment you plan to visit. 

Will there be hotel accommodations? 

Yes! Several hotels around the city will be hosting events for the holiday.

Will there be food at the NYE parties?

Depending on the venue, yes. Many restaurants and bars will be offering limited NYE menus. 

Do I need a ticket?

Many events will require a pre-purchased ticket, but some are free to the public. 

Are there Fireworks in Charleston?

Many cities will have fireworks to celebrate the New Year. Check your local area to see where and when the fireworks will be. 

Final Thoughts

As you can see, New Year’s Eve in a city like Charleston is on a whole other level. There are so many places to party and watch fireworks around the city that it’s almost impossible to have a bad time on NYE in Charleston, especially if you head to any of the venues I listed above. 

Just remember to stay safe and drink responsibly! Cheers to a New Year!

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