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.

women partying with confetti

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

TAUK – 2 Night New Years Run

TAUK celebrates New Year’s Eve on December 31 and plays a New Year’s Day concert on January 1 at the Charleston Pour House in Charleston, South Carolina.

Crawl ‘Til The Ball Falls: Charleston NYE 2022

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 Celebration 2022

Ring in the new year with us at our annual New Year’s Eve Celebration on Friday, December 31! The fun starts with a cocktail hour from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. followed by a delicious four course seated dinner. We’ll have a champagne toast during dessert and live music with Chris Dodson all evening through 10:00 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Gala at Forte Jazz Lounge

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 2022 Celebration

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

Ring in 2022 at The Watch

What are you doing New Year’s Eve? Join us at The Watch as we countdown the clock to midnight with a specialty prix fixe menu. Then raise a glass of Champagne sip into the new year.

Bourbon N’ Bubbles New Year’s Eve Celebration 2022

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 9:00pm – 1:30am!

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

4th Annual New Years Eve Bash!

Join us for our 4th annual New Years Eve Bash! This event is limited to 62 people! You can book you reservation with us on RESY! Go directly to Resy, book us on our website or use the link below.

Coast Into the New Year 2022

Coast Into The New Year 2022 January 07 – 09, 2022 at Francis Marion National Forest Jamestown, SC

New Year’s Eve 2022



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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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin lives in East Passyunk and enjoys checking out the local restaurants in South Philly and beyond. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.