Family-Friendly New Years Eve & Day Events Around Charleston


Happy New Year! Here’s a look at some family-friendly New Year’s Eve and day events happening around the Lowcountry. Best wishes to you and your family for a happy and healthy 2024!

Noon Year’s Eve Party

A New Year Celebration for those that won’t make it until midnight! Celebrate at our exclusive NOON Year’s Eve Party! Tickets on sale now! We will be having a pizza party, balloon drop, and giveaways! Balloon drop will be at 12pm, pizza will be served at at 11am. Plus, capture your memories in our Get’Em Twisted photo booth and get a free print as a take-home souvenir. $25 per child, $10 per adult. Tickets required for all attendees.

Date: December 31, 2021, 10 AM – 1 PM

Location: Bizzy Bee Indoor Play Center, 7671 Northwoods Blvd. Suite A, North Charleston, 29406

New Year’s Eve Flip-Flop Drop & Fireworks

The famous Folly Beach Flip-Flop Drop will take place on New Year’s Eve, Friday, December 31st. Center Street will close to traffic as revelers enjoy local restaurants and family-friendly festivities. At 11:59, the huge, sparkly flip-flops will descend to mark the stroke of midnight and the beginning of the new year. Followed immediately by a spectacular fireworks show over the beach!

Date: December 31

Location: Center Street, Folly Beach

New Year’s Fun at Wild Dunes Resort

Come celebrate the New Year with us at the Sweetgrass Pool! We will be counting down to 12:00 noon and ringing in the “Noon” Year with a splash! Festivities kick off at 10am. We will have an artist providing glitter tattoos and fairy hair – and an opportunity to challenge your friends and family on our head – to – head inflatable obstacle course, and plenty of other games and activities! Finally, end the year with a splash for our NYE Polar Plunge in the pool.

Date: December 31. Gates open at 10 am, check full schedule on their website.

Location: Coastal Crust on the Sweetgrass Plaza

Noon Year’s Eve at the Children’s Museum

Join us for our Noon Year’s Eve Event on December 30th! The Museum will have a festive morning, culminating in a noon ball drop and juice box toast. Activities are free with paid admission and the outside ball drop on the alley is a free, walk-up event. No pre-registration required.

Date: December 31, 9 am – 12 pm

Location: Children’s Museum, 25 Ann St., Charleston 29403

New Year’s Eve at the South Carolina Aquarium

It’s oFISHal: New Year’s Eve at Aquarium Aglow is back! The countdown is on to this family friendly party (where you don’t have to be a night owl to ring in the new year). In addition to the full Aquarium Aglow experience, we’ll have a DJ spinning party tunes, face painting, a stilt walker and a ball drop… all before bedtime! Join us for celebration from 5:30–9:30 p.m. so your family can be tucked in at home just in time for 2024!

Date: December 31, 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: South Carolina Aquarium

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration at Kiawah

Ring in 2024 with friends and family, featuring glow golf, music and fireworks. Full à la carte dinner service available until 9pm.  Firework start promptly at 9pm. The evening is full of entertainment suitable for families and groups of all ages.

Date: December 31, 6 pm – 9 pm

Location: Night Heron Park, 4000 Sea Forest Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455 

New Year’s Day Brunch & Pajama Party

Come start the New Year off right & in your PJ’s! We’ll be serving our full brunch menu from 10am-3pm, as well as $10 mimosa carafes, ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES for $8, & DJ Shae will be here spinning all the tracks!

Date: Saturday, January 1, 10 AM – 3 PM

Location: Bohemian Bull, 1531 Folly Rd., Charleston, 29412

Annual “Bill Murray Look-A-Like” Polar Bear Plunge

The annual plunge will include a costume contest, commemorative t-shirts, and, of course, a plunge into the chilly Atlantic! All attendees are encouraged to come dressed as your favorite Bill Murray character and be ready to ‘freeze your Bills off’ as a way to pay homage to one of Charleston’s funniest residents. Prizes will be awarded for Best Girl, Best Guy, Best Kid, Best Team, and Best Overall Bill Murray

Date: January 1. Costume Contest Registration at 9 AM, Costume Contest at 10 AM, Plunge at 11 AM.

Location: Beachside at the Tides Hotel, Folly Beach

Know of a family-friendly event that’s not listed? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add it. Cheers!


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