Secrets to the Best Isle of Palms New Year’s Eve

There’s no feeling quite like when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve. This year, welcome a new beginning with an Isle of Palms New Year’s Eve. There are many exciting New Year’s Eve parties happening across the Lowcountry. From a booze cruise to a ball drop, there’s an unforgettable celebration for everyone! 

When you’re ready to plan your New Year’s Eve trip, request our Isle of Palms Vacation Guide. This planning tool contains information about seasonal events, activities, and more!  

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Top 5 Isle of Palms New Year’s Eve Celebrations 

Please note that all events, dates, and times are subject to change. Keep checking each event’s website for the latest information. Thank you for understanding! 

1. Yorktown Countdown | To Be Confirmed

A thrilling, upscale evening awaits you in Charleston at the Yorktown Countdown. Purchase a ticket, then step aboard to find this 890-foot aircraft carrier transformed into a New Year’s Eve party of a lifetime. Seek comfort in the giant heated tent on the flight deck, which boasts magnificent views of the Charleston Harbor, the Ravenel Bridge, and downtown Charleston. Spend your New Year’s Eve at the Yorktown Countdown event for a truly unmatched evening during your Isle of Palms vacation. 

2. Charleston Wonderland  

Charleston Wonderland has become the city’s favorite New Year’s Eve celebration over the past eight years. This event takes place at the Memminger Auditorium in downtown Charleston and boasts live entertainment, champagne and hors d’oeuvres, and the city’s only ball drop!

3. New Year’s Eve at The Windjammer 

The Windjammer is a favorite live beachfront music venue and bar on Isle of Palms. Take the quick, five-minute walk from your home with East Islands Rentals to experience this Isle of Palms New Year’s Eve celebration! Here, you can enjoy drink specials, great music, and an authentic Charlestonian party. If you want to ring in the new year like a local, visiting The Windjammer for New Year’s Eve is a must. Be sure to check the Windjammer’s events calendar for the latest information on New Year’s Eve entertainment!

4. Fireworks at James Island County Park 

The Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park is one of the staples of the holiday season in Charleston. Each year, the park showcases wonderful, holiday-themed light displays for locals and visitors alike to drive through and admire. Visit on New Year’s Eve, which is also the last day of the festival, for a fantastic fireworks display at midnight! 

5. The Carolina Girl Yacht New Year’s Eve Party 

Have you always dreamed of sailing on a yacht? Then board the Carolina Girl for a New Year’s Eve partyThis event boasts a live DJ, appetizers, beautiful views of the ocean under the stars. 

Raise a Toast at Your Isle of Palms Rental 

Make one of our rentals your homestead during an Isle of Palms New Year’s Eve trip. No matter which New Year’s Eve party you prefer, you can make the most out of your celebration at 14 Grand PavilionHow many others could say their year began in a hot tub under the stars with a glass of champagne in hand? If you’re looking for an amazing start to the new year, you’ve found it at East Islands Rentals! 

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