7 Ways to Ring in the New Year on Kiawah Island

7 Ways to Ring in the New Year on Kiawah Island

December 2, 2022

Categories: Lifestyle, The Island

Kiawah Island and Charleston NYE Events 2023

The New Year is just around the corner! It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for a family-friendly experience with your children, or a high-end cocktail party with friends, Kiawah Island and Charleston have NYE events for you. At the turn of a new year, it’s out with the old and in with the new — which includes fresh adventures and wondrous experiences you’ve never had before when you spend the holiday in the Lowcountry.

Continue reading to discover the best New Year’s Eve celebrations happening around the Lowcountry.

1. New Year’s Family Celebration at Night Heron Park

Ring in the New Year with family-friendly fun for all at Night Heron Park on Kiawah Island. This annual event brings friends and family together for a fun-filled evening of entertainment. With a full à la carte dinner service as well as jump castles, lawn games, and party favors, kids and adults alike are sure to have a blast. The evening wraps up with a spectacular firework finale lighting up the sky at 9 pm.

2. Wonderland New Year’s Eve Party

Celebrate the New Year with good food and good friends at the Wonderland New Year’s Eve Party. Hosted at Festive Hall, this event will include live music, a giant balloon drop, a champagne toast, and a cigar bar. So, dust off your dancing shoes and pick out your most festive formal attire, as this is one of the most sought-after Charleston NYE events.

Charleston NYE events

3. Folly Beach Flip-Flop Drop & Fireworks

New York City may have a ball drop at midnight, but Folly Beach has the Flip-Flop Drop! When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s, massive sparkling flip-flops will descend from the sky to mark the beginning of 2023. The one-of-a-kind event features kid-friendly festivities and local Lowcountry cuisine, and will wrap up with a magical firework display over the beach!

4. Happy New Year, Charleston!

The annual celebration in the heart of downtown is one of the most anticipated Charleston NYE events of the season. Meet at the Charleston Visitor Center for an evening of family-friendly festivities. The celebration features local food trucks, live band performances, dazzling light displays, and a variety of children’s activities.

5. The Sanctuary Lobby Bar

Celebrate in style and welcome the New Year at The Sanctuary Lobby Bar. Here, you will enjoy specialty cocktails, wines, beer, and spirits, along with fantastic live music. Showcase your best dance moves as you toast the new year with a glass of champagne under the stars of the Grand Lawn.

Charleston NYE events

6. New Year’s Eve Dinner at FortyEight Wine Bar & Kitchen

Welcome the new year at FortyEight Wine Bar & Kitchen with a three-course pre-fixe menu, beginning at 5 pm. Here, you’ll be treated to sparkling wine upon arrival, along with a variety of carefully crafted cocktails. In conjunction with the spirits, company, and laid-back atmosphere, you will enjoy authentic Lowcountry cuisine prepared by our five-star chefs.

A two-hour dining limit will be in place for this event to ensure all guests get a chance to dine with us on New Year’s Eve. 

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7. Kid’s Night Out: New Year’s Eve Bash

New Year’s Eve isn’t just for those of us 21 and up — Kiawah Island is pleased to host Kid’s Night Out: New Year’s Eve Bash! This event is to be held on December 31st from 7:30 pm to 12:30 am. During this time, children ages three to ten are welcomed at The Sanctuary Hotel to ring in the new year with a fun-filled night of swimming, pizza, and board games.

Reservations are required for this event 

Learn More About Kiawah Island Events and Activities

The beginning of the year is a wonderful time to explore Kiawah Island. If you’re interested in visiting the Island and would like to know more about upcoming events or activities, contact us via the button below. We would be delighted to answer any questions you may have about the Kiawah lifestyle.

The Kiawah Island Real Estate team wishes you a year full of new experiences and endless happiness. Happy New Year to all!