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Things To Do On New Year's Eve In Charleston 2017

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There are many things to do on New Year's Eve in Charleston for 2017. Many people think of Charleston, SC, as one of the most romantic cities within the United States. This city isn't only beautiful, it is also very old since it dates back to the 1670s. One of the best things about visiting this area is that it is filled with exciting things to do that won't end up costing visitors an arm and a leg. And if you happen to be in Charleston this New Year's Eve 2017, you're in for a treat because there are a lot of entertainment for you at very low costs.

Free Things to Do on New Year's Eve in Charleston 2017

Take a walking tour of Historic Charleston

If you're visiting Charleston for the New Year Eve celebration, start your day off with one of our Historic Charleston walking tours. On December 31, 2017 it runs a 9am and 1pm, reservations are required. You'll get an overview of the historic district and a sense of where everything is for your night out on the town.

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Take a carriage tour of Charleston

Join the oldest carriage company in Charleston, Palmetto Carriag Company, on a daytime ride through the historic district before you go out to celebrate!

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Non-Alcoholic New Year's Eve Party at Marion Square

This annual free event that will occur on December 31 from 4:00 pm to 10:30 pm. This family friendly, non-alcoholic New Year's Eve party will feature live entertainment, art shows, refreshments and more. After dark there will be high energy music - to help keep the kids awake - karaoke, and festive light shows.

Marion Square in downtown Charleston, has the additional advantage of being strategically located so that you can go to other points of interested in this city.

Revelry Brewing Co

No tickets are needed to ring in 2018 on the rooftop at Revelry Brewing Co. Aptly named, this local Charleston brewery will have live music and homemade brews to enjoy. Expect it to be a low key event where you can just show up!

Explore the Town

If you're not one for parties and just want to explore Charleston, catch the fireworks from the waterfront or people watch, why not take one of our self guided tours? You can do these tours at your own time and pace.

New Year's Even in Charleston Parties

Yorktown Countdown

Join fellow partiers at the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier in Mount Pleasant SC from 9:00pm-1:00am for the 6th Annual Yorktown Countdown. The USS Yorktown was built during WWII but has been decommissioned. For this night, it is turned into the biggest New Years celebration.

Tickets are available for a variety of admission levels. You'll find live music and incredible views of the harbor.

Mansion Ball

For a more regal night out, join the Mansion Ball at The Restoration Hotel 75 Wentworth Street, Charleston SC. With a roaring 20’s masquerade theme, The Mansion Ball is anticipated to be the most luxurious ball drop party in town. If you're budget allows a party at a boutique hotel in downtown, this is the place to be.

About The Author

Scott Nelson

Scott has led over 2,000 tours of Charleston and has more than 1000 5 star reviews. He started working in museums at the age of 16 (Unsinkable Molly Brown House) and hasn't looked back. He was the Executive Director of Heurich House and on the historic interpretation/ education staff at Mount Vernon, both in Washington DC, for over 6 years. Scott moved to Charleston in 2012 for a job with the Historic Charleston Foundation and began leading tours for Free Tours by Foot.
Updated: October 12th, 2021
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