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Confetti falls as a DJ spins beats during the Yorktown Countdown. Provided

How are you going to ring in the new year? We have some ideas. Check out these 2018-2019 New Year's Eve events in Charleston, and snag your tickets before they sell out.

Charleston Wonderland NYE

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High-flying hula hoops, fire breathing, live music and more will entertain at Charleston Wonderland. Provided

WHAT: This "all-VIP" New Year's Eve extravaganza features award-winning performers, from the aerial dancers of Cirque du Soleil to American Idol finalist and local lead singer of Ranky Tanky, Quiana Parler. A top-shelf bar, local dance crews, cuisine, cigar lounges, DJs and variety acts also will be featured. It's the Southeast's biggest midnight balloon drop, and the attire is "dress to impress." 

WHEN: 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31

WHERE: Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St., downtown

PRICE: $185

MORE INFO: charlestonwonderland.com

Yorktown Countdown


The Yorktown Countdown celebrates with live music, DJs and more fun entertainment. 

WHAT: Three different stages will host bands and DJs throughout the night on the Yorktown, and 10 bars will across both levels of the ship will serve drinks. Champagne and light hors d'oeuvres will be offered until 11:30 p.m. for this 7th annual event. 

WHEN: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31 

WHERE: Yorktown, 40 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant 

PRICE: $175 

MORE INFO: yorktowncountdown.com

Snyder Grand Ball

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DJ Natty Heavy will be performing at this year's Snyder Grand Ball at the Aquarium. 

WHAT: This black-tie-optional affair at the South Carolina Aquarium is a favorite way to spend New Year's Eve. Enjoy live music by Midnight City and DJ Natty Heavy along with an open bar and hors d'oeuvres. 

WHEN: 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31

WHERE: South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf, downtown

PRICE: $149 general admission, $199 fast pass (early access at 7:30 p.m., commemorative cup, passed hors d'oeuvres, glass of Veuve Clicquot)

MORE INFO: 843-763-2464, info@snydergrandball.comhttps://bit.ly/2Q2iSkb

Chuckdown Countdown

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Elise Testone will perform at this year's Chucktown Countdown. 

WHAT: The James Brown Band and former American Idol finalist Elise Testone will perform tunes to ring in the new year at the Chucktown Countdown. The fourth annual event includes premium beverages, cuisine and an indoor 3D fireworks show, among live music performances. 

WHEN: 8:30 p.m.-1:15 a.m. Dec. 31

WHERE: Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Dr., downtown

PRICE: $145-$160

MORE INFO: chucktowncountdown.com

The Alley New Year's Eve

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Ring in the New Year with an all-night celebration at The Alley. Marie Rodriguez/Special to The Post and Courier.

WHAT: Cocktail attire is recommended for this New Year's Eve extravaganza at downtown's bowling alley. You'll enjoy beats from DJ Phamtastik, an open bar, a champagne toast, light hors d'oeuvres, a photo booth, a silent disco, free bowling and free arcade games. A VIP lane has added perks like a private server, a bottle of champagne and heavy hors d'oeuvres. 

WHEN: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31

WHERE: The Alley, 131 Columbus St., downtown

PRICE: $85 general admission, $750 reserved VIP lane for 5

MORE INFO: facebook.com/events/381704335905389

New Year's Eve on the Creek

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Tavern and Table is a favorite eatery on Shem Creek. Wade Spees/Staff

WHAT: Enjoy a fireworks show on Shem Creek at this New Year's Eve party, which includes live music from Morning Fatty, Ellen Drive, Tyler Boone and DJ Moo Moo. The VIP option includes speical entry into Tavern & Table and premium food and beverages. 

WHEN: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31

WHERE: Tavern & Table and Red's Ice House, 100 Church St., Mt. Pleasant

PRICE: $90 general admission, $150 VIP

MORE INFO: facebook.com/events/489758478097938

Gold Party

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Enjoy a New Year's Eve champagne toast. File/staff

WHAT: The Nick Price Foundation is hosting a New Year's Eve celebration, featuring an open bar for VIP ticket holders and heavy hors d'oeuvres with a champagne toast and live music for all. 

WHEN: 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dec. 31

WHERE: South Carolina Society Hall, 72 Meeting St., downtown

PRICE: $50 for ages 18-20; $74 regular admission; $125 VIP

MORE INFO: nickpricefoundation.org

New Year's at The Restoration

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Celebrate with the Restoration Hotel. 

WHAT: Join the Restoration Hotel as you celebrate the beginning of 2019 at their New Year's Eve Bash. Guests can enjoy live music from DJ Sista Misses, full bar service with The Watch classic cocktails and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, along with a special menu with curated dishes.

WHEN: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

WHERE: Restoration Hotel, 79 Wentworth St., downtown

PRICE: $20 entry

MORE INFO: therestorationhotel.com

Flip-Flop Drop + Tides at Folly Beach 

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The Tides Hotel will host a New Year's Eve celebration. 

WHAT: While the annual Folly Beach family-friendly flip-flop drop is free to attend, The Tides Hotel on Folly Beach will host a special 21+ event with a food buffet, live music a DJ and a champagne toast, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Beachside fireworks will follow the flip-flop drop. 

WHEN: 8 p.m.-midnight, Dec. 31

WHERE: Visit Folly, 21 Center St., Folly Beach

PRICE: Free, $60 Tides Hotel event

MORE INFO: Stay tuned for more info to come at tidesfollybeach.com

Carolina Girl Johns Island Boat Ride

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The Carolina Girl will set sail on New Year's Eve. 

WHAT: Ring in 2019 on a 106-foot yacht. Boarding time begins at 9:15 p.m. for an evening ride under the stars with two open bars and passed hors d'oeuvres. Music will be provided by DJ Bobby C, and there will be a champagne toast at midnight. 

WHEN: 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dec. 31

WHERE: St. John's Yacht Club, 2408 Maybank Hwy., Johns Island

PRICE: $165

MORE INFO: carolinagirlevents.com

New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise

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Chocolate cake on the Spirit of Carolina from its Spiritline dinner cruise menu. Wade Spees/Staff Friday, March 17, 2017

WHAT: Looking for a different cruise? Try embarking on a Spiritline sail, departing from Patriots Point. This one includes a four-course dinner prepared by executive chef Shawn Eustace, a musical duo on both decks for dancing, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Boarding begins at 9 p.m. 

WHEN: 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dec. 31

WHERE: Patriots Point, 40 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant

PRICE: $99

MORE INFO: spiritlinecruises.com/new-years-eve-dinner-cruise

New Year's Speakeasy

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The Bay Street Biergarten will be transformed into a speakeasy for New Year's.

WHAT: Bay Street Biergarten will be transformed into a 1920s speakeasy for New Year's Eve. Arrive in best "Great Gatsby" attire and enjoy a night of dancing to the sounds of dueling pianos. There will be bathtub gin, black market bourbon supplied by Al Capone himself, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a buffet. Liquor, wine and domestic and import beer will be included, along with access to a photo booth. 

WHEN: 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31

WHERE: Bay Street Biergarten, 549 East Bay St., downtown

PRICE: $100 until Dec. 1, $125 after 

MORE INFO: www.baystreetbiergarten.com/nye

Cedar Room

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The Cedar Room at the Cigar Factory will host a New Year's celebration. Michael Campina/Special to The Post and Courier

WHAT: This black-tie-optional, 21+ New Year's Eve celebration includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, a midnight champagne toast and live music by the Kerwin L. Felix Band and DJ YNOT.

WHEN: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31

WHERE: Cedar Room, 701 East Bay St., downtown

PRICE: $125 before Dec. 1, $150 after 

MORE INFO: eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-at-the-cedar-room-tickets-49962676711

Casino Royale

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A Casino Royale New Year's is being hosted in North Charleston. File

WHAT: This red carpet and black tie event will include drinks, food and gambling with a casino theme. 

WHEN: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31

WHERE: Exquis Event Center, 5101 Ashley Phosphate Rd., North Charleston

PRICE: $130 general admission, $190 VIP, $1,500 VIP section 

MORE INFO: eventbrite.com/e/casino-royale-new-years-2019-tickets-45923099226

'90s New Years Eve

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Zombie Bob's pizz will be available at Frothy Beard's New Year's '90s party. Edward Brantley/ Special to The Post and Courier​/ Special to The Post and Courier

WHAT: Frothy Beard will ring in 2019 by celebrating the years that gave us "Friends" and "Seinfeld," Brad Pitt and Alicia Silverstone, Nirvana and the Spice Girls. Foxwood will provide the '90s dance tunes, and a regular admission ticket will include hors d'oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight. Zombie Bob's pizza will be for sale all night long. It's time to party like it's 1999.

WHEN: 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31

WHERE: Frothy Beard Brewing Company, 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., West Ashley

PRICE: $40

MORE INFO: eventbrite.com/e/90s-new-years-eve-tickets-52009119677

Republic Silent Disco

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A silent disco will take place on New Year's Eve. Andrew J. Whitaker/ Staff

WHAT: When you arrive, you'll receive a pair of special wireless headphones for Republic's New Year's Eve silent disco. You can adjust the volume and choose between three DJs with the flip of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that will show what channel you're listening to. Then, get to dancing. 

WHEN: 9 p.m.-1:45 a.m. Dec. 31 

WHERE: Republic Garden & Lounge, 462 King St., downtown

PRICE: $55 before Dec. 15, $800 VIP patio table for 4-6, $1,000 VIP patio table for 6-8 

MORE INFO: eventbrite.com/e/nye-silent-disco-tickets-51562062517; Call 843-566-6398 for VIP request


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Dockery’s on Daniel Island is hosting a New Year's Eve party. Wade Spees/Staff Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

WHAT: Dance the night away with live music by Dan's Tramp Stamp and the Money Bags on the Dockery’s stage, and raise a free glass of champagne at midnight while enjoying a party menu of late-night snacks and treats. 

WHEN: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31

WHERE: Dockery's, 880 Island Park Drive, Daniel Island

PRICE: $30

MORE INFO: Make reservations at resy.com/cities/chs/dockerys

Perpetual Groove New Year's Run

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The Charleston Pour House is hosting Perpetual Groove for three nights in a row for New Year's. 

WHAT: Athens band Perpetual Groove will be performing rock anthems for three days in a row at the Pour House to ring in the new year. There's also an early deck show at 4:20 p.m. on Dec. 30 for $10 advance or $12 day of show for those looking to celebrate in the daylight.

WHEN: 9 p.m. Dec. 29, 30, 31

WHERE: Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy., James Island

PRICE: $18 advance, $22 day of show for Dec. 29 and 30; $25 advance, $30 day of show for Dec. 31; $32 two-night ticket for Dec. 29-30; $56 for all three shows

MORE INFO: charlestonpourhouse.com

New Year, Same Me Fancy Champagne Party

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See Water will perform at Burns Alley for New Year's Eve. (Kalyn Oyer/Staff) 

WHAT: Local reggae band See Water will be bringing in the new year with some dance-worthy island music. A ticket includes bottomless champagne all night long. There will also be cheap beer and special guest DJ Moldybrain.

WHEN: 9 p.m., Dec. 31

WHERE: Burns Alley Tavern, 354B King St., downtown

PRICE: $30

MORE INFO: facebook.com/events/1200227990128531

New Year's Eve Speakeasy at Threshold

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Celebrate with a speakeasy-style New Year's Eve.

WHAT: A black tie or speakeasy style event is being hosted by Cabaret Charleston to celebrate the end of the year. Classic tunes will be performed live, with fine wines, champagnes, hors d'oeuvres and desserts available all night. 

WHEN: 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Dec. 31

WHERE: Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 1/2 Society St., downtown

PRICE: $75 floor seated tables surrounding stage and dance floor, $50 riser seated tables

MORE INFO: facebook.com/events/316349372552241

New Year's Eve on the Rooftop

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The Vendue's rooftop bar will host a celebration.

WHAT: Ring in the new year on a rooftop bar, with views of the night sky and fireworks. A $25 cover gets you access to music from a live DJ, a champagne toast at midnight and some party favors. 

WHEN: 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31

WHERE: Rooftop Bar at Vendue, 19 Vendue Range, downtown

PRICE: $25 

MORE INFO: facebook.com/events/340771670040016

What Happens at Mynt...Vegas Style Party

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Get your party on at Mynt. Michael Pronzato/Staff

WHAT: Can't make it to Vegas for New Year's Eve? Mynt will be bringing Vegas to Charleston, with go-go dancers, casino games and decorations, live music from DJ Soto and the High Tide Band and a champagne toast at midnight.

WHEN: 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31

WHERE: Mynt, 135 Calhoun St., downtown

PRICE: $30, VIP tables available 

MORE INFO: facebook.com/events/265427060789589

New Year's Eve at Vintage Lounge

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City on Down will perform on New Year's Eve at Vintage Lounge.

WHAT: Enjoy an open bar, h'ors douevres, midnight champagne and live music from Charleston's own pop sensation City on Down at this New Year's Eve celebration. 

WHEN: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31

WHERE: Vintage Lounge, 545 King St., downtown

PRICE: $125

MORE INFO: facebook.com/events/320595498773950

50 Shades of Masquerade


Honky Tonk Saloon is hosting a masquerade. 

WHAT: A $2,500 balloon drop awaits at this "50 Shades of Grey" themed masquerade in Ladson. A general admission ticket includes party favors and a midnight toast, while the New Year's Bash Pass VIP option features a dinner buffet, late night breakfast buffet and your first drink on the house. 

WHEN: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31

WHERE: Honky Tonk Saloon, 192 College Park Road, Ladson

PRICE: $20 general admission, $40 New Year's Bash Pass

MORE INFO: facebook.com/events/701324686929141

2nd Annual Lumberjack Jam

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Pour a pint for New Year's. 

WHAT: Put on your fanciest flannel or prettiest plaid and head out to this rooftop bar for a New Year's Eve celebration. There will be drink specials and prizes for the best-dressed. 

WHEN: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31

WHERE: Pour Taproom, 560 King St., downtown

PRICE: $35

MORE INFO: facebook.com/events/218863849006889

Terrace Theater's New Year's Eve Party

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WHAT: For a more casual New Year's Eve party, head to the Terrace. Admission to this New Year's Eve party includes a screening of "Springsteen on Broadway," plus one drink and popcorn per ticket.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31

WHERE: Terrace Theater, 1956 Maybank Hwy., James Island

PRICE: $25

MORE INFO: facebook.com/events/993084200877759

Roaring '20s at Prohibition

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Striped Pig gin, St. George spiced pear liqueur lemon, honey and rosemary make up the Warthog at Prohibition. 

WHAT: Take a step back in time to the prosperous Roaring '20s for this celebration at Prohibition, which features three bars and a heated outdoor patio. There will be tunes from DJ Elements, passed hors d'oeuvres, party favors and a champagne toast. 

WHEN: 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31

WHERE: Prohibition, 547 King St., downtown

PRICE: $35

MORE INFO: facebook.com/events/323613198461442

Shaken, Not Stirred, New Year's Eve

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Ink N Ivy will host a James Bond-themed party. Marlena Sloss/ Staff

WHAT: This party will feature two floors of DJs cranking out tunes, and your mission is to "dress to kill." In true Bond style, there will be martinis. There will also be hors d'oeuvres, a champagne toast and a balloon drop at midnight.

WHEN: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31

WHERE: Ink N Ivy, 565 King St., downtown

PRICE: $50 advance, $55 day of

MORE INFO: facebook.com/events/262937644570785

Midnight at the Rice Mill

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Enjoy a midnight countdown at the Historic Rice Mill. Provided

WHAT: Enjoy music from The Secrets, cuisine, an all-inclusive bar and more at this upscale, black tie affair. The VIP ticket will get additional perks like an early entry, a champagne greeting and passed hors d'ouevres. 

WHEN: 8:30 p.m. (VIP) or 9 p.m. (general admission)-1 a.m. Dec. 31

WHERE: Historic Rice Mill, 17 Lockwood Drive, downtown

PRICE: $130 general admission, $160 VIP

MORE INFO: facebook.com/events/718437121865340

5Church New Year's Eve

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5Church is hosting a New Year's Eve celebration. Wade Spees//Staff December 2, 2015

WHAT: Enjoy an open buffet and bar, live music from a DJ, balloon drop and champagne toast at 5Church. 

WHEN: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31

WHERE: 5Church, 32B North Market St., downtown

PRICE: $95 general admission, $120 reserved VIP tables

MORE INFO: facebook.com/events/2120432361604168

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