Lowcountry does the New Year right! If you don’t know where to spend New Year’s Eve in Charleston, RideGCT is here to help. Charleston has become a top vacation destination, but it’s also an incredible city to kick off the New Year. From beach parties to black tie events, the choice is up to you in Charleston.

Here are just a few of our favorite ways to ring in the New Year:

Charleston Wonderland

Charleston Wonderland is a VIP extravaganza and promises an almost fairytale-esque experience. The evening features Cirque du Solei performances, fire and ice show, the Southeast’s largest balloon drop, local dance crews, and DJ sets. Get your phones ready for an Instagram worthy evening. And remember to dress to impress!

The Yorktown

The Annual Yorktown New Year’s Countdown is a formal ball with red carpet and 10 bars across both levels of the ship. Step aboard the iconic U.S.S. Yorktown aircraft carrier and dance your way into 2020! There are three different stages with bands and DJs throughout the evening, and champagne and hors d’oeuvres will be offered until 11:30 PM. There is no better place to start the new year than overlooking the harbor in Charleston.

Snyder New Years Eve Grand Ball

This is the South Carolina Aquarium’s black-tie-optional party. This oceanic party offers live music by Midnight City and DJ Natty Heavy, while you explore the exhibits at the South Carolina Aquarium. There’s also hor’s d’voeurs, an all-inclusive bar, and count down to midnight with in Times Square on their big screen.

New Year’s Eve on the Creek: Havana Nights

This is the best way to enjoy the fireworks on Shem Creek. New Year’s Eve on the Creek is the biggest party in Mount Pleasant. Red’s Ice House and Tavern & Table team up to ring in the New Year with the 2020 theme being Havana Nights. VIP options include all of Red’s, all of Tavern & Table and premium food and beverages. Celebrate on Shem!

Flip-Flop Drop + Tides at Folly Beach

Looking for something a little more low key? Check out the famous Folly Beach Flip Flop Drop! Where else is there a giant flip-flop descending from the sky? It’s a one of a kind celebration and ode to the Lowcountry’s favorite beach footwear. The flip-flop is a two 8-foot by 4-foot welded flats, that are covered in lights and tinsel. The flip flop drops and fireworks fly at midnight!

Remember to drive safe. For New Year’s Eve transportation in Charleston contact RideGCT. We offer car services to events in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Folly Beach, and more.