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Roaring ’20s New Year’s Eve Gala
Dress in your glitziest 1920s attire for a classy New Year’s Eve party at a historical downtown hotel. The party experience includes celebratory cocktails, a midnight champagne toast and food from the family style Italian restaurant Frannie & The Fox. The ballroom will be bumpin’ with live music, and the outdoor courtyard will feature additional bars and appetizer stations to enjoy.

Dec. 31. 9 p.m. $195. Hotel Emeline. 181 Church St. Downtown. hotelemeline.com

New Year’s Eve at Wild Dunes Resort
You can ring in the new year at Wild Dunes Resort Sweetgrass Inn on Isle of Palms whether you’re looking for an upscale rooftop gala or a family friendly party. Enjoy live music and a open bar at the NYE Rooftop Soiree complete with a champagne toast, appetizers, seafood, charcuterie and a carving station. The Duney Drop party will feature a kids game room, a DJ and dance floor, balloon drop and house-made food and desserts. There are varying ticketing packages and membership discounts available.

Dec. 31 8/9 p.m.-12/1 a.m. $25-$180. Wild Dunes Resort. 5757 Palm Blvd. Isle of Palms. fareharbor.com

Flip Flop Drop and Polar Bear Plunge
Head out to Folly Beach at 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and watch Folly’s signature sparkly flip-flops descend from above Center Street at midnight to celebrate 2023 in island style. The drop is followed by a fireworks show. The party continues the next day with the ninth annual Bill Murray Look-a-Like Polar Bear Plunge and costume contest with prizes and a $5 entry fee starting at 10 a.m. at the Tides hotel.  

Dec. 31-Jan. 1. Times vary. Free/$5. Center Street. Folly Beach. visitfolly.com

Crawl ‘Til the Ball Falls 
Grab your friends and head downtown for the Crawl ‘Til the Ball Falls event. Register at John King Grill & Dueling Piano Bar before continuing through the downtown area to Bedford Falls, Big Gun Burger Bar, Blind Tiger Pub, Fleet Landing and The Lucky Luchador. Enjoy drink specials all night long as you welcome in 2023. 

Dec. 31 6 p.m.-2 a.m. $25-$75. Various locations. Downtown. eventbrite.com

Holiday party at Forte Jazz Lounge
If you’ve got family in town and need a kid-friendly party, look no further than Forte Jazz Lounge. The New Year’s Pre-Celebration Show features holiday songs and a range of jazz, pop and R&B tunes, plus kids can enjoy snacks and refreshments. The performances switch up sets and musicians, so guests can experience a range of instruments, ensembles and vocal stylings. 

Dec. 30. 7-9 p.m./9:30-11:30 p.m. $25-$40. Forte Jazz Lounge. 477 King St. Downtown. fortejazzlounge.com


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