New Year's Events in the Lowcountry

We are excited to celebrate the end of 2020 and start the New Year with hope and motivation to tackle our plans and projects. But first, we must reminisce on how far we have come!. Let’s set aside some time to reflect and think of how we can make next year better than ever.

Itching to get out your party outfits and wish 2020 a not-so-fond farewell? You aren’t the only one. Yes, our parties will be much smaller this year but we still managed to track down a few Lowcountry New Year’s events you can attend while wearing your most glamorous mask.

The last holiday of the season is usually host to the largest gatherings of all, but our caring community urges residents and visitors to mask up and maintain the necessary social distancing. Unfortunately, COVID cases are on the rise once again - this means our New Year’s Eve event options are limited for safety purposes. 

Don’t worry - there is still room to enjoy the simplicity of a low-pressure plan. Browse the options below and venture out safely if you are up for it! Please remember if you are feeling any symptoms, it’s crucial you pop the bubbly at home this year. Check out some of the Lowcountry New Year’s eve events: 


Lowcountry New Year’s Eve Events: Dinners by the Ocean

Oceanfront Dining
Toast to the end of the year and with a fabulous surf or turf dinner (or both) by the ocean at Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island. 

Inland Dining

Enjoy a delicious prix-fixe menu at Links American Grill that will be sure to leave your dining party full, happy, and satisfied. It’s the little things we like, especially dessert. View the menu and make a reservation online

  • Link’s American Grill at The Harbour Town Clubhouse, Hilton Head: 5 - 9 pm


Dance the Night Away at These Lowcountry New Year’s Eve Events

The Beach House on Hilton Head Island has a few great options if you’re looking for live entertainment. Guests will enjoy a night of music from local bands starting at 6pm at their open-air beachfront stage.

For an all-inclusive night out, stay at the Beach House Resort and hit the very comfy hay after midnight toasts, then wake up for a delicious brunch by the ocean. Tickets are available for “show only” in addition to the resort package.

  • NYE Package: $349

    • Includes one-night stay and two live music tickets

  • Beach House NYE: $125 per person

    • Bands play 6 pm - 1 am

  • Join the band for brunch on New Year’s Day at The Porch: 9 am - 12 pm


Enjoy Some Sparkle

Bring the family to one of the last nights of the Harbour Town Lights display. Walk and enjoy the crisp air and seasonal lights, decorations, and the gorgeous Christmas tree for an easy and delightful evening. 

Two marinas, no waiting! Be sure to also check out the Shelter Cove Marina, where lots of boats are lit with twinkling Christmas lights. It’s a picturesque Coastal Christmas!

  • Hilton Head Island, Shelter Cove Marina, nightly now through Saturday, Jan. 25 - 11 pm



We are collectively ready to put this year behind us, so let’s take a few moments to reflect and celebrate our perseverance through this pandemic. We aren’t out of the clear, so we hope everyone opts for safe celebrations! Just know that the finish line is near and soon we can truly put this chapter in the past. If you’re ready to venture out of your home this New Year’s Eve, be sure to check out: 

  1. Dinners by the Ocean on Hilton Head Island, and don’t forget to make a reservation. 

  2. Party the night away at the Beach House resort with live music and a sleepover at the beach.

  3. Take it easy and take the family on a lovely walk enjoying Christmas lights.

What Lowcountry New Year’s Eve event looks like the most fun? What are your plans for the last night of 2020?

Share with us in the comments below!



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