Ringing in the New Year in Myrtle Beach

Time flies and it’s hard to believe another year is coming to a close. As you reflect on all the memories made in 2016, it’s time to start making resolutions and getting excited for the upcoming year. Myrtle Beach has lots of ways for you to celebrate and ring in the New Year!

Pre-Party By Candlelight
Begin your evening peacefully, reflecting on the past year as you wander through the gardens at Brookgreen Gardens’ New Year’s Eve ‘Garden by Candlelight’ Pre-Party. The sculpture garden will be illuminated by the soft glow of thousands of hand-lit candles and twinkling holiday lights. There will be festive holiday music filling the night air as you reminisce with friends and loved ones and make resolutions for the upcoming year. Space is limited and advanced tickets are being sold for this enchanting event.

Dinner and Dancing
21 Main has wonderful New Year’s Eve Party planned that includes one of the top fine-dining feasts along the Grand Strand. Tickets include appetizers, a four-course dinner, an open bar, and a champagne toast at midnight. After filling up on a delicious dinner and toasting in the New Year, if you’re staying at North Beach Plantation, you can continue your celebration there and dance the night away to some live music.

Known for it’s entertaining concerts, The House of Blues doesn’t disappoint when it comes to throwing a rocking New Year’s Eve Party. You can enjoy a four-course dinner and dance all night to the soulful, upbeat sounds of the band Tru Sol. Your ticket even comes with some extra free goodies – a pair of concert tickets to any show in 2017, 25% off their World Famous Gospel Brunch the follow New Year’s day, discounts in the retail store, and a Buy-One-Get-One offer for the House of Blues Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. Not only do they have your ‘Farewell to the 2016’ Party planned out, but they’re also getting you geared up for some great shows and live entertainment for the upcoming year!

If you’re staying at The Breakers Resort, you can celebrate without ever leaving your hotel. The grand New Year’s Eve Party is being held in the 15th floor ballroom, where you can dine and dance away the final hours of 2016 while overlooking the gorgeous Atlantic Ocean. Your ticket includes a delicious dinner, admission to the New Year’s Eve Dance Party and a champagne toast. Entertainment will include a musical performance by Stan Gregory and there will even be a balloon drop at midnight!

fireworksnyFirework Extravaganzas
There’s nothing like celebrating the end of the year with a giant fireworks display. As the colors burst into the vast night sky, there’s a feeling of jubilation and excitement as one door closes and another one opens. If you’re look for places to watch these grand displays of color, you can check out Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, and The Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet.

The Ball Drop – Southern Stylenyeball
Looking for the thrill of the Times Square Ball Drop in New York City? Well you can find a rendition here in Myrtle Beach at The Market Common’s annual ‘A Southern Times Square’. Dance the night away at the two stages with live musical performances from the bands Painted Man and Paperwork. There will be a beer garden serving alcoholic beverages and food. And you can bring the whole family to this New Year’s party! There will be inflatables, games, face painters, and even a glass blower. The live feed from Times Square in New York City on the jumbo screen enhances the excitement as you gather under the ball, anticipating the countdown to midnight. The Market Common is putting a southern twist on the Big Apple tradition!

Good Luck Brunch
Located at Café Du Port is serving up a delicious brunch on New Year’s Day. This feast will include the traditional New Year’s Day cuisine of collard greens, black-eyed peas, and hoppin’ john – known to bring you good fortune throughout the year to come. They will be serving champagne and mimosas, and offering guests an opportunity to concoct their own cocktail at the Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar. What better way to kick off the first day 2017 than toasting over a tasty meal and a view of the Atlantic Ocean?


Celebrating New Year’s is exciting when you’re visiting Myrtle Beach, no matter how you choose to ring in the New Year. So whether you’re looking for a quiet evening with loved ones or places to dance the night away with friends, there are plenty of events along the Grand Strand where you can say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017!


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