Family-Friendly New Years Eve & Day Events Around Charleston


Happy New Year! Here’s a look at some family-friendly New Year’s Eve and day events happening around the Lowcountry. Best wishes to you and your family for a happy and healthy 2022!

Noon Year’s Eve Party

Bizzy Bee Indoor Play Center has crafted a special event for the littles to celebrate the New Year at NOON! They will be having a pizza party, balloon drop, games, and giveaways. Pizza will be served at 12:30 PM. Reserve your tickets in advance. All attendees must bring socks and sign a waiver to play.

Date: December 31, 2021, 11 AM – 3 PM

Location: Bizzy Bee Indoor Play Center, 7671 Northwoods Blvd. Suite A, North Charleston, 29406

New Year’s Eve Flip-Flop Drop & Fireworks

The famous Folly Beach Flip Flop Drop will take place on New Year’s Eve. Local restaurants will be open and family-friendly festivities begin at 10:00 PM when Center Street closes to traffic. At 11:59, the huge, sparkly flip-flops will descend to mark the stroke of midnight and the beginning of 2022. Spectacular fireworks over the beach will follow immediately!

Time: Starts at 10 PM on Friday, December 31, 2021

Location: Center Street, Folly Beach

The Duney Drop New Year’s Eve Party

New Year’s is a time to celebrate with loved ones, remember milestones from the past year, and ring in the year ahead in a festive spirit. Sip, savor, and socialize at this family-friendly event by dancing to the tunes of a lively DJ and enjoying the chef’s selection of hors d’oeuvres and desserts. There will be an adjacent room for kids’ activities, a movie, and child-approved snacks. Advance reservations are required.

Time: 9:00 PM – 12:30 PM on Friday, December 31, 2021

Location: Sweetgrass Pavilion, Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms

New Year’s Day Brunch & Pajama Party

Come start the New Year off right! Bohemian Bull will be serving their full brunch menu as well as $10 mimosa carafes and all-you-can-eat pancakes for just $8! Come enjoy breakfast in your pj’s while listening to a DJ spin tunes.

Time: Saturday, January 1, 2022, 10 AM – 3 PM

Location: Bohemian Bull, 1531 Folly Rd., Charleston, 29412

8th Annual “Bill Murray Look-A-Like” Polar Bear Plunge

The 8th annual plunge will include a costume contest, commemorative t-shirts, and, of course, a plunge into the chilly Atlantic! All attendees are encouraged to come dressed as your favorite Bill Murray character and be ready to ‘freeze your Bills off’ as a way to pay homage to one of Charleston’s funniest residents. Prizes will be awarded for Best Girl, Best Guy, Best Kid, Best Team, and Best Overall Bill Murray

Time: Costume Contest Registration at 11 AM, Costume Contest at 12 PM, Plunge at 1 PM on Saturday, January 1, 2022

Location: Beachside at the Tides Hotel, Folly Beach

Know of a family-friendly event that’s not listed? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add it. Cheers!


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