Happy New Year Charleston: 4-10:30 p.m. in Marion Square. A non-alcoholic and family-oriented way to celebrate the New Year in Charleston. With free admission, guests enjoy comedy, African dancing, many forms of music including classical, gospel and jazz, children’s activities and more.
Masquerade Count Down Package: Plan to celebrate and spend the night at Middleton Place Inn. The package includes accommodations for two nights, tickets to the NYE Masquerade Count Down from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., complimentary drinks, hors d’oeuvres, ice sculpture and photo booth. Guests also receive gift bags and a pair of The Inn’s etched champagne flutes with a new oak tree design. The package also includes brunch the following morning and admission to two to Middleton Place.
Snyder Grand Ball: 8 p.m. at the South Carolina Aquarium. Entertainment includes Elise Testone, DJ Natty Heavy and DJ R Dot plus an open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $135; snydergrandball.com.
Rose Ball: 9 p.m. at the Johnson Hagood Stadium, home of the Citadel Bulldogs. Guests will enjoy a fashionably upscale New Year’s Eve ball inside the venue until 2 a.m., with all-inclusive, light hors d’oeuvres and bar service, DJ Cato K from Miami, The Dubplates Band, DJ D-Nyce, Quiana Parler and more. VIP service available. Tickets are $110-150; www.CharlestonRoseBall.com
Charleston Wonderland: 8:30 p.m. at Memminger Auditorium. The event includes a top-shelf open bar plus a champagne toast at midnight, heavy hors d’oeuvres music by Sonic Groove, acrobats, fire performers and aerialists. Plus enjoy pictures on the red carpet, Instagram contests, a vintage photo booth and a lounge. Tickets are $175; www.charlestonwonderland.com.