How to Have the Best New Year’s Eve on Hilton Head Island

Part of a chain of barrier islands along the coast of South Carolina, Hilton Head Island is a beautiful destination anytime of year. The mild climate makes it easy to plan a winter trip while still being able to enjoy some of the outdoor activities in the area. Many people flock to the island year-round to play a round on the championship golf courses. In fact, Hilton Head is one of the most desirable golfing destinations in the country. If you’re thinking of making a trip here during the off-season, plan a trip to Hilton Head Island for New Year’s Eve! There are tons of great events for visitors of all ages.

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Our Favorite Things to Do For New Year’s Eve on Hilton Head Island

Harbour Town Lighthouse Ball Drop

No New Year’s Eve event is complete without an official ball drop. When you come to Hilton Head Island for New Year’s Eve, Harbour Town is the place to go for an exciting event that the entire family can enjoy. This neighborhood is located right along Broad Creek allowing you to enjoy a waterfront view while you explore the area. The annual Harbour Town Lighthouse Ball Drop will feature food, drinks, live music, and more entertainment. At midnight, ring in the new year as a ball drops from the iconic Harbour Town lighthouse.

New Year’s Eve Bash at Poseidon 

If you want a taste of Hilton Head’s nightlife fun on New Year’s Eve, the annual party at the Poseidon Rooftop Bar is exactly what you’re looking for. Looking out over the beautiful marshlands, this bar offers an annual party to help you start the new year off right. You can choose to purchase a general admission ticket or go big and reserve a VIP, but act fast because tickets will sell out!

19th Annual Polar Bear Swim

Spend New Year’s Eve on Hilton Head Island differently this year when you sign up for the Polar Bear Swim! This event is not for the faint of heart as you join other participants in a winter dip in the Harbour Town pool. After the event, you can warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and other refreshments. The event starts at 10 am, so you’ll have plenty of time to prepare for a midnight soiree as well.

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Whether you’re interested in a ticketed event for New Year’s Eve on Hilton Head or you’re just looking to get away for the weekend, Beach Properties has got you covered. Each of our vacation rentals offers everything you need for your stay. You’ll have easy access to the best activities including the beach and the many golf courses. Inside the rental itself, you’ll have plenty of space to relax and hang with family and friends, and take advantage of the full-sized kitchen to whip up your very own New Year’s Eve feast! So, what are you waiting for?

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