New Year's Eve Celebrations in Myrtle Beach
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New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Myrtle Beach Welcome 2020

Ring in the New Year in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for a festive farewell to 2019 and entertaining hello to 2020. There are special events, parties geared for kids, adults-only celebrations and much more planned for December 31 in Myrtle Beach. There’s something for everyone to enjoy. Just check out our list of New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Myrtle Beach.

New Year's Eve Celebrations in Myrtle Beach

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Head to any of these spots to see fireworks displays over the water (weather permitting):

  • Broadway at the Beach’s Fireworks Extravaganza at 8 pm
  • Barefoot Landing’s Fireworks Spectacular at 7 pm
  • The Market Common at 12 am

Brookgreen Gardens Light Up the New Year

Searching for one of the casual New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Myrtle Beach? You’ve found it! Stroll through Brookgreen Gardens during their Light Up the New Year event. The sculpture garden is illuminated by candlelight, and features hand-lit candles, holiday lights, and decor, as well as strolling musicians. Held from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm, advance reservations are required. Tickets are $20 for non-members and $15 for members.

Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s

Kids can ring in the New Year with a special family-friendly Noon Year’s Eve from 10 am to 2 pm. Presented at Barefoot Landing, a huge beach ball drop takes place over the restaurant’s backyard beach. Further, kids can enjoy a live band, crafts, games, kid-friendly “fireworks” (bubble wrap), face painting, balloon animals, and more.

Margaritaville

Ring in the New Year at at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville beginning at 9 pm. Guests can enjoy festivities such as live music, party favors, stilt walkers, and a Midnight Margarita Shooter to welcome 2020 with flare. Note that cover begins at 8:45 with adult admission costing $10. However, there is no cover for kids twelve and under.

Hard Rock Café

The New Year’s Eve Bash will feature music from Chocolate Chip & Company, a balloon drop, confetti cannons and party favors. In addition, guests can receive additional perks based on the package purchased. The party starts at 10 pm and runs until 2 am.

Hard Rock Cafe New Year’s Eve Bash

From 10:00 pm to 2:00 am on New Year’s Eve, Hard Rock Cafe becomes the Times Square of Myrtle Beach with their New Year’s Eve Bash! All guests enjoy live music with Chocolate Chip & Company, balloon drop, confetti cannons, live simulcast from Times Square and a complimentary appetizer buffet at midnight. General admission tickets are $27.75 per person.

Reserved seating is also available for $75+ per person and VIP tickets that include a 4-course meal and champagne service are available for $290 per couple. Ages 21 & older only. Call Hard Rock Cafe for info and reservations at (843) 946-0007.

Medieval Times

Reserve the 9:30 pm show at Medieval Times to enjoy a dinner and show with a New Year’s Eve twist. The event includes hors d’oeuvres, a tour of the medieval museum of torture, a live show, delicious four-course feast, free party favors, a midnight snack, and a DJ dance party. In addition, there’s a champagne toast as well as a balloon ball drop at midnight. Adult tickets cost $62.95 and kid’s tickets cost $30.95.

House of Blues hosts Corey Smith on December 31 as the Americana singer brings his signature songs to the beach. He has a number of hit songs, including “Drinkin’ Again,” “If I Could Do It Again,” and “I Love Everyone.” Ticket prices start at $20. Note that doors will open at 8 pm.

New Year’s Eve at Big M Casino

For New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Myrtle Beach, it doesn’t get any better than a scenic cruise aboard The Big M Casino Boat. Ship I begins boarding at 5:30 pm and sails from 6:30 pm to 12:30 am. Guests are treated to hors d’oeuvres, a full dinner buffet, and a free champagne toast at midnight. Two cash bars and gambling games will also be available. Place your reservations by calling 843-249-9811 ext. 307 or 308, or email sales@bigmcasino.com. The cruise costs $75 per person.

The Market Common presents a Southern Times Square

The annual Southern Times Square at The Market Common event is from 9:00 pm-12:00 am on New Year’s Eve. Watch a live feed of the New York City Times Square event, live bands, food and drink vendors and activities for the kids. At midnight, a ball drop will welcome the New Year. Admission to the event is also free.

Myrtle Beach Convention Center

The 38th Annual Beach Ball Classic brings some of the best high school basketball teams and recruits throughout the country to play in this annual holiday tournament. Further, this weeklong event culminates with championship games and a post-tourney New Year’s Eve Party.

The Carolina Opry Christmas Special

The Carolina Opry Christmas Special, also known as “The Christmas Show of the South,” runs its acclaimed Christmas special through January 4, 2020. This special production merges Opry titans with new talent and award-winning rotating artists. One of the top attractions in the South, The Carolina Opry Christmas Special, now in its 34th year, brings cheer and warmth with music, comedy, and dance. Better yet, kids will love the magic tricks, horse-drawn sleigh, and snow!

Celebrate NYE in Myrtle Beach

These are just some of the New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Myrtle Beach. Plan your night out on the town now as parties fill up fast. Get ready to greet 2020 in style when you visit the Grand Strand!


Ashley is Tripster’s travel expert, visiting Myrtle Beach to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.
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