New Year’s Eve Myrtle Beach: Things to Do and Where to Celebrate

Looking for somewhere dreamy to spend New Year’s Eve? This seaside tourist destination is a charming location filled with countless ways to celebrate.

Follow along as we spill all of the best Myrtle Beach New Years Eve  activities and events! If you’d rather celebrate New Year’s Eve warm and toasty at the beach than stand shivering at the Times Square ball drop, it’s time to make your way down the East Coast!

You’ll be delighted to find some of the finest shopping, sightseeing, and suntanning in the South at Myrtle Beach.

Moreover, New Year’s Eve Myrtle Beach parties combine eclectic live entertainment, magic, drink specials, and more. A Myrtle Beach New Year’s Eve offers a fresh way to celebrate the end of the holiday season.

Ready to map out your Grand Strand adventure and usher in the New Year with a seaside bang?

New Year’s Eve Myrtle Beach Events

Brookgreen Gardens Night of a Thousand Candles

New Years Eve parties don’t need to leave you with a hangover! The Night of a Thousand Candles hosted by Brookgreen Gardens will leave you in a swirl of shimmering wonder. Stroll through the gardens aglow with 2,700 hand-lit candles and countless other Christmas lights.

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Sip on simmering hot chocolate from a beverage station or grab a bite at food stations along the way. The new year is looking bright!

Pro Tip: Hoping to find an open bar at your New Year’s Eve party of choice? For an extra special Grand Strand splurge, make a reservation at Austin’s Harvest Restaurant and indulge in an evening of seasonal fresh Low County cuisine.

tree lit up at myrtle beach brookgreen gardens
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Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

Enjoy dinner with the family at Margaritaville, which offers a diverse menu featuring tropical flair. Live entertainment sets the tone of the restaurant’s relaxed party atmosphere. Enjoy party favors, as well as a countdown and midnight margarita shooters!

If you’re bringing the kiddos along, there’s no cover fee for kids 12 and under.

A Southern Times Square at the Market Common

This annual event is a Myrtle Beach tradition you won’t want to miss out on. Tap your toes to live music as you wait for the eagerly anticipated ball drop and fireworks display. There will be food and drink vendors to satisfy your appetite and quench your thirst!

This is one of the best family-friendly events in Myrtle Beach, as well. The littles will enjoy face painting, balloon art, and inflatables!

Photo Alert: Capture this New Year’s Eve night forever in the photo booth!

aerial night view over The Market Common with street lights and fountain in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USARiptydz New Years Eve Celebration

A Myrtle Beach Boardwalk staple, Riptydz knows how to turn on the heat for NYE. Locals and tourists may be accustomed to flocking to Riptydz for ice-cold beers and coconut shrimp. However December 31st transforms this beachside hangout into an oasis of DJs, fire dancers, and stilt walkers.

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Curious partygoers should snatch up their tickets early, as these popular festivities will include fire breathers, magicians, photo booths, and more. Doors will open at 8:00 pm and close at 1:00 am.

Bring along that appetite as you’ll want to take full advantage of their amazing buffet and bar package offerings. Go to town at the carving station, or help yourself to a sweet treat from the upscale cake display.

Tin Roof New Year’s Eve

Calling all VIPs! Perfect that red carpet pose, because it’s time to step out like the Hollywood royalty you are. Tin Roof is requesting you don your finest beach attire for their NYE fette. Guests can kick start their revelry with live music on two stages, multiple bars, a confetti canon, and a complimentary champagne toast.

Performers singing on state at Tin Roof in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA.
photo credit: Tin Roof via Facebook

Hard Rock Cafe New Years Eve

Craving a little Rock and Roll swagger to go with your NYE kiss? Celebrate the end of the year with plenty of Mick Jagger style, when you reserve tickets to the annual Hard Rock Cafe New Year’s Eve bash. In addition to live music, partygoers will be treated to a four-course dinner, festive libations, party favors, and more.

Dig into your delectable feast and don’t forget to help yourself to a complimentary NYE Sparkler (sparkling wine jello shot) or Desert Pear mojito. Feeling like some refreshing bubbly? Don’t fear as a bottle of Prosecco per couple is included with your ticket.

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 December 30. 

This special production merges Opry masters with new talent and award-winning rotating artists. It’s one of the best holiday shows in the Myrtle Beach area!

Now in its 38th year, this top attraction in the South brings cheer and warmth with music, comedy, and dance. Better yet, you’ll love the thousands of lights and piles of snow!

A woman in a white dress with big sleeves singing on stage at the Carolina Opry Christmas Special in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA.
photo credit: The Carolina Opry Theater via Facebook

Crooked Hammock Brewery

You and your family may be beach-bound, but who doesn’t wish for a magical snow shower to ring in the New Year? Prime yourself for hours of frosty fun at the Crooked Hammock Brewery. Located at 4924 Hwy. 17 South*, this down-home beer and wine garden delivers the perfect setup for a lowkey New Year’s Eve.

Hang out in their spacious snow-covered backyard and get ready for a night full of food, house-made drink specials, dance-worthy live music, and more. Chow down at their all-you-can-eat buffet featuring stick-to-your-rib favorites or hit up the open bar. Stay put for the traditional Keg Drop at midnight, and make a wish for a new year chockful of their tasty craft brews.

*Crooked Hammock Brewery is located at Barefoot Landing Hwy 17 S. Eve in Myrtle Beach.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Myrtle Beach

Nothing says New Year’s Eve like fireworks over the ocean waves. If you’re looking for fireworks, Myrtle Beach delivers. Head to one (or all) of these shows for a sizzling spectacle to ring in the new year:

  • Barefoot Landing Fireworks at 7:00 p.m.*
  • Fireworks at Broadway at the Beach at 8:00 p.m.

*Please note that this schedule is based on last year’s events.

fireworks at legoland floridaWhere to Play Mini Golf at Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is both the golf capital and mini-golf capital of the world, so you’d be amiss if you visited without taking your shot at a hole-in-one while you’re there.

These mini-golf courses are all open during the day on New Year’s Eve, so grab a club and give it your best shot as you celebrate Myrtle Beach New Year’s:

Attractions Open on New Year’s in Myrtle Beach

If you think you’ve read about all there is to do in Myrtle Beach, think again! When spending New Year’s Eve in this seaside city, we recommend filling your daytime itinerary to the brim. There are so many things to do, it will be hard to choose!

Bundle your attraction tickets with your hotel room or other attractions for the best deal. Taking advantage of all that this globetrotter’s paradise has to offer doesn’t have to break the bank. 

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Whether you’re searching for a good show or ways to get active, there’s something for you:

people racing in go carts at Racers Broadway Grand Prix in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
photo credit: Broadway Grand Prix via Facebook

The Best Eats on New Year’s Eve in Myrtle Beach

New Year’s Eve celebrations aren’t complete without a delicious meal. Choosing where to eat for the holiday is no small task. Picky eaters and foodies don’t often mix without a fight.

Take the stress out of the decision with our handy guide! Let your cravings call the shots this New Year’s Eve at some of Myrtle Beach’s best spots for a juicy burger or a delectable multi-course dinner.

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Don’t go in without a plan! Call ahead to make reservations and check for holiday schedule changes.

Here’s where to go if you’re craving…

A delicious formal dinner

The Library Restaurant is an upscale dining option offering the freshest mouthwatering cuisine. Who could complain about that? 

Seaside seafood

Satisfy your cravings at Frank’s, which offers more options in addition to seafood for split tables.

Southern favorites

Get a taste of the local culture at Carolina Roadhouse, which boasts a diverse menu that has something for everyone.

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Classic burgers and fries

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t like River City Cafe’s world-famous burgers, but it has classic sandwiches and seafood options, too.

The best sandwich around

Catch Dagwood’s Deli in North Myrtle Beach while it’s open for a few hours during the day for a local lunch like no other. You can’t go wrong with any of its classic jumbo deli sandwiches.

Which of These Myrtle Beach New Years Eve Celebrations Are You Most Excited About?

However you choose to spend your New Year’s Eve on the Grand Strand, we’re sure you’ll have a blast. Whether you fill the day with shows, seafood, fireworks, or mini-golf, a good time is waiting for you in Myrtle Beach

For seaside bliss on a budget, book your hotel and attractions through Tripster! We have the best deals waiting for you. Here’s to a great new year!

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Written by Isis Maya Nissman

A New York native, Isis-Maya spent most of her professional life working in TV production until a vacation whisked her away to Central...

2 comments about “New Year’s Eve Myrtle Beach: Things to Do and Where to Celebrate”


December 1, 2022 at 3:01 pm

Looking for a mature 40 years and and eats for New years eve in Myrtle Beach…Is there a sophisticated dress up party somewhere close? Would be nice if it was a fundraising event for a great cause !! Please respond either way..thanx

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