Things To Do On New Year’s Eve in Hilton Head and Bluffton

Looking for the best New Year’s Eve activities on Hilton Head Island? Interested in partying down in Bluffton? The Lowcountry is full of New Years Eve entertainment—whether you are looking for something family-friendly or perhaps adults only—just peek below!

1) New Year’s Eve Ball Drop with The Sea Pines Resort in Harbour Town

With two ball drops, one at 7pm for the kids and one at midnight for the after-hours revelers, there’s plenty to do, eat and see along the Harbour for this annual event. Grab drinks at Harbourside Burgers & Brews, The Quarterdeck, Topside Waterfront Restaurant or The Crazy Crab, enjoy the lights of the boats and celebrate with a dinner at the world-famous Quarterdeck. Click here for more details!

2) New Years Eve Crab Pot Drop at Old Town Dispensary

One of our absolute FAVORITE place to hang in Bluffton – their food is incredible – will be hosting a Crab Pot Drop for New Year’s Eve. Come with the dogs, the kids or just yourself to this local tavern and eatery. Find out more details on their facebook page. Live music from Pretty Darn 7-10pm and Gavigan Entertainment 10pm – 12:30pm

3) The Sandbox Children’s Museum “Noon” Year’s Eve event

This annual event at our local children’s museum is a ball. Festivities include special games and activities both indoors and outdoors. In addition to scavenger hunts, games, fun arts & crafts and a picnic lunch, attendees will ring in 2018 with party favors and a balloon drop at 12 noon. Click here for more information!

4) New Year’s Eve at The Omni Oceanfront Hotel

Join us for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration at our Ocean Front Paradise, the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort. Enjoy a 4-Course Dinner in HH Prime and gain complimentary access to our after party in XO Sports and Spirits featuring live music from Ty Miller and party favors! Details here!

5) Beach House New Year’s Eve Party

Live music starts at 8 pm and goes ’til 1 am. Lexington based band C2 and The Brothers Reed will be opening for local favorite, Cranford Hollow. Each ticket includes an open bar, starting at 8 pm, passed hors d’oeuvres from 8 – 10 pm, and a late-night slider bar at 11 pm. Pick up tickets at 6pm on 12/31 in hotel lobby. (21+ over only please)

6) Neon NYE at Wild Wing Café

DJ Race will spin at the Hilton Head Island location and Big B & The Stingers will perform in the Bluffton restaurant location. Celebrate all night with us—more details available on Facebook.

7) Bar Hop at The Triangle, aka Reilley’s Plaza

Featuring Reilley’s Grill & Bar, One Hot Mama’s, The Lodge, The Boardroom and Jump and Phil’s – there’s something for everyone. Ring in the new year with DJ and dancing at One Hot Mama’s and a champagne toast at midnight! Check in with all of the other bars on Facebook to see what’s happening!


No matter what fun you have this New Year’s Eve on Hilton Head or in Bluffton, remember to make responsible choices and always use a cab or designated driver! View a list of companies currently listed on YELP here.


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