In these final hours before Christmas, some people are stressing out about their last-minute shopping while others wonder what they’ll do for New Year’s Eve. Which category are you in? Well, if you’re lucky enough to be spending the New Year in Hilton Head, we’ve got a few options for you if you haven’t set your plans in stone yet.

Harbour Town Lighthouse Ball Drop

For the quintessential New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, head to the Sea Pines Resort for their New Year’s Eve Celebration. They’re having not just one, but TWO ball drops; one at 7pm for the early birds and families with kids and another at midnight. The festivities start at 6pm, and there will be food, entertainment, and live music for all!

Top Dawg Tavern

If you’re a massive sports fan looking for a way to combine that love with a way to spend the holiday, look no further. Top Dawg Tavern will be starting their NYE festivities at 11am with phenomenal food, $10 domestic beer pitchers, and NFL football. They’re going to be showing 7 different NFL games starting at 1pm and will be open until after midnight to watch the ball drop. You can even join in a free champagne toast to ring in 2024!

Alexander’s New Year’s Eve Dinner

Everyone needs to eat to keep their energy up this New Year’s Eve, and what better way than with a gourmet 3-course prix-fixe meal at Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar? To start the year off with the best luck, the first course includes a soup with black eyed peas. The hardest choice comes during the second course, when you have to choose between a 12oz Prime Rib, Pan Roasted Snapper, Seared Salmon, Half Chicken, or Plum Wine Braised Short Ribs.

New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise

No New Year’s Eve event list here in Hilton Head would be complete without something out on the water. Vagabond Cruise is honored to present their New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise that not only provides the best views of the island, but also the best dining options prepared by the award winning chefs of the Sea Pines Resort. At the end of the cruise, the boat docks just in time to see the 7pm ball drop from the top of the Harbour Town Lighthouse.

Plant Riverside Studio 24

Sometimes you want something a little more…festive for the New Year. With just a short 45-minute drive over to Savannah, GA, you and your crew of rowdy misfits can join in the fun at Plant Riverside. They’re hosting Studio 24’s New Year’s Eve Disco Party with an ultra-lux open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and a four-course dinner curated by Executive Chef Eric Fullem. Once your belly is full, you can dance the night away to music by the Disco Nights band from NYC. Come dressed in your 70s best! They’re even offering discounted lodging rates so you won’t have to worry about driving home.


Once you’ve unwrapped all those presents and had your fill of Christmas lights you’re ready to let loose from all the stress caused by running around shopping for last-minute gifts, get ready to ring in the New Year in Hilton Head.