How are we already talking about New Year’s Eve festivities, when it feels like just yesterday that summer ended? Yet here we are, getting excited for the upcoming new year, planning out our list of resolutions, and making plans for where to be when it’s time to ring in 2019!
If you haven’t yet decided where to celebrate your New Year’s Eve, we might just have a few suggestions!
Hilton Head Island
Well, first and foremost, if you aren’t lucky enough to call Hilton Head Island your home, the first step is getting here! Sure it’s nice to enjoy a quiet evening at home for the new year, but why would you want to?! Make your reservations now and surprise the family with an impromptu trip to Hilton Head Island for the New Year!
You’ve heard about it, maybe even wondered about it, and now here is your chance to participate in the infamous polar bear plunge! What better way to start the festivities of New Year’s Eve with an frigidly refreshing dip in the Harbour Town Pool? The fun starts at 10am, and you can warm up after with hot chocolate and other refreshments!
One of the best events on Hilton Head Island this December 31st is the annual Noon Year’s Eve at The Sandbox. Not everyone wants to stay up all hours of the night to celebrate the incoming year, and by offering a fun and family-friendly event like this will ensure that family members of all ages will have a good time. With indoor and outdoor activities like games, scavenger hunts, arts & crafts, and a picnic lunch, you’ve got a great way to spend the day with the kiddos before heading out to enjoy a little grown-up fun!
Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean you can’t still take in some holiday lights. Take a stroll through the harbour, watch the kids light up in front of the many illuminated seasonal figures, and catch a glimpse of the massive Christmas tree. Add a gesture of goodwill to your trip to be returned in the coming year by bringing along some canned goods or unwrapped toys to help make a difference in someone else’s life.
After you’ve spent the day touring the shops, checking out the lights, and taking in the view from the top of the Harbour Town Lighthouse, stick around to watch the ball drop! There will be food, entertainment, and live music throughout the town, and for the early birds, they’ll have a ball drop at 7pm to watch as well as the one at midnight.
If you’re looking for something a bit louder, a bit more exciting, and a bit more glamorous, head over to NYE Bash at The Rooftop. The fun starts at 9pm with a live DJ, dancing, champagne, complimentary party favors, and even a red carpet photo op in front of their Poseidon step so make sure you’re rested up!
Let us make your New Year planning even more comfy. Call ahead, and we’ll help you organize any rentals you need, from baby cribs and walkers to bicycles and rollaway beds for the adults. Every day on Hilton Head Island is a great day, but when you throw in one of the most exciting holidays of the year, you can be sure you’ll have the time of your life!