New Year’s Eve Weekend Events to Ring in 2024

As we near the close of another great year in the Upcountry, we’ve amassed a list of some things to do to celebrate. If you enjoy dinners, experiences, & tours; outdoor fun & markets to explore; and New Year’s Eve parties to attend, there’s something for you here! These include events from December 29th, 2023, through New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2024, and are chronological.

Dinners, Experiences, & Tours:

  • An Extraordinary Tasting Adventure at Vicaro Vineyards – Dates: Dec. 29th or 30th, various times – 12 pm – 5 pm. Location: 800-840 Old Jones Rd., Greer, SC 29651. Experience Vicario Distillery and Farm with a tasting experience of their gin and 18 unique liqueurs. The farm tour runs on Fridays or Saturdays. Reserve your spot at the link above. 
  • Cafe & Then Some – Three and a Half Stars Dinner & a Show – Dates: Dec. 30th – Jan. 2nd, 6:30 – 10:30 pm. Location: 101 College Street, Greenville, SC 2960. This new Musical Comedy show looks at Greenville through a unique, southern lens of the four seasons. Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone at 864-232-2287. 
  • Dinner at Restaurant 17 – Date: Dec. 31st, 5 pm – 9:30 pm. Location: 10 Rd of Vines, Travelers Rest, SC 29690. Chef Haydn Shaak has created an elevated 3-course menu to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Reservations are available via the link above or OpenTable.
  • Greenville Swamp Rabbits vs Florida Everblades – Date: Dec. 31st, starting at 6:05 pm. Location: Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N Academy St, Greenville, SC 29601. Join the Greenville Swamp Rabbit Hockey team for its New Year’s Eve Glow Night! Check out the link for tickets.
The Grand Bohemian Lodge Christmas Market in Downtown Greenville, SC. Taken by Allspice Photography, LLC.

Outdoor Fun & Markets:

  • Swamp Rabbit Trail Tour – Date: Dec. 29th, 2:30 pm (2-hour ride, ~8-10 miles). Location: 50 S Richardson St, Greenville, SC 29601. Take this exciting bike tour through Greenville’s downtown and beautiful parks, including a ride north to Swamp Rabbit Cafe for some stecca bread! Purchase tickets in advance online. See the website for details.
  • Holidays at the Greenville Zoo – Date: Dec. 29th – 30th, 4 – 8 pm. Location: 150 Cleveland Park Drive, Greenville, SC 29601. Holidays at the Zoo allow visitors to immerse themselves in a winter wonderland of music, twinkling lights, and the Holiday Village! Purchase tickets online here.
  • 8th Annual Toasty Farmer Market – Date: Dec. 30th, 11 am – 2 pm. Location: Fireforge Brewing, 311 E Washington St, Greenville, SC 29601. The Toasty Farmer Market picks up when the TD Saturday Market closes down for the winter. Join them with 50+ local vendors at Fireforge Brewing & Sum Bar. Check out future dates and more at their website above!
  • United Community Bank Ice on Main – Dates: Dec. 30th – Jan. 15th, 2024. Weekend Hours: Friday – 2 pm – 10 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11 am – 10 pm. Location: 206 S Main Street, Greenville, SC, 29601. UCB Ice on Main is an open outdoor ice skating rink in the heart of downtown. For more holiday hours and ticket prices, see the website.
  • Grand Bohemian Christmas Market – Date: Dec. 30th (10 am – 6 pm) – 31st (10 am – 4 pm). Location: 44 E Camperdown Way, Greenville, SC 29601. Gather your loved ones and create new holiday traditions at the second annual Greenville Christmas Market! Experience live music, local merchants, and holiday-themed cuisine. Free to enter!
  • In the Nick of Time: Holiday Art Market – Date: Dec. 30, 10 am – 6 pm. Location: 10 Central Ave. Greenville, SC 29601. Pop by this Holiday Art and Handmade Goods Market inside Greenville’s newest gallery and working artist studios. For more info, check their Facebook page.
New Groove Artisan Brewery in Boiling Springs, SC, taken by Allspice Photography, LLC

New Year’s Eve Parties:

  • NYE Pre-Game Ball Drop at Magnetic South Brewing – Date: Dec. 31st, 12 pm – 10 pm (FREE!). Location: 516 North Main Street, Anderson, SC 29621. For those who want a night out on the town and enjoy the festivities without the late night! Mojo on the Max will provide live music to jam the day away!
  • King of the Year: Family Friendly Competitive Improv Games (NYE Edition) – Date: December 31 · 6 – 7:15 pm. Location: 1 E Coffee St, Greenville, SC 29601. Spend New Year’s Eve laughing with the Alchemy Comedy Theater! Alchemy’s stage will turn into a full-on comedy battle royale. It’s a head-to-head tournament where one performer is named 2023’s King of Comedy! See the link for ticket info.
  • New Year’s Eve 2024 at New Groove Artisan Brewing – Date: Dec. 31st, 6 PM – 1 AM. Location: 4078 South Carolina 9 Boiling Springs, SC 29316. New Groove has been hosting a New Year’s Eve bash since 2017! The NG Smokehouse Kitchen will have a special menu. Music includes Gary Frazier and J. Stephens & The Stubborn Hearts. See the link for ticket info!
  • Pinky’s New Year’s Eve Bash with Away Team Band – Date: December 31, 6 pm – 1 am. Location: 250 Mill Street Taylors, SC 29687. This in-person event promises an unforgettable night of laughter, music, and fun. Enjoy a champagne toast and giveaways while the Away Team rocks the arcade.
  • 5th Annual Reedy River Grand Ball – NYE 2024 – Date: Dec 31, 8:30 PM – 1 AM. Location: Hyatt Regency Greenville, 220 N Main St, Greenville, SC 29601. It’s South Carolina’s best, all-inclusive New Year’s Eve event! RRGB offers three ballrooms with sound stages, hosting some of music’s best artists. The event is black tie optional. See the link for ticket info!

No matter what you love to do to celebrate the end of the year, we hope we’ve inspired you to get out and enjoy New Year’s Eve Weekend in the Upcountry! Don’t forget to check out some of our other holiday travel guides at www.Upcountrysc.com/explore.

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