As we say goodbye to another year and look back fondly at the days gone by; we celebrate another year of friendships and look forward to what the future will bring. By celebrating our triumphs and sorrows, we raise a toast to one another and hope for the future of a brighter tomorrow. Whether with a loved one, or a friend or with a stranger, we kiss at the stroke of midnight to ensure good luck in the coming year. It’s a tradition as old as time; a kiss brings good luck, good fortune, and, well, frankly its good fun! Here are some ideas of where to share your first kiss of the New Year.
1. Tybee Pier and Pavilion under the fireworks – Where else would you rather be? Tybee Island has an impressive fireworks show at the stroke of Midnight. Enjoy a kiss by Fire-light under the stars while the waves of the Atlantic lap gently at your feet.
2. Historic River Street – Countdown to midnight at “Up the Cup!” Don’t miss out on a digital light show, countdown clock, and a non-traditional “ball drop” with a Savannah twist! Countdown the final seconds of the old year as we raise (not drop!) the six-foot to-go cup to the New Year! Share your special kiss with thousands of your closest friends!
3. If it’s a formal Champagne and Black tie event you desire, you won’t want to miss the Westin Savannah Harbor’s New Year's Eve Dinner. An elegant way to share that special moment with the one you love.
4. City Market in Savannah – A great place for a group countdown in the open air! Live outdoor music throughout the evening and restaurants are open to help you celebrate. Drop in and stroll through the market all evening long. (Restaurants require New Year’s Eve reservations). A perfectly romantic spot to kiss the one you love, or the one you’re with!
5. Your very own “home away from home” at one of Tybee Vacation Rentals' very special beach rentals - on the couch with your loved ones, in front of the TV, watching Dick Clark’s New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest (It’s ok if you doze off before midnight… we all do!). Don't forget to make it out to Tybee Island on January 1st, to take part in the Polar Plunge! Great way to cure what NYE left behind!
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