City throwing annual "Happy New Year, Charleston" celebration

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If you've been searching for a family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration, look no further than the City of Charleston's annual extravaganza in Marion Square.

Taking place on December 31st between 4 and 10:30 p.m., the celebration will include live music throughout the day, a children's tent with magicians and music as well as a caricature artist, LED-lights hoola hooping, arts and crafts, stilt walking, face painters and more!

Food will be available as well. Vendors will be serving up favorites like crepes, chicken, BBQ, hot chocolate, cotton candy, funnel cake and the like.

As an added bonus, the City of Charleston is offering all guests a printable parking voucher that is good for two free hours in participating parking garages.