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CHARLESTON’S LARGEST ANNUAL NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION

On Wednesday, December 31st, 2014, the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier in Mount Pleasant, SC will not be occupied with the usual wanderers exploring a decommissioned ship. Instead, the venue will be transformed into the third annual Yorktown Countdown, Charleston’s largest New Year’s Celebration. The nation’s premier aircraft carrier ball drop party will provide two different admission level options, live music performances on three separate stages, premium spirits, light hors d’oeuvres, magnificent views for the holiday festivities and much more.

ENTERTAINMENT

From 9:00 PM until 1:00 AM, guests of this exclusive Charleston New Years Eve party will see live bands and DJ’s from all imaginable genres including dance, funk, rock, hip hop, 80’s and Top 40 Billboard.

Visit the Entertainment tab to view this year’s lineup.

ABOUT THE YORKTOWN

The USS Yorktown is one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during WWII for the US Navy and was named after the Battle of Yorktown of the American Revolutionary War. She is 890 feet in length, weighs more than 30,000 tons, and has multiple airplane hangar bays that provide over 40,000 square feet of indoor space. Commissioned in 1943, she participated in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations, earning 11 battle stars and the Presidential Unit Citation. Later, she served as a recovery ship for the Apollo 8 space mission and was used in the movie Tora! Tora! Tora! which recreated the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Finally, she was decommissioned in 1970 and became a museum ship in 1975 at Patriot’s Point (in Mt Pleasant, SC). She is now a national historic landmark and once a year is transformed into Charleston’s premier New Years Eve event.

HOW TO GET ON BOARD

First Aboard (General Admission) and Captain (VIP) tickets are available for purchase offering different amenities and access levels aboard the carrier. First Aboard tickets start at $100 per person and include an all-inclusive full service bar, light hors d’oeuvres (served until 11:30pm), two stages of live music, plus access to the indoor airplane hangar and outdoor fantail area (on the same level). Captain tickets start at $150.00 per person and give patrons the complete Yorktown Countdown experience offering everything under First Aboard, plus access to the Yorktown’s rooftop flight deck (which will be tented and heated), a top-shelf all-inclusive bar, light hors d’oeuvres (served until 11:30pm), live band and dj performances, and the best views of Charleston Harbor and the downtown.