Families celebrate 2011 in Marion Square

Charleston, S.C. (WCSC) -- Families from all over the lowcountry gathered in Marion Square in downtown Charleston to celebrate the new year.

The City of Charleston held its 5th Annual "Happy New Year, Charleston" celebration. The high-energy arts celebration offers a non-alcoholic event featuring family-oriented concerts and presentations to mark the New Year in Charleston. The program included children's activities, African drumming and dancing, organ and brass, chamber music, gospel music and jazz.

The celebration concluded with a fireworks display over downtown.

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