2021 is coming to a close, and we’re gearing up to ring in the new year with a rollicking good time in the capital city. If you’re not sure where you should be when the clock strikes midnight, keep reading for our roundup of some of Columbia SC’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.

New Year on the River

If you love the Gervais Street Bridge Dinner, you’ll want to make your way to Stone River on NYE to experience New Year on the River. Brought to you by Carolina Together, you and your crew can ring in 2022 on the Congaree River with an evening of drinks and music by the ColaJazz band. Snag a ticket quick!

5th Annual Jazzy New Year’s Eve Soiree at Chayz Lounge

In West Columbia, you can count down to the new year at the 5th Annual Jazzy New Year’s Eve Soiree at Chayz Lounge. Your tickets include everything you need for a night out on the town – mouther-watering hors d’oeuvres, party favors, and Champagne (or sparkling cider, if you prefer) to toast with at midnight. Prepare to dance the night away with the best hits of the 70s, 80s, and 90s performed by Groove Masters band featuring songstress Beth Inabinett.

New Year’s Eve at Hendrix

New Year’s Eve calls for a rooftop bar and fireworks. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, specialty cocktails, Champagne, and a night you won’t soon forget, at Hendrix on Main Street. When the clock strikes midnight, you can peer out to see the fireworks over the State House as you cheers to 2022.

New Year’s Eve on The Farm

If BBQ, oysters, and farm-to-table creations are calling your name, you won’t want to miss out on New Year’s Eve on The Farm in Lexington. Cozy up around the fire pit with some good food and libations while jamming out to live bluegrass music from Randy Lucas and the gang.

Brandon Mullis & O’Hara’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve

Say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022 with a casual evening at O’Hara’s Public House for the 4th annual Brandon Mullis & O’hara’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Expect plenty of food, drinks, 3 hours of live music, and a party that won’t stop until the ball drops.

Capital City Club’s New Year’s Eve

Ring in the New Year in style atop the tallest building in South Carolina at Capital City Club’s New Year’s Eve celebration. Good vibes and a good time await you with small bites, live entertainment, and bottomless drinks.

Glitter & Gold New Year’s Eve at Smoked

The heart of SC’s latest addition, Smoked on Main Street, is counting down to 2022 with Glitter & Gold New Year’s Eve. Put on your most Instragram-worthy outfit, and head downtown to be greeted with a welcome cocktail, and spend the evening enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres, like avocado wontons and specialty oysters. Countdown to midnight with live music and watch the ball drop on their 85” projection screen on the back patio.