Step into the heart of New Year's Eve in Columbia, SC. As the year wraps up, the city bursts with lively celebrations and a cheerful atmosphere. From sparkling fireworks to bustling street parties filled with music and laughter, Columbia invites you to join in the festivities and welcome the new year with excitement. Come along as we explore the city's events

Family-Friendly Fun

Families with young children in Columbia, SC can enjoy New Year's Eve activities together. Kick off the celebrations slipping and sliding with a Late Night Skate at Three Foundations Recreation. From there, head to Dave and Buster’s for food, games, fun and unlimited video game play ALL night long. 

The Fireflies add to the holiday cheer by transforming Segra Park into a twinkling wonderland. This year, the holiday tradition is bigger, brighter, and better with over one million lights illuminating your way to visits with Santa, crafts at Santa’s workshop, a holiday scavenger hunt, and don’t forget about the Fireflies Express Train. End this year with something for every family member to ring in the new year together.

Columbia is welcoming 2024 with the annual Capital City Fireworks. Head to the South Carolina State House for a spectacular fireworks show just after midnight to ring in the new year.

Ain't no Party like a Block Party

New Year’s Eve is synonymous with spirited celebrations, where vibrant parties pulse with energy, dancing, singing, and fun. Columbia has several nightlife hotspots on the 1600 block of Main Street that will make your New Year’s Eve celebration unforgettable. 
Kick off the night at Hendrix, where an electrifying New Year’s bash begins at 8:30 PM, featuring DJ Neptune to set the tone for a spirited celebration. For a touch of glamour, gather your friends for a red carpet photo-op at Smoked, where delectable bites and drinks from an open bar await with a complimentary midnight champagne toast. Put your dancing shoes on and head to the Robinson Room where you and your friends can indulge in delightful small bites and beverages while dressed in your most glamorous attire.

Not to mention all these venues come together as the clock strikes midnight and host the biggest New Year’s Eve block party in Columbia on the 1600 block of Main Street.



Ring in the New Year With Elegance and Charm

Toast to the New Year while feeling classy with brunch or dinner at Hampton Street Vineyard. Here you will find sparkling champagnes and exclusive food perfect for ringing in the New Year.

Speaking of classy, dance the night away ballroom style – we’re talking Latin, Swing, Country, and Ballroom – at the Ballroom Dance Gala hosted by Columbia Dance.


Did someone say, “Pawty?” 

Celebrate the arrival of 2024 alongside your adorable furry pals, just as you would with your best buddies, decked out in style. Join the vibrant and joyous NYE bash by The Modern Companion, where your pets can socialize, mix, and savor the delights of the special mixology bark cart. Capture the unforgettable memories at the fantastic photo wall, making this a pawty you and your pets won't want to miss.


Columbia’s Comedy Countdown

Close out 2023 with a laugh at Columbia’s Comedy Countdown hosted at The Corley Mill House. Your all-inclusive ticket grants access to an evening of hilarious comedy with the top comedians from the Southeast. No worries on eats and drinks – a scrumptious buffet, open bar, party favors, midnight champagne, and more surprises. Performance highlights include headliner Paul Snyder, known for his Dry Bar Comedy special, alongside favorites like Melly Kazel, Kaz Sortino, and Comedian Pudgee from our Old Mill Brewpub shows.
This New Year's Eve guarantees an unforgettable experience, whether you're grooving under the stars, indulging in great food, or celebrating the year with loved ones. Columbia invites you to celebrate unforgettable memories and bid farewell to 2023 and welcome 2024 the best ways we know how.