The Countdown Begins: New Years in Columbia SC
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 1:00 PM by Charlene Slaughter
From family-friendly fun to festive parties, music and midnight toasts, here’s a look at events in the Columbia SC region to ring in 2019.
This is not just mommy and daddy’s New Year’s Eve! Start festivities off with EdVenture’s New Year’s Eve at Noon and watch the clock countdown, a ball drop and a hot chocolate toast (of course). Or stop by Dave & Buster’s Family New Year’s Eve Celebration for food, fun and a video ball drop.
As the end of the year draws near, why not dance it out! Get Dressed Up To Get Down at Tin Roof, enjoy a Masquerade Party at The Woody or check out the Vista Union’s 2019 Countdown Party. In West Columbia, head over to the Blue Moon Ballroom for a party to remember, or take the short drive to Lexington for the New Year’s Eve Party with an Italian flair at Sapori.
Gaming-in the New Year
Sequins, ballrooms and bow ties not your speed? Eat, drink, play and party in the new year at Dave & Buster’s 21+ New Year’s Eve Celebration. Or enjoy access to two of Main Street’s hottest attractions at the Topgolf Swing Suite & The Grand New Year’s Eve Bash.
Columbia SC has had a memorable culinary year, and there’s plenty New Year’s Eve fun to satisfy the foodie in you – just steps away from Famously Hot New Year. Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Bourbon with heavy hors d’oeuvres from Chef Frank Bradley and award winning cocktails from Kat Hunter. New Year’s Eve at Cantina 76 on Main Street features a taco and nacho bar compliments of Chef David Grillo and Cantina’s famous margaritas, of course. Lula Drake’s New Year’s Eve Party is even bigger this year in their upstairs event space, The Pastor’s Study. The party will be fully equipped with heavy hors d'oeuvres available all night prepared by Chef Pierce Bowers.
If you’re in the Vista, Columbia’s newest all day café will offer an incredible menu by 1649 catering at New Year’s Eve a smallSUGAR, and Pearlz Oyster Bar New Year’s Eve Celebration kicks off at 10 p.m.
Concerts and Midnight Toasts
Live it up to live music and performances to usher in 2019. Celebrate with a free show by grammy-nominated En Vogue at Famously Hot New Year. The New Year’s Cover Show at New Brookland Tavern will feature the music of Black Sabbath, The Strokes, Fleetwood Mac and more. Enjoy live jazz music by Willie Lyle and Friends (take the at out of the hyperlinked phrase) at New Year’s Eve at Le Café Jazz. Mark Rapp and guests will jam at New Year’s Eve at Hunter Gatherer and the Dick Goodwin Quintet is headlining the VFW 641 New Year’s Masquerade Dance. Or go down memory lane with a New Year’s Eve Party Thru the Decades at Chayz Lounge with live music from Willie Walker & Conversation Piece.
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