New Year's Eve

Considered by many to be the party of the year, New Year's Eve always has a lot to live up to. Whether you're looking for the largest celebration in town (virtually) or an intimate gathering with good eats & drinks, Columbia SC's got you covered. Restaurants and bars throughout its entertainment districts are offering limited capacity, ticketed parties that are often all-inclusive. Stay tuned to the list of events below closer to the date and find the plan that fits your style. If it's your first time in Columbia (or you haven't been in a few years), use our insider tips and you'll fit right in.

Looking for something a little more high-key this year but want to stay home? Main Street has become the nexus for Columbia's largest NYE celebration, Famously Hot New Year. This year, the free event will be all virtual with special guests throughout the night and performances from Hootie & the Blowfish and Arrested Development, just to name a few. You can even get a free FHNY party pack to make your at-home experience extra special. Visit their website for party pack pickup locations and info on how to tune into the livestream.

Looking for somewhere to go out and about this year (safely)? Many of our regions restaurants and bars are hosting NYE events with safety precautions in place - think temp. check, required face coverings and limited capacities. Check out our 2020 New Year's Eve blog for a list of some of the events you can already buy tickets for.

New Year's Eve Events

Insider's Tips