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, an intimate gathering with good eats & drinks, or somewhere to celebrate with the kiddos, Columbia SC's got you covered. Restaurants and bars throughout its entertainment districts offer ticketed parties that are often all-inclusive. Kid-friendly places, like EdVenture, shake up the traditional scene and offer day time activities so that everyone can have a little fun. Check out 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 below and you'll fit right in.
FAMOUSLY HOT NEW YEAR
Looking for something a little more high-key this year? Main Street has become the nexus for Columbia's largest NYE celebration, Famously Hot New Year. The free festival takes over the district with live music, food & drink trucks, and the largest fireworks display in the two Carolinas. The 2017 headliners were Top 40 rock & roll/blues star Elle King + American alternative Southern rap quartet, Nappy Roots. Watch last year's promo video to see what all they hype is about, and stay tuned for the announcement of the next big performer. All this with affordable prices and manageable traffic - Columbia SC is your plan for New Year's Eve.