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 to 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. This year's headliners are Top 40 rock & roll/blues star Elle King + American alternative Southern rap quartet, Nappy Roots. All this with affordable prices and manageable traffic - Case in point, Columbia SC is your plan for New Year's Eve.