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. 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? 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. 

As the first female rap act to receive a Grammy and attain platinum status, Salt-N-Pepa has blazed the trail for female hip-hop artists for the past 35 years. With hit songs including “Push It,” “Shake Your Thang,” “Shoop” and “Whatta Man,” hip-hop legends Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton have released several successful albums including the critically acclaimed, multi-platinum “Hot, Cool & Vicious.” As revolutionaries of rap, Salt-N-Pepa broke barriers in empowering women and influenced millions with their music. With more than 12 million albums sold, their contributions to culture and the world of hip hop have influenced the landscape and look of music as we know it today.

All this with affordable prices and manageable traffic - Columbia SC is your plan for New Year's Eve.



New Year's Eve Events

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