Whether you’re rejoicing in spending time with family and friends for the holidays, gearing up for the start of a new year or even just basking in cooler temps, this is the season for celebration. No matter your reason, there’s a full lineup of events to keep the joy going all winter long. 

Join in the fun at holiday kickoff events like Devine Night Out, Vista Lights, A Starry Night and the Governor’s Carolighting. Stay festive with Holiday Lights on the River, Lights Before Christmas and the Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade. Shop for fun and funky finds at Crafty Feast, or glide around the rink at Main Street Ice. Count down with tens of thousands of your closest friends at Famously Hot New Year. Get your Ya Ya on at Mardi Gras Columbia, and sample the best locally and regionally-made craft beer at the World Beer Festival.