Thursday, December 19, 2013

New Year's Eve in Columbia South Carolina

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Columbia South Carolina with fireworks, concerts and delicious food at South Carolina's premier New Year's Eve Celebration!

Ring in the New Year at the Famously Hot New Year Celebration in Columbia, SC! ZZ Ward, Kool & The Gang and Weaving the Fate will be on the 2013 Famously Hot stage and an incredible fireworks show will light up the sky at midnight! Celebrating New Year's Eve in Columbia SC with the kids? Check out Columbia's only ball drop for kids at EdVenture Children's Museum! Columbia, South Carolina is getting ready to celebrate New Year's Eve bigger and better than we ever have before. Join us in Columbia to join in on the excitement!

Featured New Year's Eve Event:

Famously Hot New Year Celebration in Columbia SC
December 31, 2013 - January 1, 2014
Ring in the New Year at Columbia, South Carolina's premiere New Year's Eve event! Tens of thousands of people will celebrate the New Year right in the middle of downtown Columbia. ZZ Ward, Kool & The Gang and Weaving the Fate will hit the Famously Hot stage this year! This incredible street festival is going to be bigger and better than ever with food from Columbia's street vendors, a concert and a spectacular fireworks display that will light up the sky behind the State House. Join people from all over the country and across the world to ring in 2014 at this exciting Columbia event!

Famously Hot New Year's Eve Hotel Packages:
The Staybridge Suites Downtown, located just blocks away from the Famously Hot New Year's Celebration, is offering special New Year's Eve hotel packages starting as low as $109 per night. The Staybridge New Year's package includes champagne, chocolates, hot breakfast, parking and a late check out! Call the Staybridge Suites today at 866-406-4650 and ask for the New Year's Special! The Wingate Harbison, located in Columbia's largest shopping district is also offering a New Year's Package. Call the Wingate today at 800-826-5570 and ask for the New Year's Special! The Wingate New Year's package includes a bottle of champagne, free parking and a complimentary hot breakfast buffet!

Additional New Year's Eve Events:

New Year's Eve at Noon
December 31, 2013
Get ready for Columbia's only ball drop for kids! Doors open at 9AM with activities celebrating New Year's Eve around the world! As the countdown to noon begins, a giant illuminated ball descends and lands at the foot of EDDIE, kicking off the biggest mid-day celebration in town. Free with museum admission!

New Year's Eve at Social Bar and Lounge
December 31, 2013 from 8PM - 2AM
Celebrate the New Year with BORGEOUS at Social Bar and Lounge! What better way to bring in the New Year than with your Social Family and Borgeous?

Ruth's Chris Steak House
924-A Senate Street, Columbia, SC | 803-212-6666
Ruth's Chris Steak House will be open from 11AM - Midnight on December 31, 2013. Celebrate this exciting holiday with family and friends at one of Columbia's finest restaurants! Give them a call today to reserve your table!

Happy New Year!

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Columbia SC 2013 Holiday Events

Columbia SC holiday events include Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo, Snowville at EdVenture Museum, Bill Gaither at the Colonial Life Arena, the Famously Hot New Year Celebration and more!

Columbia South Carolina Christmas events and holiday celebrations feature light displays, fireworks, ice skating, holiday music and more! Enjoy almost one million holiday lights at Riverbanks Zoo's Lights Before Christmas event, ice skate at Boyd Plaza, eat breakfast with Santa at Richland Mall and sing along to holiday favorites at the SC Philharmonic Holiday Pops concert! When the holiday season comes to an end, ring in the New Year at the Famously Hot New Year's Eve Celebration - the Southeast's Premiere New Year's event! Mark your calendar today so that you can enjoy all of Columbia's holiday festivities.

Visiting from out of town to experience Christmas in Columbia? Contact our Columbia hotel partners today to enjoy comfortable accommodations, free hot breakfast and more!

2013 Columbia SC Holiday Events:

Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo
Now - December 30, 2013
Closed November 28, December 24 & 25, 2013
Riverbanks Zoo presents Lights Before Christmas - Columbia's longest running holiday tradition! Enjoy nearly one million twinkling lights, countless animated images, dazzling Music In Motion Lights Spectacular, nightly visits with Santa and a Jingle Bell Bonfire! Delicious festive foods including hot cocoa, marshmallows and other festive foods will be available for purchase. Call 803-779-8717 for more details.

Snowville at EdVenture
Now - February 23, 2014
Dive into a winter world where children and the young at heart can experience a fantastical place where every day is a snow day! Climb Mount EdVerest, explore an ice cave or get the chills in a blizzard simulator. Tube down Sled Hill, a 25 foot long ride down a slippery hill giving visitors a wintry experience not normally found in the South. Join a team in the ice hockey rink or test your aim with the snowball blaster. This event is FREE with EdVenture museum admission. Click here for additional information.

Saluda Shoals presents Holiday Lights
November 27 - December 31, 2013
Saluda Shoals Park will come alive in a blaze of more than a million sparkling lights. Holiday Lights on the River features over 400 themed, animated light displays on a two-mile loop of the Park. Enjoy the Dazzling Dancing Forest, the Wetland Wonderland Walking Trail, the Winter Wonder Ride and more. Plus, enjoy delicious holiday treats at the concession stands including s'mores, hot chocolate and hot cider. Click here for additional information.

The Nutcracker in Columbia SC
November 27 - December 1, 2013 at Township Auditorium
December 6 - 8, 2013 at Koger Center for the Arts
Carolina Ballet invites you to enjoy a fantastic production of 'The Nutcracker' over Thanksgiving Weekend. Purchase tickets today to join audiences from all over the country at Township Auditorium for this exciting Columbia event!
December 6 - 8, 2013, Columbia Classical Ballet will feature this wonderful classic, performed to Tchaikovsky's memorable score. Purchase The Nutcracker tickets today to make wonderful holiday memories with family and friends.

Main Street Ice
November 28, 2013 - January 20, 2014
That's right! You can ice skate on a spectacular ice skating rink, right here in Columbia, South Carolina. Celebrate the holiday season with family and friends ice skating at Boyd Plaza! The Main Street Ice at Boyd Plaza will be open seven days a week. Hours will vary daily. Contact the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation at 803-545-3100 for more information.

Christmas in Cayce
December 5, 2013 - Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 5 - 31, 2013 - Lights of Cayce
December 6, 2013 - Carols Along the Riverwalk
December 7, 2013 - War Between the States Lantern Tours
December 7, 2013 - Cayce Historical Museum Holiday Open House
Celebrate Christmas in Cayce at these spectacular, FREE holiday events! Kick off the Christmas in Cayce Celebrations at the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Enjoy the magic of thousands of twinkling lights and dazzling holiday displays at Cayce City Hall's 'Lights of Cayce' event running til the end of December. Listen to Carols Along the Riverwalk, watch scenes from the great American war come to life at the War Between the States Lantern Tours and enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Christmas at the 24th Annual Holiday Open House. Christmas in Cayce events feature something for people of all ages and interests this December 2013! Call 803-550-9520 for more information.

Bill Gaither Christmas Homecoming
December 6, 2013 at 7PM
Celebrate the holidays with a full evening of entertainment and meaningful music brought to you by the best-loved voices in gospel music. This musical event at the Colonial Life Arena hosted by Bill Gaither and featuring the Homecoming friends is a must-see Columbia celebration! It will leave you encouraged, grateful and most certainly smiling. Call 803-576-9200 for ticket information.

Breakfast With Santa
December 7, 2013 at Richland Mall
December 21, 2013 at the Hampton-Preston Mansion
Join Columbia Children's Theatre at the Richland Mall Food Court on December 7, 2013 at 9:00AM for holiday activities, breakfast and photos with Santa himself! At 10AM, guests can head upstairs for the 10:30 performance of "Ho! Ho! Ho!". Tickets for breakfast and the show are only $12! Interested in meeting a Victorian Santa Claus? Historic Columbia invites you to a continental breakfast in the cozy Carriage House at the Hampton-Preston Mansion on December 21, 2013. Listen to seasonal music, enjoy a delicious meal, view the decorated hall of the Hampton-Preston Mansion, see a Victorian Christmas tree, make a holiday craft and take your picture with their Victorian Santa Claus! Tickets are $12 for adults, $3 for youth (4-12) and FREE for children 3 and under. Call 803-252-1770 to purchase tickets today!

Harborside Lights
December 13, 2013 from 6PM - 9PM
Experience the holiday magic at Lake Carolina's 11th Annual Harborside Lights. See the Village Green and Town Center glow with thousands of twinkling lights and luminaries. Enjoy musical entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides, photos with Santa, holiday treats, millions of twinkling lights, over sixteen hundred luminaries and many decorated trees! Call 803-736-5253 for more information about this FREE Columbia event.

SC Philharmonic perform Holiday Pops
December 15, 2013 at 2PM
With sleigh bells and sing-a-longs, the Holiday Pops returns! Enjoy timeless holiday favorites performed by The South Carolina Philharmonic, under the musical direction of the magnetic Morihiko Nakahara. The orchestra will play classic songs of the season and scores from popular holiday movies, Christmas Carols and more. Call 803-407-5011 for more details.

Famously Hot New Year Celebration
December 31, 2013
Celebrate the start of a brand new year at the Southeast's Premiere New Year's Eve Celebration! Enjoy everything that you would expect to find at a first-class New Year's party, right in the middle of downtown Columbia. ZZ Ward, Kool & The Gang and Weaving the Fate will perform LIVE on the 2013 Famously Hot Stage!

Visiting from out of town for the Famously Hot New Year's Celebration? Contact the Staybridge Suites Columbia Downtown at 866-406-4650 or the Wingate Harbison at 800-826-5570 to book their New Year's Special!

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events