Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Columbia SC New Year's Eve 2014

Columbia SC New Year's Eve events feature fireworks, concerts, family activities, ball drops and more!

Ring in the New Year at popular Columbia, South Carolina festivals and events! The Columbia SC Famously Hot New Year's Eve celebration in downtown Columbia features live music and entertainment, a countdown and ball drop, festive fireworks and access to large screen monitors to watch the college football bowl games. EdVenture Children's Museum invites families to attend Columbia's only ball drop for kids and Main Street Crit invites you to kick off your celebrations with a 5K race. Columbia SC celebrations feature activities and events for people of all ages and interests. Share memories of 2014 and create your very first memories of 2015 right here in Columbia, South Carolina with family and friends!

Visiting Columbia for New Year's Eve? Our local hotel partners offer comfortable accommodations, complimentary breakfast and easy access to all of Columbia's New Year's Celebrations. Call them today and ask for their New Year's Eve Packages.

Columbia SC New Year's Eve Events:

Famously Hot New Year Celebration
December 31, 2014
Famously Hot New Year is THE place to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Capital City. The Famously Hot New Year's Celebration started four years ago as a New Year’s Eve street concert with a fireworks show. It has grown to a state-wide celebration that is the catalyst for other happenings around the area. Corporate citizens, businesses, non-profits, and public entities have joined in the fun to host their own events during the Famously Hot New Year celebration. The celebration offers attendees a unique way to ring in the New Year. Set at the footsteps of the picturesque South Carolina State Capitol, attendees will ring in the New Year with Southern hospitality. The celebration extends down Main Street and beyond, encompassing the huge, free #FHNY concert featuring The O'Jays with opening acts MisterWives and Lefty at the Washout and a midnight fireworks show, all hosted by WLTX's Darci Strickland and WCOS's Kelly Nash.

New Year’s Eve at Noon
December 31, 2014 - Doors Open at 9AM
Get ready for Columbia’s only BALL DROP for kids! Doors open at EdVenture Children's Museum 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. Call 803-779-3100 for more information.

Main Street Crit
December 31, 2014
Kick start 2015 by running Main Street Crit on New Year's Eve. Let your kids come and experience the fun of running and fitness! Main Street Crit features a Kids Fun Run, 5K Open Race and 8K race for elite runners. The races will be on December 31st. The start times are: Kids Fun Run - 3PM, Open 5K - 3:30PM, and Elite 8K - 4:45PM. All of the races are spectator-friendly on a "criterium style," two-block loop in downtown Columbia, SC. Elite runners will compete for over $8,000 in prize money! Click here for additional information.

New Year's Eve Celebration at Newberry Opera House
December 31, 2014
An Opera House tradition! Mark your calendars for the annual New Year's Eve Celebration at the Newberry Opera House. Join in as a host of guest performers welcomes the New Year with music and dancing, scrumptious hors d'oeuvres and desserts, wine and champagne. For ticket information contact the Newberry Opera House at 803.276.6264 or visit If you can't make the show, the grand finale will feature fireworks over Downtown at midnight and the dropping of "the ball" from the Opera House clocktower! Come experience Newberry's version of New Year's Eve celebration.

New Year's Eve at Music Farm
December 31, 2014
Solid Entertainment and Music Farm Productions present the 2014 New Year's Eve Party! Ring in the New Year with Weaving The Fate, Ben G and Death of Paris. Opening set by DM Radio.  The celebration begins at 8PM. Tickets are $12 in davance, $15 day of show. This event is for all ages, under 16 must be accompanied by a guardian. Click here for additional information.

New Year's Eve Carnival in Columbia SC
December 31, 2014 from 6PM - 11PM
A family-friendly New Year's Eve Carnival designed with the "family" in mind. Our hours are early so that parents can spend quality time with their children on New Year's Eve. There's a lot for you to do too—amusement rides, carnival games, karaoke, food & drink vendors and more! New Year's Eve Carnival will be held from 6PM - 11PM on December 31, 2014, on Main Street. Call 803-545-3117 for more information.

Happy New Year! 

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events