New Years Eve Events in Columbia SC!

1396134_94718955Looking for something to do with the spouse, a friend, or the kids this New Year’s Eve? Here are a few events around the Columbia area:

New Year’s Eve at Noon: EdVenture Children’s Museum

Get ready for Columbia’s only BALL DROP for kids!
Monday December 31, 2012 9am-Noon

Join the thousands of people across South Carolina who have made New Year’s Eve at EdVenture a family tradition. Ring in the New Year with a kid-friendly celebration that includes noisemakers, party hats, music, dancing and a countdown to “noon.” Doors open at 9am with activities celebrating New Year’s Eve around the world! As the countdown to noon begins, our giant illuminated ball descends and lands at the foot of EDDIE®, kicking off the biggest mid-day celebration in town! Free with museum admission. Details at EdVenture website.


New Year’s Eve at Doubletree by Hilton!

Monday December 31, 2012 – Tuesday January 1, 2013

A fabulous celebration awaits you at the upscale Doubletree by Hilton off I-20 @ Bush River Road. You’ll enjoy a beautiful completely renovated guest room, with early check in on Monday and late check-out on Tuesday. Your evening begins in Columbo’s Lounge at 5PM with pre-holiday specials. A sumptuous cruise-style dinner buffet features stations for fresh seafood, carved beef, sizzling stirfry, shrimp & grits, salads, special side dishes and holiday favorites – from 7:30PM on! Experience the flaming dessert station! Dance into the New Year with Bill Tolbert & the BTU’s and celebrate with party hats, party favors, ball drop live from Times Square on the Big Screen, complimentary champagne toast! After your BIG night out, sleep in and then enjoy a bountiful breakfast in Columbo’s! All inclusive package… just $229 for each couple! That is a deal indeed! Call 803-744-0142. Hurry… they’ll sell out quickly! Flyer here.


Ruth’s Chris’ Holiday Specials & Hours!

Open New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day!

New Year’s Eve: Enjoy a sizzling six (6) ounce petite filet and a succulent eight (8) ounce lobster tail for only $46.95. This festive pairing is sure to turn any meal into a celebration.

Holiday Hours:

· New Year’s Eve: 11 a.m. – 12 midnight

· New Year’s Day: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

For information visit Ruth’s Chris’ website!


New Year’s Eve with the Blythewood Jazz Orchestra: Capital Senior Center

Monday December 31, 2012

Looking for an affordable, grown-up way to ring in 2013? The Blythewood Jazz Orchestra will be entertaining with non-stop music from 8:30pm – 12:30am with shag, swing and everything inbetween! BYOB, snacks and drinks. Champagne toast at midnight! $25 per person in advance or $30 at the door. Reserved seating available. For information call 803-779-1971.


WOW! New Year’s Eve Carnival

Monday December 31, 2012

The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department will host the 2012 WOW! New Year’s Eve Carnival on Monday, December 31 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. This is a family-friendly event with amusement rides, carnival games, vendors, entertainment and a special fireworks show starting at 9 p.m. For more information, please call Kim Mitchell at 803-545-3100.


Famously Hot New Year: Downtown Columbia

Monday December 31, 2012 7pm – 1:30am

Make plans to attend FAMOUSLY HOT NEW YEAR, a huge street party to ring in 2013. The event will feature a FREE concert by The Wallflowers, Atlantic Starr, Reggie Sullivan, and Terence Young and The Finesse Band, plus an appearance by DJ Biz Markie. Join thousands for live music, party food and drink, fireworks, a midnight countdown, and more. (Tickets to VIP areas are available for purchase; general admission is FREE.) Register now at