Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Columbia


The Midlands has several activities around town to make welcoming in the new year fun for the whole family! And the best part is most finish early enough to get the kids to bed, countdown to midnight, and sip champagne with the grown-ups!

New Year’s Eve 2024

Ring in 2024 in the best way possible: on the lanes with non-stop bowling lanes, yummy food, festive party favors, and more!

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 a.m. (December 31 and January 1)

Location: Bowlero, 900 Axtell Drive, Cayce 29033

Noon Year’s Eve at Altitude!

Each ticket includes: 2 Hours of Jumping, Balloon Drop with prizes, Sparkling Cider Toast, hats & noisemakers. In addition, a special VIP section for Parents & Spectators with complimentary refreshments is also included! Get your tickets by December 29th – limited to the first 100 jumpers.

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location: Altitude Trampoline Park, 7451 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia 29209

Noon Year’s Eve Presented by Tin Roof and Freeway Music

Get ready to groove to the live beats of Freeway’s Stampede and Midnight Monarchs, as they set the stage on fire with their electrifying performances! Bring the whole family and immerse yourselves in a world of excitement with games, laughter, and the incredible talents of our balloon artist & a face painter! And don’t miss the highlight of the day – “the ball” drop at noon! Let’s count down together and welcome the new year with joy and cheer! This is an event for all ages, so bring the whole family and create unforgettable memories as we bid farewell to the old and welcome the new!

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: Tin Roof, 1022 Senate Street, Columbia 29201 

Dave & Buster’s Family New Year’s Eve 2023

There’s only one way to end the year & start another — with FUN. New Years Eve at Dave & Buster’s is the place to be, with unforgettable entertainment, incredible bites worthy of being the last meal of the year, and OH — did we mention Unlimited Video Game Play ALL night long. Plus enjoy an all-ages ginger ale toast accompanied by a special video countdown. Grab tickets for the whole fam and come through for a New Years Eve celebration that’s as fun as can be (and will have you home before midnight, we promise!).

Time: 4 – 7 p.m.

Location: Dave & Buster’s, 100 Columbiana Circle, Suite 5, Columbia 29212

Holiday Lights on the River

Don’t miss your last chance to experience the magic of the Midlands Largest Drive-Thru Lights Show! Experience the magic as Saluda Shoals Park comes alive in millions of sparkling lights. Journey through more than three miles of lights featuring colorful, animated displays of all shapes and sizes! Create lasting family memories this year at Holiday Lights on the River.

Time: 6 – 10 p.m.

Location: Saluda Shoals, East entrance at 6071 St. Andrews Rd., Columbia 29210

New Year’s Eve Late Night Skate

Come celebrate the new year with us! We’ll be giving away one pair of skates to one lucky winner. 

Time: 7:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Location: Three Fountains Skating Rink and Mini Golf, 2724 Emanuel Church Road, West Columbia 29170

2024 New Years Countdown

Parents/Guardians it’s time to start planning your New Year’s Party. Bring the kids to a safe/fun place for a kid exclusive New Years countdown and lock-in party to ring in 2024! 

Time: 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Location: School’s Out Gaming Lounge, 1150 Bower Parkway, Columbia 29212

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    • Thanks for letting us know! We knew they had an event last year, and couldn’t find the details this year. Hope it was a huge success!


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