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 2023

Ring in 2023 in the best way possible: on the lanes with unlimited bowling, yummy food, festive party favors, and more!

Time: 9 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Location: Bowlero, 900 Axtell Drive, Cayce 29033

Noon Year’s Eve at Altitude!

We’re still feeling ’22! The $16 ticket includes 2 hours of jumping, a balloon drop with some amazing prizes, and so much more! Get your tickets fast, it’s limited to the first 100 jumpers only! 

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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

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

Join us for a New Year’s Celebration including mouthwatering food, thrilling arcade games, and fun for the whole family.

Celebration Admission is required to attend our exclusive EARLY New Year’s Eve Celebration. Enjoy a special video countdown and Ginger Ale Toast at 6:00pm to ring in 2023.

Tickets are priced per person. Children under 2 years of age will be granted admission with parent/guardian’s ticket purchase; Maximum of two children under 2 years of age per adult admission.

Time: 4 – 7 p.m.

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

Kids New Years Eve Ball Drop

2023 will be here in the blink of an eye, and if you and your family are still looking for the perfect New Years Eve plans, we’ve got them! Join us December 31st at Segra Park for a very special Kids New Years Eve Ball Drop! The lights will be open 5 – 8 p.m. with a Kids Ball Drop at 7 p.m.! Countdown to 2023 with us🍾

Time: 5 – 8 p.m.

Location: Segra Park, 1640 Freed Street, Columbia 29201

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

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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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