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, count down to midnight, and sip champagne with the grown-ups!

Noon New Year’s

3….2….1….HAPPY NEW YEAR! Join us as we ring in the “NEW YEAR” at EdVenture! Noon Year’s Eve will feature a countdown to noon with a juice box toast, live music and STEAM based programming with our Education team! Noon Year’s Eve is free with museum admission!

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St., Columbia 29201

Cost: Children and Adults: $11.95; Seniors (62+): $10.95; Military (with ID): $10.95; Educators (with ID): $10.95; Groups of 15+ (with reservation): $8.50; Members and children under two: Free

Noon Years Eve Party!

5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Happy Noon Year! Join us for a fun-filled party that comes 12 hours early!
The Little Gym of Columbia is hosting a Noon Year’s Eve Party with in-gym games and activities, LEGO® DUPLO® building, photo booth fun, and a special Noon Year’s countdown with a balloon drop! This is one Noon Year’s Eve Party your family won’t want to miss. To learn more call 803-738-1115 and speak with a team member!

Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: The Little Gym, 4420 Rosewood Drive, Columbia 29209

Cost: $5 per child pre-registration and RSVP is required!

Noon Year’s Eve

We all know that the little ones can’t make it until midnight! So let’s celebrate New Year’s a new way… We’re celebrating “Noon Year’s” Eve! Come in and celebrate with us midday and let us enjoy counting down to 12 noon with your 3 – 7 year old child. We’re also going to have stories and songs… come on in!

Time: 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Location: Kershaw County Library- Elgin Branch, 2652 Main Street, Elgin 29045

Cost: Free

Snowflakes and Bubbly

Ring in the new year in the Teen Center! We’re making intricate paper snowflakes and enjoying sparkling juice and refreshments to celebrate the arrival of 2020. Ages 12 – 18

Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Richland Library Main, Teen Makerspace, 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia 29201

Cost: Free

New Years Sleepover

Join us for our biggest sleepover of the year! A balloon drop at midnight! Fun games, snacks, pizza, drinks, and party! Know your child is having fun in a safe and nurturing environment this New Years! Just need a sleeping bag and pillow!

Time: 5 p.m. – 9 a.m.

Location: Goins Dancing, 1533 Augusta Road, West Columbia 29169

Cost: $50

Holiday Lights on the River

Don’t miss your last chance to experience the magic of the Midlands Largest Drive-Thru Lights Show! 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.

Time: 6 – 10 p.m.

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

Cost: $20 per car, plus additional activities offered at a nominal fee ($1-$10)

All Night New Year’s Eve Skate

Breakfast provided from 4:30 – 5 a.m. for those who stay all night.

Time: 7 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Location: Skate Station USA, 129 Oak Drive, Lexington 29073

Cost: 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. ($10 per person), 7 p.m. – 6 a.m. ($15 per person – pre-purchase tickets for all night only for $12 during any open session until Monday, Dec. 30 at 8 p.m.)

Jump into the New Year at Adrenaline

Adrenaline is a family owned, family loved entertainment center and trampoline park.Enjoy an evening out knowing your children are safe and having a blast! Drop your kids off for pizza and fun! This event is for ages 12 and older. Tickets can be purchased online or in park until Dec. 29. SPOTS ARE LIMITED! Ages 11 and under must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Ticket includes jump time, pizza and icee.

Time: 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. (check in starts at 8:45 p.m.)

Location: Adrenaline Entertainment Center, 7451 Garner Ferry Road, Columbia 29209

Cost: $30

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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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