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 Years Eve at Altitude!

Join us for a special balloon drop with prizes, DJ, games, and more. Members bring a buddy free!

Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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

New Year’s Eve 2022

Ring in 2022 on the lanes! Celebrate the New Year on your own lane with special packages for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day that the whole family will enjoy!
Select a Family (daytime) or Ball Drop (evening) package and experience the party of the year with us. Packages include:
  • Unlimited Bowling  + Shoes
  • Signature Menu
  • Champagne (or Sparkling Cider) Toast

Book your New Year’s reservation in advance because space is limited!

Time: 12 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Location: AMF Bowling, 1732 Bush River Road, Columbia 29210

Dave & Buster’s Family New Year’s Eve 2022

Dave & Busters is offering an exciting and FUN way for you & your family to ring in the New Year! We will offer loads of excitement with our New Year’s Eve package which combines all the Food & FUN that guests have grown to love at Dave & Buster’s. Designed for families, this event includes the following:

$46.81 includes tax and gratuity – An appetizer buffet with family favorites – Dessert – Unlimited soft drinks – $20 Power Card per guest – Unlimited Video Game Play – A video ball drop to ring in the New Year

As a guest of the Family New Year’s Event, you will have access to the event space, as well as our Million Dollar Midway, packed to the rafters with games and simulators!

Speaking of awesome gaming options, Unlimited Video Game Play will be added to each guest’s Power Card! This option will allow you and your family to experience All-You-Can-Play FUN of our non-redemption games beginning at 5 p.m.! As a guest of Dave & Buster’s Family New Year’s Eve Event, you are welcome to stay at Dave & Buster’s past the event end time, pending curfew time and if the building is open to the public.

Seating will be provided and assigned upon your group’s arrival. Please note that buffets are portioned per person and quantities are not all you can eat. Tickets are non-refundable and must be present at check in of the event.

Time: 5 – 8 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 All-Nighter

Let your gamer ring in the new year with us. We’ll play games all night. Food and drinks are included. Space is limited so pre-register soon. Ages 7-16.
Time: 8 p.m. – 8 a.m.

Location: PLAYlive Nation, 1150 Bower Parkway, F3, Columbia 29212

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