New Year’s Eve / Day Celebrations

New Year’s Eve Dinner

Tombo Grille

Tombo Grille

Our favorite local eatery in Forest Acres! Serving their regular menu on New Year’s Eve, offering creative main dishes with beautiful sides! Entrees include Grilled Meat Loaf; Pan-Roasted Norwegian Salmon; Short Rib; Grilled Bone-In Cheshire Pork Chop; Grilled Chicken & Porcini Ravioli; Gourmet Burger! Casual or formal. Inside or outside. Families, friends or two by candlelight. Tombo Grille is a warm, inviting place just right for any occasion. Click the “Reservations” link above or call 803.782.9665 to reserve your table.

Taking reservations for dinner – 5:30pm – 9:30pm. Make your reservations by clicking here or call 803-782-9665.

4517 Forest Drive | Columbia, SC | 803-782-9665 | website

O’Hara’s Public House

The Irish definitely know how to party, so if you’d like to head somewhere for dinner and hang around until the ball drops, this is the place! They’ll be seating and serving food from 11am – 10pm, and they’ll be celebrating (with live music from Brandon Mullis) until after the ball drops at midnight!

131 E. Main St. | Lexington, SC | 803-785-4025 | website

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Columbia

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

There’s nothing quite like getting dressed up and going out for a special holiday meal. Especially as we close out this super-tough year. No place will help you feel more elegant and special than Ruth’s Chris inside the Hilton Hotel in downtown Columbia. May we suggest their new Surf and Turf Special which includes their signature sizzling filet, served alongside your choice of crabmeat stuffed lobster tail or succulent Alaskan king crab legs! Add one of the sommelier’s selections of Champagne or Prosecco to enhance your holiday dining experience. Make your reservations here or call 803-212-6666.

924-A Senate St. | Columbia, SC | 803-212-6666

Pearlz Oyster Bar

Pearlz is celebrating the advent of the new year with dinner specials and awesome drink prices! Opening at 4pm and closing at 10. Entrees include Baked Lobster Tail, Crispy Duck Breast and Surf & Turf. Libations include $3 champagne, $4 select drafts and $4 house liquors. They’ll have DJ Haile in the Upstairz Lounge from 8pm – 11pm.

936 Gervais St. | Columbia, SC | 803-661-7741

D.W.’s Lakeside

Celebrate New Years at DW Lakeside Restaurant (at Timberlake Plantation) for French inspired cuisine. Champagne toast at 6pm to ring in the new year with France and again at 8pm with Iceland! Full menu available. You can choose to dine and drink outside on the veranda or inside the revamped club. Reservations required. Come by land or boat! For reservations, call 803-345-9909. Open to the public.

222 Timberlake Dr. | Chapin, SC |803-345-9909 | Facebook

New Year’s Eve Party

New Year’s Eve Rio

A Rio-Style New Year’s at The Woody

Feliz Ano Novo! Head downtown to The Woody to celebrate New Year’s! It’s a Rio-style celebration from 6pm – 11pm! Music, dance, food and drinks! Located under Hendrix in downtown Columbia. Call or text 803-608-3384 to reserve your space before they sell out. More on Facebook.

1649 Main St. Suite 100 | Columbia, SC | 803-608-3384 | Facebook

Bar Figaro

Head to Newberry for this live performance by popular local band Killer Beez! The music starts at 8pm and goes until 11pm. Last call at 10:30pm. Be sure to call to reserve a table 803-321- 6626. More on Facebook.

944 Main St. | Newberry, SC | 803-321-6626 | Facebook page

Famously Hot New Year’s Eve

Nothing (and I mean NOTHING) seems right about anything in 2020, so why should NYE be any different? It’s not. But we all are doing the best we can and making the best of it, right? Do you usually head downtown for the big event? Instead, grab a glass of champagne and head to your computer screen for this year’s Virtual Famously Hot New Year’s Eve! Advantage: you can drink as much as you like and not have to call an Uber. Take the whole bottle and set it aside. And… the City of Columbia is providing FREE party packs that include

  • 1 reusable tote bag
  • 1 neck gaiter/headwrap
  • 1 koozie
  • 2 champagne poppers
  • 2 party horns
  • 2 temporary tattoos

Find out where to pick up the free party packs here.

From Facebook: “This year, we’re bringing together friends, neighbors and visitors from near and far virtually. Tune in via Facebook Live, YouTube,, or WLTX News19‘s simulcast starting at 11:35 p.m. for the 10th Anniversary Famously Hot New year broadcast to party the night away and toast to the year ahead. This year’s virtual FHNY will be filled with fresh new performances by past Famously Hot New Year artists like Sister Hazel, a virtual performance by Arrested Development, a special appearance by Hootie and the Blowfish + toasts from celebrities with South Carolina roots. Where to watch:
+ WLTX News19 [starting at 11:35 p.m.”

Top Dawg Tavern

Ring in 2021 at Top Dawg Tavern in Northeast Columbia! They’ll have a fun (early) night with a free champagne toast at 10:45 (due to the 11pm cut off for alcohol). $7 appetizers, $3.50 pints & $5.50 wine/sangria! Music from Steven Bryant and Joshua Beaver 7-10p. 7-10pm. Details on Facebook.

498 Town Center Pl. | Columbia, SC | 803-454-8700 | website

Skate Station

All night NYE Skate Party! from 7PM – 1AM or from 7PM – 7AM! Watch the ball drop at midnight! Games, prizes, raffles and more! Breakfast served at 6AM to All-Night Skaters! Inexpensive and family fun! Located in Lexington.

129 Oak Dr. | Lexington, SC | 803-356-3500 | website

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