WOW! NEW YEARS EVE CARNIVAL: 4-10 p.m. Tuesday at Main Street ICE, Boyd Plaza, Main and Hampton streets. Rides, games, karaoke, craft exhibitors, food and drink vendors. One-price skate fee, $8. The rink will be open until midnight.
NEW YEARS EVE IN THE MEADOWS: 5-8 p.m. Tuesday in the amphitheatre at Doko Meadows (off Langford Road), Blythewood. Free concert featuring the Freeway Music All-Stars, fireworks and Scotties Food Truck. Coolers and lawn chairs welcome. Sponsored by the town of Blythewood.
LE CAFE JAZZ: 6 p.m. Tuesday at 930 Laurel St. (Finlay Park). Three-part event kicks off with a free screening of Another Thin Man (1936) with William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles. Door prizes and more for the early birds. Cash beverage and snack bar available. From 8-10 p.m., enjoy a holiday jazz set, a beverage and French buffet. $40; couples, $75. Space is limited, RSVP required. Door admission (without reservations), $40. The New Years Eve celebration starts at 10 p.m. and will include two live jazz music sets, French breakfast bar, one glass of champagne or non-alcoholic beverage per person and a New Years gift bag. Cash bar. (803) 400-1879
JAMIL SHRINERS NEW YEARS EVE DANCE: 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Tuesday at the Jamil Shrine Center, 206 Jamil Road. Dinner at 7 p.m.; door prizes, party favors; DJ music, 6 p.m.-1 a.m.; champagne toast and continental breakfast at midnight. Age 21 and older; advance tickets are $40, $50 at the door. Proceeds will benefit Shriners Childrens Hospitals. (803) 606-3030; firstname.lastname@example.org
FAMOUSLY HOT NEW YEAR: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, downtown Columbia. Free concert with Kool & the Gang and ZZ Ward, party food and drink, midnight fireworks and more. Free admission or update to VIP status for more perks. The VIP Absolut Crescent Lounge, located in the lobby of the Capitol Center, offers an indoor party area, indoor restrooms, fancy hors doeuvres and open bars offering cocktails, beer, wine, and champagne. Thats not all; youll enjoy dedicated parking in the adjacent City of Columbia garage, located at Assembly and Lady Streets; tickets are $125.
NEW YEARS EVE SKATE PARTY: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Skate Station U.S.A., 129 Oak Drive, Lexington (behind Barnyard Flea Market). $15, includes skating, skate rental, glo stick at midnight, games and prizes. (803) 356-3500
DJ BORGEOUS AT SOCIAL: 8 p.m. Tuesday at 918 Gervais St. Tickets are $10 at www.eventbrite.com
10th ANNUAL NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Red Bank United Methodist Church at Red Bank United Methodist Church. Groups featured will include Mercy Rain, Beulahland Quartet, Forever Changed and Hearts Song Quartet. Food will be served during intermission. (803) 430-3548
THE OAK TABLE: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, ring in 2014 with an all-inclusive soiree at 1221 Main St. Enjoy heavy hors doeuvres prepared by executive chef Howard Stephens and specialty cocktails crafted by beverage director Lauren Tebeau. Celebrate with a midnight countdown complete with access to this years better-than-ever fireworks show over downtown Columbia. Tickets are available for $95 per person; $100 at the door. (803) 563-5066
NEW YEARS EVE LATE NIGHT SHOW: 9 p.m. Tuesday at Sandlapper Elementary School, 1001 Longtown Road, Columbia. Semi-formal event will feature Rapper OEasy, singer Asia Wilson, saxophonist David Rodriquez and more. Free admission and free food. Sponsored by Chosen 2 Conquer International Ministries. (803) 691-0962
NEW YEARS EVE FREE RIDE HOME PROGRAM: Budweiser of Columbia, Checker Yellow Cab and Free Times will offer subsidized cab rides from 11 p.m.-3 a.m. Tuesday; taxis will be stationed at these locations: near the fountain in Five Points; near the Tin Roof in the Vista; and near the corner of Lady and Sumter streets. Private party goers can also call between 11 p.m.-3 a.m. and receive a free ride home up to $10. Some restrictions apply: free rides are limited to those hours and the destination of the trip must be a residence or hotel within Richland and Lexington Counties. The number for Checker Yellow is (803) 799-3311