ART BAR’S FAMOUSLY FUNKY NYE: 8 p.m. at Art Bar, 1211 Park St. Ring in the New Year with the DJ Irv as he spins the soundtracks of Columbia’s hottest parties, tailgates and sporting events. Free. www.artbarsc.com
MUSIC FARM’S NYE PARTY: 8 p.m. at Music Farm Columbia, 1022 Senate St. Performances by Weaving the Fate, Ben G and Death of Paris. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of show. www.musicfarm.com
WOW! NEW YEAR’S EVE CARNIVAL: 6-11 p.m. on Main St. A family-friendly carnival designed with early hours so that parents can spend quality time with their children on New Year’s Eve. Amusement rides, carnival games, karaoke and more.
FAMOUSLY HOT NEW YEAR: 8 p.m. on Main St. in front of the State House. South Carolina’s largest free NYE celebration with fireworks and live performances by the Misterwives, The O’Jays and Lefty at the Washout. For more information and for maps of entertainment locations, visit www.famouslyhotnewyear.com
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NYE AT TIN ROOF: 10 p.m. at Tin Roof Columbia, 1022 Senate St. NYE celebration with performance by David and Whitney. Tickets are $5 and tables can be reserved by calling (803) 771-1558. www.tinroofcolumbia.com
EDVENTURE NEW YEAR’S EVE AT NOON: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at EdVenture, 211 Gervais St. Columbia’s only ball drop for kids. As the countdown to noon begins, a giant illuminated ball descends and lands at the food of Eddie. Free with museum admission. www.edventure.org
NEWBERRY NYE CELEBRATION: Midnight at Memorial Square in Downtown Newberry. The Dick Goodwin Big Band will be playing at the opera house’s “Roaring 1920s” party, a black-tie event starting at 8 p.m. For tickets to the show, contact the opera house box office at (803) 276-6264. If you can’t make it to the show, the grand finale will feature fireworks over downtown at midnight with the dropping of the ball from the opera house clock tower. www.visitnewberryoperahouse.com
NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA: Dec. 31 at Bill’s Music Shop & Pickin’ Parlor, 710 Meeting St., West Columbia. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The 19-piece Blythewood Jazz Orchestra will perform 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dress to impress (optional), enjoy refreshments, non-alcoholic champagne, party favors and dance until 2015. Tickets are $25 per person. Reservations suggested. (803) 796-6477; http://billsmusicshop.com
Find more to do in our new events calendar at events.thestate.com