>>> HIT THE ICE
Triple axel anyone?
MAIN STREET ICE: Columbia’s outdoor ice skating rink is open through Jan. 19 in Boyd Plaza, Main and Hampton streets. Special hours through Jan. 2 will be noon-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, noon-10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays and 1-9 p.m. Sundays. Open until midnight New Year’s Eve. Hours Jan. 3-19 will be 4-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 4-10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays and 1-9 p.m. Sundays. Adults, $10; age 12 and younger, active duty military and seniors age 55 and older, $8. (803) 545-3100
Get a head start
NEW YEAR’S COUNTDOWN TO NOON: 11 am. Wednesday at the Blythewood Library, 210 McNulty Road. A New Year’s party for kids of all ages. Stories, craft session, games and a New Year’s countdown. Sign up at http://richlandlibrary.com/events or call (803) 691-9806
WOW! NEW YEAR’S EVE CARNIVAL: 6-11 p.m. Wednesday at Main and Hampton streets. Free admission. Carnival rides, inflatables, ice skating at Main Street Ice, face painting, carnival games, balloon twisters, stilt walkers, karaoke and food vendors. Prices vary for carnival rides, inflatables, ice skating and face painting. (803) 545-3100
>>> HOLIDAY DISPLAYS
They lit up the lake
SWAN LAKE FANTASY OF LIGHTS: Dusk until 9 p.m. Tuesday at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, 822 W. Liberty St., Sumter. More than a million lights and 150 lighted figures. Free.