(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Tens of thousands of guests will dance in the streets of downtown Columbia, S.C. at the free Famously Hot New Year celebration, S.C.’s largest NYE party, on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. Leading up to the biggest NYE fireworks show in the state, GRAMMY nominee and Top 40 rock/blues maven Elle King will hit the stage for a free, full-length outdoor concert, along with GRAMMY-nominated American alternative Southern rap quartet Nappy Roots. Make plans for #FHNY at http://www.famouslyhotnewye
Visitors are arranging for getaways over the long holiday weekend in Columbia, S.C. – the Real Southern Hot Spot – as part of plans to attend Famously Hot New Year, thanks to the city’s attractive combination of affordability, an exciting yet manageable urban atmosphere, and an abundance of things to do.
Midlands residents often take the opportunity to plan “staycations” surrounding S.C.’s free party of the year, taking the opportunity to enjoy the vibrant, walkable downtown districts of South Carolina’s capital city alongside visitors from all over the nation and the world.
Famously Hot New Year offers a unique, festive way to ring in the new year, with major national acts, the biggest NYE fireworks display in South Carolina, a fun, friendly street festival with food vendors, beer, wine and bubbly, street entertainment by local musicians, the Palmetto Swing Dancers and live painting by Trahern Cook (a.k.a. Easel Cathedral), free parking in select City of Columbia garages, $10 Alert Cab discounts, COMET park-and-ride lots and more.
Sponsored by the City of Columbia, Richland County, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Aflac, WLTX, Q 93.5, HOT 103.9/93.9, Spirit Communications, Pepsi of the Carolinas, Colonial Life, KW Beverage and other corporate citizens, Famously Hot New Year is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Now in its seventh season, the event drew approximately 24,000 people from 48 states and 11 countries to the heart of Columbia, S.C. for the 2016 event. 44% of the event’s guests came from outside of Richland County.