Thousands Danced in the Streets at Famously Hot New Year to Welcome 2018 in Columbia, S.C.

Elle King by Jeff Blake for Famously Hot New Year

Thousands Danced in the Streets at Famously Hot New Year to Welcome 2018 in Columbia, S.C.
At the seventh-annual Famously Hot New Year celebration, S.C.’s largest New Year’s Eve party, thousands of revelers rang in 2018 on Columbia, S.C.’s Main Street.

Jan. 2, 2018 (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Famously Hot New Year, South Carolina’s largest New Year’s Eve party, brought thousands of guests to Columbia, S.C.’s Main Street to dance in the streets and welcome the New Year. Revelers came from across the nation, around the world and down the street for S.C.’s free party of the year, with a full-length concert from double GRAMMY-nominated artists Elle King and Nappy Roots, as well as performances from local hip hop artist FatRat Da Czar and alternative rock band SondorBlue from Charleston, S.C.

Thanks to an attractive combination of affordability, an exciting yet manageable urban atmosphere, and things to do around every walkable corner, Columbia, S.C. hosted the perfect place to settle in for a long weekend leading up to the Famously Hot New Year celebration. Locals planned a “staycation” and scheduled babysitters, and out-of-towners booked their hotels and made travel plans to visit Columbia, S.C. to ring in the New Year at Famously Hot New Year.

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.

About Famously Hot New Year
Famously Hot New Year is South Carolina’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration, with a free, concert by an international headliner and the biggest NYE fireworks display in South Carolina, adjacent to the historic S.C. State House in downtown Columbia, S.C. Since 2011, Famously Hot New Year has gathered diverse communities to enjoy the free concert and fireworks; regional food vendors; plentiful cash bars with beer, wine and bubbly; a friendly festival atmosphere and more in the “Real Southern Hot Spot.” In 2016, more than 24,000 guests attended from 48 states and 11 countries. Learn more about #FHNY at

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