Ring in the New Year at Famously Hot New Year in downtown Columbia, South Carolina – The Real Southern Hot Spot – at S.C.'s largest NYE celebration! Famously Hot New Year is South Carolina’s free party of the year — bringing tens of thousands of guests to the Midlands region — complete with an international headliner, the biggest NYE fireworks in South Carolina, regional food vendors, beer, wine and bubbly in a festive, friendly environment in the midst of Columbia, S.C.’s vibrant, walkable downtown districts. The event is set in the heart of Columbia, S.C.’s historic district, with plenty of parking, hotels, restaurants and shops for those crafting a long weekend to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Leading up to the biggest NYE fireworks show in the state, Salt-N-Pepa —the legendary female hip-hop and rap duo — will perform a free, full-length concert. The stage is set at Gervais St. and Sumter St., which makes for a prime viewing location of the midnight fireworks show above the historic S.C. State House. FHNY is again partnering with COMET buses, and guests can also get home safely with $10 off Alert Cabs. Find details and plan a long NYE weekend in “the Real Southern Hot Spot” at www.famouslyhotnewyear.com. Plan your #FHNY weekend at www.famouslyhotnewyear.com.