Kick off the new year in Columbia, SC! From exhibits and ice skating to shopping and concerts, we have everything you need to start 2016 off right. Check out our roundup below, then take a look through our calendar of events for everything that's happening in town.

The New Brookland Tavern

Posted by New Brookland Tavern on Thursday, November 14, 2013

The New Southern Hot Spot
Make it your resolution to get out and explore Columbia this weekend! Riverbanks Zoo and GardenSouth Carolina State MuseumColumbia Museum of ArtEdVenture Children's MuseumCongaree National Park and Nickelodeon Theatre are all open New Year's Day, so have some fun at our world-class attractions with your loved ones. If football is more your thing, enjoy watching the bowl games at The British Bulldog PubThirsty Fellow or The Publick House, to name a few. Soda City Market will keep you shopping all Saturday morning, while the "Got Snow Festival" will have you dancing the night away at New Brookland Tavern. Hold on to the holiday spirit and round out your weekend with WinterFestMain Street Ice and the Holiday Tours of Historic House Museums!

Check out our daily guide below. For more things to do around Columbia, SC, visit our calendar of events!

Snowville opens November 21!

Posted by EdVenture Children’s Museum on Monday, November 5, 2012

FRIDAY, JANUARY1
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $11.50 - $13.95
South Carolina State Museum 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $5 - $7
Columbia Museum of Art 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $12
EdVenture Children's Museum 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $10.50 - $11.50
Congaree National Park open 24/7; Free admission
Nickelodeon Theatre is showing screenings of Joy at 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m., The Danish Girl at 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Xanadu at 11 p.m.; $8 - $10

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2:
Soda City Market at Main Street 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Free admission
South Carolina State House Tours at South Carolina State House 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Free admission
"Got Snow Festival" at New Brookland Tavern 5 p.m.; $10
USC Men's Basketball vs. Memphis at Colonial Life Arena 6 p.m.; $14 - $20

SUNDAY, JANUARY 3:
"The Crowe Brothers" at Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor 2:30 p.m.; $15
USC Women's Basketball vs. Arkansas at Colonial Life Arena 3 p.m.; $4 - $7

ALL WEEKEND:
WinterFest at South Carolina State Museum Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $5 - $7
Main Street Ice at Boyd Plaza Friday 12 - 19 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday 1 - 9 p.m.; $5 - $10
Snowville at EdVenture Children's Museum Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 pm; $10.50 - $11.50
Holiday Tours of Historic House Museums at Robert Mills House & Gardens Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.; $5 - $8
Paths of Destruction: Sherman's Final Campaign at South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $2 - $5
Columbia Museum of Art has a variety of ongoing exhibits open Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $12
• Georgia O'Keeffe: Her Carolina Story
• Independent Spirits: Women Artists of South Carolina
• The Art of Joseph Norman
South Carolina State Museum has a variety of ongoing exhibits open Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $5 - $7
• Star of Bethlehem
• The Polar Express 4D Experience
• Julius Caesar: Roman Military, Might and Machines
• Time and Place: The Artwork of James Fowler Cooper
• Threads: The Story in Our Clothes
• Carolina Makers

For more things to do in Columbia, SC browse our calendar of events and listings of attractionsoutdoor things to dorestaurants and more. Book your hotel room and attractions tickets at reservations.columbiacvb.com.