Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia welcomed in the new year with songs and fireworks.
The "Famously Hot New Year" took place in the city's downtown. Thousands of people lined Main Street beginning at the State House.
In addition to food and drinks, people were treated to performances from DJ Biz Markie, The Wallflowers, and Atlantic Starr.
Just after midnight, a large fireworks display capped off the evening.
This was the second year the City of Columbia has held a formal New Year's Eve party.