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City of Columbia to hold downtown fireworks on New Year's Eve

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The City of Columbia will be holding the annual “Capital City Fireworks” display to ring in 2023 on Saturday, Dec. 31. The best viewing area of the fireworks display will be on the north side of the S.C. State House along Gervais and Main streets.

Several roads will be closed around the State House ahead of the fireworks display. Visitors are encouraged to use free on-street meter parking or complimentary parking in downtown parking facilities.

South Main Street between Pendleton and College streets will shut down at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30 and will not reopen to traffic until 2:00 a.m.  Sunday, Jan. 1.

Pendleton Street and College Street will be closed to traffic between Assembly Street and Sumter Street beginning at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31. They will not reopen to traffic until 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1.

Gervais Street along the north side of the State House between Assembly Street and Sumter Street will also be closed to traffic at 11 p.m. for the fireworks viewing area. The street will open back up when the viewing area is cleared after the firework display concludes.

The city is offering complimentary parking on New Year’s Eve. Parking gates will be raised at all gated facilities on Friday, Dec 30 at 5 p.m. until Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 2 a.m.


Reach Christina Lee Knauss at 803-753-4327.

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