Drink … Coffee at Scooter’s new Grindstone location. After opening its first shop in Columbia in November 2018, Scooter’s added another location. The drive-thru coffee shop originated in Bellevue, Nebraska, in 1998 and has since expanded to over 200 locations. Scooter’s offers a variety of drinks including hot, iced and blended coffee, tea, smoothies and healthy drink options such as the Skinny Cappuccino and Fruit N’ Ice. New location at 2501 Grindstone Parkway, Mon.–Sun., 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; 5 Old 63 S., Mon.–Sat., 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun., 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., 607-9027

Celebrate ... New Year’s Eve at The Blue Note’s Roaring ’20s New Year’s Ball. This Gatsby-themed celebration will have everything a good party needs: a red carpet, a Columbia Jazz Orchestra performance, 1920s-inspired cocktails and more. Dec. 31, 7 p.m., The Blue Note, $20, in advance; $25, day of, 874-1944

See ... A light show to illuminate your holiday spirit. There will be various displays around Columbia throughout the month. The District’s Living Windows Festival will include live performances, shopping, the downtown Magic Tree and visits with Santa. Also, Warm Springs Ranch is hosting a light show every weekend in December, so head out and see the Clydesdales. Living Windows Festival: Dec. 6, 6–8 p.m., 442-6816. Warm Springs Ranch: Thurs.–Sun., 5–8 p.m., 25270 Hwy. 98, Boonville; $20; $10, 13 and under, 888-972-5933

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