The new year is coming! If you are looking for the perfect place to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Tennessee, then look no further. Here are our favorite places to toast the new year with friends and family in Tennessee.
Take note: Dates are only applicable for 2021-2022
First on the list is one of the biggest parties happening in 2022 nationwide, Jack Daniel’s New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville. The gates to the venue will open at 4:30 p.m., on December 31st 2021! People are going to see Fisk Jubilee Singer, DJ Aydamn, Zac Brown Band, and Dierks Bentley with a variety of special guests. This year, they’re ringing in the new with a bang! Join the fun for exclusive music note drop and fireworks show—you’ll get your hands on 100 pounds-worth of biodegradable confetti too (we know how much you love throwing that away with no guilt).
Four selfie stations with giant props will be onsite this year including an LED 2022 sign and a red light-up Music Note sign. If you want to make your night extra special, purchase the Nashville’s Big Bash Package which includes a minimum 1-night hotel stay at a participating hotel, hand warmers, Nashville koozie, locally made popcorn, and more. Perfect!
Make your last day of 2021 a celebration by going to Memphis and joining in on all the fun happening around town. The famous Beale Street, one of America’s iconic streets, will complete your night by dancing to live music and enjoying the bars and restaurants. Consider B.B. King’s Blues Club At Sea for live music from funky and fast to soulful and smooth, the band does it all while you enjoy a signature drink or dance the blues away.
Chattanooga is full of family-friendly activities. There’s always something going on in this city, especially every new year. Creative Discovery Museum prepared special events to look forward to on Dec. 30, 2021 at 6-8 p.m. Catch the exciting crafts in the Art Studio, go shooting off mini Mentos geysers, dance with mom & dad in the atrium, and unleash your inner artist crafting New Year’s hats.
If you’re looking for some parties exclusive for 18+ to 21+ adults, head out to these bars: Unknown Caller cocktail bar, The Signal, Rosecomb bar, and The Moxy Start your year right with live music, DJs, dancing, drinks, food and so much more.
New Year’s Eve in the Smokies is pretty much the best experience! Don’t miss the 33rd annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show Dec. 31, 2021, at the base of the Space Needle (on Historic Nature Trail/Airport Road). It is known as one of the largest celebrations in Tennessee. Approximately, 50,000 people spend their New Year’s Eve here every year. The most awaited part of the event is the fireworks blast from the roof of the 400-foot tall Space Needle to choreographed music with an LED light show. Live music begins at 10 p.m. and includes headliners Slippery When Wet, the Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute Band. Best part? it’s FREE!
Try a different way to celebrate New Year’s Eve this year under the stars with live music by the Mike Snodgrass Band at 10 p.m and food trucks at the iconic Sunsphere in Knoxville. Dance to DJ-led tunes starts at 9pm while you enjoy mouthwatering treats from your favorite chefs, all in an iconic location like no other!
At the top, the lights are beautiful and creates a romantic ambiance. For teens, enjoy ice skating at Holidays on Ice until 10 p.m. and more. For the main event, catch the most awaited ball drop from the Sunsphere at midnight.
If your family wants some laid back celebration, spending it to one of the most beautiful hotel in Tennessee is the best option. From the name itself, DollyWood’s DreamMore Resort & Spa will make your dream a reality. Tucked away in a beautiful cove in the rolling foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, this hotel is a well-appointed, reimagined property that features a variety of accommodations and amenities.
Light up the mood with some live entertainment of jazz, acoustic folk, or rock with a family-friendly DJ. Not a fan of so much noise? Snuggle up for movies, crafts and games while waiting for midnight or have deep conversations by a bonfire. Then, gather your loved ones together for a fireworks display and an appearance by Dolly Parton on screen as you countdown to 2022.
Plan your New Year’s Eve travel to Tennessee, where you can make memories and kick off 2022 in a big way.