Best New Year's Eve Activities In Tennessee

Create cherished memories this New Year’s Eve in the splendor of Tennessee’s many fantastic venues featuring some of the best live music entertainment in the country! Tennessee offers something for everyone including the little ones as communities throughout the Great Smokies gather for local New Year’s Eve celebrations and traditions. There’s also plenty of nightlife options in Tennessee for adults seeking extravagant parties with luxurious amenities. Don’t hesitate to make this beautiful state your destination for New Year’s Eve!

Jack Daniel’s New Year’s Eve Live, Nashville, TN

The biggest live music New Year’s Eve bash in Nashville is held at the Jack Daniel’s New Year’s Eve Live celebration. This star-studded extravaganza is televised live and features hours of live music and dazzling fireworks followed by the traditional Music Note Drop at midnight. For the ultimate VIP experience at the bash, attend the exclusive Music City Gold Circle Party offering food and beverages, heated indoor accommodations with magnificent decor, and exclusive area for viewing the music performance.

New Year’s Eve “An Elevated Experience”, Nashville, TN

Celebrate the New Year with flair at “An Elevated Experience” New Year’s Eve celebration in Nashville. This highly anticipated event is hosted at The Bedford for a classy setting complete with a cigar lounge and heated covered patio. Attendees enjoy Nashville’s top DJs, live band entertainment, party favors, professional photographers and videographers, craft cocktails, heavy hors D'oeuvres, and a spectacular countdown with a champagne toast for the ultimate New Year’s Eve event.

New Year’s Eve Celebration and Fireworks Show, Gatlinburg, TN

For a spectacular family-friendly celebration, head to Gatlinburg for their annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop event under the 407-foot-tall iconic Gatlinburg Space Needle. This long-standing New Year’s Eve tradition attracts large crowds and features live music and an amazing fireworks show.

New Year’s Eve Dinner Train, Chattanooga, TN

Celebrate New Year’s Eve aboard a vintage restored dining car on the New Year’s Eve Dinner Train. Take in scenic views of the urban East Chattanooga while enjoying fine dining en route at a leisurely pace. This two-hour scenic train trip includes a four-course gourmet dinner for an memorable experience.

Memphis New Year’s Eve Bar Crawl, Memphis, TN

Known as the area’s premier New Year’s Eve bar crawl for several years, the Memphis New Year’s Eve Bar Crawl provides the opportunity to access a variety of the top Memphis bars in one night for an incredible experience. Enjoy live music, karaoke, food and drink specials, a complimentary appetizer buffet, photo booth/backdrop, and ball drop with a champagne toast.

Spirits & Sparkles, Nashville, TN

Step into luxury this New Year’s Eve at the Spirits & Sparkles Celebration in the heart of downtown Nashville. Hosted at the W Nashville hotel, this exclusive event features five amazing experiences all with different amenities and atmospheres. Guests also enjoy live entertainment, party favors, complimentary bubbly, and midnight snack in a formal setting.

New Year’s Eve The Island in Pigeon Forge, TN

Head to the charming town of Pigeon Forge for a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration that’s a blast for the entire family. All ages enjoy the bright and colorful Island Show Fountain providing a magical setting along with a dazzling fireworks production at midnight.

Redneck Riviera’s New Year’s Eve Bash, Nashville, TN

Get down and let loose at the Redneck Riviera’s New Year’s Eve Bash in Nashville. This 21-and-up event features live music entertainment, party favors, a champagne or whiskey toast, access to the private party upstairs, open bar package, and more in a popular live venue setting. Don’t forget to try their mouthwatering barbeque!

New Year’s Eve at Grinder House Coffee Shop, Crossville, TN

Ring in the New Year at the cozy Griner House Coffee Shop, known for their amazing coffees and homestyle cooking. Their New Year’s Eve celebration features live band entertainment, dancing, gourmet appetizers and tapas, a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight followed by a late night breakfast buffet in a fun, laid-back atmosphere.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Grind City Brewing Co., Memphis, TN

Known for their great-tasting craft beers and live events, Grind City Brewing hosts an all-inclusive New Year’s Eve celebration complete with food, drinks, and entertainment. This casual affair features live music, heavy hor D'oeuvres, desserts, an open beer and wine bar, and a champagne toast at midnight in a casual atmosphere.

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