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New Year's Eve in Nashville, Tennessee
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Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Tennessee

New Year’s Eve parties to ring in 2022 in Tennessee.

Looking for the ultimate New Year’s Eve Party to ring in 2022? Look no further than Tennessee where some of the biggest New Year’s events are taking place. Star talent, guitar drops and flowing food and drink will have you dancing the night away. Here’s where to party and sumptuous hotel accommodations, where you can lay your head after a long night of celebration.  

*Details for 2021-2022 celebrations are reflected.

Nashville

Jack Daniel's New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville will be one of the biggest parties ringing in 2022 nationwide. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2021. The Fisk Jubilee Singers will kick off the celebration followed by DJ Aydamn. Then, the CBS Broadcast begins with headliners Zac Brown Band and Dierks Bentley with a variety of special guests. The event will include the Music Note Drop with accompanying fireworks and 100 pounds of biodegradable confetti to ring in the New Year. Four selfie stations with giant props will be onsite this year including an LED 2022 sign and a red light-up Music Note sign. Make your night extra special with 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. 

Additionally, Skydeck on Broadway, the rooftop bar and entertainment venue at Assembly Food Hall, will host a stage for the nationally televised event on Dec. 31. Country music's hottest stars will ring in 2022 with Skydeck guests. This premium experience is a partnership with the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. At Skydeck, you'll experience five bars, a stage in front of a 20-foot screen and two mezzanines for the VIP experience.

Where to stay: Omni Nashville Hotel

There’s still time to book your stay at Omni Nashville Hotel for New Year’s Eve weekend. Book a room to enjoy one king bed or two queen beds, spacious bathroom, floor-to-ceiling windows and more. With easy access to dining options like Kitchen Notes, Barlines, Bongo Java and Bob’s Steak & Chop Houseand 15 minutes from Bicentennial Mall State Park via Lyft/Uber, Omni is the perfect choice for your New Year’s hotel accommodations. 

Memphis

What are you doing New Year's Eve? Spend the last day of 2021 in Memphis at one of the many celebrations happening around the city. Beale Street brings the party every night, but especially on New Year's Eve as tens of thousands of people dance to live music and enjoy the bars and restaurants on one of America's iconic streets. Note that to join the party, you'll need to be at least 21 years old. Ring in 2022 in luxury at the Peabody Hotel. On Dec. 31, 2021, the lobby and mezzanine will be filled with revelers dancing to live music from The Soul Shockers, Seeing Red and DJ Epic. The event at The Peabody is 21+. At Railgarten, don't miss the NYE Special: 8-Ball and MJG starting at 9 p.m. Tickets include two drink vouchers.

Where to stay: Hu. Hotel

Rest your eyes on a big comfy bed at the Hu. Hotel. Enjoy amenities that include a locally curated private bar, flat-screen HDTV with online streaming, free WiFi and more. Enjoy the Hu. Roof, a rooftop bar with views of the Mississippi, and classic American foods at Lucy's, a cozy and cool place to hang out. The easy access to Beale Street (5-minute drive via Lyft/Uber) and other Memphis attractions like Sun Studio, Graceland and Memphis Rock n’ Soul Museum makes the Hu. Hotel a great hotel decision.

Chattanooga

Ring in 2022 in Tennessee's "Scenic City."
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Chattanooga has a wealth of events for families, children and adults only. Families can attend the Kid-Friendly Cheers to the New Year at the Creative Discovery Museum Dec. 30, 2021 at 6-8 p.m. featuring crafts in the Art Studio, shooting off mini Mentos geysers, dancing in the atrium and crafting New Year's hats. Adults can enjoy New Year's celebrations at 18+ and 21+ parties happening at Unknown Caller cocktail bar, The Signal, Rosecomb bar and The Moxy featuring live music, DJs, dancing, drinks, food and so much more.

Where to Stay: The Read House

Combining modern luxuries with historic splendor, The Read House features 241 suites and Jazz-era design with dramatic chandeliers, checkered floors and shining wood-clad walls. Book the New Year's Eve Getaway Package for you and your sweetheart to celebrate the end of 2021 in style. The Read House is also hosting a New Year's Eve Cabaret which includes an overnight stay, champagne and chocolate truffles delivered to your room, heavy hors d'ouvres, an open bar, live entertainment, cabaret dancers and more.

Gatlinburg

Take a vacation to the Smokies during the holidays in Gatlinburg to experience 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). This free, family-friendly celebration has been one of the largest in the nation. You can party with approximately 50,000 people with special music, food and fun and then at the stroke of midnight, see 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.

Where to Stay: Greystone Lodge

Book your stay at the Greystone Lodge, located at traffic light #5 in downtown Gatlinburg. The close proximity to attractions and dining will make your Gatlinburg experience easy and hassle-free. Book an executive room or a suite to enjoy dreamy beds, spacious bathrooms, private balconies, gas fireplaces and free hot breakfast. Some rooms even come with Jacuzzis.

Knoxville

It’s a party at the iconic Sunsphere in Knoxville with food trucks, free activities, DJ music starting at 9 p.m. and live music by the Mike Snodgrass Band at 10 p.m. Spend your evening enjoying the lights and restaurants in downtown Knoxville, ice skating at Holidays on Ice until 10 p.m. and more. See the ball drop from the Sunsphere at midnight.

Where to Stay: The Tennessean Hotel

You’ll want to end your night at The Tennessean, a luxury boutique hotel near World’s Fair Park, just a short walk from Market Square. Here you’ll find top brand amenities, the softest beds you’ve ever slept in and beautiful city views. Marble floors are in your bathroom. State-of-the-art technology is wired in your room. You can even have butler service during your stay.

Pigeon Forge

Ring in 2022 with your family at Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa in Pigeon Forge. Savor a delicious New Year's Eve dinner in Song & Heart: A Southern Eatery (reservations are required) and then enjoy live entertainment with a family-friendly DJ, jazz, and acoustic folk/rock. Snuggle up for movies, crafts and games while waiting for midnight. 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 to make memories and kick off 2022 in a big way. Check out even more events happening across the state.

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