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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 2023? 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 2022-2023 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 2023 nationwide and will be aired on CBS Television Network, Saturday Dec. 31 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. ET/PT) as well as streaming live and on-demand on Paramount+. Rock out in Music City with Zac Brown Band, Brooks & Dunn, Kelsea Ballerini and thousands of your closest friends. Bring your party hats and count down to the fireworks and midnight Music Note Drop. Splurge on the Music City Gold Circle package to make your night even more memorable. You'll be treated to heated indoor accommodations with food and beverages, exclusive viewing area of the mainstage performances, fireworks display and music note drop and more.

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 2022 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 2023 in luxury at the Peabody Hotel. On Dec. 31, 2022, party the night away with friends and a glass of champagne to ring in the new year. Enjoy entertainment from Southbound, Seeing Red, DJ Epic and The Rene Koopman Trio in the Corner Bar. The event at The Peabody is 21+. For a kid-friendly celebration, the Children's Museum of Memphis will celebrate New Years at Noon with a special edition featuring your favorite super heroes 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy face painting, candy toss, costume photo op with a prize, themed art project, DJ, free carousel rides and Winter Wonderland events including sock skating, snow flurries, snowball toss and more. A balloon drop will take place at noon. 

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

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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, 2022 at 6-8 p.m. featuring art crafts such as creating New Year's clocks at Creation Station, noise makers in the Make It workshop, painting fireworks with forks in the Art Studio and helping Father Time count down to 2023 with bubble wrap fireworks and an apple juice toast.

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 annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show Dec. 31, 2022 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. 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. 

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 K-Town at 10 p.m. Spend your evening enjoying the lights and restaurants in downtown Knoxville. See the ball drop from the Sunsphere at midnight. Celebrate at the Crowne Plaza at their New Year's Eve Bash with performances by Boys Night Out featuring soul, rhythm & blues and Carolina beach music. The New Year's Eve package (starting at $399 per couple) includes guest room accommodations, prime rib and seafood buffet, dancing, party favors, midnight champagne toast, complimentary parking and continental breakfast after the party. Don your cocktail attire for Bearden Banquet Hall's New Year's Eve Masquerade 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31, 2022. Music by DJ Von, complimentary mask, midnight champagne toast, heavy hor d'oeuvres, cash bar and party favors are part of the festivities. VIP tickets are available. 

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.

Johnson City

Ring in 2023 with The HercuLeons featuring John Cowan and Andrea Zonn 9 p.m. - midnight Dec. 31, 2022 at The Down Home's New Year's Eve Extravaganza. Dance the night away to foot-tapping music. Then, ring in the New Year in style. 

Plan your New Year's Eve travel to Tennessee to make memories and kick off 2023 in a big way. Check out even more events happening across the state.

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