Looking for the ultimate New Year’s Eve Party to ring in 2018? 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.
Urban will lead a lineup that includes Maren Morris, Cheap Trick, Carly Pearce, R&B artist Jonny P and the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Storme Warren and Kelly Sutton will serve as emcees.
The event will include the Music Note Drop and accompanying fireworks display to ring in the New Year against the backdrop of the iconic State Capitol building. Nashville is also scheduled to be a featured location as part of CNN’s “New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen.”
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 House, the spa and 15 minutes from Bicentennial Mall State Park via Lyft/Uber, Omni is the perfect choice for your New Year’s hotel accommodations.
The biggest party of the year happens on Historic Beale Street in Memphis with live music, dancing, food, fireworks, drinks and more. Thousands will flock to Beale beginning 8 p.m. to enjoy the Memphis-inspired party. At midnight, a guitar drops, setting off a beautiful fireworks display that can’t be missed. The event is free, so bring your family and friends to party 2017 away.
Rest your eyes on a king bed with 300 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. Enjoy amenities that include rain showerheads in the spa-inspired shower, 24-hour room service and 37” flat screen LCD TVs. 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 Madison Hotel a great hotel decision.
Chattanooga has a wealth of events for families, adults only and children. Board the Chattanooga Riverboat Co.’s Southern Belle for the New Year’s on the River event that features live entertainment, DJ, dancing, a midnight toast, Pilot House tours and more 9 a.m. Dec. 31. Take the family on the New Year’s Dinner Train on the Tennessee Valley Railroad. A special dinner train excursion rings in the New Year 8-10 p.m. with a three-course dinner, departing from Grand Junction Station. Ice on the Landing hosts its Special Late Skate New Year’s Eve Party 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 where everyone can lace up their skates for a twirl around the ice rink, music, and a sparkling cider toast at midnight.
You can head to the Chattanooga Choo Choo to spend a night or two in the newly renovated guestrooms in the MacArthur Building. Amenities include Wi-Fi, bedside data ports, spacious bathrooms, king and queen-sized bed options and flat screen TVs. Have a unique stay in the Pullman train car hotel rooms that have queen-sized beds, deluxe bath comforts, and an intimate sitting area. It’s a chance to experience a historic train car room with modern amenities. Conveniently, the Chattanooga Choo Choo is hosting its own New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Party 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 where guests can enjoy music from the Beaters who specialize in Motown, rock and soul, food, dancing and games.
Take a vacation to the Smokies during the holidays to experience the annual Gatlinburg New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show Dec. 31 at the base of the Space Needle (at the intersection of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail). 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 and LED light show.
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, free hot breakfast. Some rooms even come with a Jacuzzis.
It’s a party on Knoxville’s Market Square New Year’s Eve beginning at 10:30 p.m. The free event features a traditional ball drop at midnight, music by Bicho Brothers – a blend of classic rock and Latin percussion – food and family-friendly activities will keep you entertained. Fireworks go off when the ball drops and more music and dancing to celebrate the New Year begins into the late hours.
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. Make your stay luxurious and unforgettable. Tennessee residents can also enjoy 15% holiday savings when they book now through Jan. 4, 2018.