Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Tennessee
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Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Tennessee

New Year’s Eve parties to ring in 2019 in Tennessee.

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Looking for the ultimate New Year’s Eve Party to ring in 2019? 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.  


GRAMMY-winner Keith Urban will headline Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville. Gates will open at 4 p.m. on Dec. 31, and the raising of the Music Note will take place with the concert to follow that also features Peter Frampton, Judah & the Lion, Fisk Jubilee Singers, and Caitlyn Smith. Sirius XM host Storme Warren and “Today In Nashville” personality Kelly Sutton will serve as emcees.

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Celebrate New Year's Eve in Nashville! Photo credit: Donn Jones Photography

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.

Take advantage of the Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville Celebration Package which includes choice of hotel and a Music City Midnight Party Pack which will include:  (2) Commemorative NYE Koozies; (1) Commemorative NYE Poster; (1) The Bang Candy Company – Cocoa Mix 8.5oz.; (1) The Bang Candy Company – Sparkle Bark 4.5 oz.; (1) Box of Tennessee Whiskey Shortbread; (1) Music City Magnet. Call 1-800-657-6910 or purchase online at visitmusiccity.com/nyepackages.

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 10 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 2018 away.

Where to stay: Madison Hotel

Rest your eyes on a big comfy bed at the Hu Hotel. Enjoy amenities that include a locally curated private bar, marble finishes in the bathroom, flat-screen HDTV with online streaming, free wi-fi and more. Enjoy the Hu. Roof, a rooftop bar with views of the Mississippi, classic American comfort food at the Hu Diner and specialty coffees at Hu. Cafe. 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.


Southern Belle New Year's cruise in Chattanooga.
Enjoy the Southern Belle New Year's cruise in Chattanooga. 

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 4 p.m. for the Early Bird dinner cruise or 9 p.m. cruise Dec. 31. Ring in 2019 at the new hotel, Moxy Chattanooga featuring an open bar, music, party favors, heavy appetizers and more during Moxynooga Eve. Ice on the Landing hosts its Special Late Skate New Year’s Eve Party 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 where kids and kids at heart can lace up their skates for a twirl around the ice rink, music, and a sparkling cider toast at midnight.

Where to stay: Chattanooga Choo Choo

Spend the last night of 2018 in swanky digs at The Dwell Hotel, Chattanooga's first boutique hotel in the heart of downtown. Many of the rooms have balconies, gas fireplaces for curling up after a night of partying 2018 goodbye and large sitting areas. Soak away your cares in the deep soaking tubs and rain showers with CO Bigelow products. Made-to-order breakfast, parking and valet are included in the room rate. 


New Year's Eve celebrations in Gatlinburg
New Year's Eve celebrations in Gatlinburg

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.

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, free hot breakfast. Some rooms even come with a Jacuzzis.


Party on Market Square in Knoxville. Photo credit: Bruce McCamish Photography
Party on Market Square in Knoxville. Photo credit: Bruce McCamish Photography

It’s a party on Knoxville’s Market Square New Year’s Eve beginning 10 p.m. Dec. 31. The free event features a traditional ball drop at midnight, music (lineup will be announced soon), food and family-friendly activities that 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.

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!

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