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New Year's Eve in Tennessee: Top Destinations

Ring in the New Year in the Country Music Capital of the World

Considering Tennessee's rich musical and cultural history, it’s no surprise you’ll find a huge range of hotspots where you can celebrate the New Year in the state. Tennessee New Year’s Eve destinations include its huge, lively cities as well as some lesser-known locales ideal for celebrating with friends or the whole family.

New Year's Eve in Tennessee: Top Accommodations

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Sparta, White County, Tennessee
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House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
Gatlinburg, Sevier County, Tennessee
from $70
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Private room ∙ 2 guests
Neighborhs of Gibson Drive, Nashville, Tennessee
from $61
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House ∙ 3 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Oak Ridge, Anderson County, Tennessee
from $36
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4.9
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Monteagle, Grundy County, Tennessee
from $43
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Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee
from $35
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Farmhouse ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee
from $31
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4.5
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House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Harborview, Nashville, Tennessee
from $34
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Goodlettsville, Davidson County, Tennessee
from $40
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The Best New Year's Eve Fireworks Displays in Tennessee

For many celebrating the start of another year, the most important part is what happens at midnight. Tennessee knows how to have fun, and wherever you choose to spend New Year's, you're sure to find something to suit your tastes. There are many great spots where you can catch world-class fireworks shows, including:

  • 1. Gatlinburg

    This East Tennessee city is famous for its bluegrass music history, and its small population swells to 50,000 for the amazing New Year’s celebrations at the Space Needle on the Historic Nature Trail. Gatlinburg's location near Great Smoky Mountains National Park is another major draw.

  • 2. Nashville

    The state’s largest city, Middle Tennessee's Nashville is famous the world over for its country music traditions. The New Year’s celebrations feature amazing fireworks displays as well as big-name music performances. Check the lineup and come back each year to see new famous faces every time.

  • 3. Memphis

    In West Tennessee, renowned for its bluegrass music traditions, you can also enjoy huge performances followed by magnificent fireworks. This city’s NYE celebrations are known for their food stalls, which are great for filling up at over the course of the night as you soak up the vibrant Memphis atmosphere and look forward to another New Year.

Best Places to Stay for New Year's Eve in Tennessee

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Goodlettsville, Davidson County, Tennessee
from $46
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Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
from $38
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Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
from $38
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The Best Places for Families to Spend New Year's Eve in Tennessee

Tennessee locals exude Southern charm, and there’s a lot for families to see together in the state's friendly atmosphere as they ring in the New Year.

  • 1. Johnson City

    Back in East Tennessee, spend the daw amid calmer ambiance at the foot of the Smoky Mountains before checking out the fantastic local live music performances and firework shows. Kids into fossils, nature, and science will love the Rocky Mount Living History Museum and the Hands On! Regional Museum. Roll around at the Family Skate Center, another hotspot for family activities.

  • 2. Murfreesboro

    This Middle Tennessee beauty is also fantastic for family activities before the big day. Check out the Discovery Center, a brilliant children’s museum including play exhibits and animals to look at, too. Also, many of Murfreesboro’s restaurants stay open late, letting you savor local Tennessee cuisine and a glass of champagne as you celebrate the arrival of another year.

  • 3. Jackson

    This West Tennessee city also has a range of superb spots for keeping kids entertained, including Rusty’s TV and Movie Car Museum, the N.C. & St. L. Depot and Railway Museum, and escape room experiences. Enjoy a champagne toast and contests at the New Year’s celebrations, or head to one of the grill houses for a more casual night of celebration.

Recommended Accommodations for New Year's Eve in Tennessee

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Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee
from $30
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5.0
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Midtown, Nashville, Tennessee
from $120
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4.7
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Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
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The Best Places for Musical Entertainment on New Year's Eve in Tennessee

For many visitors to the Volunteer State, there’s no bigger attraction than the amazing music performances it’s famous for. Whether you’re a blues, bluegrass, country, rock, or pop music fan, there’s a night for you on New Year’s Eve in Tennessee.

  • 1. Knoxville

    One of the best Tennessee New Year’s Eve destinations, Knoxville offers everything from musicals at the Tennessee Theatre to bluegrass and country music concerts. Outdoor shows and fireworks displays in Market Square complete the package.

  • 2. Chattanooga

    A somewhat more laid-back but thoroughly vibrant night of music awaits in Chattanooga, where discos, rock-and-roll clubs, and live bands are aplenty. Visiting the Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery and going on winter walks through the enchanting surroundings of Coolidge Park and Tennessee Riverpark will surely get you in the mood for the big night.

  • 3. Franklin

    You can’t go wrong in Nashville, the world’s country music capital, if you're hoping to catch iconic musicians performing live. For something a little different, head to the Music City's suburb of Franklin and check out the live music at its bars and pubs. Some prefer the calmer atmosphere here, and you’ll beat the big-city crowds.

Top Offers for New Year's Eve in Tennessee

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Townsend, Blount County, Tennessee
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Old Fort, Polk County, Tennessee
from $42
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Oliver Springs, Anderson County, Tennessee
from $28
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