New Year’s Eve Family Knoxville Events


Knoxville New Year's Eve

Ring in the New Year with your family by your side! Knoxville Moms has put together a list of several family-friendly NYE events taking place in East Tennessee. Some require advanced registration so make your plans now. If you’d rather stay home to welcome 2022, our Knoxville Moms contributors have you covered, too! Tricia H. shared the family tradition her children ask for every year. “We all get in our pjs early and have appetizer night for dinner. Kids help make them. We eat dinner in front of the Christmas tree (like a picnic) on the floor before we take it down.” Julia C. has a perfect plan for parents of littles. “We show a ball dropping at 8:00pm on YouTube and then send our toddler to bed!” Jamie M. came up with a fun camping theme for her family’s NYE celebration. They set up a tent inside their home, went on a scavenger hunt and even played forest sounds on Alexa. “The kids still talk about it and keep asking if we’re doing the same thing this year!” For more ideas on at-home New Year’s fun, click here. No matter how you decide to celebrate, Knoxville Moms wishes you a happy new year!

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New Year’s Eve Family Knoxville Events

New Year’s Eve at the Sunsphere
Downtown Knoxville, TN
World’s Fair Park
12/31/20 9:00PM

Bring in 2022 with your friends and family at World’s Fair Park! There will be food trucks, free activities and DJ and live music. There will be a ball drop from the Sunsphere at midnight. For more information, click here.

New Year’s at Noon
Farragut, TN
Farragut Community Center
239 Jamestowne Boulevard, Farragut, TN 37934
12/31/21 11:00AM-12:30PM
General Admission: $2 per child, Adults Free

Join us for a New Year’s Eve celebration at noon! Enjoy dancing, NYE snacks and child-friendly bubbly drinks while celebrating the new year at an easier time of day. Pre-registration required. See website for more details.

The Muse Cheer in the New Year
Knoxville, TN
The Muse of Knoxville
516 North Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914
12/31/21 9:30AM-12:30PM
General Admission: $20 Muse Members, $25 Non-Members, Infants One & Under Free

Help us Cheer in the New Year at Muse Knoxville with some kid-friendly fun!  Activities will include a ball drop at mid-day instead of midnight, a festive photo booth and holiday-themed crafts and activities. For more information, visit the event website.

New Year’s Eve Late Skate
Maryville, TN
Roll Arena Party Zone
2801 East Broadway Avenue, Maryville, TN 37804
12/31/21 7:00PM-2:00AM
General Admission: $15, Skate Rental $2

Join us for a lot of fun, games, prizes, and our yearly balloon drop filled with a prize in every balloon. Fun for the whole family! For more information, visit the event Facebook page.

New Year’s Eve All Night Skate
Knoxville, TN
5713 North Broadway Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37918
12/31/21 7:30PM-6:00AM
General Admission: $40, Includes Skate Rental

A family-friendly event to skate in the new year! For more information, go to the Skatetown website.

2021 Fairwell Sunset Stroll
Kodak, TN
Seven Islands State Birding Park
2809 Kelly Lane, Kodak, TN 37764
12/31/21 4:45PM-6:30PM
General Admission: $6

Come end 2021 on a high note and join Park Ranger Nate on a stroll to take in the last sunset of the year. Participants will meet at the Bluebird Barn at 4:45PM and take a short journey down the Bobwhite ADA Trail to take in the view on the Linda and Pete Clausen Bridge. We will look for birds and other wildlife along the way and maybe share some New Year’s resolution. Dress for the weather and bring some water and wear sturdy shoes. This hike is an ADA accessible program. Advanced registration is required.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Island
Pigeon Forge, TN
The Island
131 The Island Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
12/31/21 10:00AM-12:00PM
General Admission: Free

Join us at The Island in Pigeon Forge as we countdown to 2022 with a dazzling midnight fireworks production on Friday, December 31! The Island in Pigeon Forge will be open on Friday, December 31st from 10 a.m. to midnight, and we look forward to celebrating with you as we ring in the New Year! The Island in Pigeon Forge is excited to offer families the opportunity to celebrate and make cherished memories together while ringing in the New Year in spectacular fashion! Join us on New Year’s Eve for a day of family fun and incredible fireworks, and let’s kick off 2022 with a bang!

Gatlinburg New Year’s Eve Ball Drop
Gatlinburg, TN
Space Needle
115 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
12/31/21 9:15PM-12:00PM
General Admission: Free

On December 31, Gatlinburg will ring in the new year under the cover of the iconic Gatlinburg Space Needle for its Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show. Since 1987, this family-friendly celebration has been one of the largest organized New Year’s Eve events in the nation, and this year’s end-of-the-year celebration is set to be a spectacular end to the year. For more information, visit the event website.

New Year’s Eve Cruise
Knoxville, TN
Volunteer Princess
956 Volunteer Landing Lane, Knoxville, TN 37915
12/31/21 6:00PM-8:00PM & 9:30PM-12:30AM
General Admission: Early Cruise $65.95, Late Cruise $105.95

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Knoxville in a unique way: aboard the Volunteer Princess. Take a seat at your private table. Enjoy a two-hour cruise around Knoxville in two fully enclosed and climate-controlled decks! Sip on a glass of champagne and visit our bar on the upper deck. Make your night extra special with our celebration package! We promise the best New Year’s Eve cruise in Knoxville. For more information, visit the Volunteer Princess website.

Knoxville Ice Bears New Year’s Eve Game
Knoxville, TN
Knoxville Civic Auditorium-Coliseum
500 Howard Baker Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915
12/31/21 6:00PM
General Admission: $8-$40

Cheer on the Knoxville Ice Bears hockey team and the new year! For more information, visit the Knoxville Ice Bears website.

NYE Celebration at Ancient Lore Village
Knoxville, TN
Ancient Lore Village
7107 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920
12/31/21 6:00PM
Appetizers + Dinner:  $59.00 per person

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Village with appetizers and dinner.

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