6 Awesome New Year’s Events in Chattanooga and Beyond 2021

Whether you’re looking for kid-friendly fun or an adults-only night on the town, this list has all the best New Year’s events in Chattanooga and the surrounding counties.

From fun late skate events, to quirky pinball competitions and roaring 20’s parties, you’re sure to find the perfect activity to bring your holiday to life!

Below you’ll find family-friendly fun listed first with adults-only events towards the bottom. As always, you can click on any blue event link to verify information or get additional details.

New Year's Events in Chattanooga TN

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Family New Year’s Events in Chattanooga

Kids’ Countdown

  • Date: December 31, 2020
  • Location: Hamilton Skate Place, Chattanooga
  • Cost: $7/admission + $3/skate rental

Roller skate your way to a happy new year at this festive mid-day family event, which boasts a balloon drop, awesome music, and more!

After the little kids’ party wraps up, there will be a late-night New Year’s skate party for older kids and adults. A $15 admission price includes skate rentals, unlimited pizza, and unlimited drinks.

New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise

  • Date: December 31, 2020
  • Location: Chattanooga River Boat Company
  • Cost: $52/adults, $25/children

This 2-hour scenic riverboat tour boasts a delicious buffet dinner and a DJ to help you ring in the New Year with festive tunes. This is the perfect party for those who don’t want to be out late.

New Year’s Nightmare

  • Date: January 1-2, 2021
  • Location: Dread Hallow, Chattanooga
  • Cost: $15

Teens and adults with a taste for fright will love ringing in the new year at this horrifying haunted adventure. Not recommended for children under 12. This attraction will be open for 2 days only, so get your tickets while they last!

New Year’s at Noon

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Creative Discovery Museum, Chattanooga
  • Cost: $15/adults and children

This quirky noon year’s eve party features awesome kid-friendly activities like an all kazoo version of the holiday classic Auld Layne Syne, indoor fireworks, dancing, crafts, music, and more! The festivities will, of course, be hosted by Father Time himself. The party is included with your museum admission.

Zoo Year’s Eve

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Chattanooga Zoo
  • Cost: $11/adults, $8/children

At Zoo Year’s Eve, you’ll count down to noon with a fun family-friendly ball drop including count downs for different time zones throughout the world. This event also boasts kids’ activities, games, animal encounters, and more! It is included with the cost of your regular zoo admission.

New Year’s Eve in West Village

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: West Village, Chattanooga
  • Cost: FREE

The New Year’s event offers kid-friendly games and activities, live music, food, alcohol, and more!

Happy “Noon” Year Celebration

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Downtown Chattanooga Public Library
  • Cost: FREE

This New Year’s party is geared toward kids between ages 8-18 and will feature crafts, games, karaoke, snacks, and more!

New Year Pinball Tournament

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Pinball Museum and Classic Arcade, Chattanooga
  • Cost: TBA

A fun, quirky, and family-friendly way to celebrate the first of the year!

Late Skate

  • Date: TBA 2020
  • Location: Skate Place, Cleveland
  • Cost: $10

Shake your groove thing on wheels and ring in the new year with a fun balloon drop at 12 AM.

Crystal Springs Late Skate

  • Date: TBA 2020
  • Location: Crystal Springs Skating Center, Dayton
  • Cost: $16

This rockin’ New Year’s party will go on all the way until 6 AM, but of course you can leave when you want.

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Adults Only New Year’s Events

New Year’s Mask-erade Party

  • Date: December 31, 2020
  • Location: The Read House, Chattanooga

Dress to impress at this limited admission New Year’s mask-erade party. And don’t forget your fashionable yet functional masks. Your ticket will include a 3-course dinner for 2, a full bar, and a festive holiday party. Hors d’oeuvres and/or snacks will be served all night long, with a champagne toast at midnight.

NYE at Moxy Chattanooga

  • Date: December 31, 2020
  • Location: Moxy Chattanooga
  • Cost: $20 cover + parking

At this New Year’s Eve bash, you’ll enjoy a DJ, dancing, and a photo booth. Mac’s Subs and Fries food truck will also be on-site.

New Year’s Eve Dinner

  • Date: December 31, 2020
  • Location: Tennessee Valley Railroad
  • Cost: $85 – $95

On this New Year’s Eve dinner train tour you’ll enjoy a delicious 3-course meal in an authentic vintage dining car. No alcohol is permitted.

Future Wonderland

  • Date: Canceled 2020
  • Location: The Dwell Hotel, Chattanooga
  • Cost: $75 – $100

This hotel is undergoing HUGE renovations. Check back to see what they offer next year. Get your groove on at this futuristic space-themed party boasting DJ Ben Lee, live performances, hors d’oeuvres, 1 free drink, and a champagne toast at midnight.

New Year’s Bash at the Edwin

  • Date: TBA 2020
  • Location: The Edwin Hotel, Chattanooga
  • Cost: $125

Ring in the new year with an open bar, dancing, and plenty of hors d’oeuvres. There will also be a photo booth, ball drop, yummy dessert bar, and a champagne toast at midnight.

NYE Concert

  • Date: TBA 2020
  • Location: Songbirds, Chattanooga
  • Cost: $50 – $60

A rocking New Year’s Eve concert you are sure to love.

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