10 Awesome New Year’s Events in Chattanooga and Beyond 2022

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

Cheers to the New Year

  • Date: December 30, 2021
  • Location: Creative Discovery Museum, Chattanooga
  • Cost: $10/adults and children

This quirky new year’s eve party features awesome kid-friendly activities, including a variety of science and art projects. Towards the end of the event, there will also be a fun (early) countdown and balloon drop.

Kids’ Countdown

  • Date: December 31, 2021
  • 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!

New Year’s Eve Dinner on the Train

  • Date: December 31, 2021
  • Location: Tennessee Valley Railroad
  • Cost: $95 – $125

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.

New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise

  • Date: December 31, 2021
  • Location: Chattanooga River Boat Company
  • Cost: $52-$160/adults,

This year there are 2 fun choices for your riverboat tour. The early bird tour takes place in the early evening and includes a scrumptious buffet meal and a DJ.

The late-night excursion allows you to ring in the New Year onboard. Guests at this event will enjoy Hors D’oeuvres on the pier prior to boarding. On the ship, there will be a DJ, drinks, and charcuterie boards to help you celebrate.

Late Skate

  • Date: December 31, 2021
  • 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.

New Year’s Nightmare

  • Date: January 1 & 8, 2022
  • 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!

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Adults Only New Year’s Events

NYE Concert

  • Date: December 31, 2021
  • Location: Songbirds, Chattanooga
  • Cost: $18 – $20

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

New Year’s Cabaret Party

  • Date: December 31, 2021
  • Location: The Read House, Chattanooga

Dress to impress at this limited admission New Year’s cabaret party. Your ticket will include plenty of food and drink, entertainment dancing, and a room for the night. You’ll even get champagne and truffles delivered directly to your room.

NYE at Moxy Chattanooga

  • Date: December 31, 2021
  • Location: Moxy Chattanooga
  • Cost: $35 – $100

At this New Year’s Eve bash, you’ll enjoy a DJ, dancing, and a photo booth. There will also be a food truck will also be on-site. VIP tickets include the cost of food and drinks.

Tiki Wonderland

  • Date: December 31, 2021
  • Location: The Dwell Hotel, Chattanooga
  • Cost: $30

The entire hotel will be transformed into a tiki bar with a DJ to help get the party started. Tickets include 1 free drink and a champagne toast at midnight.

New Year’s Bash at the Edwin

  • Date: December 31, 2021
  • Location: The Edwin Hotel, Chattanooga
  • Cost: $125

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

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Zoo Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve in West Village

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

Happy “Noon” Year Celebration

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

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

Crystal Springs Late Skate

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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Erica Cardinal
Erica is a long-time resident of East TN and the founder of East TN Family Fun. She's also a sucker for a good adventure. Together with her hubs and kiddos, she spends her time exploring, homeschooling, and making memories.

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