15 Great Knoxville New Year’s Eve Events 2023

Whether you’re hoping to ring in the new year surrounded by family or you prefer a night of partying out on the town, these fantastic ideas for a Knoxville New Year’s Eve are sure to make your holiday brighter!

Below you’ll find a variety of New Year’s events near Knoxville including kid-friendly events like late-night roller skating parties and ball drops. There are also plenty of roaring ’20s and gala parties for adults.

In addition to New Year’s Eve fun in Knoxville, you’ll also find exciting options in the surrounding counties that are worth driving for.

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Knoxville New Year’s Eve Events 2023

New Year’s at Noon

December 30, 2023
Farragut Community Center
$2 Per Person

At this kid-centered New Year’s event, there will be dancing, snacks, sparkling juice, and more!

New Year’s Eve Sunset Cocoa Hike

December 31, 2023 @ 4:30 p.m.
Seven Islands State Birding Park
$8 Per Person

Enjoy a guided hike with hot cocoa. Bring your own insulated cup to help keep it warm.

New Year’s Eve at the Sunsphere

December 31, 2023 @ 9 p.m.
World’s Fair Park, Knoxville

Come out to enjoy festive music, family activities, food trucks, and a fun ball drop at midnight. The restaurants and stores on the square will also be open for this event.

Cheer in the New Year

December 31, 2023 @ 9:30 a.m.
Muse, Knoxville
$30 Per Person

Kids will enjoy tons of themed holiday activities and a fun mid-day ball drop at this popular museum fundraising event. There will also be breakfast and a sparkling juice toast.

Skate Town Knox

December 31, 2023 @ 7:30 p.m.
5713 N Broadway St, Knoxville
$30 Per Skater

A fun all-night skating event that goes until 2 AM. Admission includes your skate rental.

NYE Cruise

December 31, 2023
956 Volunteer Landing Lane, Knoxville
$90 early 5 p.m. cruise, $130 late 9 p.m. cruise

On the Volunteer Princess New Year’s Eve cruise, guests will enjoy dinner, drinks, entertainment, lovely views of the city, and more!

New Year’s Eve Dinner At the Village

December 31, 2023 @ 6 p.m.
Ancient Lore Village, Knoxville
$75 Per Person

Enjoy a gourmet meal at Ancient Lore Village including crab dip, a fish filet with crab meat topping, and a variety of yummy sides. There will also be a champagne toast with flourless chocolate cake. Yum!

Crowne Plaza New Year’s Eve Party

December 31, 2023 @ 6 p.m.
Crowne Plaza, Knoxville
$429 Per Couple

At this adults-only event, guests will enjoy a prime rib and seafood buffet dinner, dancing, a champagne toast, and free parking. Overnight accommodations and a continental breakfast are also included.

New Year’s Eve Late Skate

December 31, 2023 @ 7 p.m.
Roll Arena Party Zone, Maryville
$25 + Cost of Skate Rental

Ring in the new year with an all-ages skating party with tons of games. An options meal package is included.

New Year’s Eve on The Island

December 31, 2023
The Island, Pigeon Forge

This is The Island’s largest event of the season and it boasts a variety of entertainment and a stunning midnight fireworks display.

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Ball Drop and Fireworks Show

December 31, 2023
Gatlinburg Space Needle

Enjoy live music, activities, a ball drop, and a festive celebration!

East TN Polar Plunge

January 1, 2024 @ 12 p.m.
Toqua Boat Ramp, Vonore
$30/Adults, $20/Kids

The Polar Plunge registration fee above is for early registration. Registration the day of the event will be an extra $5.

New Year’s Day 5K

January 1, 2024
2260 Sutherland Avenue, Knoxville
$40/adults, $10/kids

This fun New Year’s Day event Includes an adult 5K and a kids’ 1-mile fun run.

New Year’s Vision Board

January 7, 2023 @ 2 p.m.
Michaels Craft Stores (All Locations)

Kids create a collage-style vision board to help them create goals for the year ahead. All supplies are included at this free event.

New Year’s Day Hikes in Knoxville TN

Every January 1st, local state parks and natural areas host guided nature hikes to help you start the year off right. These are our local parks participating in 2024:

  • Norris Dam State Park
  • Fort Loudon State Historic Site
  • Seven Islands State Birding Park
  • Cove Lake State Park
  • Frozen Head State Park
  • Indian Mountain State Park
  • Panther Creek State Park

You can find the park closest to you, using this handy map. You can also pre-register for your hike here too.

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