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Family-Friendly New Year's Eve Celebrations in Tennessee

Attending a family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration offers a wholesome and memorable experience that caters to all members of the family.

Many Tennessee cities host early countdowns and events, allowing families to participate in the festivities without staying up too late.

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Choosing a family-friendly celebration means you can create lasting memories with your loved ones while enjoying a positive and celebratory atmosphere, marking the beginning of the year on a heartwarming note.

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Sunday, Dec. 31st, 2023, 7 PM to 1 AM

Hot Wheels Skate Center

154 Hot Wheels Ln.

McMinnville, TN, United States

Admission is just $15 and includes regular skate rentals (No VNLA).

No coupons or passes for this exclusive event!

Get ready for a Balloon Drop at midnight with over 400 balloons and 350 prizes!

It's a safe and secure celebration, so invite your family and friends for a legendary night of great games, snacks, and music with DJ JB!

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Sunday, Dec. 31st, 2023, 1:30 PM

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

3030 Poplar Ave.

Memphis, TN 38111

Head to Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library to ring in the “Noon Year."

Balloon drop will be at 2 p.m. with light refreshments to follow. Free to attend.

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Saturday, Dec. 30th, 2023, 11 AM-12:30 PM

Farragut Community Center

239 Jamestowne Blvd

Farragut, TN

Kids enjoy snacks, crafts, refreshments, games and a New Year's countdown!

Cost is $2 per child. Parents are free and required to attend with their children.

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Sunday, Dec. 31st, 2023, 9 PM

Downtown Commons

215 Legion St.

Clarksville, TN, United States

Join us for a night full of singing, dancing, and eating delicious food as we enter 2024!

We will have a live band, dance floor, photo-booth trailer, food trucks, and a surprise ‘drop’ at midnight.

This is a once a year event you don’t want to miss!

This event is free and open to the public.

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Sunday, Dec. 31st, 1-5 PM

Hamilton Skate Place

7414 Goodwin Rd

Chattanooga, TN

Count down with the kids on New Year's Eve!

We'll be counting down to our kids balloon drop at 4pm!

There'll be plenty of prizes, games, & contests throughout the day!

$7 admission, skate rental extra.

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Sunday Dec. 31st, 2023, 7 PM

Thunder Alley Family Entertainment Center

533 Highway 46 S

Dickson, TN 37055

Join us on Sunday December 31st for a kid friendly New Years Eve Party in the playroom!

Includes unlimited play, dance party, noise makers, activities and a 7pm countdown with balloon drop to ring in the New Year...but still make it home for bedtime!

$5 per child! 50inches and under only!

Adults are free and must be present to supervise children at all times.

This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the beginning of a new year in an atmosphere that’s made for your favorite little people. Dress them up and bring some 2024 gear!

Bring the rest of the family and arrive early to enjoy the other family friendly activities we have here at Thunder Alley!!

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Sunday, Dec. 31st, from 3-5 PM

Nerd Alert

Carriage Crossing Mall

Collierville Suite214

This one’s for the kids! Join us New Year’s Eve for a mid-day year-end celebration!

Balloons will drop at 5pm with a countdown!

Glowsticks, 80’s music and ringing in the new year early in the Arcade!

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Dec. 31st, 6 PM - Jan. 1st, 6 AM

Star Wheels

22 Ardmore Hwy

Fayetteville, TN

This is a LOCK-IN. We will not be letting anyone in after 7 PM, and unless there is a bona fide emergency with a guardian present to collect any minor.

We will not be letting anyone out until 6 AM.

No one without a paid ticket may enter at all before 6 AM pickup.

What your $50 ticket includes:

Entry, Skates, Prize drawings every hour from 7 PM - 5 AM for $50 cash (except midnight), Grand prize drawing at midnight for $500 cash, Pizza or hotdog and drink at 7 PM, Midnight snack and drink, Breakfast and drink at 5:30 AM

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Dec. 31st, 7 PM - Jan. 1st, 6 AM

Roll Arena Party Zone Maryville

2801 E Broadway Ave

Maryville, TN

10pm- 6am skate , glow skate , races , limbo , Bobbing for apples , pie eating contest , relay races , Oreo challenge , sock hop and more!

Options: 7pm-10pm regular session $10 entry plus skate rental

7pm-6am - $25 admission plus SK8 rental

7pm-6am meal deal - $35 includes admission, rental , 2 slices of pizza and drink.

Must be 10 yrs of age or older to be dropped off unattended after 10pm

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Sunday, Dec. 31st, 2023, 10 PM

115 Historic Nature Trail

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Known as the “Best New Year’s Eve Show in the South,” 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 on December 31.

Since 1987, this free, family-friendly celebration has been one of the largest organized New Year’s Eve events in the nation, and this year’s celebration is set to be a spectacular end to the year.

We encourage you to arrive early to take advantage of the celebration specials offered by many Gatlinburg restaurants and businesses.

Live music begins at 10 p.m. at the base of the Space Needle on Historic Nature Trail/Airport Rd.

Beginning at 10:30 PM, Airport Road will close from Parkway to Cloverleaf Lane.

At approximately 11 PM, a portion of the Parkway will also close from Reagan Drive to LeConte Street.

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Sunday, Dec. 31st, 2023, 8 PM - 12:15 AM

Courthouse Square

1 Public Square

Columbia, TN 38401

Join everyone in Historic Downtown Columbia for the Mule Drop.

Spend the last night of the year with your closest friends and family while enjoying music, food trucks, fireworks, confetti, and community.

This event is family-friendly and begins at 8 pm. There will be hourly countdowns.




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