Knoxville in another Tennessee city that knows how to hold a
proper new year's eve party, with Market Square the focus of the
festivities that includes live music and entertainment with a ball
drop and fireworks at midnight. This is a party that bring slarge
crowds out onto the streets of Knoxville to brave the cold weather
and see in the new year in style.
Knoxville hosts a number of special events over the Christmas and new year period so is well worth a visit during the festive season. You can also take the opportunity to check out some of the local attractions – Market Square itself is of course a popular venue but there are also sites such as World's Fair Park, the Tennessee Theatre, Sunsphere Tower and the Knoxville Museum of art to visit.
The big new year party in Knoxville is of course the annual event
in Market Square. The party starts earlier in the evening with the
many restaurants located in and around the square offering new year
dining specials, while the Holiday on Ice skating rink remains open
until 10pm to help keep the family entertained.
There is then live music from around 10pm (live act for this year to be confirmed, last year was the Temper Evans Band) before the glittery ball drop countdown takes you up to midnight, when there will also be a fireworks display and light show to mark the start of the new year. The headline performers this year are the Bicho Brothers.
Elsewhere in Knoxville there are a number of venues that host popular new year parties – venues to check out include:
Scruffy City Hall
Crowne Plaza Countdown to Midnight
Old City Wine Bar
There is a live webcam stream located right in the middle of
Market Square, an excellenbt view to be able to check out the
festivities on new year’s eve:
Market Square webcam
There’s no shortage of centrally located hotels to stay in if you’re spending your new year in Knoxville. Top recommended places include Four Points by Sheraton Knoxville Cumberland House Hotel, The Crowne Plaza Knoxville, The Hilton Knoxville and The Hampton Inn and Suites Papermill Drive.
You can search for deals at all of these venues, plus other local hotels here.