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New Year's Eve in Chattanooga 2024-2025

Ring in the New Year in style at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains

Dates: December 31

New Year's Eve in Chattanooga

Chattanooga is one of the best holiday destinations thanks to the spectacular Holiday Trail of Lights displays, live music, and entertainment. The area boasts wonderful nature and moderate weather that allows for spending time outdoors. Take a long stroll on the Riverwalk or through West Village, admiring views and decorations. Downtown Yule Town and the Arctic Kingdom feature Borealis lights and the Magic Forest’s dancing trees with thousands of lights filling people's hearts with joy.

NYE parties

On New Year's Eve, Chattanooga usually offers a variety of parties and activities. The Beaters New Year's Eve Party at Chattanooga Convention Center will rock your night with a huge dance floor and plenty of good old rock music. The midnight countdown with a balloon drop is the culmination of the party.

NYE cruises

You can also ring in the arrival of the New Year in style cruising along the Tennessee River on the Chattanooga Riverboat Co.’s Southern Belle. The New Year's party starts at the 3rd Deck Burger Bar, then passengers can enjoy a buffet dinner, dancing, and music.

New Year's Dinner Train

Another stylish option is the Dinner Train of the Tennessee Valley Railroad. A special New Year trip features a four-course dinner aboard a luxurious restored 1924 dining car. The train departs from the Grand Junction Station at 5 pm & 8 pm and takes passengers through the urban areas of East Chattanooga before turning back to the station. The travel time is enough for a leisurely meal. You can choose an entrée when booking your tickets.

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