As 2021 is coming to a close, it’s time to think about the start of 2022. If you’re a parent, gone are the days of ringing in the new year with a night on the town. Even though it can be hard to party with little ones in tow, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate as a family. Here are some local events that everyone can enjoy as you ring in the new year.
Chattanooga New Year’s Eve Family Events
Creative Discovery Museum’s Cheers to the New Year (December 30th 6:00pm) – Ring in the New Year at the only New Year’s party in town designed specifically for children and families! Families will have fun exploring the science of carbonation, making New Year’s hats, working with glitter in the Art Studio, shooting off mini Mentos geysers, and dancing in the atrium as we say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022!
Tennessee Valley Railroad New Year’s Eve Dinner (December 31st 7:00pm) – New Year’s Eve Dinner train trip includes a four-course dining experience onboard restored dining and pullman cars. The excursion trains depart from Chattanooga’s Grand Junction Station at 7:00 p.m., traveling at a leisurely pace through portions of urban East Chattanooga before reversing direction and returning to Grand Junction. The travel time is just right for a complete meal on a vintage dining car.
Ice on the Landing – Ice on the Landing is holding holiday hours on New Year’s Eve from 11am to 11pm. You can enjoy ice skating, coffee, drinks, dinner, and sweets all located at the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo.
Southern Belle Riverboat – You can catch an early dinner cruise for the family on New Year’s Eve.
Hamilton Skate Place – Your children can enjoy a New’s Year countdown and balloon drop as they skate their way into the new year.
Rock City Enchanted Garden of Lights – You can enjoy a stroll through the beautiful lights of Rock City to help you ring in the new year.