Knox Area Weekend To Do List, December 29-31, 2023

Do: New Year's At The Sunsphere

When: Sunday, December 31st, 8pm-12am
Where: World's Fair Park / 963 Worlds Fair Park Dr. Knoxville  

Bring in 2024 with your friends and family at World's Fair Park with food trucks, free activities including a silent disco at 9:00pm, DJ music with Knox Vegas DJs on the main stage starting at 9pm, live music with WIMZ Garage Band starting at 10:00pm-11:55pm with the Ball drop from the Sunsphere at Midnight.

Plan an evening enjoying the lights and restaurants in Downtown Knoxville, ice skating at Holidays on Ice will be open until 9pm and then take the short walk over to World's Fair Park to continue your evening celebrating the start of a new year!

Free parking is available all day long in all City-owned garages, including Locust Street and Market Square, as well as the 11th Street Garage. For a map of available garages and lots, visit DowntownKnoxville.org/Parking.

This is a rain or shine event. Please feel free to bring chairs; however tents and canopies are not allowed. This is an alcohol free family friendly event.

Eat & Drink: New Years Date Night Winter in Paris

When: Friday, December 29th, 6pm-9pm 

Where: The Cutting Edge Classroom / 150 N Martinwood Rd, Suite 402, Knoxville

How about ending 2023 with a Date Night like no other? Learn to prepare a French-inspired dinner in a fun and hands on celebration of the new year! Your chef will teach you essential cooking techniques, from emulsifying a vinaigrette dressing and reducing pan sauce to searing beef and cooking delicious vegetables. The enjoy the fruits of your labor as you dine on the delicious food you have prepared. 

The Menu: 
  • Classic Steak Diane
  • Creamy Truffled Mashed Potatoes 
  • Sauteed Haricot Verts Almondine
  • Grilled Peach and Hazelnut Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette
  • Raspberry Creme Brule 
Cocktail Special:
  • Classic French Martini 

Try: Reiki + Restore

When: Friday, December 29th, 6:45pm

Where: The Yoga Mix - Lenoir City / 125 E Depot St. Lenoir City 

Close out the year with serenity and tranquility alongside Carly and Haley, as they guide you through a peaceful journey to bid adieu to 2023. Immerse yourself in gentle poses and extended holds, creating a serene space to reflect and find tranquility as you say goodbye to the year gone by. Enjoy hands-on adjustments through marma point and sen line therapy, coupled with the gentle touch of Reiki, creating a calm and peaceful atmosphere to ease your transition into the New Year.

Nourish your mind and spirit, alleviating stress and embracing a peaceful conclusion to 2023, setting the stage for a fresh start.

Open to all seeking a tranquil farewell to 2023. Both men and women are invited to join this journey toward inner peace.

Limited spots available. Secure your spot now for a serene experience, bidding farewell to 2023 with a heart at peace and a mind ready for the new beginnings of the coming year.

$35 Pre-Registration, $45 Day of Event

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Family: Noon Year's Eve! 

When: Friday, December 29th at 11am-12pm
Where: Blount County Library / 508 N Cusick St. Maryville 

Don't want to stay up late on New Year's? Celebrate a little bit early at the Blount County Library's Noon Year's Eve Celebration. The balloons will drop at noon exactly. 

This event is for families. There will be music and activities leading up to the balloon drop. 

Watch & Listen: New Years Eve Drone & Fireworks Show and Ball Drop

When: Sunday, December 31st, 9:30pm-12:30am

Where: Shade Tree Parking Lot / 120 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg

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.

This year, there will be a spectacular drone show above downtown over the Convention Center at 11:53 PM showcasing multiple scenes of Gatlinburg.

They encourage you to arrive early to take advantage of the celebration specials offered by many Gatlinburg restaurants and businesses. Live music begins at 9:30 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.

Be sure to arrive early in Gatlinburg to avoid traffic, find parking and an advantageous spot to watch the fireworks display.

 

Last Chance: Sleigh the Peppermint Trail 

When: Ending January 7th, 2024

Where: Downtown Knoxville 

Don't miss out! This fun, annual event will be leaving on January 7th. 

Follow the trail of peppermints on the sidewalks of Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee to discover all sorts of treats featuring the favorite red-and-white candy. From candy cane coffees at morning brunch to craft cocktails sipped by candlelight, you’ll find peppermint treats round almost every corner – along with plenty of gingerbread, cinnamon, cranberry, apple spice, and other holiday flavors. Plus, boutiques and gift shops feature peppermint-themed t-shirts, scented soaps, candles, and all kinds of holiday surprises. 80+ Locations!!!

 

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