Monday, December 31, 2012

New Years Eve in Knoxville, Tennessee; things to do for the family

New Years Eve in Knoxville, Tennessee always offers several things to do for the family. Although First Night is not an option for 2012, there are still several family friendly options for New Years Eve in Knoxville.

The Knoxville Holidays on Ice skating rink on Market Square Mall will open at 1 p.m. today. The season is drawing to a close so tonight and tomorrow may be the best time for a family to enjoy this outdoor ice skating rink. It's also a good spot to warm up with some hot chocolate. Adults pay $10 and kids pay $7. Skates are available for rent but every skater must sign a waiver. More information is available by calling 865-215-4423.

Move over NYC! Did you know that Knoxville has its own ball-drop? It happens at the Bill Lyons Pavilion on Market Square Mall. The countdown begins at 11:59 pm. Music and a slideshow of images from around Knoxville will be shown on the screen beginning at 11 p.m.

Shadracks Winter Wonderland is still lighting up the skies over the Smokies Baseball Stadium in Kodak. This is a drive-through Christmas light display that is fully set to music. After paying admission, you drive around a marked route and tune your car stereo to the designated radio station. Like the Knoxville Holidays on Ice, Shadracks is only going to be around until January 8. Prices vary but a family can expect to pay $20 for a mini-van on the weekend.