Family friendly events in Nashville for New Year's Eve 2017
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Celebrate New Year’s Eve at one of the family-friendly events being held in Nashville, Tennessee as 2017 turns into 2018. The biggest event of the night will be the Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight, featuring live entertainment headlined by country star Keith Urban and fireworks.

Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville
Dec. 31 @ 4 p.m.
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

The biggest event in Nashville will be a free night of music and festivities, including performances hosted by DJ Robert Luke. The lineup of performers includes Carly Pearce, Maren Morris, Cheap Trick, Peter Frampton and Keith Urban.

London Time Countdown to Midnight
Dec. 31 @ 5:55 p.m.
Jack Daniels Stage, Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

Nashville will countdown to midnight London time with Mayor Megan Barry and rocker Peter Frampton. There will be a one-minute show of fireworks, so people who want to get home early can still see some fireworks.

Musical Lineup Headlined by Keith Urban
Dec. 31 @ 6:30 p.m.
Jack Daniels Stage, Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

Keith Urban will headline the New Year’s concert for the second year in a row. Urban will perform at 10:50 p.m. and will take the stage again at 12:05, after the fireworks.  The lineup will also include Carly Pearce, Jonny P, Maren Morris, Cheap Trick, Larkin Poe, and Fisk Jubilee Singers.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Dec. 31 @ midnight
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

Ring in the New Year by enjoying the 15-foot-tall red music note as it descends the 145 foot-tall tower. The “Music Note Drop” will trigger a show of fireworks and confetti cannons.

Team USA Winterfest
Dec. 30-30
Music City Walk of Fame Park, Demonbreun St., Nashville, TN 37219

The United States Olympic Committee will bring the spirit of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games to fans with the Team USA Winterfest, presented by Hershey’s. Attendees will get to meet Olympic athletes, enjoy live music, participate in winter sports, and enjoy S’mores. Meet the Olympic athletes including Olympic snowboarder and “Dancing With the Star’s” finalist Amy Purdy, eight-time Olympic medalist Alliston Schmitt, and three-time Olympian Elizabeth Beisel. Admission is free and open to the public. The festivities wind up at 5 p.m., so there will be time to head to the Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville celebration.

Happy NOON Year
Dec. 31 @ 10 a.m.
Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203

Countdown to 2018 at noon during this daytime event for children. The celebration will include party crafts, resolutions, the Baby You’re a Firework live science show, a balloon drop, and Auld Lang Syne. Admission to the Adventure Science Center is $11.95-$15.95.

New Year’s Eve Bash
Dec. 31 @ 6 p.m.
Smyma Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Parkway East, Smyma, TN 37167

Kids will have fun at the night full of games and activities at the adventure center. Tickets will be $10.

New Year’s Eve Bowling Package
Dec. 31 @ 7 p.m.& 10:30 p.m.
Franklin Lanes, 1200 Lakeview Dr., Franklin, TN 37067

Franklin Lanes will offer two New Year’s Eve Bowling Packages for families on New Year’s Eve, which will each include unlimited bowling for up to six people, shoe rental, and one pizza. The packages are priced at $99.95 and $139.95.  

Ice Skating at Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas and Outdoor Nativity
Nov. 11-Jan-1 @ 4 p.m.
Gaylord Opryland Resort, 2800 Opryland Dr., Nashville, TN 37214

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day will be the final two days for ice skating at the ring at the festively decorated Gaylord Opryland. Tickets for ice skating at Holiday Halls will be $17.99. Check the Gaylord website for the other holiday events still available, including Kid’s Train, Build-A-Bear Workshop Scavenger Hunt, Cookies with Mrs. Claus, Gingerbread Decorating Corner, rides, and more. The Outdoor Nativity will be displayed on the Magnolia Lawn through New Year’s Day. The family will also be able to step into the world of actor John Wayne at Holiday Halls.

Chad’s Winter Wonderland
Nov. 23-Jan. 1 @ 6 p.m.
791 E. Old LaGuardo Rd., Lebanon, TN 37087

New Year’s Eve will be the final night for the holiday light show at Chad’s Winter Wonderland. Take the family for a ride where they will enjoy the festive show from the comfort of the family car. Admission will be $15/carload or $20/limos or passenger vans.