Unique Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Memphis This Year

If watching the mirror ball on Beale Street this year isn’t your thing, don’t worry. We’ve got plenty of ways you can celebrate New Year’s in the 901 in some unique spots. Whether you’re looking for a fun-themed party or a more laid-back affair, these New Year’s Eve celebrations have something for everyone.

NYE at Railgarten

Railgarten is having two New Year’s Eve events: one for kids earlier in the day and a bash beginning at 8:00 PM. The kids’ event starts at 12:00 PM and has a buffet, magic show, face painting stations, and a balloon drop. The adults’ bash features Marcus Scott with a champagne toast at midnight and a balloon drop. You can buy tickets through their website.

Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park

Celebrate the new year in a family-friendly, low-key way by driving through Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park. You can pack the whole family, including your fur babies, into your car to view this colorful array of lights that’s more sensory-friendly than fireworks and big crowds.

Starry Nights

Peabody Memphis NYE Party

Enjoy live music, party favors, champagne, and an appetizer buffet at the Peabody’s South Grand Hotel this New Year’s Eve. Entertainment will include Seeing Red, SouthBound, and DJ A.D. for an unforgettable way to ring in the new year.

Memphis Grizzlies Game

The Memphis Grizzlies are playing a New Year’s Eve game down at the FedEx forum. They’ll be playing the Sacramento Kings starting at 7:00 PM. Buy your tickets now!

Photo Credit: FedEx Forum

Grind City Brewing Co.

Celebrate the New Year when you buy a ticket for Grind City’s NYE party. Your ticket includes an open beer and wine bar, a champagne toast at midnight, El Mero catering, Muddy’s Bake Shop desserts, live music from Elevation Memphis, and self-parking.

Growlers Gimme Gimme Disco

You are the dancing queen at this ABBA-themed NYE party! This DJ-based dance party will be playing all your favorite ABBA hits, plus plenty of other disco hits from the 70s and 80’s like The Bee Gees, Donna Summer, & Cher. Disco attire is encouraged.

(The Commercial Appeal/Mike Maple)

A Memphis Celebration at Painting With a Twist

Paint some Memphis New Year’s-themed artwork and sip on some wine during this chill class at Olive Branch’s Painting With a Twist. You can also add a DIY soy candle option to take home your very own aromatic gift. They’re also offering a teen-friendly NYE Blacklight event on December 31st.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Bog and Barley

This Irish pub will be serving authentic Celtic fare at this event with a special menu of fantastic dishes and a champagne toast at midnight for a tasty way to ring in the new year.

NYE Twilight Zone Marathon Brunch

Head to the Black Lodge in the Crosstown Arts District for a mind-bending New Year’s Eve brunch. Enjoy classic episodes of the Twilight Zone and themed food and drink specials during this unique event.

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