Check out this list for fun New Year's Eve events, like Moon Pie Over Mobile Event. Photo by Tad Denson of MyShotz.com.

It’s hard to believe, but New Year’s Eve is just around the corner! 2016 has flown by, and we bet you’re ready to ring in 2017. But, have you made your New Year’s Eve plans yet? If not, no worries—we’ve curated a list of 5 great regional New Year’s Eve events you’re bound to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for something family-friendly or a formal event to attend, we have a little bit of everything for you to pick from to ensure you have a smashing New Year’s Eve celebration!  

Fun Things to Do on New Year's Eve

December 20, 2016

Check out this list for fun New Year's Eve events, like Moon Pie Over Mobile Event. Photo by Tad Denson of MyShotz.com.

It’s hard to believe, but New Year’s Eve is just around the corner! 2016 has flown by, and we bet you’re ready to ring in 2017. But, have you made your New Year’s Eve plans yet? If not, no worries—we’ve curated a list of 5 great regional New Year’s Eve events you’re bound to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for something family-friendly or a formal event to attend, we have a little bit of everything for you to pick from to ensure you have a smashing New Year’s Eve celebration!

 

Joe Wheeler State Park New Year’s Eve Party



Enjoy a lovely night at the beautiful Joe Wheeler State Park. Location: Joe Wheeler State Park, 4401 McLean Drive, Rogersville, AL 35652

Time: 8 pm – 1 am

Details: Visit Joe Wheeler State Park for a fun New Year’s Eve party to help support Alabama State Parks. Expect to feast on a delicious prime rib buffet, followed by live entertainment by CC Music Entertainment and a champagne toast at midnight. Choose to stay over in one of their great rooms at the lodge or stay only for the party.

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Noon Year’s Eve



Looking for a kid friendly event? Head to Birmingham for Noon Year's Eve! Location: McWane Science Center, 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

Details: Looking for an event that is family friendly and fun? This fun twist on New Year’s Eve sets the celebration at noon, making it the perfect event for families with youngsters who might not make it to midnight. Enjoy exploring fun science demonstrations and dancing, with a
special surprise and a juice toast at noon.

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Mars Masquerade



Grab a mask and enjoy a Masquerade at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Location: U.S. Space & Rocket Center, One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805

Time: 8 pm – 12:30 am

Details: Have you always wanted to go to a masquerade? Here’s your opportunity! Check masquerade off your bucket list as you enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres underneath the awe-inspiring Saturn V rocket. Enjoy music by The Groove Band and a champagne toast at midnight. What mask will you wear to this fun and formal event?

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City of Murfreesboro New Year's Day 5K 






Start 2017 off on the right foot by running he New Year's Day 5k in Murfreesboro. Location: 697 Veterans Pkwy, Murfreesboro, TN 37128

Time: Registration begins at 12:30 pm, race starts at 2 pm

Details: Visit Nashville for New Year's Eve; then hit the ground running (literally!) the first day of the new year with the City of Murfreesboro New Year's Day 5K. Start 2017 off right at this family-friendly 5K, which runs through the streets and paved trails of Barfield Crescent Park. All racers receive a medal!

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New Year’s Eve Gala





What better way to start 2017 than by overlooking Lake Guntersville? Location: Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge, 1155 Lodge Drive, Guntersville, AL 35976

Time: 7 pm – 1 am

Details: Make a trip to the beautiful Lake Guntersville State Park for a wonderful New Year’s Eve bash. Take a date and dine on a delicious dinner followed by live musical entertainment and a champagne toast at midnight. Stay only for the party or opt to spend the night in one of their rustic lodge rooms. Start the new year off right with a full breakfast buffet after the clock strikes 12.

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MoonPie Over Mobile: Mobile’s New Year Celebration



Watch the giant MoonPie sign drop over downtown Mobile, plus fireworks and a light show! Photo by Tad Denson of MyShotz.com.Location: corner of St Francis St & St Joseph St, Mobile, AL 36602

Time: 6 pm – 1 am

Details: This is definitely a one-of-a-kind New Year’s Eve celebration! Start the night off by watching the College Football Championship game live on a huge screen downtown off of Bienville Square. Then catch the second-line parade, just make sure to bring your decorated umbrella if you want to participate! The night also includes cutting of the world’s largest MoonPie, music by .38 Special, a laser light show, fireworks and the dropping of the 600 pound electric MoonPie sign at midnight. What a night!

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We hope you enjoy the final day of 2016 and know you’ll enjoy the first moments of 2017 at any of the above events. Whether you chose to head out to a beautiful state park, go out on the town, or celebrate at home with family and friends, we wish you a happy New Year and hope to continue helping you Live Brighter in 2017.

Are you planning on attending one of the events above? Have an event you want to share? Let us know in a comment below!

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