Hot Chattanooga Parties On Tap For New Year's Eve

Friday, December 11, 2009
Here Come The Mummies
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A host of New Year's Eve parties have been set in Chattanooga - from the newest and funkiest blow-out party at the Convention Center to an evening river cruise on the Tennessee River to a mid-day party just for kids.

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Here’s a list of what’s happening for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day:

Funk Ball 2010 with Here Come the Mummies & The Distribution ($): Dec. 31, 7 pm- Jan. 1, 1 am – Be a part of the new funkiest New Year’s Eve Bash at the Chattanooga Convention Center in over 18,000 square feet of space, rockin’ to the dynamic sounds of today’s freakiest funk bands. There will be plenty of dancing room, ample bar service, party favors and VIP reserved seating available with a private bar, champagne toast, front-row access and more. Overnight packages available at the Chattanooga Marriott starting at $99 with special code: fkbfkba. http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=516935&pl=SelloutPresents

Rhythm & Brews Live Music presents the “New Years Eve with The Velcro Pygmies”($): Dec. 31, 9:30 pm-Midnight – Rock in the New Year with the Velcro Pygmies in downtown Chattanooga. Microbrews from Chattanooga’s Big River Grille & Brewing Works are served during the shows, along with your favorite domestic beers. http://www.Rhythm-brews.com

Southern Belle Riverboat’s Early Bird New Year's Eve Dinner ($): Dec. 31, 4-6 pm –Enjoy Prime Rib & Shrimp Creole buffet dinner as the Riverboat Ramblers play a little toe tappin' music. This is a great cruise if you want to relax and celebrate, but be tucked in by midnight! Reservations required. http://www.chattanoogariverboat.com
Southern Belle Riverboat’s New Year's Eve Dinner ($): Dec. 31, 8:30-11:30 pm – Savor the hors d'oeuvres, Gulf shrimp cocktail followed by slow cooked Prime Rib & Shrimp Creole and more. Party includes favors, split of champagne, the Riverboat Ramblers and a DJ playing all the top 40 hits. http://www.chattanoogariverboat.com
Southern Belle Riverboat’s “Pier 2 New Years Bash!” ($): Dec. 31, 9 pm-Jan. 1, 1 am – Start the evening on our Grand Chandelier Deck with Shrimp Cocktail followed by a dinner buffet with Beef Shoulder Medallions, wild rice stuffed turkey roulade with a sun dried cranberry chutney and many other delectable dishes. There will be party favors, champagne and live music by Sweet Georgia Sound. http://www.chattanoogariverboat.com

New Year’s Eve “Sleep in the Deep” at the Tennessee Aquarium ($): Dec. 31, 6:45 pm-Jan. 1, 8:30 am – Celebrate the new year inside River and Ocean Journey with behind-the-scenes guided tours, animal encounters, special activities, pizza, “midnight” toast of a sparkling non-alcoholic beverage and continental breakfast.. Minimum age is 6. http://www.tnaqua.org/Events/Events.aspx

Creative Discovery Museum’s “New Year’s at Noon” ($): Dec. 31, 11 am–1 pm – The parent’s answer to ‘how do you celebrate New Years with kids’? Families can celebrate together when at the stroke of noon, you’ll drink apple juice toasts to the old year and to the promise of the coming year. Make some shakers and finally join in the New Year’s Parade complete with live music. http://www.cdmfun.org

Chattanooga Choo Choo’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Centennial Eve Party” & overnight package ($):Dec. 31 - Jan. 1, 8 pm-1 am – Dance the night away to tunes from the 60s, 70s, and 80s with The Beaters. Cash bars and snacks will be available, and door prizes will be awarded during band breaks. Overnight packages available with tickets and meals included. You must be 21 years of age to attend party. http://www.choochoo.com

Delta Queen Hotel’s “Razzle! Dazzle! New Year’s Eve Party” & overnight package ($): Dec. 31 - Jan. 1, 8 pm-1 am – Dinner/ Dancing at the Steamboat Supper Club, champagne & desserts at midnight, party favors, overnight accommodations, brunch on January 1, 2010. You can attend party only or purchase overnight package that includes tickets to the party and breakfast. http://www.deltaqueenhotel.com

Vaudeville Café New Year's Eve Show ($): Dec. 31, 8:30-10:30 pm – Enjoy a special New Year’s Eve showing of “Mystery of Flight 138” with lots of extra goodies. With a great twist, this will be a flight like you have never seen before! http://www.funnydinner.com

Doubletree Hotel’s New Year’s Eve Package ($): Dec. 31, 8 pm-Jan. 1, 2 am – Dance to the music of The Stratoblasters Band and music by a Celebrity Chattanooga DJ. Overnight packages include deluxe accommodations, tickets to the New Years Eve Party, champagne toast, party favors and breakfast. Tickets also available for party only. http://www.chattanooga.doubletree.com


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