KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) The city of Knoxville offered plenty of opportunities for people to get downtown to celebrate and ring in the New Year.
Thousands packed into Market Square to watch the ball drop at midnight at celebrate the New Year with fireworks.
The afternoon was full of events for people of all ages, including ice skating, face painting and balloons for the kids. Bars and restaurants stayed filled with people as they eagerly awaited ringing in 2014.
"We didn't really have anything to do, so we thought it would be kind of fun," Austin Scheidt said.
Micah and Chaya Deaver had never spent the New Year in Market Square, but thought it might be a fun way to spend the evening.
Micah said he was going to work on getting healthier with the New Year. Chaya wasn't so ready to make a commitment to a resolution.
"I think it's kind of cliche to have a New Year's resolution, because not many people stick to them. I kind of just want to take the bull by the horn and just go with the flow of the year," Chaya said.