New Year's Eve in Nashville, Otherworld Encounter at the fairgrounds and more

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Otherworld Encounter</em></p>

Photo courtesy of Otherworld Encounter

<p><em>Photo of Long Hunter State Park courtesy of <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Flickr</a></strong></em></p> <p><em>Photo courtesy of Twitter/Nashville Convention &amp; Visitors Corp</em></p>

Happy New Year's Eve. Do you know how you'll be ringing in 2019? If not — no worries. We've compiled 20 things you can do right here in Nashville. But we're also looking at how you can make the most of the week ahead. Spend New Year's Day exploring nature at a Tennessee State Park. Catch a Preds game. Plan those family-friendly activities while the kids are still on winter break.

Before we move on, keep an eye out for the January edition of Rover to hit mailboxes this week. In this issue, we track down the major players in the fitness scene, skin care trends you should know about, where to find a healthy meal and other health and wellness options in Green Hills and Belle Meade.

Know of something we should highlight next week? Let us know at Here's our list for the week of Dec. 31-Jan. 4. Enjoy.

GO TO EVENTS: 20 things you can do on New Year's Eve

With New Year's Eve festivities falling on a Monday, you might be wondering how to make the most of the big day. Check out this list of 20 local events going on around Nashville, including a host of late-night concerts, rooftop parities, a cruise along the Cumberland River and much more.

You'll even find a few family-friendly activities to do long before the clock strikes midnight in Music City.

THINGS TO DO: What's going on in Nashville?

Otherworld Encounter at the Fairgrounds Nashville

When: Daily through Jan. 13 (with the exception of New Year's Day)

Where: Vaughan Building, 625 Smith Ave.

Otherworld Encounter is a science fiction themed immersive art and technology exhibit at the Fairgrounds Nashville. Otherworld allows patrons to explore the immersive art experience — created and powered by Nashville visual artists — with contemporary and digital art, virtual reality, augmented reality and interactive projection mapping. Tickets are $25 for adults and $16 for ages 3-12.

Yoga and live music at Sanctuary for Yoga, Body & Spirit in Green Hills

When: Tuesday, 4-5:30 p.m.

Where: 2002 Richard Jones Rd Ste C102

Join Sanctuary for Yoga, Body & Spirit for a Yin Yoga practice led by Liz Stewart and accompanied by Nashville-based violinist Alicia Enstrom. The Yin Yoga practice targets areas of the body that are rich in connective tissues, increases circulation and flexibility and more. Register for the $25 event here.

Go for a hike on New Year's Day

When: Tuesday, various times

Where: Tennessee State Parks

Tennessee State Parks will sponsor free guided hikes on New Year’s Day. The walks are part of the 'First Day Hikes' program, an initiative in all 50 states. For a list of all hikes and to schedule your outing, click here.

Nashville Predators vs. Philadelphia Flyers

When: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway

Following a weekend of high-profile football games in Nashville, go watch the Preds take on the Philadelphia Flyers at Bridgestone Arena. Doors to the games and will call open an hour-and-a-half prior to game time. Find tickets here.

Watch Incredibles 2 at Richland Park Library

When: Friday, 4-6 p.m.

Where: 4711 Charlotte Pike

Join Richland Park Library for a family-friendly screening of Incredibles 2. Snacks will be provided, or you can bring your own.

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