Imagine beginning the new year in a new home, possibly even a new town! If you’re ready to buy, then it’s a good time to begin the search for your dream home.  

Whether you’re looking for a luxury real estate option or you’re a first time home buyer, Leslie Heath can help you find the home to fit your style and budget.  

Before moving to a new town or even a different neighborhood, it’s always a good idea to research. The home may be perfect, but if you don’t feel like you fit into the atmosphere surrounding the home, you will not be as comfortable with your decision.  

In western Kentucky, you’ll enjoy low crime rates, family-centric communities and short drives to major cities and lake getaways.

The area always has fun events to celebrate the new year in style.  If you’re looking for local ways to ring in the new year, here’s a list to help you plan out the perfect night!

Date Night Events:


  • 89th Annual Snowball


This is a formal, annual event held at Walker Hall in downtown Paducah, KY. Guests will dance into the new year and enjoy a champagne toast and delicious breakfast foods at midnight.

This is a fundraising event for the Charity League of Paducah.  If you’d like ticket information, contact: Sara Wagner at


  • Pick Your Own Party at Kenlake Resort


Overnight guests can enjoy dinner, a live band, dancing, a room by the lake and breakfast the next morning. Dance only tickets are not available. Learn more here.


  • Barkley Bash


Have dinner and then dance the night away at Lake Barkley State Resort. Dance tickets, dinner and dancing tickets, or full overnight packages are available. This year’s celebration will feature the Nashville band, Music City Rhythm Revue. Check it out!


  • Ring in the New Year in Dinosaur Hall


Discovery Park of America in Union City, TN, is hosting a gala with a live band, food, cash bar and champagne toasts at midnight. For ticket information, click here.


  • Area Restaurant Events


Many local restaurants and bars are hosting their own celebrations. Check out some other, smaller options here.

Family Events:  


  • New Year’s Eve Bash at the Super Bowl

Enjoy a night filled with bowling, fun and laughter right across the river in Metropolis, IL.

Take the family or grab a group of friends to split the cost of their special New Year’s Eve packages. Make your reservations today!


  • Discovery Park of America: Kid’s Noon New Year’s Eve Party

Bring your family to this free event (after museum admission). It will be held from 11 a.m. – noon in Dinosaur Hall. They’ll enjoy snacks, crafts and a big countdown to noon!

  • Hope That Binds Headlamps for Hope

Do you like to run, jog or walk? Then you can enjoy a community event in Cunningham, KY to start your new years resolutions right! The proceeds go to help families during the adoption process.  Hope that Binds is a grant program that raises funds to help families adopt both domestically and internationally.  Learn more about this event here! 


  • Create Your Own Party

Or if you’re looking for something a little more affordable, grab a few canned goods and enjoy the last night of the Christmas lights display in Noble Park. Then, head downtown to go ice skating at the Expo Center.


If you find your dream home, you can begin planning your own New Year’s Eve bash! If you have questions about the home buying process or are looking for the right agent to work with, contact Leslie Heath today.