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Three…two…one…Happy New Year! As 2017 comes to a close, end the year on a good note when you celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Smoky Mountains. From fireworks to incredible live entertainment, you’ll ring in the new year in style. Visit My Smokies put together some of the best places to spend New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
Come experience a night like no other at Gatlinburg’s 30th annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show. Thousands of people gather at the Gatlinburg Space Needle to watch the ball drop and fireworks shoot off. The fireworks are specially choreographed to music for a pyrotechnic firework show you won’t forget. And the best part, admission is free! What better way to celebrate new beginnings in 2018?
New Year’s Eve on The Island
When you spend New Year’s Eve at The Island in Pigeon Forge, you’re in for a night full of fun! With live music, attractions, fireworks and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! The night kicks off at 10 p.m., which means you have plenty of time to celebrate! Grab the family and celebrate the new year with the ones you love in a place you love.
The Smoky Mountain Opry Theater
The 2017 New Year’s Eve party at the Smoky Mountain Opry Theater is a celebration you won’t want to miss. The night starts off with a performance of Christmas at The Smoky Mountain Opry, featuring singers, dancers, magicians and more! The live feed of the ball drop in Times Square will be broadcasted on big screens inside the theater, and as soon as the clock strikes midnight, experience the Smoky Mountain’s biggest balloon drop! After midnight, guests will have the opportunity to meet the cast of the holiday show and dance on the Opry stage. It’s a night the whole family will love.
Country Tonite Theatre
The Country Tonite Theatre holds a wonderful celebration on New Year’s Eve. Not only will guests get to experience the theater’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Show one more time before 2017 comes to a close, but all guests receive complimentary surprises and gifts to get in the party mood! At midnight, colorful balloons fall from the ceiling of the theater, and everyone is invited to meet and mingle with the cast as they celebrate the New Year together.
Hard Rock Café
Celebrate the end of 2017 and the beginning of a new year at Rockin’ New Year’s Eve With the Kincaid Band at Hard Rock Cafe. The event is family friendly, and you’ll be able to hear incredible live music while enjoying delicious items off the menu. Bring your kids for an exciting way to ring in the new year!
Smoky Mountain Cabins
If you’re looking for a more private celebration, rent a beautiful cabin in the Smoky Mountains for a New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg that will top all the rest. There are spacious cabins available that accommodate large groups of people, so you can celebrate the new year with all your friends. Many of the cabins have game rooms and/or theater rooms, so you’ll have plenty of ways to keep busy until the clock strikes midnight! Whether you’re relaxing in a hot tub, playing a game of pool or dancing the night away, cabins are a great place to end 2017 surrounded by your friends and family.
Make the last night of 2017 one you’ll remember for many years to come, and ring in 2018 in style when you celebrate New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Start planning your New Year’s trip today by browsing places to stay in the Smoky Mountains.