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Fireowrks in the night sky at The Island in Pigeon Forge New Year's Eve

The Best Places to Spend New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Three…two…one…Happy New Year! As 2019 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.

GatlinburgSpaceNeedle11. Gatlinburg’s New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show

Come experience a night like no other at Gatlinburg’s 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 2020?

2. 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.

3. The Smoky Mountain Opry Theater

balloons-on-new-years-eveThe 2019 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.

4. 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 Pigeon Forge Christmas Show one more time before 2019 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.

5. Hard Rock Café’s New Year’s Eve Bash

Celebrate the end of 2019 and the beginning of a new year with the New Year’s Eve Bash at Hard Rock Cafe! Your ticket includes a complimentary adult beverage and party favors. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. with the Kincaid Band. Dressed to Kill will take the stage at 10 p.m. and play until 1 a.m.

6. Smoky Mountain Cabins

One of the great cabins in Gatliburg and Pigeon Forge with an outdoor firepit.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 2019 surrounded by your friends and family.

Make the last night of 2019 one you’ll remember for many years to come, and ring in 2020 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.