The Best Places to Spend New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge
Three…two…one…Happy New Year! As this year 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.
1. 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?
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, midnight fireworks and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! All of the fun kicks off at 10 a.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. 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 the year 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. All the fun begins at 9:45 PM on New Year’s Eve!
4. Hard Rock Café’s New Year’s Eve Bash
Celebrate the end of the year and the beginning of a new year with the New Year’s Eve Bash at Hard Rock Cafe! The event is free to the public, and families are welcome. There is a champagne toast at midnight and party favors available while supplies last! The event kicks off at 9 p.m. with Tuatha Dea and runs until midnight. Reservations for this event are recommended.
5. 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 the year surrounded by your friends and family.
Make the last night of this year one you’ll remember for many years to come, and ring in the new year 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.