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Why to Spend New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg

by Millie

This year, if you want to have an awesome end of the year celebration and you are trying to find the perfect location, we know the best place. Gatlinburg and the surrounding area will provide you with great New Year’s Eve celebration. Here are a few reasons why you should spend New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg TN.


The Gatlinburg Ball Drop and Fireworks Show

Gatlinburg will welcome the arrival of 2017 in unique style with its 29th Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show around the intersection of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail at the base of the Space Needle late Saturday night, December 31. At the stroke of midnight on January 1, 2017, fireworks will blast off the rooftop of the 400-foot tall Space Needle with special music choreographed for the fireworks show. The Space Needle has recently added rhythmic LED lights to the tower, making for a spectacular display.


Restaurant Special Events

New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg is a very special event and many of the local restaurants get involved in all the wonderful festivities, from parties, special meals and more.

  • The Melting Pot of Gatlinburg is offering a special four-course menu on New Year’s Eve. Note the regular menu items will not be available. For reservations call (865) 430-4430.
  • Crystelle Creek Restaurant and Grill (formerly Bear Creek Grill) will open at 7 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and will offer karaoke and performances by local artist Neesee.
  • Blaine’s Grill & Bar is offering four New Year’s Eve packages, two of which include dinner. Spots fill up quickly so if Blaine’s is where you want to celebrate, book your packaged now.


Winter Attractions

When the New Year’s Eve celebrations are done and you have woken up in the new year, there are many great activities for you to do in Gatlinburg to help you kick off the new season. You can go skiing, snowboarding, tubing or even ice skating at Ober Gatlinburg or you can enjoy the sights of the Smoky Mountains by taking a hike or a drive through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

There is also the Gatlinburg Winter Magic season that takes place throughout the holiday. It features over 1 million dollars worth of LED light displays that are scattered throughout Gatlinburg.




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