Very few destination cities know how to properly celebrate New Year’s Eve than the Smoky Mountains. Offering tons of fun-filled evenings that every member of your family will enjoy, there is no better way to welcome in the new year than in the heart of the Smokies!
New Year’s Eve Events in Pigeon Forge
The Island in Pigeon Forge
Pigeon Forge’s newest attraction is inviting guests to celebrate the new year with them at their special New Year’s Eve celebration. Showcasing live musical entertainment, a DJ, and tons of family-friendly things to do, New Year’s Eve at the Island in Pigeon Forge is the perfect celebration for every member of your family. While counting down the seconds to midnight, guests will enjoy the spectacular LED light show and ball drop display from the Pigeon Forge attraction’s 200-foot ferris wheel. Also, guests to the New Year’s Eve event at the Island will have a first hand look at the unveiling of the Pigeon Forge attraction’s $3 million Las Vegas style fountain show.
For guests looking for an even more exclusive New Year’s Eve celebration, the Island in Pigeon Forge staff invites you to join them for a true VIP experience. Either you can dance the night away inside Timberwood Grill with a live DJ, heavy hors d’oeuvres buffet, adult drink specials and a champagne toast at midnight. Price for this VIP experience is $50 per wristband, and tickets can be purchased at the door on New Year’s Eve.
Another VIP Experience offered by the Island in Pigeon Forge is a special midnight gondola ride at The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. Guests will celebrate the new year from 200 feet up in the air. Prices for the midnight ride are $99 per regular gondola that hold up to 6 adults, and $300 to ride in the VIP gondola that holds up to 4 adults. The VIP wheel ride includes drinks, chocolate covered strawberries and a group souvenir photo.
Fun Begins: 8 p.m.
Admission: Free (excludes VIP)
Location: 130 Island Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN
Country Tonite Theater in Pigeon Forge
What better way to celebrate the new year than experiencing first hand Country Tonite Theater in Pigeon Forge’s multiple award-winning show? Guests to the musical theater in Pigeon Forge will enjoy a unique mashup of both Country Tonite’s year-round and Christmas themed show, as well as a midnight balloon drop, sparkling apple cider toast, and party favors. A must see for family members of all ages, Country Tonite’s Christmas show pays special tribute to the true meaning of Christmas while introducing guests to popular holiday characters like Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman.
Fun Begins: 10 p.m.
Admission: Please call 1-800-792-4308 for ticket information
Location: 129 Showplace Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN
26th Annual Gatlinburg Ball Drop
Unlike any other New Year’s Eve Smoky Mountain events, the annual Gatlinburg Ball Drop and Fireworks show features live musical entertainment, stunning visual displays, and the talented entertainment from well-known showmen including mentalist Bill Gladwell and Superhuman David Netherland. You and your family will stay entertained while waiting on the arrival of 2014 by watching the entertaining show, as well as enjoying the complimentary party favors distributed to the crowd.
A little too chilly to spend the night outside? Blaine’s Grill and Bar is hosting a fun and exciting dance party in their very own Club 812. You and your group will dance the night away to a live dj playing all your favorite songs. And the best part of all is guests to Blaine’s Grill and Bar will be able to see the Gatlinburg Ball Drop and Fireworks show from the Gatlinburg restaurant’s covered patio!
Fun Begins: 11 p.m.
Admission: Free. For admission to Blaine’s Grill and Bar please call (865) 430-1978.
Location: Base of the Gatlinburg Space Needle on the Parkway
Three Jimmy’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
Celebrate this New Year’s Eve like a local at Three Jimmy’s restaurant in Gatlinburg. Showcasing the musical talent of the Blair Experience band, Three Jimmy’s promises an unbeatable New Year’s Eve celebration. You and your group can enjoy a delicious dinner of your choice of smoked prime rib or champagne chicken, as well as celebrate in style with complimentary party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Planning on eating before you arrive? General admission guests still have the chance to hear the exciting band and enjoy the complimentary toast.
Fun Begins: 6:30 p.m. Band begins at 8 p.m.
Admission: Price varies by experience. $15 for general admission, $36 for cafe or banquet room table, $40 for main dining room table.
Location: 1359 East Parkway, Suite F Gatlinburg, TN
Smoky Mountain Cabin Rentals
Looking for a nice and relaxing place for you and your family to unwind after an exciting evening ringing in the new year? Hearthside Cabin Rentals invites guests to come relax with us inside one of our spacious Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg cabin rentals. Just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the Parkway, our mountain getaways are the perfect place for you and your family to start the new year off right. To reserve your family’s next Smoky Mountain vacation today, give us a call at 1-877-677-5481.