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The beautiful mountain town of Gatlinburg has plenty to offer during the holiday season, from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. The entire town is decked out in lights and there is a fun and festive atmosphere all around. If you find yourself in Gatlinburg for New Year’s Eve, be sure to check out some of the following events and celebrations to introduce 2018. There are opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy a fun New Year’s Eve celebration.

Top New Year's Eve Events in Gatlinburg

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Display
If you’re in downtown Gatlinburg, you can head to the intersection of the Parkway and Historic Nature Trail to witness the annual ball drop on the top of the Space Needle. This fireworks display is suitable for people of all ages. The music and LED lights on the tower are choreographed for a unique and exciting display.

New Year’s Eve Party at Blaine’s
If you want to be close to the action, head to the party at Blaine’s Bar & Grill, a longtime Gatlinburg favorite. You’ll be close to the Space Needle and have plenty of wonderful food and drinks. This celebration will begin at 7:30 PM for couples. You can purchase a special dinner package that includes Champagne, party favors, and a full dinner with the option for prime rib for VIP ticket holders. The doors will open for general admission at 9:00. Everyone can enjoy the dance floor and live DJ until time for the fireworks next door at the Space Needle.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at the Melting Pot
If you’re looking for a romantic spot for a couple’s dinner, the Melting Pot is having a special New Year’s Eve menu. The holiday special will be available on Saturday the 30th and Sunday the 31st. The menu includes cheddar fondue and salad, along with the following entrees: filet mignon, shrimp, chicken breast, teriyaki salmon, ravioli, and lobster tail. Also included is a white chocolate creme brulee for dessert. This special New Year’s Eve dinner also has an option for kids 12 and under. Those who wish to enjoy the ball drop from the Melting Pot’s prime location can reserve a premium table that will include party favors, champagne, and amazing views.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Island
If you find yourself in nearby Pigeon Forge for New Year’s Eve, you can head over to The Island for a celebration for all ages. The event will include live music throughout the night. There will also be added attractions and fun things for the kids to do. At the end of the night, there will be a countdown to midnight and a fireworks display to bring in the New Year. Most of the special New Year’s Eve attractions will begin at 8:00 PM and go through 1:00 AM.

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