5 Fabulous New Years Eve Celebrations in the Smoky Mountains!

New Years Eve Celebrations in the Smokies December 31, 2015

Ring in the New Year 2016 with family and friends in the Great Smoky Mountains at one of these five fabulous celebrations!

Cherokee Lights & Legends and Annual Cherokee New Years Eve Fireworks
Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, Cherokee, North Carolina
Gates open at 5:00 p.m. to Cherokee Lights & Legends where interactive displays tell ancient Cherokee Christmas legends. There’s an ice skating rink and other fun activities for the entire family.  Live entertainment begins at 9:00 p.m. and the big fireworks spectacular is at 10:00 p.m. For more information visit, Cherokee Lights & Legends or call 800-438-1601.

3rd Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration
The Island in Pigeon Forge
Free festivities begin at 8:00 p.m. until the countdown to midnight and a fireworks show. Enjoy a free concert by The Fairview Union! For more info, visit islandinpigeonforge.com or call 865-286-0119.

New Years Eve Masquerade Ball
Three Jimmy’s, Gatlinburg
$1,500 in cash prizes for the best dressed guests! Tickets are $100 per couple ($50 single) and include a prime rib and salmon dinner with champagne toast at midnight. $20 cover charge for entertainment Blair Xperience at 8:00 p.m. For reservations and info, call 865-325-1210 or visit Three Jimmy’s.

Rockin’ New Years Eve with The Kincaid Band
Hard Rock Cafe, Pigeon Forge
Bring the kids and enjoy a great meal before The Kincaid Band kicks things off at 9:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve! For more info, call 865-430-7625 or visit Hard Rock Cafe.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show & Ball Drop
Downtown Gatlinburg
This is the 28th year for the city’s midnight fireworks extravaganza. It shoots off from roof of the 400-ft. tall Space Needle to specially choreographed music. The Space Needle is located near the intersection of The Parkway and Historic Nature Trail at traffic light #8. For more information, call the Gatlinburg CVB at 800-588-1817.

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