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
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.