Romantic Smoky Mountain New Years Activities. There is no place more romantic to be on New Years than the Great Smoky Mountains! Lovers have long know that the Smokies can inspire the most modest among us to do a little smooching. With so many things to share with your honey you will have no trouble feeling the love.
New Years at The Island
The Island is a great place to visit year round but you will not believe the fun planned for this holiday. Take a stroll through the shops and find that special something that Santa forgot to put in your stocking. Take a spin on The Wheel for a romantic vantage point of the Smoky Mountains. As the sun goes down grab a bite and enjoy some live music by the amazing dancing fountains. After dinner get in the mood to celebrate with a jar of moonshine or a craft beer and wait for the show to begin. The fun kicks off at 9:00 p.m. with a concert featuring Jackie Lee, The Young Fables. At midnight the ball will drop and the fireworks will soar.
Gatlinburg New Years Fireworks show and Ball Drop
Reserve your spot early for the Space Needle ball drop and fireworks show. This mountain town is the perfect place to ring in the new year. With so many shops and attractions you will have no trouble keeping busy until midnight.
Trolley Ride of Lights
The Christmas decorations will still be up for the New Year’s celebration. Sit back and let someone else do the driving while you enjoy the amazing holiday displays throughout the city.
Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland
You can never have too many Christmas lights to check out. Shadrack’s makes sure you get your holiday light fix. This driving tour at Smokies Stadium is a family favorite. The event has easy access to the interstate at exit 407. Don’t miss this chance to see the holiday done right.
It’s beautiful, romantic, and free! No trip to the Smokies is complete without a visit to this must see mountain valley. The eleven mile driving loop is an hour drive from Gatlinburg and worth the effort. Be sure and check out the historic structures and discover what the “good ol’ days” were like. If the weather is nice bring a blanket and picnic and make some real Smoky Mountain memories.