New Years Eve Celebrations
If you are ringing in 2018 in the Great Smoky Mountains, there are plenty of exciting ways to get it done right! There is truly something for everyone. Whether you prefer a loud bash or a quiet, intimate evening in a chalet, a variety of venues in the Great Smoky Mountains can help you start 2018 in a memorable way.
The kids will get a bang out of the “Noon Year’s Eve” celebration geared especially for them at The Titanic Museum! They’ll get a daytime version of a grownup’s midnight party, complete with a countdown to a Noon Year Balloon Drop, a museum tour, and a meet-and-greet with Alice in Wonderland and The Mad Hatter. Tickets are $10 for patrons aged 12 and under and $28.50 for adults.
Everyone in your crowd will want to be front and center for the legendary annual Gatlinburg New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show in downtown! You’ll rub shoulders with fifty thousand revelers in a great mood to welcome the brand-new year, full of possibilities! Get there early and claim a parking spot near the Space Needle. Enjoy great live music and a truly festive atmosphere leading up to the fireworks show and ball drop! As 2018 rolls in, fireworks will be launched from the top of the 400-foot-tall Space Needle to the sounds of choreographed music and LED lights. Make a memory to last a lifetime at this special event.
Fans of The Smoky Mountain Opry Theater will want to be right on time (8 p.m.) for the start of the venue’s 2017 New Year’s Eve Party. After viewing the world-famous variety show “Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry,” party-goers will view the NYC Times Square ball drop via big screen and enjoy a huge midnight balloon drop. Afterwards, they may meet the Opry cast and dance to live music! For specific details, call (865) 428-7465.
Music lovers of all ages will thrill to the festivities at the world-famous Country Tonite Theatre where wonderful singing and dancing are the order of the day. The New Year’s Eve show begins at 9:45 p.m. Get more details about this unique venue’s New Year’s Eve Celebration by calling (865) 453-3002.
If you are staying in Pigeon Forge or somewhere nearby, and your kids will be able to stay awake until midnight, consider ringing in 2018 at the ever-popular Island. New Year’s Eve at The Island is a fun time for all. The magic begins at 10 pm., and will feature live music, fun for the little ones, and plenty to eat! There is a stunning fireworks display at midnight. Look toward a fabulous 2018 after celebrating its advent at this wonderful, family-friendly locale! Check back for more details.
Don’t forget another wonderful, very viable alternative to all of the exciting local celebrations: an intimate evening at your rental cabin right here in the heart of the Smokies! Order delicious food in or make your own! Clink wine glasses or your favorite non-alcoholic drinks at the stroke of twelve while cozying up to a fire in the fireplace. Start a new tradition in the heart of God’s Country!