All dressed up, and so many places to go! 2018 was a long year for everyone: we earned this epic New Year’s Eve party, and there are 5 places to be in the Smoky Mountains to end one year and bring in the next with an exciting bang! Break out all those new dresses, jackets, makeup, and jewelry for an elegant night you are going to talk about well into 2019. Instead of asking the question, “Is anyone doing anything for New Year’s Eve?” organize a group getaway and bring your tribe of people to an awesome large group lodge where you can enjoy waking up after a long night to breathtaking mountain views and relaxing amenities – a great way to start this new chapter in your lives.
- Ball Drop and Fireworks at the Gatlinburg Space Needle
If you want to be in the heart of all the action for an incredible show like no other, then hit the streets of Gatlinburg for the most extraordinary New Year’s Eve, ever! Every year the show gets more elaborate and exciting as it grows in popularity with all the downtown businesses staying open late to keep you well entertained before the stroke of midnight. Have a delicious dinner and try samples of uniquely flavored moonshine at Ole Smoky Moonshine before finding your spot to watch the ball drop from the 407-foot Gatlinburg Space Needle in the center of the city.
This show is designed and conducted by Pyro-Shows, an amazing company that designs fireworks and synchronized LED lights to put on an awe-inspiring show. Kicking off at 10 p.m. on December 31, enjoy lights and music from a live DJ at the base of the Gatlinburg Space Needle leading up to magical midnight show. The young and the young-at-heart will be floored by this spectacle, and you are close to it all when you stay in a Gatlinburg Cabins for YOU cabin!
- An Elegant New Year’s Eve Dinner
Not really into the large crowds? Enjoy a delicious meal, desserts, and drinks at the beautiful Crystelle Creek surrounded by gorgeous landscaping, koi ponds, a babbling creek, and a majestic 150-foot tree adorned with lighted crystals. Or head to the warm lodge atmosphere of The Peddler Steakhouse to enjoy savory steaks by a peaceful river and magical Christmas lights hung throughout. If you still want to enjoy the fireworks and light show of the Gatlinburg Space Needle, the Melting Pot offers reservations to a nice fondue dinner starting at 9:30, party favors, and a glass of champagne to toast to the New Year! (reservations are required)
This is a particularly romantic way to celebrate New Year’s Eve, a perfect outing during your getaway in the Smoky Mountains with a special someone after hectic holidays with your families. Check out our numerous 1-bedroom cabins, from budget-friendly to the luxury.
- A Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve at The Island
In addition to the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, Island Show Fountains, and Island Ropes Course, The Island brings in live music and fireworks to make this the most fun New Year’s Eve party the family could ever attend!
With free parking and less crowds than the Gatlinburg Space Needle, this may be a better party to attend with younger children. The attractions will be open for regular business hours while the additional New Year’s Eve events begin at 10 p.m.!
- New Year’s at Blaine’s
Located next door to the Gatlinburg Space Needle, Blaine’s Grill and Bar hosts an awesome, more adult-friendly party with 2 floors of fun, 4 ticket options, and a big dance floor. Tickets are limited, so check-out their packages here to reserve your spots. Join Blaine’s for exciting night dancing, complimentary glass of champagne for a midnight toast, and a magical Midnight Confetti Drop, a romantic moment to snag your New Year’s kiss!
- A Private New Year’s Eve Party in the Cabin
When you book a Cabins for YOU Gatlinburg cabin overlooking the city, you have the best seat to view the show! Bring a group of friends or multiple families and celebrate New Year’s Eve with a private party in the cabin. Watch the ball drop on the Space Needle from the deck or share a toast in the warm light of the fire burning in the stone fireplace while watching the New York Ball Drop on your cabin’s large flatscreen TV. For those who want to skip the crowds but love the idea of being surrounded by all your closest friends and family in a gorgeous cabin, our large group lodges boast incredible, spacious interiors and a lovely, intimate atmosphere perfect for ringing in the New Year!
So whether you are putting on the elegant little black dress for a special night with your date or you’re toasting to 2019 amongst the excitement of the LED light show and fireworks in and around downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Cabins for YOU has your dream Smoky Mountain cabin to relax and unwind for the best New Year’s ever.