If you’re planning on being in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, TN during New Year’s Eve, then you have to experience the New Years festivities in Gatlinburg! Most of the action takes place close to the space needle in the middle of downtown around 11 p.m. on December 31 as many vendors hand out free party favors such as hats, streamers, whistles, funny glasses, etc. All of the action escalates up until midnight when the ball drops at the top of the space needle and fireworks fly into the night as everyone in the streets celebrate New Years in Gatlinburg, TN.
Insider tip: Most of the best vantage points are on the balconies of hotels on the opposite side of the street from the space needle. There are also some parking garages in that area that are good spots if you can get up top. Just make sure you can clearly see the top pf the space needle and you’ll be fine. If you are planning driving out of Gatlinburg that night, then park along River Road or on either end of town…just stay away from downtown…the closer you get to the space needle, the more likely you’ll stay all night…besides…that might be more fun anyway!!!
More Gatlinburg info:
Local Phone: (865) 430-4148
Have a blast and HAPPY NEW YEAR from all of us in Gatlinburg, TN!
4 thoughts on “New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg”
Does anyone know some of the hotels that are in the middle of Gatlinburg? Thank you!
When going to watch the fire works at the space needle do not get right at the space needle the fire works fall back down on you and will burn you and the smoke is awful. So just a friendly note i made this mistake last year 2006 best veiwed at the end streets or main drag. Happy New what ever you do.
One of the Best Hotels to stay at is National Resort Park Hotel. We have stayed there many times and loved it. And we could take our pet as well. It is very clean and everyone that works there is very friendly.
Hotels downtown Gatlinburg… Le Conte Inn, there a Reagan that is just in the middle of town, a lot of the ones exactly downtown are quiet old but redone. Clarion has a beautiful inn downtown in Gatlinburg. If you don’t mind older decor that are sort of “quaint”, Nestle Inn is our favorite. It is a about 4 blocks off the main street and the rooms we’ve stayed in are upstairs and very big. Upstairs accomodations at this location are not for anyone with a disablity to get to, I don’t know personally about 1st level. Happy New Year!