Ring in the New Year in Pigeon Forge, TN

Hello 2020!  What better place to welcome the new year than in the Smoky Mountains?  With events for the whole family including live musical performances, ball drops, fireworks, and much more you won’t have to look far to find the perfect place to celebrate.  With so many incredible things to see and do, it may be hard to choose one. Here’s a few of the best ways to spend New Year’s Eve in the Smoky Mountains.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Island


Free live music, a midnight countdown, fireworks and more are what you’ll find at The Island in Pigeon Forge this New Year’s Eve.  Headlining this year’s celebration will be country recording artist, Tyler Rich. Brought to you free by The Island, this is the perfect way to spend New Year’s with your family and friends.  The event kicks off at 10 pm, so make sure to get there early!


New Year’s Eve Show at The Smoky Mountain Opry

Featuring talented entertainers, the Smoky Mountain Opry never fails to please, and New Year’s Eve is no exception.  This year’s celebration begins with a performance of “Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry” at 9pm. After the show ends, the party begins!  With a live band, dancing, and watching the ball drop in New York’s Times Square on the big screen at midnight, what more could you ask for? Balloons!  That’s right. You’ll be part of the biggest midnight balloon drop in the area. Make your plans to attend today.


Gatlinburg’s New Year’s Eve Ball Drop & Fireworks Show


Say goodbye to 2019 at the annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show.  The celebration is held at the base of The Space Needle in downtown Gatlinburg. At the stroke of midnight the show begins!  The ball drop and fireworks show will be set to special, choreographed music and feature ring rhythmic LED lights provided by the Space Needle, this may be the best way to ushering the new year anywhere.


Whether you’re watching fireworks, a ball drop, or singing Auld Lang Syne with your loved ones in a more private setting, there’s no better place to enjoy New Year’s Eve than in Pigeon Forge.  When you stay at Willow Brook Lodge, you’re just minutes from these and other memorable New Year’s Eve festivals. Book your holiday stay today!

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