New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show


December 31, 2019


Historic Nature Trail


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On Tuesday, December 31, Gatlinburg will ring in the new year under the cover of the iconic Gatlinburg Space Needle for it’s 33rd Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show. Since 1987, this family-friendly celebration has been one of the largest organized New Year’s Eve events in the nation, and this year’s end-of-the-year celebration will be a spectacular start of a new decade.

With live music, fabulous downtown celebrations and activities, the streets of Gatlinburg come alive to offer plenty of exciting ways to celebrate the last night of the year, all while leading up to a midnight firework show and ball drop at the base of the 400-foot Space Needle.

This year, the renowned Journey tribute band, Departure, joins the downtown celebration with an exciting live performance beginning at 10:30 pm. The party is adjacent to the Space Needle at 120 Historic Nature Trail.

Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to take advantage of the celebration specials offered by many Gatlinburg restaurants and businesses.

New Year’s Eve Events

Ole Red Gatlinburg’s Countdown Pre-Party

Ole Red Gatlinburg rings in the New Year with an unforgettable pre-party featuring live music from Cole Sitzlar and Backwater Still, food, signature drinks, champagne and more. Event includes:

  • Live music featuring Cole Sitzlar from 2 PM–5 PM
  • Live music featuring Backwater Still from 5 PM–9 PM
  • Signature drinks
  • Champagne for two
  • Party favors

When: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019
Time: 2 PM–9 PM
Where: Ole Red Gatlinburg
Tickets: FREE

Visit Ole Red Gatlinburg for more details.

Gatlinburg SkyLift Park’s New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Viewing Party

Gatlinburg SkyLift Park invites guests to usher in the New Year from the top of the mountain (SkyCenter, SkyDeck, and SkyBridge). Live music, lights, food, refreshments, and a relaxing environment await guests as they watch the ball drop directly below and across the street at the Space Needle.

When: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019
Where: Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

Visit Gatlinburg SkyLift Park for more details.

Looking for a special event or festival? Gatlinburg is the place to be. Whether you’re looking for arts and crafts shows, special concerts, food festivals, or holiday parades, Gatlinburg hosts a wide range of events in every season. Come join us for exciting celebrations throughout the year!