Known as the “Best New Year’s Eve Show in the South,” Gatlinburg will ring in the new year under the cover of the iconic Gatlinburg Space Needle for its Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show on December 31. Since 1987, this free, family-friendly celebration has been one of the largest organized New Year’s Eve events in the nation, and this year’s celebration is set to be a spectacular end to the year.
We encourage you to arrive early to take advantage of the celebration specials offered by many Gatlinburg restaurants and businesses. Live music begins at 10 p.m. at the base of the Space Needle on Historic Nature Trail/Airport Rd.
Beginning at 10:30 p.m., Airport Road will close from Parkway to Cloverleaf Lane. At approximately 11 p.m., a portion of the Parkway will also close from Reagan Drive to LeConte Street.
Be sure to arrive early in Gatlinburg to avoid traffic, find parking and an advantageous spot to watch the fireworks display.