fireworks in the smoky mountains

Nothing is more magical than counting down from ten, watching the ball drop, and giving a smooch to your significant other as you ring in the new year. This year, make your 2020 even more memorable by spending New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. From magnificent firework displays to quaint, cozy cabins, MobileBrochure’s put together some great ideas for celebrating the 2020 new year. 

New Year’s Eve in Pigeon Forge

New Years at The Island in Pigeon Forge

If you’re looking for a fun place to spend New Year’s Eve in Pigeon Forge with your loved ones, look no further than The Island in Pigeon Forge. The Island’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Celebration is the biggest event of the year. It features a plethora of exciting entertainment, such as a free concert headlined by country recording artist Tyler Rich, your favorite shops, eateries, and attractions like The Wheel, as well as an incredible fireworks display at midnight. Heck, you might even start a new tradition and go with a moonshine toast at midnight from Ole Smoky Moonshine! The event starts at 8 pm, so be sure to get there early so you can enjoy a full evening of amusement at The Island in Pigeon Forge. You don’t want to miss this epic celebration!

New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg

Fireworks at the Gatlinburg Space Needle - New Years in Gatlinburg

If you’ve ever celebrated New Year’s in Gatlinburg, then you already know that Gatlinburg knows how to throw a party. At the family-friendly, 33rd Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show in Gatlinburg, you’ll enjoy an evening full of live music from the renowned Journey tribute band, Departure, as well as fabulous downtown activities and festivities. Not to mention, you’ll witness the spectacular fireworks show and ball drop from the 400-foot, LED-lit Gatlinburg Space Needle. 

While the celebration begins at 10:30 pm, be sure to arrive early so you can take advantage of the New Year’s specials offered by many of the restaurants and businesses in Gatlinburg. Nearly 50,000 people will join the streets around the intersection of the Parkway and Historic Nature Trail at the base of the Space Needle. Get ready for an evening you won’t forget!

New Year’s Eve in a Cozy Cabin

Cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Some of us would prefer to spend a nice and cozy evening indoors to ring in the new year, and you can do just that by staying in a rustic Smoky Mountain cabin. Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals offers spacious Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg cabins that feature incredible amenities like a fireplace to snuggle up with your honey, hot tub for an evening of stargazing, game room to test your gaming skills, TV/media room to watch the ball drop, and more. 

Whether you’re spending a quiet new year with your partner or the whole family, Auntie Belham’s offers various sizes ranging from one to nine-bedroom cabins. Not only is a cabin the perfect place to throw a festive New Year’s celebration, but it’s also great for relaxing and retreating after a full day of exploring the Smoky Mountains. 


We hope you get to spend your New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge this year, as there’s no better place to celebrate than the Smoky Mountains. Be sure to share your New Year’s celebrations with us on Facebook and Instagram @mobilebrochure. Cheers to 2020! 

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About Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller is a native Tennessean who currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina. She loves spending time in the great outdoors, such as camping, hiking, and mountain biking. She also enjoys exploring all that the Smoky Mountains have to offer.

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