The holiday season is here, and before you know it, 2023 will be around the corner. When it comes to the holidays, it is often Christmas that is the most popular time for travel. Instead, try out New Year’s for a family getaway, especially when you plan to visit Gatlinburg. Our travel destination will have plenty of exciting events and activities to keep your family having fun every day of your stay. Take a look at some ways that you can spend your time at New Year’s in Gatlinburg:


Gatlinburg New Year’s Eve Ball Drop & Fireworks Show

Each year Gatlinburg celebrates the new year with a dazzling display of fireworks and other exciting activities with the annual Gatlinburg New Year’s Eve Ball Drop & Fireworks Show. This is one of the city’s most anticipated annual events, and this year will be even better. Gatlinburg is gearing up for another exciting event that has been going strong since 1987. The celebration is always free for everyone to attend making it the ideal family activity for New Year’s in Gatlinburg. The event often showcases live music from a notable musician who will take the stage in the evening. While this year’s musician has not yet been announced you can expect a thrilling performance from start to finish. The ball drop and fireworks show will start at midnight on the dot and light up the sky above Downtown Gatlinburg. The Gatlinburg New Year’s Eve Ball Drop & Fireworks Show takes place around Space Needle on December 31st.


New Year’s Eve Celebration in Pigeon Forge

Gatlinburg’s New Year’s Eve ball drop is a lively affair that is full of thousands of people enjoying the show. For those who prefer a smaller and more intimate celebration head over to Pigeon Forge for their annual festivities. Their New Year’s Eve celebration takes place at The Island where a dazzling fireworks display lights up the sky. While there may not be a ball drop at Pigeon Forge’s event, you will find plenty of other exciting activities. This includes tons of children activities and rides along with some delicious restaurants and pastry shops nearby. The nearby observation wheel makes for a great spot to watch the show from or to see the surrounding holiday lights. Don’t miss out on a lively celebration full of fireworks, rides, and much more when you visit Pigeon Forge for New Year’s!


Champagne Toast at Your Vacation Rental

Of course, you can always just enjoy your night at your vacation rental here in Gatlinburg. Our vacation rental listings offer a variety of privately owned homes. Each property comes with various amenities to ensure your comfort every night of your stay. Relax in spacious common areas that typically have gas fireplaces, plush sectional seating, and Smart TVs. Gourmet kitchens come with new appliances and granite countertops. The bedrooms offer plush beds with fine linens. En suite bathrooms can feature soaking tubs or walk-in showers. Of course, the best view of the fireworks show will be from the spacious yard found out back of your vacation rental. Relax with a glass of champagne in hand as you and your family sit around a fire pit. As you can see, there are near endless options for your New Year’s Eve night when spent at one of our luxury vacation properties. Make sure to reserve your favorite property today!