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We are all looking forward to leaving 2020 in the rear-view mirror and looking ahead to 2021. If you are like most who had a rough year, it is time to start planning for a New Year’s celebration like no other. Look no further than Gatlinburg for your New Year’s festivities as our vacation destination features exciting events and activities that will help bring in the new year with style and excitement. Enjoy New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg!


Gatlinburg New Year’s Eve Ball Drop & Fireworks

While many events around the country have been cancelled, Gatlinburg has one of the few New Year’s Eve events still being planned. The New Year’s Eve Ball Drop & Fireworks is scheduled to take place on December 31st where you can celebrate the holiday with others in the area. The event takes place at the intersection of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail, where you can get a clear view of the Space Needle. This 400-foot-tall building has the ball and countdown so you can see exactly when 2021 hits. The fireworks show is choreographed with special music and rhythmic LED lights for a one-of-a-kind display. Please do not forget your masks, as thousands of individuals attend this popular event.


Enjoy the Hiking Trails

Gatlinburg is located in the Smoky Mountains where you can find picturesque trails on which to hike. The summer and fall seasons are extremely popular for travelers and the trails will often busy. However, the winter season sees less individuals active on the trails, allowing you to enjoy some space. We recommend the Old Sugarlands Trail found just 5 minutes outside of town. For a variety of trails of all experience levels, look into the Twin Creeks Trail. Since it is winter and there will be snow, we recommend dressing warm for you hikes in the area!


Take a Winery Tour

You can stay warm by indulging yourself in locally produced wines from local wineries. Many tour companies provide winery tours that will take you to several different destinations without you having to worry about driving. Grab a bottle or two and take them back to your vacation rental to relax!


Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg

As you can see, there is no shortage of excitement here in Gatlinburg for New Year’s Eve. Book one of our vacation rentals today and celebrate the arrival of 2021 in Gatlinburg!