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3 Exciting Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg

From fireworks, to live music, to confetti, the Smoky Mountains are bustling with excitement on New Year’s Eve. There’s no better place to celebrate the end of a year filled with great memories and laughter and the start of a new year than in Gatlinburg. When you stay at Sidney James Mountain Lodge, you’re just minutes away from the top spots to be on the big night. Check out these 4 ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg.

The Gatlinburg Space Needle on The Strip.1. New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show

Every year, Gatlinburg hosts a New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show that is the perfect celebration to end the year. All the fun excitement takes place at the Gatlinburg Space Needle. Not only will you get to watch the ball drop, but as soon as the clock strikes midnight, beautiful fireworks light up the night sky, and special music choreographed for the fireworks show can be heard. This event is great for families and close friends wanting to ring in the new year. There’s live music, party favors and more! When you stay at Sidney James Mountain Lodge, you’re just minutes from the Space Needle, so you won’t have to worry about finding a place to park!

2. New Year’s Eve at Blaine’s

On New Year’s Eve, Blaine’s Grill & Bar in Gatlinburg invites everyone to celebrate the new year in their restaurant! Blaine’s Grill & Bar is just steps away from the Gatlinburg Space Needle, making it one of the top places to watch the celebration. The restaurant has a celebration of their own, too! The restaurant offers four different packages to accommodate all guests. The Premier Dinner Package provides dinner, a bottle of champagne, party favors and reserved seating for the entire evening! This is great for couples wanting to celebrate the start of the new year together. The Dance Floor Package offers dinner, a bottle of champagne and party favors, and the Sports Bar Package offers one glass of champagne per person, party favors and an appetizer buffet overlooking the dance floor. If you’re looking to sit back at the bar and watch the celebration unfold, the Sports Bar Package is the one for you. The last package, the General Admission package, includes one glass of champagne per person and party favors. At midnight, confetti rains down on everyone in the restaurant. Don’t miss celebrating the new year with good food and good friends.

3. Spend the Evening in Our Hotel

Indoor Pool Sidney James GatlinburgIf you’re looking for a more low-key New Year’s Eve celebration, you’ll love staying in one of our hotel rooms. Spending New Year’s Eve in our hotel guarantees quality time with loved ones, and there’s plenty of fun to be had without even having to go out! We have rooms that accommodate a number of guests, from couples to families of five! All of our rooms come with a flat-screen TV, so you can curl up and watch the ball drop from the comfort of your bed. We also have an indoor pool with a kiddie pool and sauna available to all our guests. End the year on a good note with a refreshing swim! And since you’re right across the street from the Gatlinburg Space Needle, you’ll be able to see the fireworks show from your private balcony!

When you stay at the Sidney James Mountain Lodge, you’ll have plenty of options to choose how you ring in the new year. From the annual ball drop, to dinner and a party, to a relaxing night in your hotel room, don’t miss out on all the exciting ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg. Book one of our Gatlinburg hotel rooms and start planning your New Year’s Eve celebration today!