New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg, TN seems to get bigger and better each year and the 2013 New Year’s Eve ball drop, fireworks, and live music is set to be the best one yet! All of the action takes place in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg at the Space Needle (intersection of the Parkway and Historic Nature Trail). Live music will be played from the balcony of the Gatlinburg Convention Center facing the Space Needle leading up to midnight.
The 2013 Gatlinburg New Year’s Eve ball drop and fireworks will be the 26th annual celebration of this event in Gatlinburg, TN. This year, the entertainment will be bigger than ever with the best performances starting at 11:00pm as actress Rachel Grant will host “Witness The Impossible,” a Las Vegas style stage show! SUPERHUMAN Chad Netherland and Mentalist Bill Gladwell will amaze the audience with an electrifying showcase of mental and physical abilities including; Man vs. Machine SUPER-BIKE hold, the Human Bullet Catch and stunning mental predictions. Check out the poster below for a preview of what it will feature.
When the clock ticks to midnight, fireworks will blast into the air choreographed with music in what is one of the biggest and brightest fireworks displays in the south! Gatlinburg has become an incredibly popular destination for ringing in the new year with the music, fireworks, shops, attractions, restaurants, cabins, etc. If you’re looking for an exciting place to be on New Year’s Eve then definitely head to Gatlinburg, TN to celebrate the passing year and welcome the new one!
The area around the Space Needle will begin getting crowded during the evening, so plan ahead for parking, walking, eating, etc. If you’re fortunate enough to find a spot along River Road (which parallels the Parkway), most of those spots are free for parking. If there aren’t any open spots, there are a handful of privately owned parking lots along River Road that typically charge a flat fee. There are also two city-operated parking garages, one at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and the other at Traffic Light #3, the McMahan Parking Garage. Both of these parking garages provide numerous parking spots that should be available.
There are numerous places to eat in downtown Gatlinburg, so be sure to check out our list of the best Gatlinburg restaurants to see our recommendations!
Whether you spend 2013 New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg, TN or somewhere else – HAPPY NEW YEAR!