New Years Eve Gatlinburg TN 2022
Each year, Gatlinburg hosts a large New Year’s Eve celebration filled with fireworks and fun activities. People come from all over the country to ring in the new year at the Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show right under the Gatlinburg Space Needle. Keep reading to learn more about New Years Eve in Gatlinburg TN 2022:
The 2022 Gatlinburg New Year’s Eve ball drop and fireworks will be the 35th annual celebration of this event in Gatlinburg, TN. Starting at 10 pm, guests will be serenaded by live music from Masterpiece Band from Atlanta. Taking the stage at Shade Tree Lot, they will perform classic hits from a diverse range of genres including: Contemporary Rock, Disco, Hip-Hop, Soul, Pop, Jazz, and more.
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! The Space Needle has added rhythmic LED lights to the tower, making for a spectacular display. Gatlinburg has become an incredibly popular destination for ringing in the new year with the 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.
New Year’s Eve Lights of Wonder at SkyLift Park
Ring in the New Year and watch the Gatlinburg fireworks and ball drop from the best view in town. This private event gives you VIP access to the entire SkyLift park and provides the best view of the NYE fireworks celebration in Gatlinburg. Get your tickets before they are all gone!
When: Dec. 31, 2022
Where: Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
Visit Gatlinburg SkyLift Park for more details.
If you will be in Pigeon Forge on New Year’s Eve, then be sure to check out our guide on Pigeon Forge New Years Eve Events as well!
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 New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg, TN or somewhere else – HAPPY NEW YEAR!