5 Romantic Ways to Celebrate New Years’ Eve in the Smoky Mountains

Fantasy of Lights Parade

Christmas decorations will still adorn the streets of Gatlinburg, so take full advantage of the opportunity and step aboard this old-fashioned transportation car.  The tour heads down the Parkway, River Road and Highway 321 and shows off beautiful holiday displays wherever you turn.

Aerial tramway at Ober Gatlinburg

Soar high above the sparkling lights of the town when you take this ride up the ski resort’s mountainside.  As one of the largest in the country, the tramway affords breathtaking views from its surrounding windows and incredible heights.

Fine dining parties

Several places around Gatlinburg offer a touch of elegance to a year-end bash.  Crystelle Creek, the Lodge at Buckberry Creek, Three Jimmy’s and the Kennedy Concepts Restaurants all host NYE parties that have dinner and cover charge options.

Arts and Crafts Loop

If you or your sweetheard didn’t get exactly what you wanted for Christmas, go ahead and look for it in downtown Gatlinburg, before your New Year’s reveling.

New Year’s Even Ball Drop and Fireworks Show

After you’ve welcomed in the New Year, stick around to thrill to the colorful fireworks display in the crisp winter sky, complete with synchronized music.

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