Coming to the Smokies for the biggest and last Holiday items of the year? Excellent! Here’s some of the things we recommend you check out while you’re in town.
* Dandridge Christmas Parade *
December 23rd, 1:00PM
“Sponsored by Dandridge Volunteer Fire Department.
For more information contact Andy Riley (865) 397-3192.
Line up at 12:00 p.m. at Maury Middle School.
965 Maury Circle, Dandridge, TN 37725″
* Rockin’ New Years Eve With The Kincaid Band *
December 31st at Hard Rock Cafe in Pigeon Forge
“The Kincaid Band members are seasoned musicians who have been involved with music most of their lives. The original core of the band started in 1979 as the “News” with Bill, Dave and Curt. Tron joined the band a short time later. The “News” changed its name to The Kincaid Band has had the opportunity to play with several great musicians over the years.”
* New Year’s Eve Show at the Smoky Mountain Opry *
December 31st at Smoky Mountain Opry in Pigeon Forge
“Ring in the New Year at one of the most anticipated annual events in Pigeon Forge. The New Year’s Eve Show at the Smoky Mountain Opry Theater is a spectacular showcase of talent and entertainment. The Smoky Mountain Opry goes all out with stunning set designs, pyrotechnics, laser lighting and other special effects to wow the audience. Not to mention, an incredibly talented cast that includes singers, comedians, dancers, aerialists, magicians and ice skaters!
The holiday show begins with a performance of “Christmas at The Smoky Mountain Opry”™ at 8 pm. At midnight, watch the ball drop in New York City’s Times Square on the big screen. And the night doesn’t end there. See the biggest midnight balloon drop in the area, party the night away with the Smoky Mountain Opry cast and dance to a live show band.
8 pm: performance of “Christmas at The Smoky Mountain Opry”™
Midnight: NYC Times Square ball drop, Midnight balloon drop and party.”
* Titanic Museum Kids Noon Years Eve *
“The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN invites you to Ring in the New Year at our First Ever Kids’ “Noon Year’s Eve” Celebration! Don’t forget the PJ’s!
This year, kids can ring-in the New Year ahead of time at their very own “Noon Year’s Eve” celebration at Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN on Sunday, December 31st, announces the Museum Attraction’s co-owner, Mary Kellogg-Joslyn.
“This rockin’ New Years Noon event will be a kid’s version of a grown-up’s midnight bash, complete with a Titanic Museum Tour, a visit with our own Alice in Wonderland and Mad Hatter character, PLUS a countdown to an exciting Noon Year Balloon Drop,” explains Kellogg Joslyn.
More information about this event:
When: Sunday, December 31st
Cost: $10 per child, age 12 and younger; $28.50 per adult.”
* Gatlinburg’s New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show *
December 31st, Downtown Gatlinburg
“Gatlinburg will welcome the arrival of 2018 in unique style with its Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show around the intersection of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail at the base of the Space Needle late Sunday night, December 31.
Nearly 50,000 people will gather around the intersection of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail at the base of the Space Needle late Sunday night, December 31 to ring in the New Year. At the stroke of midnight on January 1, 2018, fireworks will blast off the rooftop of the 400-foot tall Space Needle with special music choreographed for the fireworks show produced by Pyro-Shows of LaFollette, Tennessee. The Space Needle has added rhythmic LED lights to the tower, making for a spectacular display.”
* The Island’s New Year’s Eve Celebration *
December 31st, Pigeon Forge
“Ring in the New Year with us on The Island! After our widely successful event last year we are back BIGGER and BETTER with a night packed full of fun! Live music & plenty of family fun, plus attractions!!
And what’s a New Year’s Celebration without a midnight countdown and fireworks? Its all brought to you FREE by The Island! The event kicks off at 10 pm so get there early to enjoy a full night of fun!”