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New Year's Eve Fireworks in Gatlinburg, TN

Gatlinburg to Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Fireworks and Ball Drop

If you are looking to make New Year’s Eve extraordinary, join the celebration in Gatlinburg for a midnight ball drop and spectacular fireworks show.

Gatlinburg will kick off 2015 with its 27th Annual New Years Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show. The event is one of the largest organized New Year’s Eve events in the United States and nearly 50,000 people are expected to attend this year.

At the stroke of midnight, fireworks will blast off the rooftop of the 400-foot tall Space Needle, accompanied by choreographed music and rhythmic LED lights on the Space Needle tower.

Crowds of partygoers will fill the streets of Gatlinburg beneath the Space Needle, near the intersection of the Parkway and Historic Nature Trail (light 8), on Wednesday night in anticipation of the show. The Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau encourages spectators to arrive early and take advantage of the New Year’s Eve celebration specials offered by many Gatlinburg restaurants and businesses. There will also be free music in the parking lot adjacent to the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

“New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg is special. The ball drop and fireworks from the Space Needle create a unique experience for our visitors,” says Jim Downs, Special Events Director for Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We expect to have another big crowd to help us usher in 2015 in a big way.”

Pyro-Shows of LaFollette, Tenn. will produce the show.

Photo Credit: Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau / ALM Photo

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