Yesterday I touched on a New Year’s celebration happening at Loco Burro restaurant in downtown Gatlinburg. They are having three musicians performing in their upstairs area starting tonight and finishing up on New Year’s Day. Today I would like to wrap up with a detailed lineup of events happening at various locations tomorrow night.

The Gatlinburg Space Needle

All eyes in town (approximately 60,000 pairs) will be focused on the Space Needle, which is the 407 ft. observation tower that overlooks the town. The festivities will begin at 10 p.m., featuring live entertainment. There will be rhythmic LED lights that will decorate the tower in sync with the music. Admission to this main event is free, and various party items will be distributed for free as well. Fireworks will blast off at midnight creating a scene you won’t soon forget.


Right on the corner of the Needle is Gatlinburg hottest night spots. They are featuring four holiday celebration packages from which to choose if you decide to have dinner there for New Year’s Eve. They include: Premier Dinner, Dance Floor, Sports Bar, and General Admission. For more information on these packages, check out their webpage here.

The Melting Pot

This restaurant located on the Parkway offers something more intimate for your New Year’s celebration. They are also offering a special dining package for their two hour tables with reservations being required. Included in this are: A Special Menu with views of the Space Needle, along with a champagne toast and party favors. For more info visit here.

Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights

Here you can take a scenic ride through Gatlinburg on their specially decorated trolley cars that have been running from 6:30-8:30 p.m. daily. Tonight and tomorrow night are not the last of these for the season, so it’s not too late if you’re planning on a visit through January.

Three Jimmy’s Masquerade Party

Customers arriving at this restaurant located on the East Parkway outside of Gatlinburg can vie for $1,500 in cash prizes by arriving in their best costume for New Year’s. This begins at 8 p.m., so come in and have a great time celebrating.

The Amazing Mirror Maze

This attraction is listed, because it has an ever changing array of displays that keeps the customer coming back. It features a range of rotating mirrors, lights, and sounds that dazzle your senses. It is a show that will entertain the young and the young at heart and is located downtown on the Parkway.

As you can see there are many different events happening in Gatlinburg for New Year’s. I can’t even be convinced that this is a complete listing, so if you’re not in town already, feel free to come to town and see what other specials are being offered. Happy New Year everyone and BE SAFE!