Ring In The New Year In Gatlinburg

Monday, December 16, 2013 - by Marci Claude

Gatlinburg will welcome the arrival of 2014 in unique style with its 26th 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 Tuesday night, Dec. 31.

At the stroke of midnight on Dec. 31, fireworks will blast off the rooftop of the 400-foot tall Space Needle with music choreographed for the show produced by Pyro-Shows of LaFollette, Tn.  The Space Needle has added rhythmic LED lights to the tower, making for a spectacular display. 

Leading up to midnight, there will be free music and entertainment in the parking lot adjacent to the Gatlinburg Convention Center.  Actress Rachel Grant will host “Witness the Impossible,” a Las Vegas-style stage show beginning at 11 p.m.  “Superhuman” Chad Netherland and Mentalist Bill Gladwell will amaze the audience with an electrifying showcase of mental and physical abilities including; Man vs. Machine SUPER-BIKE hold, the Human Bullet Catch and stunning mental predictions.

“The addition of the celebrity stage show is going to make the evening celebration just that much more entertaining,” said Darrell Manis, Special Events director for Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.  “We expect to have another big crowd to help us usher in 2014 in a big way.” 

The entire city of Gatlinburg celebrates New Year’s Eve in a big way with many restaurants and businesses offering celebration specials.  For more information on New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg, call the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800 588-1817 or visit www.gatlinburg.com/nye.


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