Top 4 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Pigeon Forge

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Pigeon Forge

Ring in the New Year in Pigeon Forge! Celebrate with fireworks, food, entertainment, and attractions open late, especially for New Year’s Eve. Join us for these festivities! 


1. Fireworks at The Island

The Island in Pigeon Forge dazzles you with a midnight fireworks display to welcome 2022! The Island’s shops, attractions, restaurants, and rides all stay open until midnight on New Year’s Eve, so you’ll have plenty of fun while you wait for the sparkling show. 

Ride the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel to see The Island glowing beneath your feet. Try the 7D Dark Ride Adventure, a state-of-the-art immersive game. Eat at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, Margaritaville, the Mellow Mushroom pizza joint, and more. You’ll keep busy at The Island on New Year’s Eve! 

2. Millions of Lights at Winterfest

Banish winter darkness with five million twinkling lights in delightful displays! The lights welcome you to Pigeon Forge’s Winterfest for New Year’s Eve. Winterfest runs from Nov. 13 to Feb. 15, featuring whimsical light displays in a local tradition that warms up the night.

Drive down the Parkway to see the Twelve Days of Christmas brought to life in lights, then swing down to Gatlinburg to see displays depicting Smoky Mountains animals. Don’t want to drive? Catch the Pigeon Forge Trolley to see the lights, shop, and dine.

3. New Year’s Eve Show at Country Tonite

Country Tonite’s holiday show gets a special makeover just for New Year’s Eve. This one-of-a-kind night includes party favors, a festive balloon drop, and sparkling cider you’ll drink while you mingle with the cast. Country Tonite’s blend of classic and contemporary country, bluegrass, gospel, lively dance, top-notch costumes, and dazzling sets will create wonderful memories as you begin 2022.  

4. A Delightful Day at Dollywood

Say goodbye to 2021 with a day of thrilling roller coaster challenges, adorable kids’ rides galore, seasonal shows, and delicious, local food to fuel your fun. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas festival is still in full swing on Dec. 31, so you’ll experience all the holiday magic even though Christmas is past. 

Dollywood is open from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, giving you time to play the day away, yet still make it to midnight fireworks at The Island, or see Winterfest’s charming lights. 

Arrive back at your vacation cabin happy and ready to enjoy 2022. Make your New Year’s cabin reservation today!