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Rated as one of the best ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the South, the annual Gatlinburg Space Needle Ball Drop and Fireworks Show is an event that you won’t want to miss. 

Since 1987, Gatlinburg has welcomed the New Year in grand style with a family friendly celebration and one of the largest organized New Year’s Eve events in the nation. 

Over 50,000 people gather along the downtown Gatlinburg Parkway at the intersection of the Historic Nature Trail at the base of the Gatlinburg Space Needle. 

As New Year’s approaches, the ball will begin to drop from the top of the Gatlinburg Space Needle and at the stroke of midnight on January 1st, fireworks will blast off the rooftop of the 400-foot tall Space Needle with special music choreographed for the fireworks show. 

Come celebrate the New Year in Gatlinburg, Tennessee at the Gatlinburg Space Needle and create memories that will last a lifetime!