Kick Off the New Year in the Great Smoky Mountains Heartland

It’s an extraordinary time of year – a celebration of the
achievements of the past months while looking forward to the new
possibilities that await you. Whether you prefer to spend it in
quiet reflection or dance the night away, it’s a sure bet that
you’re looking forward to a very special evening this New Year’s.
In the Great Smoky Mountains, world-class accommodations and a
family-friendly atmosphere make your New Year’s plans even more

Counting Down the Final Minutes of 2012

No New Year’s celebration is complete without a counting down of
the final moments of the year. In downtown Gatlinburg, you can
celebrate in style at the foot of the famous Space Needle.
Thousands of party goers gather each New Year’s Eve to watch a
lighted ball drop, marking the final seconds of the year. When it
reaches the bottom, the party really begins, with a spectacular
fireworks show that will captivate your entire family.

The street party features musical performances by some of the
area’s finest talents. The Gatlinburg Convention Center forms the
hub of the evening’s festivities, but most local businesses get
in on the act as well. You’ll find plenty to see and do (and eat)
in the hours leading up to the big event.

Musical comedy lovers will want to head to Pigeon Forge for
Country Tonite’s New Year’s Eve celebration. Awarded “Show of the
Year” in Pigeon Forge for 11 years and counting, this musical
extravaganza is packed with spectacular performances the entire
family will love. The New Year’s Eve show begins at 10pm and
features a balloon drop and a rousing rendition of “Auld Lang
Syne” to ring in the New Year. Mingle with the cast as you
celebrate with party favors and glasses of sparkling cider.

Looking for a quieter, romantic evening just for two? Consider
booking a private cabin in the woods, where you’ll reminisce
about the past while cuddled together in front of a cozy fire,
making plans for a beautiful future together. Outside, the peace
and tranquility of the Great Smoky Mountains surrounds you, so
you can focus on what’s most important – each other.

More than Just a Single Day

Of course, there’s plenty more to see and do in Gatlinburg and
Pigeon Forge than just New Year’s Eve celebrations. Nature lovers
will enjoy exploring the miles of hiking trails that crisscross
the mountains and offer spectacular views at every turn. Bargain
hunters will want to check out the shopping outlets. And for
acres of family fun, hop aboard the aerial tram and head up the
mountain to Ober Gatlinburg, where skiing, snowboarding, and
plenty of other family friendly activities await you.

Whether you bring the entire family for a fun-filled vacation, or
make it a romantic getaway for two, New Year’s Eve in the Great
Smoky Mountains is a celebration you’ll remember for a lifetime.
Make plans to visit before another year passes you by.

Planning your visit? Contact Heartland Rentals today for a wide
selection of Gatlinburg cabin rentals in all sizes and prices.
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By Shelia Ogle © 2012, All Rights Reserved