Gatlinburg on New Year’s Eve

There are many places where you can welcome the New Year, but to be in the Great Smoky Mountains has to be one of the most rewarding.

Pigeon Forge Sunrise Condo
The sunrise over the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from adjacent Pigeon Forge was reflected in the Little Pigeon River below.

Pigeon Forge Dixie Stampede
Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are known for their holiday light displays, and even a restaurant parking area can become a place of wonder at sunrise.

Pigeon Forge Riverstone Resort
Resorts, like Riverstone Resort and Spa in Pigeon Forge, can be found throughout the area. It might be winter, but all the rooms were taken, and restaurants had two hour waits for a table. Go figure….

Gatlinburg Creekside Hotel
Gatlinburg features quaint hotels with balconies suspended above rushing creeks.

Gatlinburg Chapel
This historic chapel survives in the midst of traffic and throngs of visitors.

Gatlinburg Christmas Lights and Trees
The roads are lined with decorated trees and colorful displays of the season. These iridescent trees were across from Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.

Aquarium of the Smokies
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies at New Year’s.

Gatlinburg Christmas-Lights
Extravagant Christmas light displays can be found all over town.

Gatlinburg View
The bypass between Pigeon Forge and the National Park climbs high above the village, giving lucky travelers a bird’s eye view of this mountain jewel.

Alternate Routes to Gatlinburg

4 thoughts on “Gatlinburg on New Year’s Eve

  1. Loved the pictures of all the Christmas lights and decorations, great place to spend the holiday! I think I’d prefer the little place with the view over the creek over a regular hotel room.

  2. Pictures are beautiful…..Brad and I were in that area a few times, but not if the winter!  Love you pictures and descriptions of where they were taken Patsy From: Living in The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina- A Blog To: pjcar119@yahoo.com Sent: Sunday, January 4, 2015 1:43 PM Subject: [New post] Gatlinburg on New Year’s Eve #yiv8411483801 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv8411483801 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv8411483801 a.yiv8411483801primaryactionlink:link, #yiv8411483801 a.yiv8411483801primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv8411483801 a.yiv8411483801primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv8411483801 a.yiv8411483801primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv8411483801 WordPress.com | Carolina Vann posted: “There are many places where you can welcome the New Year, but to be in the Great Smoky Mountains has to be one of the most rewarding. The sunrise over the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from adjacent Pigeon Forge was reflected in the Little Pig” | |

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