Ringing in the New Year

Another school year has started. Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. And before you know it, we’ll be watching fireworks and ringing in the New Year. It’s hard to believe how fast 2015 has gone by—and each new year just seems to go by a little faster.
So before this year is out, make sure you squeeze in some time for a family getaway. You need this chance to get together with the ones you love and create some long-lasting memories before the year is through. And Pigeon Forge is the just the place to do that! With loads of family-friendly attractions—from museums to amusement parks to arcades—you’ll find plenty to keep you occupied during your end-of-the-year-getaway.
Then, when it’s time to say goodbye to 2015 and hello to the New Year, head over to one of two popular attractions in Pigeon Forge that are hosting a New Year’s bash this year. The Island and the Country Tonite Theatre are popular venues all year round, but they have something special in store for you this New Year’s Eve. So pack your bags, head on over to Pigeon Forge, and get ready for a New Year’s celebration your family will never forget!

The Island
131 The Island Drive | Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
One of the newest attractions in Pigeon Forge that’s quickly growing in popularity is The Island. This one-stop shop for family fun features more than 60 retail and specialty shops, a variety of popular restaurants and eateries (including the most recent addition, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen), rides and games, dancing fountains, and live music. And who can forget the 200-foot-high Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, which provides some of the best views of the Smokies around?

The Island is open every day of the year, starting at 10 a.m., and you should definitely make plans to check it out this year when you visit for New Year’s Eve. The Island hosts a major New Year’s bash starting at 6 p.m. on December 31, 2015. Enjoy live music and entertainment, as well as free activities for the kids that include face painting, a bounce house, and more!
Of course the highlight of the event is the amazing fireworks show that begins at midnight. So bring your lawn chairs and blankets and find a comfortable place around the dancing fountain to kick back and relax while you ring in 2016 in a big way this year!

Country Tonite Theatre
129 Showplace Blvd | Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
A family-favorite attraction now for 19 years and counting, the Country Tonite Theatre offers a night of singing, dancing, comedy, gospel, American patriotism, and more during its two-hour show. Come see why thousands of other families have voted this show the “Best Show in the Smokies” and the “Best Live Country Show in America” year after year. And you should especially make plans to attend the special performance planned for this New Year’s Eve!
Country Tonite will be performing its New Year’s Eve show on December 31, 2015, combining comedy, music, and the spirit of the season. The first half of the show will feature highlights from Country Tonite shows performed throughout the year, and the second half will celebrate the wonders of the holiday seasons and feature special guests like the Sugar Plum Fairy, Frosty the Snowman, and Santa Claus!
To add to the fun and festivities, everyone who attends the New Year’s Eve show at the Country Tonite Theatre will receive complimentary gifts and surprises. And when the clock strikes midnight, a huge batch of balloons will fall from the ceiling to celebrate the start of 2016. This is sure to be a New Year’s celebration your family will never forget!
For more information on the New Year’s Eve show, click here. To purchase tickets, call the Country Tonite box office at 800-792-4308. And call soon—these seats will fill up fast!

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