Gatlinburg will welcome the arrival of the New Year with its 16th Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Pyro Technic Show at the Space Needle. At the stroke of midnight, the Space Needle will light up with a fireworks and music show produced by Pyro Shows. The event is free to the public and will feature music and free party favors provided by Mr. Tablecloth and A&G Fashions.“Year after year, families from across America come back to celebrate the New Year here in Gatlinburg,” said George Hawkins, Special Events Manager.“This year, we will be having new firework devices that will be shot from several rooftops in addition to off the Space Needle. We like to have something new or different each year to keep it exciting and fresh.”The highlight of the evening will be at the stroke of midnight when the Space Needle will drop the ball signifying the old year is over and a new one has begun. A fireworks show up the structure and off the roof of the 342-foot Space Needle will welcome the New Year in dazzling style.Performers from Hard Rock Cafe will entertain the crowd of over 20,000 revelers. Rich Bailey of Star 102.1 will also provide music for dancing in the streets around the Space Needle.The entire town of Gatlinburg celebrates New Year’s Eve in a big way with many restaurants and attractions offering special celebrations. For more information on other New Year’s activities in Gatlinburg, please call the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-568-4748.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.