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Celebrate New Year’s in the Smokies!


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Do you have plans for New Year’s Eve? You do now! Visit the North Carolina Smoky Mountains in Haywood County to ring in 2020. There is something for everyone to enjoy from family-friendly fun to partying the night away with friends. Check out our Facebook Events to stay in the know! Note: space fills up quickly, reservations are recommended. 

Roaring into 2020 New Year’s Eve Celebration.

Throw it back to the 20’s as we ring in 2020 with our Great Gatsby-themed party, highlighted by a champagne toast at midnight. The glitzy evening at the Laurel Ridge Country Club starts with dinner followed by the party. Spinfire Entertainment will keep the dance floor full playing your favorite songs from the decades until after midnight. A Grand Prize Drawing for the best dressed will be held after midnight (must be 21 or older)! The cost for dinner, entertainment and midnight champagne toast is $80 per person or $150 per couple. Cash bar opens at 7:00 PM and dinner will be served at 8:00 PM. Make reservations by calling 828-452-0545.

laurel ridge


Spend NYE on the slopes at Cataloochee Ski Area.

Holiday season begins at Cataloochee Ski Area! Holiday rates apply every day during the holidays from December 16, 2019 through January 1, 2020. Enjoy night skiing under the stars on New Year’s Eve! For pricing and hours call 828-926-0285 or

Skate into the 2020 at Smoky Mountain Sk8way and Fun Zone!

Looking for a fun, family-friendly way to spend New Years Eve? Spend the night roller skating to the hottest tunes, play video games, conquer the obstacle course, test the climbing wall and more! Enjoy soda, pizza, pretzels and an array of snacks. Open from 8 pm to 1 am. For more family-friendly fun ideas, here are other things to experience while in Haywood County!

Head to Maggie Valley for their FREE NYE Party in Market Square.

This alcohol-free family friendly block party will be featuring the Outlaw Whiskey Band, Retro Entertainment DJ, a live chainsaw carving by Mountain Mike Ayers, a prize rock hunt hosted by the Maggie Valley Rocks group, vow renewals and weddings by Maggie’s very own Wedding Fairy Godmother, bounce house, corn hole, and fire pits! Topping it all off will be a 15 minute fireworks display, beginning at 11pm, followed by an elk drop at midnight!

Enjoy New Year’s like a Haywood local!

Our breweries and local hang out spots will be hoppin’ with NYE fun throughout the Smokies. Start 2020 off with locally-brewed craft beers, incredible food, bowling, games, live music and fun! Check out their websites for more details on the fun to be had on New Year’s Eve.

Boojum Brewing in Waynesville, NC

Take a winter hike.

If you haven’t experienced a winter hike, now is the time to try! It offers a completely different experience this time of year. For our best suggestions, see our winter page.

Make it a weekend trip.

Stay at one of our local hotels, motels, resorts, cabins, or B&B’s to make the most of your weekend getaway. Have a safe and happy 2020! We hope you come visit us again in the NC Smokies.


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