Celebrate New Year’s weekend in the Smokies!

Do you have plans for New Year’s Eve? You do now! Visit the North Carolina Smoky Mountains in Haywood County to ring in 2017. There is something for everyone to enjoy from family-friendly fun to partying the night away with friends. Check us out! Note: space fills up quickly, reservations are recommended.laurel ridge

Laurel Ridge Country Club  New Years Extravaganza  Enjoy an evening of dancing and dining, highlighted by a champagne toast at midnight. Chef’s menu begins with shrimp cocktail, oysters Rockefeller, brie with brown sugar & bourbon and vegetable crudite. The scrumptious buffet features carved beef tenderloin, crab-stuffed Norwegian salmon, roasted fingerling potatoes, cous cous pilaf, cumin carrots, asparagus, NY Cheesecake & lavender crème brûlée . Continental Divide has entertained the Southeast for 30 years, and they will keep the dance floor full playing your favorite songs from the decades until after midnight. The cost for dinner, entertainment and midnight champagne toast is $68+. Make reservations by calling (828) 452-0545.


Classic Wineseller’s New Year’s Eve GalaClassicWineseller-copy.jpg  New Year’s Eve festivities start at 7:15 pm.  Enjoy the smooth jazz vocals of Peggy Ratusz accompanied by the piano groove of Richard Shulman while enjoying a four course dinner complete with a New Years’s toast. The price is just $70 per person plus tax & gratuity. Make reservations by calling (828) 452-6000 or emailing [email protected].


the rendezvousMaggie Valley Inn NYE Couples Getaway   NYE Package includes room for 2, heavy appetizers from 9-11 pm, midnight champagne, party favors, dancing with the band Stone Crazy and a midnight breakfast buffet.  NYE package price is $139 plus tax per couple. Not ready to end the celebration? Stay for the New Year’s Day Brunch from 10 am to 3 pm for just $11.95  per person.  For reservations call (866) 926-0201.

Looking for something to do on New Year’s Day? Here is a guide to winter hiking for all levels. If you haven’t experienced winter in the Smokies, you are missing out!


                                                                                                                                                                                                    Spend NYE on the slopes at Cataloochee Ski Areasnowboarder                         Holiday season begins at Cataloochee!
Holiday rates apply every day during the holidays from December 19, 2016 through January 1, 2017. Enjoy night skiing under the stars every night (except Christmas Eve) – even on New Year’s Eve!! For pricing and hours call (828)926-0285 or  [email protected].


nye skateSkate into the 2017 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 6 pm to 1 am. For more family-friendly fun ideas, here are other things to experience while in Haywood County!


boojum brewEnjoy New Year’s like a Haywood local!  Our breweries and local hang out spots will be hoppin’ (get it, “hop”pin) with NYE fun throughout the county. Start 2017 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.

Don’t want to drive home?  Stay at one of our local hotels, motels, resorts, cabins, or B&B’s and make it a weekend getaway!  Have a safe and happy 2017! We hope you come visit us again in the NC Smokies!

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