New Years Eve in Pigeon Forge

The Island brings back New Year’s Eve celebration

Since last year’s New Year’s Eve celebration was such a hit, The Island in Pigeon Forge will repeat the festivities this Dec. 31 – and officials promise and even bigger and better party this year!

The event kicks off at 6 p.m. with live music, face painting and plenty of kids’ and family activities. Guest can expect a midnight countdown and fireworks as well.

The Island is a popular spot in the Smokies, offering more than 60 retail shops and restaurants.

Shops include the Margaritaville Store; Ole Smoky Moonshine; St. Somewhere Spa; The Paula Deen Store; Build-A-Bear Workshop; Alewine Pottery; The Beef Jerky Outlet; Blossom; Bodacious Bags; Big Rock Candy Kitchen; Bootleggers Winery; Buckboard Too!; Cosmic Pen; Christmas and More; Doc’s Magic Shop; Earthbound Trading Company; Emery’s 5 & 10; For the Health of It; Heads Up Sports; International Flair; Island Tiki General Store; Key West Hat Company; Kryptonite Character Store; Monogram Boutique; Natural Comfort Footwear; Parrot Mountain; Pepper Palace; Puzzled; Smokies Cigar Shop; Smoky Mountain Sun Shades; Southern Charm Boutique; Southern Sportz; Tervis; The Boutique; The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel Gift Shop; The Island Trading Post; The Toychest Company; Thomas Kinkade Company; Timber Valley Rustic Furniture; Village Idiot; and Xcell Cell Phone Accessories.

Its many attractions include The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel; The Island Show Fountain; The Island Ropes Course; Mirror Maze; 7D Dark Ride Adventure; Arcade City; The Escape Game; Old Time Photo; The Island Express; Thunderdome; Funny Cars; Happy Swing; Lil’ Ribbits; The Flying Horse Carousel; Twist ‘N Shout; and Shooting Gallery.

The Island’s visitors have no shortage of great places to eat, thanks to its many restaurants and snack shops, including Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen; Margaritaville; Mellow Mushroom; Timberwood Grill; Dick’s Last Resort; Dudes Daiquiris; Poynor’s Pommes Frites; Auntie Anne’s; Cinnabon; The Sweet Shoppe of the South; The Fudgery; Island Yogurt; Sweet!; Yee Haw Snack Shack; The Island Creamery; Margaritaville Coffee; and Bill’s Lemonade.

For more information, visit The Island’s Web site at

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