NYE fireworks set for Gatlinburg Space Needle

5:10 PM, Dec 27, 2012   |    comments
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Colorful pyrotechnics will shoot off the Gatlinburg Space Needle after the city's New Years Eve ball drops more than 250 feet to the ground.

"The fireworks shoot sideways.  You're up high enough that you can do that.  We have a waterfall from this area right here.  Then you go up on the roof and we have another show up there," George Hawkins with the City of Gatlinburg showed 10News during an interview in the space needle Thursday.

The city hires PYRO SHOWS out of LaFollette, Tenn. to design and install the pyrotechnics.  Ensuring safety to the 60,000 people who usually attend the display, Hawkins said the explosives on the needle are similar to indoor pyrotechnics used inside coliseums.

Crowds will gather at the base of the space needle late Monday night, December 31.  The ball will drop at midnight.

You can learn more information about the New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Firework Show on the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau website.


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