At least three ball drops are scheduled for the East Tennessee area


(WBIR - Knoxville, Tenn.)

Gatlinburg NYE:

Gatlinburg is preparing for the city's 26th Annual New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show. Leading up to midnight, there will be free music and entertainment in the parking lot adjacent to the Gatlinburg Convention Center (near the Space Needle). Actress Rachel Grant will host "Witness The Impossible," a Las Vegas style stage show beginning at 11:00 p.m. Superhuman Chad Netherland and Mentalist Bill Gladwell hope to amaze the audience. At the stroke of midnight on December 31, 2013, fireworks will blast off the rooftop of the 400-foot tall Space Needle with choreographed music and synchronized LED lights on the tower. The event is free to the public.

Pigeon Forge NYE:

The new Island In Pigeon Forge is welcoming it's first full year of operation in style. From 8:00 p.m. to midnight, celebrate the Grand Opening of the island's $3,000,000 show fountains, enjoy live music, ball drop and fireworks. The event is free to the public. However, learn more about the island's NYE VIP packages here.

Knoxville NYE:

Energy will start forming in Downtown Knoxville's Market Square district around 11:00 p.m. New Year's Eve. Music on the Square will begin at 11:00 p.m., with a big screen showing events from 2013. The countdown begins at 11:59 p.m. near the Market Square stage ending with a ball drop and fireworks. The event is free to the public.

Tennessee Theatre NYE:

If you prefer a heated room and great music, New Year's Eve with The Dirty Guv'nahs may be for you. The Knoxville's own six piece rock n' roll collective will take the stage at the Tennessee Theatre in Downtown Knoxville at 8:00 p.m. New Year's Eve night. Tickets are $32 plus service fees. Learn more on the Tennessee Theatre's website.

Sidesplitters NYE:

Funny man Spanky Brown will bring down the house NYE night at Sidesplitters Comedy Club in West Knoxville. Brown will take the stage for two performances, 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Both shows include a New Years countdown, champagne and more. Learn more about tickets and offers on the comedy club's website.