• New Years Eve at Deer Ridge

    Deer Ridge Mountain Resort celebrates New Year’s Eve in style. We offer our guests complimentary food, a band, and a toast to welcome in the new year. Enjoy the Smoky Mountain area during the day and then you can return to your Smoky Mountain home at Deer Ridge for a safe and fun family celebration.

    Our private lounge hours for the end of this Holiday Season are:

    We will be open Dec.23rd from 4:00 – 9:00pm.
    We will be open the 26th to the 30th from 4:00 – 9:00 pm.
    And on New Year’s Eve, 4:00 to Midnight, cash bar for drinks only, no food will be served in the lounge.

    Cash bar for drinks only. There will be complimentary food from 9:00PM to midnight.

    Come ring in the New Year at the top of the world with Deer Ridge!

  • Veteran’s Day Celebration in Downtown Gatlinburg

    Gatlinburg is celebrating Veteran’s Day with a proper tribute at Ripley’s Aquarium in the Smokies:

    From their website:

    Gatlinburg is formally honoring the valiant men and women who have served and are currently serving our country during this year’s Veterans Day Celebration on November 11 at 11:00 a.m. at the Plaza at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Day National Committee recognizes the ceremony, now in its 18th year, as an official Regional Site for the Observance of Veterans Day. The event is free to the public and will feature Major General Terry M. “Max” Haston as a keynote speaker.

    The event will feature musical entertainment by the Gatlinburg-Pittman High School Band and distinguished vocalists Lakieta Bagwell-Graves, who will perform the National Anthem. Likewise, special presentations will be made by the Gatlinburg Boy Scout Troop 111, Girl Scout Troop 20648, and Wings to Soar, which will commemorate the occasion with a demonstration of an American Bald Eagle. Gatlinburg Police Department Captain Jim Maples, a Vietnam veteran, will also present the POW-MIA Table/Invocation. This year the Master of Ceremonies will be WVLT anchor Alan Williams.”

    You can read the full press release at https://www.gatlinburg.com/event/veterans-day-celebration/.