Spend New Years in the Great Smoky Mountains

Posted by David  
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Are you looking for something a little more out of the ordinary to do on New Year’s Eve? Tired of just sitting in front of the TV for Dick Clark’s Special and watching the ball drop? Well, if you’ll be in the Great Smoky Mountain area during New Year’s Eve then there’s an exciting opportunity for you to take advantage of. The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad posted this special on their Facebook page:

Ring in the New Year on board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad’s New Year’s Eve Gala. Enjoy a gourmet journey on board the train with an evening of dining, dancing and live musical entertainment, cash bar, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight (or sparkling cider), plus party favors for everyone!

The GSMR is New Year’s Eve Gala would be great for other that private time away with just you and the spouse or for a group of friends looking to have a great time. The route of the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad passes through fertile valleys, through a tunnel and across river gorges in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. It was truly be a majestic night.

Here’s a little more info on the train ride I took from the GSMR website:

This delightful mountain vacationland is like a nature conservancy in which small towns, rushing rivers, and ancient mountains reside. Railroad depots are located in three historic towns; Dillsboro (no current departures), a village of shops and crafts; Bryson City, located on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park; and Andrews (no current departures), a scenic valley in the Snowbird Mountains. All were founded in the 1800s and have retained some of their original character, adding to their historic charm.

So what do you think?