The Countdown: Plan Your New Year’s Celebration NOW!

Do you already have plans set for ringing in the New Year? While it’s not exactly an afterthought, making plans for New Year’s Eve often gets stuck in between organizing Thanksgiving dinner and shopping for last-minute holiday gifts. Don’t let this year end by flipping channels to find the best coverage of the ball dropping in Times Square. Before you do anything else related to the holidays, plan your New Year’s celebration. We’ve planned a whole season of winter fun and invite you to join us! Here are just a few highlights of the upcoming New Year’s celebrations at Callaway Resort & Gardens.

Fantasy in Lights

If you love festive outdoor celebrations and New Year’s Eve revelry all wrapped up in one glittery package, don’t miss out on this unique event. Whether you’re celebrating with friends or looking for a way to welcome the New Year with family, Fantasy in Lights has something for everyone! From November 15, 2019, through January 4, 2020, millions of twinkling lights create an enchanting nighttime view of the Gardens you won’t see any other time of year. Bring the kids each weekend in December and share breakfast with Rudolph, Frosty, and a host of other holiday characters. What a wonderful way to start your New Year celebrations early!

Welcome to a Dining and Dancing Extravaganza

You can’t ring in the New Year without food and dancing. You just can’t! Make your reservations today for the New Year’s Eve Surf and Turf Buffet. Bring the entire family for dinner, and don’t forget to sample the desserts. Looking for a relaxing dinner for two followed by dancing in the New Year? Dinner starts at 7:00 p.m., and your reservations include the Ball Drop Watch and our signature fireworks show at Robin Lake Beach. Turn New Year’s Eve into a weekend getaway and book accommodations in the resort’s Lodge and Spa.

Do Not Miss the Fireworks

Speaking of fireworks, Callaway Resort & Gardens has something special planned for New Year’s Eve. Have double the fun when you reserve your spot at Fireworks & Fantasy! At dusk, enjoy a trolley ride through Fantasy in Lights and afterward, head over to Robin Lake Beach for food, games, music, and of course, fireworks! New Year’s Eve is one reason we’re known as the top vacation destination near Atlanta.

Champagne Glasses

The Happiest Time of the New Year

Who doesn’t love a sleepover? Your New Year’s celebration won’t be complete without a night or two at the Lodge and Spa. We’ve created a welcoming retreat with refrigerators, coffee makers, and WiFi in every room and suite. If you’re planning a New Year’s vacation getaway near Atlanta for a larger group of family or friends, a home-away-from-home is waiting for you in one of the signature Cottages or Villas. Fully appointed kitchens and cozy living spaces make the perfect place to enjoy the holiday. After the celebrations, cozy up in front of your fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate or a hot toddy.

It’s never too early to make reservations for New Year’s Eve celebrations. Most of our signature events sell out quickly! Don’t miss out on the most exciting evening of the year. Book your winter or New Year’s getaway today at Callaway Resort & Gardens! Let the countdown to the New Year begin!


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Beach & Water Sports

Swimming, water skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing on Robin Lake

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TreeTop Adventure

Climb and zip through the trees on this fun forest course

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Butterfly Center

Meet over 1,000 colorful butterflies face-to-face

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Birds of Prey Shows

Discover the strength, speed, and beauty of these magnificent creatures

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Hiking & Biking Trails

Explore Callaway’s 2,500 acres by foot or by bicycle

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The Gardens

Drink in the beauty of azaleas, hydrangeas, and other woodland wonders

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Fantasy In Lights

One of National Geographic’s Top 10 Holiday Light Displays

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Summer Family Adventure

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Enjoy mouthwatering, chef-prepared cuisine at an array of restaurants

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Balloon Festival

Watch beautiful balloons aglow at this annual event

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Symphony on the Sand

A night beneath the stars with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

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Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard

Tournament for the greatest athletes in competitive watersports

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Some of the best lake fishing in the southeastern United States

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