The Top Southern Cities to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Where Will You Celebrate the New Year?

Are you feeling a little “bah humbug” about your plans to ring in the New Year? Are you tired of those hotel ballroom parties with the same old food and party bags? Or perhaps you’ve spent the last several New Year’s Eves at home watching the ball drop on T.V. and wishing you had planned something a little more special. It’s not too late to plan a weekend getaway in Georgia that will help you experience a wonderful beginning to 2018.

It’s a Southern Thing

Nothing compares to Southern New Year’s Eve celebrations! There’s something special about spending time near Atlanta, GA, during the holidays. Whether you’re a foodie, an antique collector, or just want to enjoy time with loved ones, there is something here for everyone to enjoy. It doesn’t matter which city you visit; our unique Southern kindness and charm will warm your heart. Places to stay in Georgia are limitless and you’re sure to find one that fits your personality and budget.

Looking for Romance?

If you’re celebrating the New Year with someone special, consider visiting the Pine Mountain area. Known as the gateway to the beautiful Callaway Resort & Gardens, Pine Mountain has restaurants for every appetite and unique shops where you can peruse everything from antiques to handmade treasures. You’ll also be near places where you can enjoy nature and exciting cultural sites. You’ll play all day on one of the serene nature trails and then retreat for an evening of relaxation at a romantic Georgia resort. Explore the many vacation packages Georgia resort, Callaway Resort & Gardens has to offer couples who are looking to celebrate the New Year.

Lights, Lights, Lights!

One of the most popular events of the holiday season in the Pine Mountain, GA, area is the Fantasy In Lights at Callaway Resort & Gardens. What could be more romantic than gazing at sparkling holiday lights shimmering through the trees? Love is in the air when you take a drive through an Enchanted Forest where the trees are draped in twinkling lights. If you’re planning to celebrate the New Year with family, Fantasy In Lights is the perfect event. Listed as one of National Geographic’s Top 10 light displays, Fantasy In Lights will charm old and young alike. It’s especially fun for the kids is when they get to meet the holiday characters close-up.

Celebrate the New Year!

One of the signature events at Callaway Resort & Gardens is Fantasy and Fireworks. What a wonderful way to spend the last day of 2017 and the first day of 2018! During the day explore the Gardens or wander through the shops in Pine Mountain, GA. At dusk, enjoy the excitement of Fantasy In Lights. Finish off 2017 by enjoying the countdown to midnight with live music and fireworks. Your New Year’s Eve overnight package stay in the Lodge and Spa includes tickets to Fantasy In Lights, live entertainment, fireworks, and even admission to the Gardens.

The Perfect Getaway

If you’re looking for that special place to ring out the old and ring in the New Year, you won’t be disappointed with your weekend getaway in Georgia. The tastefully appointed rooms with inspiring views of nature combined with luxurious spa treatments make the Lodge & Spa at Callaway the place to celebrate the end of the traditional holiday season. Imagine playing all day in the Pine Mountain, GA, area, which is close to Atlanta. Walk through town browsing for treasures. Stop by a café for coffee or a cup of hot cocoa. If you’re in the mood for something more substantial, there are plenty of restaurants to choose to satisfy your appetite. The winter season is the perfect time of year to explore the Gardens when the holly is in bloom and pine needles cover the pathways. Come back to your room at the Lodge for a quick nap. Afterward, head over to the spa for a massage or natural body treatment. Let the staff pamper you so you’ll be ready to celebrate the New Year. Don’t wait to book your weekend getaway at Callaway Resort & Gardens today!


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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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Balloon Festival

Watch beautiful balloons aglow or enjoy your own tethered balloon ride

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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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