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New Years Eve Gala at Lake Lanier Islands Resort!

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

How are you ringing in the New Year?? We’re celebrating it in a grand old fashion here at Lake Lanier, and we want you to come celebrate with us!! This New Year’s Eve, experience luxurious overnight accommodations, and enjoy free admission to Magical Nights of Lights, a fantastical reception, a delightful four-course dinner (how Gatsbian!), a slammin’ party with a live band playing your favorite 70s & 80s dance hits, a high-class Champagne toast and breakfast on New Year’s Day until 1pm! Is there any reason not to come and carouse at our Grand Ballroom when the Peach drops? We submit that there is not.

Check out some of the details below:

Band Info:

Carl Testa will open the evening with music while you dine.

Headliner: FORTE will crank up the evening with your favorite 70′s and 80′s dance hits.

BullFrogs will also have DJ Steve Powers on New Year’s Eve.

Plated Dinner Menu:

***1st Course***
You’ll be grabbing the nearest spoon when the crab and brie bisque hits the table. On a cold winter night, nothing will warm you up both literally and figuratively more than this tasty appetizer.

***2nd Course***
Salad, of course, for the second course! But this isn’t a fast food joint, and even our salads are classy. Grab a fork and lay into arugula and baby oak leaf with shaved fennel, roasted apples and balsamic-bleu cheese vinaigrette. You won’t be sorry.

***Intermezzo***
You’ll need to cleanse your palette after the sweet taste of crab and arugula, and there’s nothing tastier than our blood orange sorbet with Grand Marnier-infused berries! We’re licking our lips just thinking about it!

***3rd Course***
For your main dish, our chefs have prepared a pan-seared filet of Angus beef paired with stuffed Legacy lobster tailPinot Noir glace and béarnaise, with a petite vegetable mélange and truffled gratin potato. If you can even move after this dish, you’ll be excited to see what we have lined up for dessert!

***4th Course***
We were being pretty serious about the “being able to move” bit, so we kept dessert light and refreshing. Try our friandise served “family style,” including miniature  French pastries, truffles, macaroons and dipped berries. Somehow we’re able to get these out of the kitchen and to our guests without eating them. It’s a true Christmas miracle if you ask us, because that’s how tasty everything is!

If you’d like to look into booking the best New Year’s Eve Party you’ll ever go to, click here! Do it. You know you want to.

If you have any questions about the evening, please call (770) 945-8787.

Come Skate with the Gwinnett Gladiators at Lake Lanier Islands!

Monday, December 16th, 2013

FINALLY! A reason to cheer!

The Gwinnett Gladiators are gliding onto Lake Lanier Islands and YOU’RE invited to come hang out for the afternoon!

On Monday, December 23 from 2-4 pm, your favorite and only local professional hockey team will be at Lake Lanier Islands, skating and showing off their innumerable skills at the Holiday Village Ice Rink! Aside from the fact that these guys are super fun to hang out with, you’ll want to come for a couple other reasons too!! You’ll be able to register for PRIZES, including tickets to a future Glads game! You’ll get to skate around with Maximus, the Glads loyal mascot! You’ll get to improve your own skating skills as the Glads put on demonstrations!

Plus, that day only from 11am to 4pm, you’ll receive FREE gate admission by showing a ticket stub from any Gladiators game! If that’s not a reason to celebrate, we don’t know what is!!

So come hang out with your Gwinnett Gladiators on MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, and maybe go see the lights afterward!

 

 
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Publix Weekend at Magical Nights of Lights!

Friday, December 13th, 2013

This weekend Magical Nights of Lights is sponsored by Publix!! And that means we’ve got some special treats lined up for you! The first 200 cars through the front gate ON BOTH NIGHTS will get a gift card to Publix, where shopping is a pleasure!! Then, on Saturday, we’ll be hosting a Day Skating Party from 11am-4pm. Only $12 per person (includes skates) for UNLIMITED skating!! $10 gate fee per carload applies during day skate hours (11 am – 4pm). At 4 pm, gate pricing changes to Magical Nights of Lights pricing. Holiday House opens at 5 pm.

Be sure to pack the car and head to the lake early so you can be one of the first 200 cars in on Friday and Saturday!!

Ice Skating at Magical Nights of Lights!

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

We are having SO MUCH FUN ice skating this year at Holiday Village! You should definitely plan to come out because there are so few places in and around Atlanta for you to enjoy one of the best holiday activities that can be found! We’ve got events going on all season, like skate parties with your favorite radio djs, and you can even come out and skate with the Gwinnett Gladiators!

Bring your friends and family to ice skate at our Verizon Wireless Ice Skating Rink during the holidays!

Only $12 per person (includes skates) for UNLIMITED skating that day. What a deal!

$10 gate fee per carload applies during day skate hours (11 am – 4pm).

*At 4 pm, gate pricing changes to Magical Nights of Lights pricing. Holiday House opens at 5 pm.

Check out our schedule of Skating Events below:

SKATE PARTY WITH KICKS 101.5 & TUG

DateFriday, November 22

SKATE NIGHT WITH 94.9 THE BULL WITH KRISTEN GATES

DateSaturday, November 23
Saturday, November 30
Sunday, December 15
Monday, December 23

SKATE EXHIBITION AND LESSONS WITH THE ATLANTA ICEFORUM SKATING ACADEMY

DateNovember 23rd

SKATE NIGHT WITH THE GWINNETT GLADIATORS

DateMonday, December 23

Chick-fil-A Weekend at Magical Nights of Lights!!

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Hey folks! This weekend is going to be really super special here at Lake Lanier Islands Resort. Chick-fil-A is sponsoring the weekend shenanigans and boy, do they have some great stuff lined up! First of all, the first 200 cars through the gate each night (December 6, 7 & 8) will be receiving a special surprise from those lovable cows, who have taken over some of our golf carts and are running amok all over the Islands!! So be on the look out for them and be sure to wave hello when you see one drive by, they might just stop and give you a great Christmas present! There will also be day skating parties on Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th! Skip the SEC championship game because if Georgia’s not in it, it doesn’t matter, and come hang out on the ice with us instead! Only $12 per person (includes skates) for UNLIMITED skating that day. What a deal! In addition, if you come early to our skate parties, our normal gate fee of only $10 applies until 4pm, when it goes up to the Magical Nights of Lights gate fee of $60! So if you come early to skate, you’re going to save $50!!

Give Back Thursdays at Lake Lanier Islands

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Give Back Thursdays are back at Lake Lanier Islands in time for Magical Nights of Lights! We’re looking for donations again this holiday season, so help spread the cheer and bring bags full of donations for Goodwill to Magical Nights of Lights on Giveback Thursday and you’ll receive ½ off the Unlimited Carnival wristband at the Holiday Village. Limit 2 per carload.

The view from the top of The Flying Dutchman

Holiday Village at Magical Nights of Lights!!

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

If you’re looking for a Christmas store with so much more, then Holiday Village is your best bet. With hundreds of Christmas ornaments from classic balls and bells to event-specific “baby’s first” and “newlyweds” to stuffed animals and cheerful elves, you won’t find a better selection of gifts for the season anywhere in Georgia!

When you walk in to Holiday House, the smell of delicious goodies like Bavarian nuts and peppermint brittle permeate the air.

You can turn to your right and sit with Santa, or keep walking and snag a stick of marshmallows for roasting from Dasher’s Diner. Dasher’s also has a great selection of carnival classics, including funnel cakes, burgers, pizza and more! Keep following the circle and you’ll see the light-up ornament section, where everything blinks and flickers and spins and whirls!

Shake up the snow globes and mosey over to the personalization station to get your name on one of our adorable keepsake ornaments.

After you’ve given your names to the attendants, and made sure you spelled everything right, follow the sound of the cheerfully charming young woman telling you about next year’s big new thing: Winter Experience! Right in front of the tv with the commercial is the check-out counter for Holiday House! Say a big hello to the elves working there before checking out the rest of the House and all the amazing displays! You can also purchase tickets to the Canopy Tours Zip Line Express Tour, which is a really amazing and unique opportunity!

Now food, ornaments, and Santa Claus are fantastic for a Christmas store, but Holiday Village is so much more than that! Just outside Holiday House are two giant fire pits where you can roast those marshmallows to a flaming stick of gooey heaven while watching the lights dance to the music!

Once you’re done with your marshmallows, zip on over to the Christmas Carnival and try to keep those marshmallows where they belong as you spin in the air on the Flying Dutchman and the Ferris Wheel!