Celebrate the new year at Tennessee State Parks
Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2011 8:05 pm
Make plans now to ring in 2012 with a number of special New Year’s Eve celebrations at Tennessee State Parks inns and restaurants, including dinner buffets, holiday room discounts, music and dancing.
New Year’s Eve dinner will be served Saturday at Cumberland Mountain, Fall Creek Falls, Montgomery Bell, Paris Landing and Pickwick Landing state parks. This special dinner will include a variety of entrees, dessert and non-alcoholic sparkling beverages. Seating times and prices will vary by park, and reservations are encouraged. Fall Creek Falls, Montgomery Bell, Paris Landing and Pickwick Landing also will be offering a New Year’s Day Brunch as an additional holiday dining option.
In addition, the park inns at Fall Creek Falls, Montgomery Bell, Paris Landing and Pickwick Landing are offering special room packages. Details for individual park festivities in West Tennessee include:
• Ring in the New Year at Paris Landing State Park with the New Year’s Eve 2012 Celebration. Spend Saturday enjoying the beauty of Paris Landing State Park and as the sun sets, tour the festive light displays sponsored by groups in the local community.
Later that evening, guests can put on their dancing shoes and groove to the Syndicate of Soul band. Event tickets are $25 per person or $200 a table, with proceeds benefiting the Friends of Paris Landing. Tickets can be purchased at the downtown and Lake-area branches of the Foundation Bank, Fish Tale Lodge and the Paris Winery.
To make the evening even more special, take advantage of Paris Landing’s New Year’s Eve Dinner and Room Package. The $129 package includes one double-occupancy inn room for two, two New Year’s Eve dinner buffets and two New Year’s Day breakfast buffets.
The New Year’s Eve dinner buffet will be served Saturday from 4:30 to 9 p.m. and will include chef-carved beef brisket, sliced stuffed pork loin, fried shrimp, Southern-fried catfish, assorted vegetables, salads and desserts. The New Year’s Day breakfast buffet on Jan. 1 will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both buffets are open to the public, while tickets for the New Year’s Eve dance are sold separately. Call (800) 250-8614 or (731) 642-4311 for reservations or additional information.
“Moonlight and Magnolia” is the theme of Pickwick Landing State Park’s New Year’s Eve celebration on Saturday. A $250 couples’ package includes inn room accommodations, dinner, dancing and a midnight toast. Live entertainment provided by Magi, party favors and a delicious New Year’s Day Brunch will complete the festivities. Co-sponsored by Team Hardin County, formal attire requested. For more information and to make reservations, call (800) 552-3866 or (731) 925-8181.
An all-you-can-eat dinner buffet will be served at Pickwick Landing from 4:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, featuring roast beef, pork tenderloin, salad bar and a variety of vegetables, side items and desserts. On Sunday, the New Year’s Day breakfast buffet will include everything from country ham to roasted chicken and black-eyed peas for good luck.
For more information, visit www.tnstateparks.com.
Published in The Messenger 12.29.11
New Year's events, Tennessee State Parks