Celebrate the new year at Tennessee state parks

Celebrate the new year at Tennessee state parks

Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012 8:00 pm

Make plans now to ring in 2013 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 Dec. 31 at Paris Landing and Pickwick Landing state parks. This special dinner will include a variety of entrees, dessert and a select variety of beers, wines and champagne. Seating times and prices will vary by park and reservations are encouraged.
Ring in the New Year at Paris Landing State Park with a New Year’s Eve 2013 Celebration! Spend Dec. 31 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 Dec. 31 from 4:30 to 8:30 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 3 p.m. Both buffets are open to the public. For the dinner buffet, the price is $15.95 per person plus drink and tax; for the breakfast buffet, the price is $7.95 per person plus drink and tax. Tickets for the New Year’s Eve dance can also be purchased separately. Please contact (800) 250-8614 or (731) 642-4311 for reservations or additional information.
“Wanted: Cowboys & Cowgirls for Pickwick Posse” is the theme of Pickwick Landing State Park’s New Year’s Eve Celebration on Dec. 31.  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, western wear attire is 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 Dec. 31, featuring roast beef, pork tenderloin, salad bar and a variety of vegetables, side items and desserts. The price, if purchased separately, is $17.95 per person plus tax and gratuity. On Jan. 1, the New Year’s Day breakfast buffet will include everything from country ham to roasted chicken and black-eye peas for good luck!  The price for the breakfast buffet is $10.95 per person plus drink and tax.
Tennessee State Parks will also sponsor free, guided hikes on New Year’s Day in commemoration of its 75th anniversary.
Each state park will host its own special hike in the first few days of the New Year and detailed information will be released in the coming week.   Published in The WCP 12.27.12

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