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Adults, kids can ring in new year lakeside at Lanier Islands
Music, dancing and buffet to welcome 2016
Lanier Islands will host adult- and kid-friendly New Year’s Eve celebrations Dec. 31 in the Legacy Lodge.

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Lanier Islands will kick off the new year in style with a party for the youngest and oldest visitors to the resort in Buford.

Hosted in the grand ballroom of the Legacy Lodge, the New Year’s Eve Celebration will have a dinner buffet, open bar and live music by Atlanta band, Banks & Shane.

Dancing will continue throughout the evening with party favors and a Champagne toast at midnight.

For guests who are staying at Lanier Islands, they will have access to a special New Year’s Day brunch. Packages start at $459 with event gratuities and taxes included.

Accommodations taxes and fee are not included.

Parents and their children will not be left out, either. The resort will be host to a special New Year’s Eve Kids Night Out. As an extension of the resort’s Legacy Kids Program, parents may drop off their children with hosts and hostesses for an evening, complete with dinner, games and entertainment. One child’s participation is included in Lanier Islands New Year’s Eve Celebration accommodation package. Additional children may enter for $50 per child.

Children will stay in their parents’ room that evening at no additional charge. Reservations for Kids Night Out must be made in advance to ensure space is available.

“It’s an amazing way for couples and families to ring in 2016,” said Cindy Wahl, director of marketing for Lanier Islands. “Adults will have their party on one end of the Lodge, the kiddos will be on the other and everyone will have a blast.”

After brunch, guests may head to LanierWorld to experience the wild speed slides, snow play zones, triple racing zip lines, Bubble Skating Rink and games such as the new Knockerball and Lakeside Links Miniature Golf.

Reservations for the New Year’s Eve Celebration Package at Lanier Islands can be made at or by calling 770-945-8787.