As the year draws to a close, LaGrange, Georgia emerges as the ultimate destination for your New Year’s Eve weekend celebration. LaGrange offers a vibrant tapestry of attractions and dining experiences, making it the perfect canvas for creating lasting memories
Stay in Historic Downtown LaGrange
Courtyard by Marriott is the basecamp to your New Year’s Eve adventure! The convenient downtown location puts you within a short walk of countless LaGrange attractions and restaurants. Other great options for lodging include Great Wolf Lodge, Home2Suites, or one of LaGrange’s beautiful short-term home rentals!
Tour historic Hills & Dales Estate
Featuring a grand Italian style-villa home and one of the best preserved 19th century gardens in the country, Hills & Dales Estate is a treat for all visitors! Until December 30, the estate is decked out in holiday decorations complete with fresh greenery and a vintage-style, tinsel-laden Christmas tree.
The gardens at Hills & Dales Estate has something new blooming year-round. While wandering the expansive property, you’ll come across winterberry, poinsettias and nandina.
Skate the afternoon away
Each year, The Great Lawn at Sweetland Amphitheatre transforms into Sweetland On Ice. This covered outdoor ice skating rink is a fun outing for beginners and pros alike! When you’re not gliding around the 5,500 square foot rink, you can enjoy tasty concessions and outdoor seating complete with fire pits to keep you warm.
Refuel with a bite for lunch
Karvelas Pizza Co. features a casual yet hip atmosphere in downtown LaGrange. Here you’ll find some of the best wings and pizza in the state! Their menu features specialty pies like The Lafayette, The Flying Buffalo and Great White Garlic. Add wings to your order and try out a unique handcrafted sauce like Joey’s Tennessee Whiskey or Manny’s Carolina Mustard. Plenty of tv’s also make Karvela’s the perfect spot to catch your favorite team’s bowl game – or check out other great LaGrange spots to catch the big game.
Beacon Brewing Co. serves up Southern cuisine with an Asian twist and brews unique Bavarian-style beer. The flavorful variety of tacos, sliders, ramen bowls, yakisoba and chicken wings will make for a difficult decision.
When the Sun Sets
Treat yourself to a mouthwatering dinner
Located on Main Street in downtown LaGrange, Mare Sol serves a Mediterranean American menu featuring shrimp and grits, whole sea bass, gyros and Mediterranean mussels. Pair your meal with a drink from their extensive list of cocktails, wine and beer.
Fill up on hearty Italian classics like manicotti, pescatore and eggplant rollatini at Venucci. This old-school Italian restaurant is famous for its generous portions and made from scratch desserts.
Take a stroll downtown
Our charming downtown is especially picturesque at night. Lafayette Square sparkles with lights that drape from the trees and the fountain shines with spotlights on the statue of Marquis de Lafayette. Down on Main Street, lights are streamed across illuminating the entire road.
Ring in the New Year with a party!
Wild Leap Brew Co.
Known for throwing some of the best events around, Wild Leap’s annual New Years Eve bash is back for 2023! Don’t miss this upscale evening full of delicious craft beer and festive fun. Food trucks and a live DJ pair perfectly with one-night-only cocktails and beers, setting the stage for a festive start to 2024!
Beacon Brewing Co.
Across town, Beacon Brewing Co. will be hosting an event of their own with New Years Eve karaoke that is sure to rock long into the night. Enjoy a celebratory champagne toast at the stroke of midnight, plus all of the incredible beers and food that Beacon is well-known for.
However you decide to end your night, we hope you have a happy and safe New Year!