Ring in the New Year, LaGrange Style

With arts and culture, outdoor adventures and world-class drinking spots, you’ll have a unique and laid-back New Year’s Eve celebration in LaGrange, Georgia!

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. To make the most of your stay, consider booking the Winter Wonderland Package. In addition to a one-night stay at Courtyard by Marriott, this offer includes two tickets to Sweetland On Ice and two tickets to Hills & Dales Estate.

Daytime Adventures


Discover Unique Glass Sculptures

Housed in an iconic 1800s jail building, LaGrange Art Museum features rotating exhibitions by renowned and local artists. The current exhibit, Fräbel Glass, is one you don’t want to miss! Discover a stunning collection of whimsical figures, snowflakes and contemporary pieces from Atlanta’s world-famous Fräbel Studio. LaGrange Art Museum closes at 1 pm on New Year’s Eve, so stop by early to catch a glimpse of these intricate glass sculptures.

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 the end of December, 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.

Photo by Kelsey Partin

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.

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 family-style 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.

Have a Drink

With an ever-growing rotation of craft beer and an array of creative cocktails, Wild Leap is a must-visit while in LaGrange! Until 8 pm, enjoy sipping on your drink of choice in their spacious courtyard. Pick up a Wild Leap Party Pack before you leave to help celebrate the big day! While there are three different options, they each include festive New Year’s Eve gear and Wild Leap beverages.

Nutwood Winery is known for its modern amenities and Southern charm. Spread out in the spacious tasting room or on the enclosed porch and enjoy crisp local wines like Nutwood Peach and Liechty’s Cabernet Franc. Their cafe also serves light bites that are perfect for sharing.

If you’re wanting a casual bar scene to ring in the new year at, our downtown has a worthy selection to choose from! Brickhouse Grille has a drink menu that features delicious cocktails, an extensive craft beer list as well as domestic on draft. At Main Street Pub, you’ll find an array of domestic beer and spirits ready to be served.

However you decide to end your night, we hope you have a happy New Year!

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