Ringing in the Holidays, LaGrange Style

The winter season is kicking off and LaGrange is in full swing with holiday cheer!

LaGrange loves the holidays and it shows! It’s not surprising that LaGrange was recognized as “one of eight small Georgia towns that do Christmas right.” Here are just some of the ways this enchanting Southern town will show you a Christmas to remember.

Hills & Dales Estate

Hills & Dales Estate is always worth a visit but even more so when it’s all decked out for the holidays! Admire the elegant Christmas tree decorated to reflect the 1940s as you’re serenaded by classic Christmas melodies. An abundance of fresh flowers and fragrant Fraser fir decorations adorn the impressive interior. Holiday tours are available from December 4 through December 31, from 10am to 5pm.

Sweetland On Ice

If it doesn’t feel like Christmas to you unless it’s cold out, have an ice day at Sweetland on Ice! Sweetland Amphitheatre is transformed for the season into a 5,500 square-foot open-air ice rink.

Skates are available to rent and there’s yummy hot cocoa, too—all under the tent! Plus, there’s just something zen about watching the Zamboni. It’s open until February 15 so you’ll have lots of time to practice your triple axel.

Winter Wonderland Package

Right downtown in the heart of the action, Courtyard by Marriott LaGrange is offering an exclusive Winter Wonderland package through February 15, 2021, that makes planning your getaway to LaGrange stress-free.

The all-in-one Winter Wonderland package includes a one-night stay at the Courtyard by Marriott LaGrange, 2 tickets to Hills & Dales Estate and 2 tickets to Sweetland On Ice. For $129 per night*, this package guarantees the winter escapade to LaGrange you and your crew are searching for—minus the planning, the rushing, the defeated “We’ll have to do that next time,” statements.

With this package, you and your crew will feel like you’ve stepped into a classic Christmas story, without the worry of missing out on what makes this town such a special Winter Wonderland.

*This special holiday offer is subject to availability. Select dates between November 20, 2020 – February 15, 2021 may be excluded.

Great Wolf Lodge

What goes with winter? Snow! Great Wolf Lodge welcomes you and your family to Snowland during this most wonderful time of the year. Enjoy all the wonders of a Great Wolf getaway with fun seasonal activities and an always-perfect 84-degree water park. Kids will love the visits with Santa, Snowflake story time, Snowball family dance parties, Snowland yoga tails, grab ‘n go arts and crafts and much more.

Biblical History Center

Last but certainly not least, LaGrange is the place to embrace the spirit of the season at Biblical History Center. Experience the history of the first Christmas with a Follow the Shepherd Walk, a special, guided tour tracing the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem, using a historical and archaeological replica.

Afterward, fully immerse yourself in ancient middle-eastern culture with a biblical meal! The Biblical Meal is a four-course meal consisting of 15 different food items, including soup, salad, fruit, main course, dessert and beverages (grape juice, water or wine). Your guide will explain ancient meal practices, including Passover and the Last Supper, and the setting of the table for reconciliation. These special tours are offered daily during the month of December, however reservations are required so plan your visit now.

Bonus Events

A true holiday classic is The Nutcracker ballet. Hosted by Lafayette Society for Performing Arts, introduce the aspiring dancer in your family to this cherished production and the triumphant return of the Lafayette Ballet Company, December 3 – 6.

The beloved annual Children’s Christmas Celebration at Hills & Dales happens on December 12 this year with a little socially-distanced twist. Kids will receive complimentary gingerbread house kits curbside at the Visitors Center, while supplies last.

The gingerbread house workshop is a popular family tradition at Hills & Dales Estate.

If you’re looking for an extra special way to ring in the new year, Hills & Dales is hosting a special seven-course dinner and wine tasting in the greenhouse on New Year’s Eve. Each course is artfully prepared by C’Son’s Chef Devin White and features a Grand Cru wine pairing from the Chablis region of France chosen by Beacon’s Chase Hudson, who happens to be a great grandson of the Callaways. For details, email info@hillsanddales.org

Happy Holidays to everyone from your friends in LaGrange, Georgia!

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