It’s time to watch the ball drop, scarf down the remaining holiday cookies, and make those well-intentioned resolutions. Rather than crashing out on your couch before the clock strikes midnight, make big plans to ring in 2022 in Alpharetta, Georgia. Round up the entire family to make a weekend of it by staying and playing in Alpharetta this New Year’s Eve!
Here are just a few of the can’t-miss ways to usher in 2022 in Alpharetta:
Kid-Friendly Revelry at The Hotel at Avalon
For those with little ones who can’t hang until midnight, get the party started early at Avalon’s annual Noon Year’s Eve party at the ultra-luxe Hotel at Avalon. From 10 am to 1 pm, New Year’s gets handled with kid gloves in the best ways possible with live music from DJ Willy Wow, face painting, crafts, and a special countdown to Noon when a giant balloon drop will welcome in the New Year! The kid-centric NYE event will feature face painting, New Year’s activities, complimentary cotton candy and popcorn, a total Insta-worthy donut wall, and photo opportunities in a Noon Year’s Eve photo booth and balloon wall. And since it’s simply not a New Year’s Eve celebration without a little bubbly, your littles will be treated to a kids-only bubbly bar with sparking juices! For thirsty moms and dads, mimosas and other adult beverages will also be available for purchase (hey, we get it!). Avalon’s Noon Year’s Eve is sure to be an afternoon of fun for the whole crew.
Skating Into the New Year
The holiday spirit runs all the way through the month of January thanks to one of Alpharetta’s most time-honored and treasured local traditions, Avalon on Ice. This iconic Rockefeller-inspired ice-skating rink is situated in the heart of Avalon, available to all ages for winter wonderland merriment. On New Year’s Eve, Avalon on Ice is open from 10 am to 10 pm, providing ample opportunity for you to channel your inner Michelle Kwan while your little ones exhaust some serious post-Christmas energy. As a bonus, you’ll be in the midst of Avalon’s incredible array of 60+ retailers and more than a dozen local, chef-driven restaurants. Talk about doing the most!
Have a Wild Time with Dinosaurs
As the end of the year approaches, we often find ourselves looking back. But what about going WAY back—like, back to prehistoric times? Dinosaurs have invaded North Point Mall, and your kids are going to love the globetrotting expedition that awaits them with Dino Safari…A Walk Thru Adventure! You and your family will have an all-access Jurassic passport to experience the thrill of being up close and personal with over 30 moving dinosaurs on a walk-through safari! Along the trek, earthquakes might erupt, dinosaurs may duke it out, and your family could even have to save a baby dinosaur’s life! Equal parts exciting and educational, this limited engagement experience will allow your children to learn how dinosaurs evolved over time, where they lived, and the vast discoveries paleontologists have made about how these storied creatures ate, moved, and behaved. Dino Safari features fossils, a Sauropod Slide, Dig Pit, interactive games, cutting-edge research, and tons of advanced animatronic dinosaurs. The past meets the future with this out-of-the-box way to spend New Year’s Eve with your curious kiddos.
Party with Publix Aprons Cooking School
True celebrating requires truly delicious food. After all, what kind of party doesn’t have good snacks? Fill up big before the countdown to midnight with Publix Aprons Cooking School’s New Year’s Eve Celebration, a demonstration-style cooking where you’ll be treated like the guest of honor as Publix Aprons pro chefs walk you through a mélange of epic epicurean delights. This 18-and-up culinary celebration will feature a decadent menu of Ricotta & Spinach Ravioli with Lobster, Brown Butter, Tarragon & Chorizo Crumbs; Hoppin’ John Soup with Cornbread and Whipped Hot Honey Butter; Garlic and Herb-Crusted Prime Rib with Whipped Horseradish-Peppercorn Cream; Gruyere Gratin and Haricot Verts, and a grand finale of Champagne-Poached Pears with Chocolate Crème Anglaise and Pistachios. Perfect wine pairings will also be provided to keep the party going strong! This event kicks off at 5 pm on Dec. 31 and reservations are first come, first served. Be sure to book one of the many Alpharetta hotels so you’ll have a cozy place to relax for a bit after you’ve treated yourself to the multi-course New Year’s Eve gastronomic extravaganza. Fill up, rest up, and then continue on with the carousing!
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