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Celebrate the New Year at Tennessee State Parks

Tennessee State ParksNashville, TN – Make plans now to ring in 2012 with a number of special New Year’s Eve celebrations at Tennessee State Parks inns and restaurants, including dinner buffets, holiday room discounts, music and dancing!

New Year’s Eve dinner will be served December 31st at Cumberland Mountain, Fall Creek Falls, Montgomery Bell, Paris Landing and Pickwick Landing state parks. This special dinner will include a variety of entrees, dessert and non-alcoholic sparkling beverages. Seating times and prices will vary by park, and reservations are encouraged.

Fall Creek Falls, Montgomery Bell, Paris Landing and Pickwick Landing also will be offering a New Year’s Day Brunch as an additional holiday dining option.

In addition, the park inns at Fall Creek Falls, Montgomery Bell, Paris Landing and Pickwick Landing are offering special room packages for the holiday. Details for individual park festivities across the state include:

Cumberland Mountain State Park

Cumberland Mountain will serve its Traditional Southern Smoked Rib Buffet on December 31st, for lunch from 11:00am to 2:30pm and for dinner from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. The buffet will feature smoked pork ribs, pulled pork with BBQ, real mashed potatoes with roast beef and gravy, home-style baked beans, seasoned turnip greens and delicious creamed-style corn; and for dessert, cobblers and homemade cakes – just to name a few! Please contact Cumberland Mountain State Park for additional information at 931.484.7186.

Fall Creek Falls State Park

New Year’s on the Mountain has become a tradition at Fall Creek Falls and will be held December 31st through January 1st. The New Year’s Eve all-you-can-eat buffet will be served from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. Children ages 5 to 12 pay only half price and children four and under can eat at no charge, both with an adult buffet (prices do not include beverage, tax or gratuity).  The buffet will feature chef-carved prime rib, Southern-fried chicken, BBQ ribs, fried and marinated Gulf shrimp – in addition to assorted vegetables and salads and the park’s famous dessert bar. A New Year’s Day Brunch will be served from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

The Inn at Fall Creek Falls also is offering a special New Year’s on the Mountain Package for only $75.99 for a standard room.  Enjoy the beauty of the Cumberland Mountains with great food and a romantic backdrop. The package includes a one-night stay in a standard room, a special New Year’s Day Brunch and gift basket. A 2:00pm checkout time will be offered for late-night revelers. All rooms are subject to availability and reservations are required.  Contact the park directly at 800.250.8610 for additional information and reservations.

Montgomery Bell State Park

Montgomery Bell State Park is offering two great New Year’s Eve packages. For those wishing to ring in the New Year in an intimate environment, Montgomery Bell is offering two special inn packages. For only $105.00 (including taxes and gratuity) Package #1 includes an inn room, a New Year’s Eve candlelight dinner for two, a special room gift and a 2:00pm checkout. For an additional $30.00, Package #2 includes all of the above in addition to a New Year’s Day brunch for two.

Dinner will be served at Montgomery Bell December 31st from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and will include several four-course menu choices – such as shrimp cocktail, delicious salads, ribeye, grilled salmon or pork tenderloin medallions, assorted sides and desserts.  Start 2012 off with Montgomery Bell’s tranquil New Year’s Day Brunch overlooking Acorn Lake from 10:00am to 2:00pm on January 1st. Please contact Montgomery Bell State Park for reservations or for additional information at 800.250.8613.

Paris Landing State Park

Ring in the New Year at Paris Landing State Park with the New Year’s Eve 2012 Celebration! Spend December 31st enjoying the beauty of Paris Landing State Park and as the sun sets, tour the festive light displays sponsored by groups in the local community.

Later that evening, guests can put on their dancing shoes and groove to the Syndicate of Soul band. Event tickets are $25.00 per person or $200.00 a table, with proceeds benefiting the Friends of Paris Landing. Tickets can be purchased at the downtown and Lake-area branches of the Foundation Bank, Fish Tale Lodge and the Paris Winery.

To make the evening even more special, take advantage of Paris Landing’s New Year’s Eve Dinner and Room Package. The $129.00 package includes one double-occupancy inn room for two, two New Year’s Eve dinner buffets and two New Year’s Day breakfast buffets.

The New Year’s Eve dinner buffet will be served December 31st from 4:30pm to 9:00pm and will include chef-carved beef brisket, sliced stuffed pork loin, fried shrimp, Southern-fried catfish, assorted vegetables, salads and desserts. The New Year’s Day breakfast buffet on January 1st will be from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Both buffets are open to the public, while tickets for the New Year’s Eve dance are sold separately. Please contact 800.250.8614 or 731.642.4311 for reservations or additional information.

Pickwick Landing State Park

“Moonlight and Magnolia” is the theme of Pickwick Landing State Park’s New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31st. A $250.00 couples’ package includes inn room accommodations, dinner, dancing and a midnight toast. Live entertainment provided by Magi, party favors and a delicious New Year’s Day Brunch will complete the festivities. Co-sponsored by Team Hardin County, formal attire requested. For more information and to make reservations, call 800.552.3866 or 731.925.8181.

An all-you-can-eat dinner buffet will be served at Pickwick Landing from 4:30pm to 9:00pm on December 31st, featuring roast beef, pork tenderloin, salad bar and a variety of vegetables, side items and desserts. On January 1st, the New Year’s Day breakfast buffet will include everything from country ham to roasted chicken and black-eye peas for good luck! 

About Tennessee State Parks

Tennessee’s 53 state parks offer diverse natural, recreational and cultural experiences for individuals, families, or business and professional groups. State park features range from pristine natural areas to 18-hole championship golf courses. For a free brochure about Tennessee State Parks, call 1.888.867.2757.

For additional information, visit the Web site at www.tnstateparks.com.

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