Lake Lanier Islands Resort Finds True Meaning in Season of Giving
Southern Lakeside Resort Partners with Several Non-Profit Agencies and Corporate Partners to Give Back
Since its debut on Nov. 20, 1993, Lake Lanier Islands’ renowned animated holiday light show has become a beloved tradition for families all over the Southeast. As it proudly commemorates “twenty years of twinkle,” the Southern lakeside resort also takes this opportunity to shine the spotlight on some very worthy local charities. Staying true to the spirit behind the Season of Giving throughout the 20th Annual Magical Nights of Lights, Lake Lanier Islands Resort teams up with a handful of corporate partners and non-profit affiliates to spread some goodwill along with abundant amounts of holiday cheer.
Friday, Nov. 23 – Sunday, Nov. 25: Thanksgiving Weekend Canned Food Drive – Free Chapel’s His Harvest House is a local food bank ministry in Hall County. Through generous donations, His Harvest House is able to feed over 1,600 North Georgia families on a monthly basis – providing more than 5,000 men, women and children with an average of over 75,600 pounds of food month-after-month. Throughout the weekend following Thanksgiving, Lake Lanier Islands Resort encourages Magical Nights of Lights guests to bring non-perishable food items to benefit His Harvest House. As thanks, they will receive one free carnival ride per canned good*. (Limit 4 free carnival rides per carload.)
Saturday, Dec. 1: Lighting of the Edmondson-Telford Angel Tree – The Edmondson-Telford Center (ETC) for Children is a non-profit agency in Gainesville that is dedicated to providing hope to victims of child abuse. Lake Lanier Islands Resort invites guests to gather at the Holiday Village event tent for a truly magical night as the Angel Tree is lit – marking the start of ETC’s Angel Tree campaign to raise funds and awareness. Donations are 100 percent tax deductible and go to provide forensic examination services and support to victims of child abuse in Hall and Dawson counties. In exchange for their generous contribution, donors will receive a coupon to visit the 20th Annual Magical Nights of Lights. Donations can be made by calling the Center at 770-534-5151, by printing out a form from the Center’s website and mailing the donation, or by making a secure online donation at www.etcenterforchildren.org. The Angel Tree Lighting event will include live entertainment, as well as a special appearance by Santa Claus.
Now through Monday, Dec. 31: 20th Annual Magical Nights of Lights Coupon Contributions – It truly does pay to save! With each coupon received at Lake Lanier Islands’ front gate during the 20th Annual Magical Nights of Lights, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to one of the charities supported by the Resort’s corporate partners. $10 off coupons are available at participating area Publix grocery stores, McDonalds restaurants, QuikTrip convenience stores, Chick-Fil-A restaurants, Lenny’s Sub Shop locations, and Audi Gwinnett.
Lake Lanier Islands Resort extends that benevolent spirit to guests of the Magical Nights of Lights by honoring “Double Coupons” throughout the month of November. Attendees can present their $10 off coupons at the front gate to receive $20 off admission through Friday, Nov. 30. Admission to Magical Nights of Lights is priced per the carload – so guests are encouraged to load up the family wagon with friends, family and neighbors to explore the self-guided driving tour of mile after mile of animated holiday light displays. Open nightly from 5 to 10 p.m. now through Dec. 31, regular admission to the 2012 Magical Nights of Lights is $60 per carload. For larger vehicles, gate admission to the Magical Nights of Lights is $90 for ten to 19 passenger capacity vans; or $250 for 20+ passenger capacity buses. Special Magical Nights of Lights Accommodation packages including lodging, vehicle admission to Magical Nights of Lights, unlimited carnival rides for two guests and Breakfast with Santa (on specified dates) are available starting at $209*. Scrumptious holiday buffets are available nightly at the brightly bedecked Legacy Lodge at the heart of the Resort for $29.95 for adults, $22.95 for seniors (with id) and $12.95 for children ages 7-12*. Children 6 and under dine free. For more information about the 2012 Magical Nights of Lights® and to purchase passes online, please visit www.lakelanierislands.com/magical-nights-of-lights.
About Lake Lanier Islands Resort®: Nestled on the southern-most shoreline of Lake Sidney Lanier at the foothills of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains lies the truly distinctive Lake Lanier Islands Resort®. Situated less than 45 miles from downtown Atlanta on 1,500 pristine acres of forests, meadows and beaches, this luxury resort is quickly growing in size, scope and reputation as one of the Southeast’s leading lakeside retreats. The Resort’s crown jewel – Lake Sidney Lanier is one of the United States’ most popular man-made lakes, encompassing 38,000 miles of surface area and 690 miles of shoreline in Northeast Georgia. Legacy Lodge & Conference Center and Legacy Villas enhance the Resort’s broad assortment of accommodation choices and meeting sites – making it the ideal choice for corporate meetings and company retreats. Popular excursions like fun in the sun at the boardwalk-themed LanierWorld, outdoor concerts at the new Peachtree Point Amphitheater, zip lining through the trees with Lake Lanier Canopy Tours, horseback riding on a lakeside trail from the Equestrian Center, and renting a boat and ski equipment from Harbor Landing make the Resort a terrific choice for families vacationing or “staycationing” in the South. Tranquility – the Spa and the picturesque 18-hole course at Legacy on Lanier Golf Club are major draws for visitors looking to relax or play, and with more than 20 wedding venues to choose from, the Resort is rapidly gaining favor with brides- and grooms-to-be as a highly sought-after Destination Wedding site. Operated by Islands Management Company, LLC since 2005, Lake Lanier Islands Resort® is steadily securing a solid standing for their unique vision of the future of this luxury retreat, their unswerving dedication to the comfort and enjoyment of their guests, and their signature brand of Southern Hospitality. For more information, schedule a tee time, learn package details or make reservations, call (770) 945-8787 or visit Lake Lanier Islands’ website at http://www.lakelanierislands.com.
* Prices are exclusive of taxes, resort and service charges.