By Madison Fisler Lewis
Dec. 29, 2014. The Green Park Inn wants to be your host for the holidays this year. With delicious fare and a festive flair, the “Grand Dame of the High Country” is the ideal venue for New Year’s events with the signature New Year’s Gala event held annually to ring in the new year.
On New Year’s Eve, a three-course, early bird dinner will be held at 6 p.m., to end at 8 p.m. The cost for this meal is $39.95 per person. The Early Bird meal will be followed by the New Year’s Eve Buffet, which will be held from 9-10:30 p.m.
The evening will feature live entertainment courtesy of The Harris Brothers, a live DJ, snack foods and a midnight champagne toast to ring in the new year. The New Year’s Eve Buffet event will cost $75 per person.
“The Green Park Inn has always been known as a holiday headquarters as well as a Sunday brunch headquarters,” said Executive Chef Robert Back.
“We get a lot of people in from Charlotte and places like that for the holidays, and we are a big part of the holidays for a lot of people. The Green Park Inn, being a grand manor of the south, has traditional values that people love for the holidays. It is a time when they can celebrate the traditional era.”
At the end of the evening, guests will be able to witness the annual “Lowering of the Son of Green Bean,” a fun annual tradition.
“We have a tradition where we lower a green horse at midnight,” said Lorry Mulhern of the Green Park Inn.
“The Green Park Inn’s green horse actually has a name, it’s ‘Green Bean.’ So we have a small paper mache version that we lower just like dropping the ball in Times Square to ring in the New Year.”
The midnight event will also feature light snacks as well as a champagne toast.
Mulhern anticipates another sold out New Year’s Gala, but reservations are still open. To make reservations for this event, or for more information, call 828-414-9230 or click here.