By: Staff Reports | GwinnettCitizen.com
Families will get to enjoy Photo Opportunities with the Easter Bunny at Lanier Islands during Easter 2018

Metro Atlanta Lakeside Resort to Host Sunrise Service, Easter Brunch, Egg Hunts, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Easter Bunny Photo Ops and Special Accommodation Packages Easter Weekend

Buford, Ga. – With the arrival of Easter in Atlanta on April 1, 2018 comes the return of a beloved tradition at Lanier Islands. The popular lakeside destination will once again play host to an Easter Celebration of epic proportions, showcasing a beachfront sunrise service and sumptuous Easter brunch buffet stocked with holiday favorites that have been expertly prepared by the resort’s culinary team.

Outside on the Legacy Pointe lawn, families can enjoy Easter egg hunts, pony rides, petting zoo, activities and games planned by the resort’s Legacy Kids counselors, and opportunities to get their photo taken with the Easter Bunny himself. For those guests who wish to make the most of their Easter weekend, Lanier Islands is offering an Easter Celebration Package that includes overnight accommodations, Easter brunch for two adults*, Spring Break savings card and so much more.

Know whats Better than an Easter Egg Hunt a Lakeside Easter Egg Hunt at Lanier IslandsKnow whats Better than an Easter Egg Hunt a Lakeside Easter Egg Hunt at Lanier Islands“As with all of our holiday events, we endeavor to provide an experience where our guests can simply live in the moment – enjoying great food and great company in a great atmosphere, making memories instead of making an entire holiday spread that they’ll have to clean up afterwards,” said Grier Todd, VP of Hospitality for Lanier Islands. “The same holds true for our Easter Celebration, but it doesn’t begin and end with brunch. We’ll be creating special moments out on the lawn that we hope will live within the memories of everyone from our littlest Easter egg hunters to our more seasoned guests for years to come. This is always a cherished time for all of us at the Islands. We love seeing everyone dressed up in their Sunday best, little ones meeting the Easter Bunny for the first time and kids of all ages searching for eggs within view of the water.”

To start the day on Sunday, April 1, visitors are invited to join Free Chapel and Senior Pastor Jentezen Franklin for an Easter Sunrise Service at Big Beach at 7 a.m. Worshippers will enjoy free gate passage** and beach admission for the service and are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair to celebrate this very special Easter observance on the shores of Lake Lanier.

There Will be Something for Everyone at the Easter Brunch at Lanier IslandsThere Will be Something for Everyone at the Easter Brunch at Lanier IslandsLater that morning and into the afternoon, Easter Brunch 2018 at Lanier Islands will be served in the Grand Ballroom of Legacy Lodge. The menu will feature such delectable items as:

• Made-to-Order Egg Station and traditional breakfast selections like grits, bacon, sausage, pastries and fruit
• An Assortment of Salads
• A Variety of Seafood including Cocktail Shrimp, Oysters on the Half Shell and Smoked Salmon
• Action Stations that include Chef-prepared Pan Seared Beef Medallions and Shrimp-Crawfish-Andouille Risotto
• Fresh Carved Herbed Leg of Lamb, Apricot-Rosemary Glazed Ham, Roasted Beef Tri-Tip and Sea Bass in Pastry
• Buffet of Sides like Sweet Potato Soufflé (a Williams’ Family recipe), Pan fried Green Beans, Five Cheese Mac ‘n Cheese and more
• Kids Corner showcasing Chicken Fingers, Cheeseburger Sliders, Pizza Spirals and more
• Decadent Display of Desserts, including Chocolate Fondue Fountain, Assorted Cupcakes, Crème Brûlée, Sundae Bar and more

Seatings for Easter Brunch will be offered every half hour between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch pricing is $61.95 for Adults and Children 13+, $49.95 for Seniors (62+), $29.95 for Children (ages 6-12), and FREE for Children under 5. Brunch pricing does not include tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 678-318-2048.

Pony Rides will be a part of Easter 2018 at Lanier IslandsPony Rides will be a part of Easter 2018 at Lanier IslandsFor those guests who wish to extend their Easter experience by the lake, the Easter Celebration Package – starting at $259*** - includes overnight accommodations at Legacy Lodge the night of March 31, as well as Easter Brunch for two adults (children aged 6-12 can be added for $25 + tax/child), Easter Egg Hunt and Activities at Legacy Pointe and Spring Break Savings Card for up to 25% off Islands activities and attractions like ziplining, golf and dining during the week of April 1-8. Guests who book the Easter Celebration Package can add on additional nights at a reduced rate. Additional overnight stays the week of Spring Break will include breakfast buffet for two at Sidney’s the following morning.

To learn more about Easter 2018, book overnight accommodations online and/or sneak a peek at other upcoming events at Lanier Islands, please visit www.lanierislands.com.

About Lanier Islands: Nestled on the southern-most shoreline of Lake Sidney Lanier at the foothills of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains lies the truly distinctive Lanier Islands. 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. As the resort’s crown jewel, Lake Lanier is one of the United States’ most popular man-made lakes, encompassing 38,000 surface acres and 690 miles of shoreline in Northeast Georgia. Legacy Lodge, Villas, and LakeHouses enhance the park’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, 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 islands a terrific choice for families vacationing or “staycationing” in the South. Tranquility – the Spa and the picturesque 18-hole Lanier Islands Legacy Golf Course are major draws for visitors looking to relax or play.

Lanier Islands is steadily securing a solid standing for its unique vision of the future of this luxury retreat, its unswerving dedication to the comfort and enjoyment of its guests, and its signature brand of Southern Hospitality. In 2014, the Resort became a member of the highly esteemed Southern Living Hotel Collection. The Islands has also been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for four consecutive years, was named “Best Place for Family Fun” by Best Self Atlanta Magazine in 2015, listed among TripstoDiscover.com’s 10 Best Family-Friendly Hotels & Resorts in Georgia in 2017, and honored among The Knot’s Best of Weddings in 2018. For more information, visit www.lanierislands.com.

* Additional children (aged 6-12) can be added to the Easter Celebration Package for $25 + tax/child. Children 5 and under are free.
** To enjoy free resort gate access, Easter Sunrise Service goers must arrive before 7 a.m.
*** Rate does not include taxes or resort fees.

Published: 2018-03-06 01:40