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BALLANTYNE | wire Enjoy the Holidays and More at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge Hot Chocolate & Toddies Sip hot chocolate at the Veranda and Gallery Bar on Friday through Sunday, Dec. 11-27, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (except Christmas Day). Holiday Afternoon Tea Savor festive teas teas with live music in the lobby Wednesday through Sunday, Dec. 2-27, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (except Christmas Day). Cost: $36 for adults and $18 for junior patrons. Champagne tea is available for $45 per person. Reservations required: 704-248-4100. Gingerbread Lane An enchanting collection of gingerbread creations is on display daily. Dec. 10-27. Vote on your favorite house with $1 minimum donation per vote. All proceeds beneft Levine Children's Hospital. Christmas Eve Dinner Gallery Restaurant will be open for dinner on Christmas Eve from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant will feature its regular menu as well as offer a prime rib special. Reservations required: 704-248-4100 or www.gallery-restaurant.com. Christmas Brunch The hotel will offer a sumptuous Christmas spread on Dec. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with live holiday music. Cost: $75 per person, $35 for children, ages 5-13, and complimentary for children ages 4 and under. Private dining rooms are available. Reservations required: 704-248-4100 or www.gallery-restaurant.com. New Year's Eve Overnight Package Ring in 2016 with an overnight stay at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge. The package includes room, valet parking, prix fxe menu dinner for two and festive party admission at Gallery Restaurant (excludes alcohol; see details on the party below). Dressy attire recommended. Pricing starts at $439 plus tax for two, and the package requires a 48-hour cancellation policy. Special weekend rates available Jan. 1-2. Reservations: 1-800-325-3589. New Year's Eve Party Celebrate the new year beginning at 9 p.m. at Gallery Restaurant. The event features a DJ spinning tunes, dancing in the Carolina Room, drink specials, party favors, Champagne toast and live coverage of the New Year's Eve Times Square countdown. Open to guests 21 and over staying at the hotel and/or dining at Gallery. 2016 Look for these special events at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge in 2016. Reservations are required at 704-248-4100. Tastings: Gallery Restaurant offers weekly tastings on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. with complementing light bites. The frst and third Friday of the month usually features a certain type of wine, and the second Friday of the month focuses on cocktails. The Whiskey Club of Ballantyne: Explore the nuances of an array of whiskeys served with complementing small plates at Gallery Restaurant's Whiskey Club of Ballantyne, held monthly on Fridays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 2016 events include: Barrel- Strength Whiskeys on Jan. 29; Rye and Wheat Whiskey on Feb. 26; and Irish Whiskey on March 25. Princess Tea: From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 10-13, the hotel will offer a magical Princess Tea. The family-friendly event will feature a special menu and decor for royalty. Attendees are encouraged to dress up in their favorite princess gown, jewelry and tiara. Valentine's Day: Enjoy an intimate dinner at Gallery Restaurant Feb. 12-14. The three-course prix fxe menu will feature a choice of appetizer, entree and dessert for $75 per person. 16 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE WINTER 2015-2016