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BALLANTYNE | wire For Fun and Festive, Stop by The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge Hot Chocolate, Cider & Toddies Knock the chill off with hot chocolate and cider at the Veranda and Gallery Bar Dec. 9-28 from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $5; $8 with liqueur. Holiday Tea Holiday Afternoon Tea is served Wednesday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (except Christmas Day) through Dec. 31, with live music in the main lobby. Cost: $49 for adults, $29 for junior patrons. Reservations required: 704-248-4100. Gingerbread Lane An enchanting collection of gingerbread creations is on display daily Dec. 8-28. Attendees may vote on their favorite house, with $1 minimum donation per vote. All proceeds benefit Levine Children's Hospital. Christmas Eve Dinner Gallery Restaurant will be open for dinner Christmas Eve from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant will feature its regular menu and prime rib dinner special. Reservations required: 704-248-4100 or www.gallery-restaurant.com. Christmas Brunch The hotel will offer an elaborate Christmas Brunch Dec. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with live holiday music. Cost: $75 per person, $35 for children 5-13, and complimentary for children age 4 and under. Reservations required: 704-248-4100 or www.gallery-restaurant.com. New Year's Eve Overnight Package Welcome 2017 with an overnight stay that includes room, valet parking, dinner for two and festive party admission. Dressy attire recommended. Pricing starts at $439 plus tax for two; package requires 48-hour cancellation policy. Reservations: 888-627-8048. New Year's Eve Party Ring in the new year starting at 9 p.m. in the Carolina Room with DJ, live music, drink specials, party favors and a champagne toast. Open to guests 21 and over staying at the hotel. 2017 Happenings Tastings: Gallery Restaurant offers weekly tastings on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. with light bites. The first and third Fridays of the month usually feature wine; the second Friday focuses on cocktails. Cost: $25-40 per person. The Whiskey Club of Ballantyne: Explore the nuances of whiskies served with small plates in Gallery Restaurant on Fridays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 2017 events include: "New Year, New Macallan" on Jan. 27; "Whiskeys of Japan" on Feb. 24; and "Utah's Whiskey History" on March 31. Cost: $50 per person. Special Teas: A Winter Wonderland Tea will be held 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 11-14, featuring warm savories and hot toddies. Cost: $40 for adults, $20 for junior patrons. A magical Princess Tea will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 15-18, featuring a special menu and decor for royalty. Attendees are encouraged to dress up in their favorite princess gown, jewelry and tiara. Cost: $40 for adults, $20 for junior patrons. Valentine's Day: Enjoy an intimate three-course prix fixe dinner at Gallery Restaurant Feb. 10-14. Cost: $75 per person. 18 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE WINTER 2016-2017