New Year’s celebrations are a time to reflect on the past and greet the future, and Mission Inn Resort & Club is a central Florida golf resort that offers holiday packages and events that both honour traditions and create new memories.
Stay, Play and Celebrate the Day
The traditional January 1 New Year date takes its roots in Julius Caesar’s Julian calendar (45 BC) and Pope Gregory’s modified Gregorian calendar of 1582. Feasting and celebrations occurred during those early moments in history and still continue to this day.
Boasting old world charm and world class golf, Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida offers several attractive New Year’s special offers to mark this pivotal day.
Including room and a buffet breakfast at La Hacienda, the Bed & Breakfast is a delightful seasonal package. A memorable evening of entertainment and dining can be added when guests opt for the Bed, Breakfast and New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration.
For those wanting a longer holiday break, the Bed, Breakfast, New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration and Choice of Golf or Spa includes deluxe accommodation (2 night minimum stay), delicious buffet breakfast, and a choice of 18 holes of golf with a shared cart or a credit at Spa Marbella.
Sentiment and Soirees
New Year’s celebrations honor traditions. For example, it has become customary to kiss a loved one and sing Auld Lang Syne when the clock strikes twelve midnight on New Year’s Eve. The phrase, meaning “old long times” or “once upon a time” is based on the poem penned by Robert Burns in 1788.
Mission Inn Resort & Club a favorite central Florida golf resort, offers the perfect setting to sing this tune and welcome in 2018 at the New Year’s Eve Gala, a spectacular cocktail attire event. Starting off with Hors D’Oeuvres and Cheese, guests will enjoy a five course dinner accompanied by a premium bar.
Music provided by Uptown 8 Piece Dance Band provides the perfect opportunity to get out on the dance floor and celebrate. Watch the countdown to midnight on the big screen and raise a glass of champagne to welcome in the New Year.
There may be family traditions that you hold dear and which become important and meaningful ways to transition from one year into the next. Here are the little known histories behind some important New Year’s
New Year’s Nosh! Serve Foods For Health & Prosperity.
No matter where you visit in the world, the choice of food comes into play when the calendar turns over to a new year.
Did you know that certain edibles are served because they represent health and prosperity? Because of their penny like appearance, black eyed peas are thought to be good luck. And interestingly, green veggies like kale or collards are chosen for their colour and appearance. They resemble paper cash so are considered to bring prosperity.
Guests of Mission Inn will enjoy these and other traditional foods on the holiday menu like Hoppin’ John Black Eye Peas or Ham Hock Stewed Collard Greens. But it doesn’t stop there… Whether it’s the December 31st Grand Holiday Brunch Buffet, the New Year’s Eve Gala or New Year’s Day Grand Lunch Buffet, resort chefs put their best efforts forward to serve an extravaganza of exceptional cuisine.
Here’s to exceptional New Year’s celebrations at the Mission Inn where guests can welcome the advent of a new year, toast traditions and make memories in a very special central Florida golf resort.