19020
Atlanta
New Year’s in Atlanta
Celebrate the New Year in Atlanta, exploring the festively lit historic district, learning about Civil War history and visiting the iconic Fox Theatre.
Rating (5)
Program No. 19020RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,199
Getting There
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At a Glance

Winter’s chill is no match for the warm Southern hospitality of Atlanta during the holidays. Experience traditions old and new amid light displays and historic homes decorated for the season, and gain an appreciation for the city’s arts and culture during expert-led daily field trips. Examine exemplary architecture in plantation homes, and spend New Year's eve celebrating the Botanical Gardens festival of lights. On a visit to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum attend an expert led lecture, enjoy the Japanese Gardens & have lunch at the Carter Center. Along the way, savor culinary delights on field trips throughout the week.
Activity Level
Moderate
Walking up to one mile; stairs in historic properties. Getting on and off motor coach.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • In the historic district of Roswell, explore Bulloch Hall and Archibald Smith Plantation — two outstanding architectural examples bedecked in holiday finery.
  • On a visit to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum attend an expert led lecture, enjoy the Japanese Gardens & have lunch at the Carter Center.
  • Visit award winning exhibitions, museums, the historic Swan Mansion and gardens on the unique campus at the Atlanta History Center which houses one of the largest collections of Civil War artifacts in the U.S.
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Don Erdman, Jazz
Don Erdman has been active in the Atlanta musical community since 1982. He has toured internationally with Brenda Lee and done regional tours with Johnny Mathis, Lou Rawls, and Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme. In the late '80s, Don was the featured soloist at a Hamburg, Germany club, opening the door for European and Asian tours with his own band, Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz. Don has studied with jazz greats James Moody and Eddie Daniels.
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Don Erdman, Jazz
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Gail Bell
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Bill Rutan
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Linda Randall
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