2020 is one year for which we are all going to be glad to see the end, and we are thrilled to say that New Year’s is literally just weeks away! Although we can’t predict what 2021 will bring, we do know that ending the old year and beginning the new one right here in the heart of America promises to give the next 12 months of your life a happy start that bodes well. This guide to Smith Mountain Lake New Year’s excitement will make sure that every minute of your stay is filled with magic!

Quietly Celebrating the End of a Very Unusual Year

Somehow, we think this New Year’s Eve will have us focused inward as we ponder all the richness in our lives. New Year’s in Virginia can be chilly, and getting a roaring fire going on one of the coldest nights of the year is the perfect way to start your quiet celebration! In our households, we like to pretend we are super fancy people and create a meal of nothing but hors d’oeuvres and left-over Christmas cookies—all of which we devour in our jammies! If you choose to go this route on New Year’s Eve, Food Lion always has a delicious selection of frozen appetizers, and our fully equipped kitchens will soon smell like you’ve been slaving over a hot stove the entire day. And because family pajamas are now a thing, nearly every online store sells matching pajamas that will fit everyone in your family and will make your final photograph of 2020 super special; you just may have to plan this little bit out in advance!

Spend the evening reminiscing in over the good stuff 2020 brought to you in our plush and inviting living areas, being sure to ignore the bad, because this time we are starting the new year on a positive note! Keep the television off (until that all-important last 30 minutes before midnight) and tell funny stories, sip champagne, and snack the night away. This is definitely one night when calorie counts go out the window! And when the ball begins to drop, get ready to hug and kiss like you haven’t all year, because we all know that the new year doesn’t begin until we get our celebratory smooches! Heading outside to the cool and crisp winter’s night to continue the good cheer just may bring you the sight of fireworks exploding in the sky; as of our last accounting, there weren’t any planned fireworks shows, but we can’t control what the neighbors do!

New Year, Same Lucky Families!

Reserve your Smith Mountain Lake holiday hideaway today. Hopefully, we will be the first to wish you a happy and healthy 2021!