Colored Drawing of The Carolina Inn During Wintertime

Holiday Event Descriptions

Our Twelve Days of Christmas events have concluded. However, there is still time to view all the beautiful decorations displayed throughout The Carolina Inn. Join us anytime now through January 2nd.

Now in its sixteenth year, The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill will once again celebrate the Christmas season with enchanting decorations inspired by the traditional holiday song, The Twelve Days of Christmas. A vision of seasonal wonder will be displayed throughout the Inn including magnificently decorated trees, beautifully appointed holiday décor, and events to keep you and your little one's entertained.

Join us December 1st - January 2nd.

Holiday Afternoon Tea
December 1st - December 31st, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Everyday, except Christmas Day. Limited Seating. Reservations Required. ~ View Menu   
    
Classic Tea $25
Indulge in three assorted tea sandwiches, savories and sweets per person, chocolate covered strawberries and scones.
Royal Tea $34
Add a special touch to your afternoon respite by treating yourself to a glass of sparkling wine with a tantalizing selection of sweets, tea sandwiches, scones and tea
Little Prince and Princess Tea (Age 7-12) $21 and (Age 4-6) $17
Our Tea Hostess and Pastry Chef Sara Thomas will gladly adjust their menu to flatter the tastes of our young patrons. We welcome children to experience the grace and charm of our Afternoon Tea and partake in this cherished tradition.                                                   

Prices listed are per person. Service charge and tax added separately. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance directly by calling 919.918.2735 or by email at crossroads@carolinainn.com. Please call at least 24 hours to cancel an existing reservation to avoid charges on your credit card.

Please call 919.918.2735 or email crossroads@carolinainn.com to inquire about holding your next special event at Carolina Crossroads Restaurant. Our elegant Private Piedmont Dining Room is an ideal setting for all occasions from bridal and baby showers to birthdays and casual gatherings of family and friends. We can tailor our Afternoon Tea menu to suit your group's needs and make your special occasion in Chapel Hill a memorable one.

Gingerbread House Village Display
December 1st - January 1st

Relish the festive display of the 11th Annual Gingerbread House Competition entries. Contestants from Chapel Hill and surrounding areas will showcase their creativity and imagination with their edible masterpieces this holiday season. 

Competition is open to amateur and professional bakers alike, with separate categories for youth and adults. Registration form is due Friday, November 15th. Due to space limitation, limited entries will be accepted. Gingerbread houses will be judged by our Executive Pastry Chef Sara Thomas. The winner will be announced on Monday, December 23rd at 4 PM, immediately following our gingerbread making class including our Facebook, Twitter, Google+ pages and at 12daysevents.com.

Congratulations to the 2014 Gingerbread House Winners!
Robin Bilodeau
Laura Gondek
Patrick Noonan

Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party
December 1st, 4:00 PM. Limited Seating. Reservations Required. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult.
Join the Triangle Youth Ballet for their annual Sugar Plum Fairy Tea. Ballerinas will dance as you sample treats from the land of sweets. Enjoy Nutcracker story time. See a magic show and get your picture taken with the Sugar Plum Fairy! It's the perfect holiday gathering.
$20 Children and Adults Ideal for Children 12 and Under.
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Hats Off to the Kids
December 1st, 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Limited Seating. Reservations Required. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult.
You're invited to join Our Children's Place in honoring Senator Ellie Kinnaird as we celebrate 10 years of raising awareness about children of incarcerated parents. Pick out your favorite handcrafted items, sample the delicious afternoon treats provided by The Carolina Inn, bid on a great silent auction prize, celebrate the work that's been done, and hear more about what's next. Call 919-904-4286 for questions or to R.S.V.P.
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Santa's Workshop
December 8th, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Limited Seating. Reservations Required. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult.
Join Santa and his elves in his Christmas toy workshop. Create, build, decorate, and name your very own Teddy Bear. This furry friend will be a lifelong companion and a precious Christmas memory for each child. Holiday treats provided. 
$40 Per Person Ideal for Children 5 - 10 Years of Age.
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Breakfast with Santa
December 8th, 14th, 15th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM. Reservations Required. Reserved Seating. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult.
Santa is coming to The Carolina Inn. A festive Carolina Inn breakfast will undoubtedly usher in the Christmas magic for young and old alike. Magicians and face painters will be on hand to entertain everyone. Each child is welcome to sit on Santa's lap and share their Christmas wish list. Every child will leave with a holiday treat.
$25 Adults 13 and Up
$25 Children 4-12
Complimentary for Children 3 and Under
  
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Brunch with Santa
December 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Reservations Required. Reserved Seating. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult.
Santa is coming to The Carolina Inn. A festive Carolina Inn Christmas brunch will undoubtedly usher in the Christmas magic for young and old alike. Magicians and face painters will be on hand to entertain everyone. Each child is welcome to sit on Santa's lap and share their Christmas wish list. Every child will leave with a holiday treat.
$35 Adults 13 and Up
$35 Children 4-12
Complimentary for Children 3 and Under 
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Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
December  14th, 21st, 22nd.
Limited Seating. Reservations Required. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult.
12:00 PM - 4 PM. Rides leave on the hour and half hour.
Nothing says Christmas like sound of bells on a horse drawn carriage. Enjoy the sites of Chapel Hill as you take a leisurely ride through the campus of UNC. Hot chocolate and sweets provided. Tours leave from Carolina Inn main entrance.
$10 Per Person  
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Suzuki Academy of North Carolina
December 15th, 2:30 p.m. Reservations Not Required. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult.
 
Enjoy a holiday performance by academy students ranging in ages from 5 to 10 years old. Holiday classics will be performed by this talented string ensemble.
Complimentary

Nine Ladies Tapping and a Guy
December 18th, 7 PM. Reservations Not Required. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult.
Join us for a lively presentation by Footnotes Tap Ensemble, a professional tap company based in the Triangle.
Complimentary

Children's Etiquette Luncheon
December 23rd, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Limited Seating. Reservations Required. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult.
A five-course dining tutorial, taught by certified etiquette and protocol professional, Cecilia Budd Grimes. Children 8-12 will learn dining do's and don'ts. Each child will receive a certificate and The Little Book of Etiquette at the graduation ceremony following lunch. Sunday dress code applies; jackets for boys, ties not required.
$45 Per Child
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Story Time with Santa
December 22nd, 6:00 PM - 8 PM. Reservations Not Required. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult.  
Every child loves a story! Grab your pillow and join Santa and Mrs. Claus for an evening filled with classic Christmas stories, letter writing fun, food, and lots of magic and laughter.
$30 Per Child Ideal for Children 4 - 12 Years of Age. 
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Make Your Own Gingerbread House
December 23rd, 2 PM. Limited Seating. Reservations Required. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult.
Just in time for the holidays The Carolina Inn is hosting  a children's Gingerbread House Making Class. Join us for a cozy afternoon that begins with storyteller, Heidi Werner and her tales of Christmas magic. Each child will then be able assemble and decorate their very own Gingerbread House complete with an apron, chef's hat and all the holiday sweets and goodies that their imaginations can hold. At the end of the class, each child will take home a completed Gingerbread House and accessories. Join us as we announce the winners of our 11th Annual Gingerbread House contest.
$45 Ages 5-12
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Celebrate the holidays at Carolina Crossroads Restaurant with exceptional cuisine made by Executive Chef James Clark and his talented culinary team. Don't wait to reserve your table. Call 919.918.2735 or email crossroads@carolinainn.com for more information.

Christmas Eve Dinner
December 24th, 5:30 PM - 8 PM ~ View Menu
$60 per person
Children's Menu Available for Those 12 and Under 
 

Christmas Day Brunch
December 25th, 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM ~ View Menu
$55.95 Adult 13 and Up
$50.95 Senior (60+)
$22.95 Children 7-12
Complimentary for Children 6 and Under

New Year's Eve Dinner
December 31st, 5:30 PM - 10 PM ~ View Menu

$75 per person ~ Four Course Menu Offered 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
$65 per person ~ Three Course Menu Offered 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Ring Inn the New Year
Celebrate the New Year in North Carolina at The Carolina Inn! This spectacular New Year's Eve room offer includes a well-appointed room, late checkout, valet parking, four-course dinner, champagne, Prosecco, chocolate covered strawberries and welcome amenity.
Rates starting at $404.
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Romantic Resolution
Start the New Year off right by surprising your sweetheart with a romantic getaway at The Carolina Inn. The Romantic Resolution package includes a well-appointed room, late checkout, valet parking, Prosecco, chocolate covered strawberries, and welcome amenity.
Rates starting at $254.
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