Seasonal Event Registration

Have an enjoyable time in Chapel Hill by participating in our 17th annual Twelve Days of Christmas celebration. Simply add the quantity of tickets you want to purchase in your shopping cart and checkout. Your online receipt will serve as your ticket.

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
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Nothing says Christmas like the 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 Chapel Hill. Hot Chocolate and goodies provided. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult.

Carriage Ride Runs Every 30 Minutes, Noon until 4 PM.
Tours Leave from The Carolina Inn's Main Entrance.
Limited Seating. Reservations Required.

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Children's Etiquette Luncheon
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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. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult.

December 22nd, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Limited Seating. Reservations Required.

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Make Your Own Gingerbread House
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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. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult.

December 22nd & 23rd- 2 PM
Limited Seating. Reservations Required.
Please indicate how many adults will accompany your child by adding a complimentary adult ticket to your shopping cart.

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Gingerbread House Village Display
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Relish the festive display of the 12th Annual Gingerbread House Competition entries December 1st - January 2nd. Contestants from Chapel Hill and surrounding areas will showcase their creativity and imagination with their edible masterpieces this holiday season. Please be mindful and do not touch the houses on display. 

Competition is open to amateur and professional bakers alike, with separate categories for youth and adults. Registration form is due Friday, November 14th. Gingerbread houses will be judged by our pastry chef, Sara Thomas. The winner will be announced on December 29th at 4:00pm and posted on our website.  Click here to view entry form and regulations.

Santa's Workshop
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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.  Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult.

December 7th, 2:00 PM
Ideal for Children 5 - 10 Years of Age. Limited Seating. Reservations Required.

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Breakfast with Santa
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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. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult.

December 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 24th
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Reservations Required. Reserved Seating.
If you wish to sit with another family and/or need a high chair, you must indicate this in the note section during checkout.

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Brunch with Santa
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Santa is coming to The Carolina Inn. A festive Carolina Inn 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. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult.

December 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 24th
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Reservations Required. Reserved Seating.
If you wish to sit with another family and/or need a high chair, you must indicate this in the note section during checkout.

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Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party
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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. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult.

December 14th, 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM
Ideal for Children for 12 and Under. Limited Seating. Reservations Required.
If you wish to sit with another family and/or need a high chair, you must indicate this in the note section during checkout.

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