Seasonal Event Registration

Now in its nineteenth 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.

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 with your family & friends. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult.

 SOLD OUT 

Carriage Ride Runs Every 30 Minutes, Noon until 4pm.
Tours Leave from The Carolina Inn's Main Entrance.
Limited Seating, 8 people per carriage. 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 a tale 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 22 & 23

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 13th Annual Gingerbread House Competition entries December 1st - January 3rd. 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 13th. Gingerbread houses will be judged by our pastry chef, Sara Thomas. The winner will be announced on December 28th at 4:00pm and posted on our website. Please add to cart and the entry form will be sent to you.  

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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 21, 22

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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Afternoon with The Sugar Plum Fairies
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The Triangle Youth Ballet presents an afternoon with The Sugar Plum Fairies. 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 11, 2016 1:30pm and 4:00pm

 All tickets are sold out.

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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Children's Etiquette Luncheon
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A five-course dining tutorial, taught by certified etiquette and protocol professional, Resa Brinkley. Children 8-12 will learn dining do's and don'ts. Each child will receive a certificate at the graduation ceremony following lunch. Sunday dress code applies; jackets for boys, ties not required.

December 22nd, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Limited Seating. Reservations Required.

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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 11, 21, 22, 23

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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Help us capture the holiday spirit - tag your photos with #TCIHolidays and follow us @TheCarolinaInn.


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