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Events Calendar

Year-Round Events at The Carolina Inn

Check this calendar regularly for a wide variety of regular Chapel Hill events and things to do throughout the year at The Carolina Inn and the surrounding area.

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Holiday Afternoon Tea

December 1 - 24, 2019

It is said that Anna Russell, 7th Duchess of Bedford, invented Afternoon Tea in 1840. This was to satisfy her peckishness during the long wait between lunch and dinner. We are proud to continue this custom. Prepared and served fresh each day, our menu faithfully follows the traditional combination of sweet and savory treats and homemade scones with clotted cream and jam. The ingredients include...

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Brunch with Santa

December 8, 2019

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. Children are 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. Reservations...

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Breakfast with Santa

December 8, 2019

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. Children are 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. Reservations...

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Holiday Market

December 8, 2019

Enjoy a festive afternoon at The Carolina Inn as we celebrate the holidays with our third annual Holiday Market that will take place December 8th, 15th, and 22nd from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. Wander through our 60+ artisan displays and find that perfect gift for friends and family. Join us for our first ever Holiday Market Bier Garten where you can pick from over a half-dozen beers from Wicked Weed...

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Bier Garten

December 8, 2019

Join us for our first ever Holiday Market Bier Garten where you can pick from over a half-dozen beers from Wicked Weed Brewing, our famous mulled wine, a  hard cider, a signature cocktail, or some hot chocolate. Snuggle up with a hot pretzel or a fried dough in a quaint little place that will capture the sounds and scents of the season while providing a peaceful nook to relax after shopping...

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Holiday Cookie Decorating with Southern France Bakery

December 10, 2019

Don’t miss our Holiday Cookie Decorating Class with Southern France Bakery! Learn the techniques to achieve beautifully decorated cookies while you relax with a cocktail or glass of wine. Icing consistency will be discussed including how to fill and outline these sweet treats. Finally, acquire step-by-step instructions on how to obtain dimension as well as the “wet-on-wet”...

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Brunch with Santa

December 14, 2019

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. Children are 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. Reservations...

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Breakfast with Santa

December 14, 2019

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. Children are 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. Reservations...

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Christmas Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy

December 15, 2019

Come and enjoy a magical afternoon at The Carolina Inn. Snack on a variety of savory and sweet treats while the Triangle Youth Ballet twirls around your table creating a magical experience. This is a group event with a traditional tea menu and the perfect holiday gathering for the entire family. Limited seating available. Ideal for children 12 and under. Please indicate in the notes section if...

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Brunch with Santa

December 15, 2019

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. Children are 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. Reservations...

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Breakfast with Santa

December 15, 2019

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. Children are 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. Reservations...

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Holiday Market

December 15, 2019

Enjoy a festive afternoon at The Carolina Inn as we celebrate the holidays with our third annual Holiday Market that will take place December 8th, 15th, and 22nd from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. Wander through our 60+ artisan displays and find that perfect gift for friends and family. Join us for our first ever Holiday Market Bier Garten where you can pick from over a half-dozen beers from Wicked Weed...

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Bier Garten

December 15, 2019

Join us for our first ever Holiday Market Bier Garten where you can pick from over a half-dozen beers from Wicked Weed Brewing, our famous mulled wine, a  hard cider, a signature cocktail, or some hot chocolate. Snuggle up with a hot pretzel or a fried dough in a quaint little place that will capture the sounds and scents of the season while providing a peaceful nook to relax after shopping...

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All She Wrote Notes, Happy Hand Lettering Class

December 15, 2019

Have you ever wanted to improve your handwriting? Have you seen all of these cute crafts on Pinterest you would love to create but don't love your current script? We are here to help! You don't have to have great handwriting to have Happy Hand Lettering! Maghon Taylor of All She Wrote Notes has taught more than 7,000 students how to apply her three step technique to their ordinary handwriting and...

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Holiday Cookie Decorating with Southern France Bakery

December 18, 2019

Don’t miss our Holiday Cookie Decorating Class with Southern France Bakery! Learn the techniques to achieve beautifully decorated cookies while you relax with a cocktail or glass of wine. Icing consistency will be discussed including how to fill and outline these sweet treats. Finally, acquire step-by-step instructions on how to obtain dimension as well as the “wet-on-wet”...

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