With colorful leaves swirling around Charlottesville, it’s time to start planning ahead for the holiday events that are coming up starting right after Thanksgiving. If you haven’t already made your reservations, it’s not too late to get tickets to most of these events.
The Christmas Season kicks off on November 25 with the Boar’s Head Inn Store open house from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Carolers will begin performing at 5:00 p.m. followed by the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus at approx. 5:20. Santa will light the Christmas tree on the front lawn at 5:30 p.m.
Families and children may take a complimentary carriage ride following the tree lighting from 6-8 p.m. and photos with Santa are offered in the Pavilion. Hot cocoa and cookies under the Main Inn portico will be and of course dinner is offered in the AAA Four Diamond Old Mill Room Restaurant. Guests are encouraged to walk around the property and enjoy the fire pits that will provide a warm welcome.
Come early on Friday, November 25th , so that you can take a sneak peak at Mrs. Claus' Kitchen tree in the pavilion. Maps for the self-guided Tree Tour can be picked up at the Inn Store.
Enjoy Holiday Tea from December 1-30 every day except Christmas Day in the Old Mill Room of the inn from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Indulge in tea sandwiches, warm scones served with Devonshire cream, lemon curd and orange marmalade and tea sweets. A selection of teas is available.
If you have always wanted to make a gingerbread house but didn’t know where to start, join Mrs. Claus and the Boar’s Head Inn pastry chef on Sunday, November 27, December 4, 11 and 18. Reservations are required. This is a unique opportunity to design and create your own masterpiece.
Breakfast with Santa is also available but almost totally sold out. There are still some spots available for November 28.
A full schedule of events awaits locals and visitors alike and don’t forget to visit the store at the Inn for a great selection of Christmas gift and decorating items.