Best Decorated Hotel in Oriental, NC?

The owners are busy decorating for Christmas, and River Neuse Suites is looking great!  From top to bottom, owners Ted Garner, Edith Mason and Shirley Garner are supported – literally and figuratively – by a good friend while owner Pat Mason takes the shot.

River Neuse Suites will be hosting residents and visitors on Friday, December 13th for some of Shirley’s famous Seafood Chowder, gourmet cookies, coffee and cider.  Friday and Saturday, the 13th and 14th, is when Oriental, North Carolina hosts the annual Spirit of Christmas Festival.  Folks come from miles around to share in the food and fun.  There are musical performances; from brass quintets to a 65 voice choral group raising the rafters with the Hallelujah Chorus.  There’s Christmas Caroling in front of The Bean.  There’s a parade.  There’s a Live Nativity. In fact, there are more venues than you can get to in this magical two-day event. 

And every business opens their doors to serve up a variety of delectable treats.  From oysters on the half shell and chicken soup, to roasted chestnuts and pierogies, it’s a delightful (and tasty!) time for everyone.  And just at dusk, when daylight fades, special “elves” light over 3,000 luminaries that line the streets and byways.  Folks smile at one another and stroll along the lighted lanes as they call a heartfelt Merry Christmas to everyone!

We have rooms available for The Spirit of Christmas here at River Neuse Suites.  Come stay with us and enjoy this magical weekend along with the owners and staff.  Mention our blog and we’ll even offer a discount on your room.  We hope to see you!