Will the Real Santa Please Stand Up?

Will the Real Santa Please Stand Up?

Wonder if Santa (either or both of them) will be here this year for our Annual Spirit of Christmas Festival?  Stop by our hotel here in Oriental, NC to find out!

Even if Santa doesn’t make it, some of his ‘elves’ will be busy serving up gourmet cookies from The Sweet Tooth Fairy along with other goodies and hot coffee during our Holiday Open House on Friday, December 12th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

We’re all looking forward to this year’s Spirit of Christmas.  If you’ve never been to Oriental, North Carolina, then this is the weekend to come visit.  Oriental puts her best foot forward with an incredible two day event that showcases the warmth and open friendliness you’ll find in our quirky little village.  Merchants open their doors to serve a fabulous array of delectable goodies – from chowders and soups, to cookies and roasted chestnuts – you can easily “graze” your way through town.

There are more musical performances than you can get to in a single evening as well as caroling in the park.  There’s the Annual Spirit of Christmas Parade which is always guaranteed to be an absolute hoot and the lighted flotilla is lovely.  A charming live nativity features local little ones.

Then, in the early evening, just at dusk as the town falls silent, many helping hands light over 3,000 luminaries that line the village streets and the river walk.  It’s breathtakingly beautiful.

We still have rooms available for your choice of one or two nights and we are centrally located so all the festivities are right out your door.  Come join us this Spirit of Christmas – we’ll save you a cookie or two!