With only 67 days until Christmas, we think the time is right to start feeling merry and bright. That’s why every few weeks we’re going to reveal some amazing opportunities for fabulous holiday fun taking place at inns all across North America. First up is our friends at Jekyll Island Club Hotel on Jekyll Island, GA, who offer plenty of options for celebrating the season with their coastal-themed Christmas featuring warm, white sand.
“All of the holiday fun kicks off early on November 26, 2016 with the Annual Jekyll Island Christmas Tree Lighting Festival,” reveals Amy Wisenbaker, Social Media and Web Communications Manager. “Guests can bring a lawn chair or blanket and grab a spot on our Sans Souci lawn to watch as the magical lights begin to shine on our southern red fern, combined with endless amounts of delicious treats, holiday activities for the whole family, jingle bell tours and even a visit from Santa!”
The hotel’s holiday event calendar typically begins with an annual favorite, Holiday High Tea, which is hosted in the Grand Dining Room and features a delicious variety of teas, warm scones, tea sandwiches and all of your favorite Christmas carols performed by the Club pianist. Then, guests indulge in a special holiday-themed lunch at the hotel’s Chef Demonstration from 12-2pm, which typically takes place during the second week in December. “Included in the event is a three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, along with easy-to-follow recipes that you can take home and add to your collection,” explains Amy. “The merriment continues when guests join us for magical day at Crane Cottage as Santa Claus spends the afternoon with all of his favorite little boys and girls as a thank you for always believing in him. The event will be free admission, but a photographer will be on site to capture precious moments (optional) for a fee.”
A walk through the historic district to view all of the twinkling holiday lights never disappoints, and during the week before Christmas, the walk will become extra special as the Christmas Bagpiper joins in the fun. Dressed in full Scottish regalia, Tim Atkins makes his way through the district as he plays the songs of the season. The festive holiday event calendar comes to a close with the deliciously sweet Christmas Cookie Workshop, where attendees can head to the hotel for an afternoon filled with candies, sprinkles, icing and much more.
“The Jekyll Island Club Hotel offers holiday packages throughout December for those guests dreaming of experiencing all of the holiday hustle and bustle and Christmas finery at the hotel,” adds Amy. “Our Nights Before Christmas Special includes the breakfast buffet and passes for two at the brand new Jekyll Island Skating Village, and our Christmas Package includes our breakfast buffet, a stocking filled with goodies and a commemorative Christmas ornament.”
For more details on Jekyll Island Club Hotel’s holiday packages, click here.