Capital Hotel Spreads Christmas Cheer with Holiday Themed Classes and Events
There will be plenty of rockin’ around the Capital Hotel’s towering 24 foot Christmas tree, and throughout the entire hotel, this holiday season. On Friday, November 25, the larger-than-life tree will arrive from Oregon at the Capital Hotel where it will be trimmed and decorated before the official tree lighting on Monday, November 28, at 6:30 pm.The tree will boast more than 25,000 twinkling lights, illuminating the grand hotel lobby and setting the stage for festive events and activities throughout the season – from Gingerbread House Decorating Classesto a Holiday Teddy Bear Tea, not to mention Gift-Wrapping and festive music performed by Local Choirs and Instrumental Groups.
The holiday cheer begins On November 28 at 5:30 pm when a local flute ensemble will perform prior to the the official lighting of the Capital Hotel Christmas Tree and the unveiling of the 12′ x 4′ Gingerbread Village.
Children of all ages and parents alike will enjoy the Holiday Teddy Bear Tea at the Capital Hotel on Saturday, December 10. The Tea begins at 1:30 pm and includes traditional tea favorites such as Scones and Finger Sandwiches, as well as child friendly options including Hot Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Jelly, and Ham and Cheese Croissants– plus a glass of Sparkling Wine for adults. On Sunday, December 11 at 2pm, leave the kids at home and join Chris Norwood of Tipton-Hurst to get expert Holiday Decorating Tips and ideas during this two-hour immersion in all manner of holiday arrangements during which guests will be able to create an arrangement to take home.
But that’s just one weekend. Throughout the month of December the Capital Hotel is helping to spread good holiday cheer with a series of Ginger Bread House Decorating Classes taught by pastry chef Tandra Watkins, and every Wednesday beginning December 7, guests dining in Ashley’s for lunch can take advantage of “Santa’s Helper”and receive Complimentary Gift Wrapping[up to three packages] while dining. Local School Choirs and Instrumental Groups will also be performing classical Christmas songs throughout December in the lobby.
Monday, November 28, 5:30pm: Flute Ensemble followed by the Official Tree Lighting and Gingerbread Village Unveiling at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 4, 2pm: Gingerbread Decorating Class with Pastry Chef Tandra Watkins,* $59 pp
Wednesday, December 7, 11am - 1:30pm: Elves’ Lunchtime Gift Wrapping in Ashley’s
Sunday, December 11, 2pm: Christmas Decorating with Chris Norwood of Tipton-Hurst,* $75 pp
Wednesday, December 14, 11am- 1:30 pm: Elves’ Lunchtime Gift Wrapping in Ashley’s
Sunday, December 18, 2pm: Gingerbread Decorating Class,* $59 pp
Wednesday, December 21, 11am - 1:30 pm: Elves’ Lunchtime Gift Wrapping in Ashley’s
Saturday, December 24: Christmas Eve Dinner in Ashley’s*
*Reservations required. Gingerbread house decorating workshops are open to adults and children ages 7 and up and children must be accompanied by an adult. Gift wrapping is limited to three pre-boxed packages not exceeding 2′ x 2′ or 3′ x 1′ in size. All packages will be wrapped in Capital Hotel paper.