Holiday Events at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge offers a variety of exceptional event space options for social events. To help make the planning process extra festive, the hotel is offering 10% off parties hosted Sunday – Thursday as well as complimentary room rental. Food & beverage minimums do apply. The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge’s staff of experienced catering managers will plan the event from start to finish, taking care of all details to ensure that this holiday season is as stress-free as possible. For more information, please call 704-248-4035 or email celebrations@
Join The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge for a favorite tradition with Thanksgiving Brunch on Thursday, November 24, 11am – 3pm. Leave the cooking to The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, and enjoy an endless array of seasonal salads, decorative displays, carving stations with regional accompaniments and decadent desserts. There will be live music from the Mark Hoffman Band. Cost is $55 per person, $28 for children, ages 5-12, and complimentary for children ages 4 and under (pricing does not include tax and gratuity). Private dining rooms are available for larger groups. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, please call 704-248-4100 or visit www.gallery-
Hot Chocolate & Toddies with Live Entertainment at the Veranda
Get cozy at the Veranda on Friday – Sunday, 2pm – 5:30pm throughout December (other than Christmas Day). Enjoy hot chocolate with the option to add Godiva liqueurs and a selection of garnishes. The cost is $5 and $8 with liqueur. There will be live entertainment for all to enjoy in the Main Lobby.
Holiday Afternoon Tea
Join us for Holiday Afternoon Tea in the Main Lobby throughout December. Holiday Afternoon Tea includes a variety of seasonal loose leaf tea blends from Harney & Sons Teas and a selection of savory tea sandwiches, traditional confectionaries and holiday treats. Tea is served Wednesday through Sunday, 1pm – 5pm (other than Christmas Day). The cost is $30 for adults and $15 for children, ages 4 –to 12 (plus tax & gratuity). There will be live entertainment on Friday – Sunday, 2pm – 5:30pm. For reservations, please call 704-248-4100.
Gingerbread Lane Professional & Amateur Competition
The gingerbread house competition offers two independent categories for professional and amateur entries. The grand prize in both categories is a Spa Escape package featuring an overnight stay in the luxurious presidential suite, spa treatments and breakfast for two guests. Entry forms are available at www.theballantynehotel.com. Please contact Erin Hunter at 704-248-4038 or email@example.com for more information. Gingerbread house applications must be submitted by Monday, November 28 and houses need to be delivered by Friday, December 9. Judging will take place on Saturday, December 10 at 5pm.
Enjoy an enchanting collection of gingerbread houses throughout the holiday season. From Saturday, December 10 through Monday, December 26, the creative display is open daily to the public. Attendees may vote on their favorite gingerbread house with $1 minimum donation per vote. All proceeds will benefit Levine Children’s Hospital, dedicated to caring for the physical and emotional needs of children and their families.
Brunch with Santa
Santa Claus is coming to The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge for brunch on Sunday, December 11, 11am – 2pm. Children of all ages will enjoy sitting on Santa's lap and an extensive brunch buffet including breakfast items, a carving station and decadent desserts. There will be a surprise visit from the Grinch. Please bring cameras for photos with Santa Claus. The cost is $45 for adults and $20 ages 5-12, and complimentary for children ages 4 and under (pricing does not include tax and gratuity) Reservations are required at 704.248.4100 or www.gallery-
Cooking School – Gingerbread Houses & Other Holiday Treats
On Saturday, December 3, 10:30am – 1:30pm, learn how to make impressive gingerbread houses and decadent desserts perfect for holiday entertaining. The cost is $75 per person inclusive. To make a reservation, please call 704-248-4100.
Ultimate Cupcake & Cookie Challenge
The holiday season presents the perfect opportunity to showcase a favorite holiday treat or special family recipe at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge. On Sunday, December 18, 2pm – 4pm, enter a homemade cupcake or cookie in the Ultimate Cupcake & Cookie Challenge. The cost for entry is $10, which will benefit Levine Children’s Hospital. The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge’s culinary team will select three winners in each category based on taste, and there will be a prize awarded for overall best presentation. The grand prize for each category is an overnight stay in a Parlor Suite with breakfast in bed. Please note that participants may only enter one category. To enter a recipe, please complete the entry form available at www.theballantynehotel.com. Registrations are due by Friday, December 9. Contact Katie Saunders at 704-248-4007 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Christmas Day Brunch
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge will offer a festive holiday brunch on Sunday, December 25, 11am – 3pm in the Ballantyne Ballroom. The elaborate buffet will include a variety of salads, an assortment of cheese and seafood displays, breakfast items with omelet station, carving station and indigenous desserts. There will be live traditional holiday music from the Henry Buff Dillard Band. Cost is $55 per person, $28 for children, ages 5-12, and complimentary for children ages 4 and under (pricing does not include tax and gratuity). Private dining rooms are available. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, please call 704-248-4100 or visit www.gallery-
Holiday Room Savings – Stay Two Nights & Third is Complimentary
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge features a gift of a room offer when guests stay two nights, the third consecutive night is free. Pricing starts at $189 per night based on the best available rate. Ideal for visiting family and friends or an escape from a hectic holiday season, the package is available through December 31, 2011. Reserve online at www.theballantynehotel.com or by calling 1-800-325-3589.
New Year’s Eve Package
Celebrate 2012 in style with a festive overnight package at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge. The New Year’s Eve Dinner Package includes an elegant room, dinner in Gallery Restaurant, complimentary valet parking and a 2pm late check-out. Pricing starts at $299 for double occupancy. Reserve online at www.theballantynehotel.com or by calling 1-800-325-3589.
New Year’s Eve at Gallery Restaurant & Bar
Ring in the New Year with a live-spinning DJ, appetizers and drink specials in the Great Hall beginning at 9pm. Enjoy a champagne toast at midnight. Event is free for hotel and dining guests. There will be a $25 cover charge per person.
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, part of Starwood’s The Luxury Collection, is a Forbes Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond award-wining hotel located in Charlotte, NC. Featuring 214 elegant guest rooms, The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge also offers a four-bedroom Cottage and a Lodge group retreat with 36 spacious guest rooms. Guests can enjoy meeting and event facilities, spa, fitness, indoor and outdoor pools, golf, Dana Rader Golf School, tennis and dining at Gallery Restaurant. For information and reservations, please call The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge at 866-248-4824 or visit http://www.theballantynehotel.com.
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