Tuesday, November 27, 2012

December 2012 Events in Durham, NC

By now you’ve probably finished your Thanksgiving leftovers, and maybe have even made a dent in your Christmas shopping list, but now it’s time to really get into the holiday spirit. The Triangle has lots to offer for those looking to partake in timeless traditions or to start new ones to help celebrate this magical time of the year.

Family Activities

City of Durham Holiday Fun Fest
On December 1st join in the holiday festivities such as sledding, a petting zoo, a meet and greet with Santa, as well as campfires and s’mores, all at Durham’s Central Park.

Santa Train
Santa will bring his magic to the Museum of Life and Science where you and your loved ones can enjoy a night-time train ride in a holiday wonderland. There will also be music, hot cocoa, and make ‘n’ take craft activities for kids. Pre-purchase tickets for one of the dates below:
Wednesday, November 28 through Sunday, December 2 
Wednesday, December 5 through Sunday, December 9
Wednesday, December 12 through Sunday, December 16
Tuesday, December 18 through Friday, December 21

Holiday Music and Performances

Handel’s Messiah
On December 1st and 2nd enjoy the glorious sound of Handel’s Messiah in beautiful Duke Chapel. This long standing tradition features a professional orchestra and the Duke Chapel Choir.

A Christmas Carol
Don’t miss this holiday favorite being put on at the Durham Performing Arts Center December 15th and 16th. Tickets often sell out so get yours soon!

Joy an Irish Christmas
Husband and wife performers, Keith and Kristyn Getty perform your favorite Christmas carols, modern hymns, and Irish folk reels ad the DPAC on December 18th

Gloria & Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tours in the Triangle

After that big Thanksgiving dinner you may be ready to do some walking! Throughout November (and year round) the Triangle has a variety of guided tours perfect for those looking to learn something new while on foot. Whether you’re interested in food, history, beer, or architecture, there is something for everyone.

This walking tour around downtown Durham will have you hankering for a beer and maybe a little spooked. Your guides from Tobacco Road Tours will lead you through four haunted sites in Durham telling tales of paranormal happenings from throughout the city’s history. But don’t worry, there will be plenty of time to enjoy some of the exciting Durham night life at four of the greatest bars in town.

Who better to lead you on a walking tour featuring the architecture of Durham than those who have worked so hard to protect it? Join Preservation Durham at their sign at the Durham Farmers Market in Central Park. This tour will feature the unique beauty of Downtown Durham and the history of Bull City.

This motorized tour led by Tobacco Road Tours will cover the history, culture, architecture, and food of the Bully City. Much of the city’s history is steeped in the tobacco industry, but there’s also a lot to learn about its textile mills, educational institutions, and culture!

Gloria & Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Special Offer for Small Business Saturday

This November 24th  is Small Business Saturday®, a day to celebrate and support the local small businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country.

The Arrowhead Inn is proud to take part in Small Business Saturday, and we’re encouraging everyone to Shop Small® here on November 24th.

Plus, we’re having a special Small Business Saturday offer! For guests using their American Express card we are offering a $25 credit on any purchase at the Inn. This includes anyone checking out, purchasing Arrowhead Inn gift certificates, or making a deposit on future reservations on Saturday, November 24th. So take this as an incentive to come visit us next weekend, make plans for a future stay with us, or give something extra special to a loved one, all while earning a $25 credit on your American Express.

The Arrowhead Inn is just one of many wonderfully unique locally-owned businesses in Durham, NC. So take the opportunity to get out there, Shop Small, and let’s make this November 24th  the biggest day of the year for small business.

To learn more, visit ShopSmall.com.

Gloria & Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Start Your Holiday Shopping with the Durham Art Council’s Holiday Market

The holiday season is upon us and time is running short to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. The Durham Art Council’s Holiday Market is just the place to start looking for one-of-a-kind gifts that will delight your loved ones. Coming up November 16th and 17th the Holiday Market is spread across multiple venues in downtown Durham. A variety of artists will be displaying and selling their works and there will plenty of live music, kid-friendly activities, and food, making the Holiday Market a good time for everyone. So come down town this coming weekend to support Durham’s local artists and maybe even check a few people of your “Nice” list! 

Gloria & Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters at the Nasher Museum of Art

From November 4th through February 10th the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University hosts the exhibit, Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone sisters of Baltimore. On loan from the Baltimore Museum of Art this collection features more than 50 works by Matisse, Picasso, Gauguin, Renoir, van Gogh, Pissarro, and Courbet. The works also feature of a variety of textiles and decorative art from Europe, Asia, and Africa.

The Great Hall at the Nasher Museum of Art
The Cone family built their fortune right here in North Carolina in the textile industry. The sisters Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone supported the work of Matisse and other artists in the early 1900s before their style was appreciated by most critics. Great lovers of art, the sisters displayed their collection in their adjoining apartments in Baltimore until Etta bequeathed the entire collection to the Baltimore Museum of Art. The exhibit will also feature an interactive virtual tour of their Baltimore homes were the art was originally displayed.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to view a fantastic collection of art at the Nasher Museum. Ask your innkeeper to arrange for tickets or find them online

Gloria & Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC