Happy Holidays: Winter Events at the Tides Inn

December 18, 2023

The festive season is upon us! Spend the holidays in the Chesapeake Bay region to escape the crowds and indulge in festivities from local parades and culinary experiences to winter art workshops in our Maker Space. For any holiday route you choose, our Tides Inn concierge team is eager to help you create the perfect itinerary for your stay. 

Winter Activities

Dive into ecology with our Oysters, Fire & Cheer experience with resident ecologist, Will Smiley. Learn about the oyster species, contribute to the shoreline restoration and enjoy freshly prepared oysters over an open fire. 

 Looking for family-friendly holiday activities? Our Maker Space hosts a variety of art workshops led by resident artist, Theresa, such as painting holiday cards, crafting ornaments from oyster shells and creating wreaths from resort-collected items. With her tips and guidance, create a unique gift for your loved ones. 

Holiday Dining Experiences

Celebrate the holiday season in style with our Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Day Brunch. Enjoy a delicious array of dishes prepared by our culinary team, from pan seared rockfish and seafood paella with calamari, to oysters and a carving table with baked ham. 

Before ringing in the New Year, please your palate with our decadent four-course dinner in the Osprey Room with mushroom soup, beef tenderloin and poached lobster, and indulge in the festivities with a complimentary glass of Champagne as you toast to 2024. 

For an elegant evening experience by Carter’s Creek, reserve our Bubbles by the Bay experience under the stars by the Great Cedar Tree. Our two dining domes, in collaboration with Moët Chandon, offer a luxurious setting complete with heaters, stylish furnishings, Moët blankets and pillows and, of course, a complimentary glass of Champagne. 

Holiday Getaway Offers

With our Suite-Tidings offer, you’ll be stress free this winter as we will handle the details for you. Our team will decorate your chosen suite, provide Virginia-made gifts, gourmet snacks, a handmade holiday ornament and more, creating the ideal holiday getaway. 

Reserve our Northern Neck New Year’s Eve offer and ring in 2024 in our serene waterfront setting. With this offer, join us for a four-course prix fixe dinner in the Osprey Room where you will enjoy a menu of contemporary coastal cuisine and ambience set by a local musician. At the stroke of midnight, toast to 2024 with a complimentary glass of Champagne.  

Whether you’re here to embrace the holiday spirit or simply unwind in the Northern Neck, we’re here to help make your stay one to remember. To view more holiday events and activities at the Tides Inn, please click below.