Christmastime in Durham

Happy December from Arrowhead Inn! Arguably the most wonderful time of the year, we have all the holiday trimmings to get you in the spirit this month. Two live decorated Christmas trees and festive greenery & poinsettias await your arrival!  Enjoy hot apple cider or hot chocolate with homemade holiday cookies and Chef Phil’s exceptional biscotti – a sampling for afternoon refreshments. Classical holiday music drifts through the air and whispers peaceful nostalgia!


Durham is already bursting with “Christmasy” charm and our calendar is filled with festive events to keep you and your loved ones joyful and merry this season. Join us at our cozy and bright North Carolina inn and be sure to take advantage of our favorite local festivities.


Nutcracker Performance
The Classics

Tap into the Christmas nostalgia with your favorites!  Weekly holiday movie nights at Northgate Mall makes for a fun casual date or family outing. Enjoy showings of A Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Make a night of it and take yourselves to the theater to see a special rendition of A Christmas Carol or to the ballet for The Nutcracker.


Vintage microphone with Christmas hat on red curtain background


The Not-So-Classics
What’s Christmas without the music? Don’t miss the incredible concerts by extremely talented local artists, including 100 Men In Black, an all-male gospel chorus. Take a trip around the globe through a fascinating compilation of holiday songs from around the world. Get front row seats to the 9th annual performance of A Trailer Park Christmas! Enjoy this quirky – and interactive – show which truly celebrates Christmas in West Durham.





Durham Specialties
Take a step back in time and learn about Christmases past in Durham. There are several historical holiday installments open to the public including Christmas By Candlelight at Duke Homestead and 100 Years of Christmas at Stagville, complete with lantern tours at night. Visitors can even experience Christmas in the Piedmont During the Civil War, adding a unique touch to your holiday.



There is so much more this month that we hope you’ll embrace! From the Durham Holiday Parade to A Very Merry Durham! “exuberant and absurd” holiday party, there is no shortage of celebrations this season. So be sure to book your favorite room with us (perhaps enjoy a midweek special) and get ready for all the merriment!