All activities are included in the Thanksgiving package unless otherwise noted.

Daily Activities

Family Activity Center in the North Room
Noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Grab the kids and head to the North Room for a little quality time together. Play a variety of different games that will be on hand!

Live Music with Tea & Cookies
4 to 5 p.m. on 11/22, 11/24 and 11/25, Carolina Hotel Lobby 

Cozy up with a cup of tea while a local musician fills the lobby with music. You can also satisfy your sweet tooth with a variety of cookies made fresh in our bake shop.

KidsClub, located on the west side of the Carolina Hotel near the playground, is available for children ages 3-12 who are potty-trained. Please register with Resort Services at least 24 hours in advance. Kids Club will not be open/available on Thanksgiving day, November 23.


  • Full Day (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) – $80 per child, includes lunch and snack
  • Morning Half Day (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) – $55 per child, includes lunch
  • Afternoon Half Day (1 to 4 p.m.) – $55 per child, includes snack

Wednesday, Nov. 22


Skating under the Pines
4 to 8 p.m., Carolina Hotel West Lawn 

Once again, we’re transforming the Carolina Hotel’s West Lawn into a 3,000-square-foot skating rink complete with music, lights and festive cheer sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
COST: $10 for non-Thanksgiving package guests

Parent vs. Kids Trivia
5 to 6 p.m., North Room 

A fun-filled family trivia game, where kids go head-to-head with their parents to prove who’s the boss, at least in this game.

Carolina Philharmonic Holiday Pops Concert 
8 p.m., Grand Ballroom 

Kick off the holiday season with a romp through many of the season’s most spirited and heartwarming melodies.

Thursday, Nov. 23

Skating Under the Pines at The Carolina Hotel
1 to 8 p.m., West Lawn

Join us  on the Carolina Hotel’s West Lawn for some skating on our 3,000-square-foot skating rink complete with music, lights and festive cheer.
COST: $10 for non-Thanksgiving package guests

NFL at the Ryder Cup Lounge

Stop by the Ryder Cup Lounge on Thanksgiving Day to enjoy a hearty meal with a side of football. Watch all three NFL games while enjoying craft cocktails or an ice-cold beer.

Vikings vs. Lions
12:30 p.m.

Chargers vs. Cowboys
4:30 p.m.

Giants vs. Redskins
8:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 24

Gingerbread House Decorating
10 to 11:30 a.m., South Room 

Deck your gingerbread walls with edible treats and colorful sweets to bring in the holiday season! Please sign up with Resort Services by call extension 58415. Space is limited!
COST: $15 per person for non-Thanksgiving package guests

Winter Wonderland
Noon to 4 p.m., West Lawn

Warm up after a spin on the skating rink with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee and an array of merry treats. Get creative with a variety of holiday crafts and pen a personal letter to Santa. Try your hand at a variety of lawn games. Mrs. Claus will stop by for a visit from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Resort Guests only please.

Elf on a Shelf Mass Scavenger Hunt
3:30 to 5 p.m., Carolina Lobby 

Come join the fun as we’ll ring in the holiday season with our own Elf on a Shelf scavenger hunt!
COST: $5 per family for non-Thanksgiving package guests

West Lawn Tree Lighting
6 to 8 p.m., West Lawn

Continuing in the holiday spirit, guests will enjoy our version of  a “Rock ‘n Around the Xmas Tree” tree lighting on the Carolina West Lawn.

Saturday, Nov. 25

Friends & Family Round Robin
9 a.m., Tennis Club

Please call extension 58556 to register for this fun morning of tennis.

Skating under the Pines
Noon to 8 p.m. 
Join us  on the Carolina Hotel’s West Lawn for some skating on our 3,000-square-foot skating rink complete with music, lights and festive cheer.
COST: $10 for non-Thanksgiving package guests

Movie Matinee
6 to 7:30 p.m., Cardinal Ballroom 
Watch the 1995 holiday comedy “Jingle all the Way” (rated PG), while you relax and enjoy popcorn and lemonade!

Cask & Cocoa Wine Pairing Class
6 to 7:30 p.m., South Room
Stay tuned…more to come!

Kids Night Out – Open to children ages 6 to 12
6 to 9 p.m., KidsClub
Parents aren’t the only ones who get to enjoy a night out. Treat your children to dinner made fresh in the Carolina Dining Room kitchen followed by a movie, picked out by the KidsClub staff, so it will be perfect for kids of all ages.

Cost: $55 per child

Additional Resort Activities

The Spa at Pinehurst
Open seven days a week. Make spa reservations by calling 800-487-4653. Be sure to ask about seasonal treatments. These services are only available for a limited time, so don’t miss out – book your appointment today.

Run, Bike, Walk
Explore miles of historic homes and scenic streets on one of our complementary bicycles, or take a leisurely stroll through the Village. The Village of Pinehurst is ideal for walking, jogging or biking. You can literally lose yourself in the meandering streets and charming neighborhoods – so ask about trail maps at the Resort Services desk.

For tennis court time and availability, call the Tennis Shop directly by dialing extension 58556.

Private Babysitting
Private babysitting services are available between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.. The service will take place in your guest room. Rates are $20 per hour for 1 or 2 children and $25 per hour for 3 children. Babysitting services are based on a 4 hour minimum and a 24 hour cancellation policy. All babysitters are Red Cross certified in CPR, AED and First Aid training.