Experience holiday events at The Ballantyne this season. All events are open to the public and some require advance reservations.

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Holiday Tea

Enjoy Holiday Afternoon Tea in the lobby throughout December. Holiday Afternoon Tea includes a variety of seasonal loose leaf tea blends and a selection of savory tea sandwiches, traditional confectioneries and holiday treats as well as live entertainment with the option to add Champagne for $10. Tea is served Tuesday through Sunday, December 1 – 31, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (not available on Christmas Day). The cost is $49 for adults and $29 for children, ages 5-12, (plus tax & gratuity). Add Champagne for $10. Reservations are required at (704) 248-4100.

Gingerbread Lane

Visit The Ballantyne to view an enchanting display of gingerbread creations from Thursday, December 7 through Wednesday, December 27. Gingerbread Lane is free to visit and open to the public, anytime throughout the dates offered. Attendees may vote on their favorite entries with $1 minimum donation per vote. All proceeds will benefit Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH), dedicated to caring for the physical and emotional needs of children and their families.

Hot Chocolate, Cider & Toddies

Get cozy this holiday season at The Ballantyne from Friday, December 8 through Wednesday, December 27, 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Enjoy hot chocolate with the option to add liqueur along with a selection of garnishes or cider at the Veranda and the charming gingerbread hut adjacent to Gallery Bar.

Live Music at Gallery Bar

Enjoy live music at Gallery Bar each Saturday in December from 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.


The hotel will offer Christmas Brunch on December 25, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The elaborate buffet will include a variety of salads, an assortment of cheese and seafood displays, breakfast items, an omelet station, carving station and indigenous desserts. There will be live holiday music. Cost is $85 per person, $45 for children, ages 5-12, and complimentary for children ages 4 and under (pricing does not include tax or 24% service charge). Private dining rooms are available for larger groups. Advance reservations are required. Reserve here or call (704) 248-4100 and mention Christmas Ballroom Brunch. View Christmas Ballroom Menu.

Gallery Restaurant will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. On Christmas Eve, the restaurant will feature à la carte menus for breakfast, 7 a.m. – 11 a.m., and lunch, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.., as well as a prix fixe menu for dinner, 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. On Christmas Day, the restaurant will feature its à la carte menu for breakfast, 7 a.m. – 11 a.m., and prix fixe menus for lunch, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., and dinner, 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. View Gallery Christmas Lunch and Dinner Menu Advance reservations are required. Reserve here or call and request Gallery Christmas lunch or dinner at (704) 248-4100.

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

New Year’s Eve Dinner
Enjoy a flavorful prix fixe menu at Gallery Restaurant featuring three courses for $75 per person and four courses for $90 per person plus tax & service charge. Dinner sells out quickly and advance reservations are required by calling (704) 248-4100 or online here.

New Year’s Eve Party for Hotel Guests
Celebrate the New Year with The Ballantyne beginning at 8 p.m. by Gallery Restaurant. Enjoy a DJ and dancing in the Carolina Room, drink specials, party favors, Champagne toast and live coverage of the New Year’s Eve Times Square countdown. This event is complimentary to hotel guests. Ages 21 and over required for admission.

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New Year’s Day
In addition to a plated brunch menu, Gallery Restaurant will feature traditional New Year’s Day fare and cocktail specials. Reserve here or call (704) 248-4100