Carolinas Section

Carolinas Section

Holiday Party at the Willcox Inn

Friday, December 4, 2020 - 5:00pm to Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 10:00am
South Carolina
Jane Martinez

Twas the 5th of December and all through the Willcox Inn, people were getting ready for the Carolinas Section Holiday Dinner! Take a step back into a more genteel time when you walk through the entrance of the historic Willcox Hotel in downtown Aiken, SC.  Fireplaces are burning warm and bright, decorated trees and mantles abound with beautiful ornaments, greenery and colored ribbons.  People are sitting in comfortable chairs and plush couches enjoying a steaming beverage or a cocktail.  It all feels Merry and Bright! 

This will been the setting for our Section's Holiday Dinner. The evening will start out with cocktails and camaraderie in the Hunt Room with a cash bar. The M’Aiken Music, a cappella group, will be nearby to entertain us with holiday songs. Our members will then select their seats in either the Library or the Hunt Room of the Willcox for the socially distanced, but still intimate, dinner setting.

A delicious dinner will start off with some appetizers as our members get reacquainted with those at their table. She crab soup will be served, followed by your choice of filet of Salmon or the Certified Angus Beef tenderloin, accompanied with wonderful wines provided by the Section. The final course will be the Willcox Inn's decadent Kentucky bourbon pecan pie.

The evening will wrap up with people departing, if they lived close, others retiring to the hotel lobby for more laughter and libation and many going up to their comfortable rooms.

For those staying at the Willcox Inn, the next morning continues the comradery with their delicious breakfast, included with your room. Over another cup of coffee, you will again have time to talk to all the people you just reacquainted yourself with the night before. 

Because of the distance most of us have to travel, it is only at events like this one that we get to see each other, so the morning gathering really bonds us together and makes it feel like we're a close community.

But there is more to Aiken than just food and libations at the Willcox Inn.  Click on the link on the email More Things to Do in Aiken for more activities if you want to make this a complete holiday weekend event.

The cost of the event is $65 per person. Click the link to register on MotorsportsReg.  

If you are from out of town, please call the Willcox Inn at 803-648-1898 to make your reservation now and ask for the MBCA room rate of $189 per night.