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The holiday season is full of merriment, joy, and festive fun, which is why we consider it to be one of the most magical times of year here at the Combsberry Inn in Oxford. From the holiday decorations to the local events, we love every minute of celebrating. Of course New Year’s Eve is another fantastic excuse to celebrate while reflecting on the past year and looking forward to the year ahead. Both New Year’s Eve and Christmas Eve fall on a Thursday this year, which means it’s the perfect opportunity to take a well-deserved, long weekend at the Combsberry Inn. There’s still plenty of time to book your stay with us, whether you are looking for a little holiday magic or in search of a New Year’s Eve celebration. Take a look at what’s happening in our area over the next few weekends and start making plans for your own festive fun!

A Christmas Story at the Historic Avalon Theatre

When one of our favorite holiday movies gets played at one of our favorite area theaters, well, we drop everything and make plans to attend! The beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Story, will be recreated at the theater, featuring Talbot County friends, family and children. The Avalon Foundation’s play is their biggest fundraiser of the year and an Eastern Shore tradition that shouldn’t be missed.

Friday, December 18 at 7pm

Saturday, December 19 at 7pm

Sunday, December 20 at 2pm

Tuesday, December 22 at 6pm

Saturday, December 26 at 7pm

Sunday, December 27 at 2pm

Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest

The Easton Business Alliance is hosting a fun, festive adult event at Brasserie Brightwell on Friday, December 18. Don your ugliest holiday sweater and enjoy local band Skribe perform. Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place sweaters! Of course there is a fantastic array of beer, wine and spirits to choose from at Brasserie, along with an incredible menu selection. It’s a Combsberry Inn favorite for when we are dining out in Easton.

First Night Talbot 2016

Ring in the New Year in Easton, with the town’s New Year’s Eve celebration from 6pm until midnight. Festivities and fun will occur throughout downtown, with live entertainment planned at the Academy Art Museum, the Avalon Theatre, the Prager Auditorium, and the Waterfowl Building. The Maryland Crab will drop at both 9pm and midnight at South Harrison Street.

Dine & Stay

If you’re more interested in an intimate New Year’s Eve celebration, we certainly have you covered here in Oxford, MD. In addition to a romantic evening by the fire or cozied up in one of our luxurious rooms, there are several options for a romantic dinner for two in Oxford. At the Robert Morris Inn, enjoy a traditional New Year’s Eve dinner. The NYE three-course menu is $68 per person  and includes a glass of Prosecco and several delicious options including local oysters on the half shell, seared Scottish salmon, crispy breast of chicken, pecan pie, white chocolate and Oreo cheesecake and more. Or dine at Latitude 38 Bistro and Spirits. Just a short drive from Combsberry, we love their inventive menu and welcoming atmosphere. Of course Pope’s Tavern at the Oxford Inn consistently delivers thanks to Chef Lisa MacDougal. Make a reservation at any of our fantastic Eastern Shore restaurants before retiring to the comfort of the Combsberry Inn to round out your 2015.

As we wrap up 2015 and enjoy the last few weeks of the holiday season, we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. We hope to see you before the year’s end, but we also look forward to seeing so many new and familiar faces in 2016. Happy Holidays to all!

During our off-season from November to March, the Cottage and Carriage House will be available for rent with a 20% off discount to accommodate for a temporary absence of breakfast.

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