Inn at Warner Hall Hosts Special Visitor from the North Pole

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Santa Claus isn’t just coming to town on Christmas Eve. He’ll arrive about a week earlier at the Inn at Warner Hall to work on that all-important list.

Santa Claus isn’t just coming to town on Christmas Eve. He’ll arrive about a week earlier at the Inn at Warner Hall to work on that all-important list.

Theresa and Troy Stavens of the Inn at Warner Hall will host Santa Claus on Dec. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. Visitors, young and old, are invited to join them in meeting with Santa. Tickets are limited and advance registration is required.

Enjoy Christmas cookies, hot cocoa, carols and a special viewing and then drawing for a Classic Lionel Die Cast Silver Bells Christmas Train.

Sara Harris of Sara Harris Photography will be available for photos with Santa.

Contact Warner Hall to purchase your tickets at 800.331.2720 or 804.695.9565.

Adults are $10 and children are $5. Photo packages will be available separately through Sara Harris Photography.

Learn more about this holiday event and the historic Inn at Warner Hall at http://www.warnerhall.com.

ABOUT THE INN AT WARNER HALL:

Ideally situated at the head of the Severn River in Gloucester County, the manor house at Warner Hall stands on a neck of land occupied and built upon continually from the mid-17th century. The original six hundred-acre plantation site was established by Augustine Warner as a "land grant" from the British Crown. Augustine Warner received the acreage in exchange for bringing twelve settlers across the Atlantic Ocean to the Jamestown Settlement.

The two families associated with the property from this early period until well into the 19th century, the Warners and the Lewises, were among the most prominent families in Colonial Virginia. Some of the most recognized names in American history are direct descendants of Augustine Warner – George Washington, the first president of the United States, Robert E. Lee, the most famous Civil War General and Captain Meriwether Lewis, renowned American explorer of the Lewis & Clark expedition.

Queen Elizabeth II, the current monarch of England, is a direct descendent of Augustine Warner through the Bowes-Lyon family and the Earl of Strathmore. In England, Warner Hall is referred to as "The home of the Queen’s American ancestors."

For Theresa and Troy Stavens, the current stewards of Warner Hall and the Inn’s owners, Warner Hall is a dream come true. Their passion for hospitality and historic preservation led them to Warner Hall where they saw the perfect opportunity to use their financial management and marketing skills to preserve an historical property and pursue their real passion – making people happy.

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