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Holiday Events on the Outer Banks

18 Nov 2016
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Spend a week at the Outer Banks this Holiday season! If you thought the beach was only worth visiting in the Summer, you might be surprised to know the Outer Banks is also a popular Holiday destination! With many great Holiday events, Christmas light showcases and affordable vacation homes, the Outer Banks is a great place to consider for your family’s Holiday getaway. We’ve compiled a list of Holiday attractions on the Outer Banks to check out while you’re here…

WinterLights at the Elizabethan Gardens

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Friday, November 25   Grand Illuminations – 6pm-9pm Join The Elizabethan Gardens for the opening celebration of WinterLights, a spectacular twenty-two night event of holiday lights and sights. Find holiday warmth and charm inside and out with festive food and drink in the “Embellished” Hall, and cozy fire pits on the Great Lawn as well as seasonal gift shop and plant sales. Non-Members: Adults $14, Youth (ages 6-17) $8, Youth (5 and under) $6. Members/Friends: Adults $10, Youth (ages 6-17) $7, Youth (5 and under) $5. For info or details, call 252-473-3234 or visit www.elizabethangardens.orgFEATURED ENTERTAINMENT: First Flight Middle School Chorus

November 26, 30 December 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30; January 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21    

WinterLights presented by Southern Bank                                                                  6pm-9pm

Stroll along enchanted garden paths and discover the joy of the season with holiday lights, sights and sounds transforming The Elizabethan Gardens into an illuminated winter wonderland. The radiant glow of the gardens, traditional holiday décor and fantastical displays are a true spectacle to behold. Festive trees grace the Gatehouse and Reception Hall and a crackling open-air fire warms the Great Lawn. Seasonal gift shop and plant sales coincide. Adults $10, Youth (ages 6-17) $8, Youth (5 and under) $5. Extended passes available. Wednesday to Saturdays November 26 thru January 7 (Closed on Dec 24,25, 31 and Jan 1); For info or details, call 252-473-3234 or

Kites With Lights – Nov 26, 2016

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Nov 26, 2016 Jockey’s Ridge

Time: 4:00 PM

Price: Free Admission

Celebrate the holiday season with Kitty Hawk Kites. The Saturday after Thanksgiving, visit Santa and stick around for an amazing light display. Multiple 19ft+ kites flying high over Jockey’s Ridge sand, dune decked out in holiday lights. Stay warm with cocoa and cookies and enjoy other festive actives with the Jockey’s Ridge Crossing crew.

Annual Duck Yuletide Celebration – December 3rd, 2016

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Phone: 252-255-1286

Saturday, December 3 at 3 PM – 5 PM 

Price: Free Admission

Join the Town of Duck on Saturday, for a town-wide celebration of family-friendly Yuletide cheer! The Annual Duck Yuletide Celebration takes place on the Duck Town Green (1200 Duck Road) from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy live holiday tunes by Just Playn’ Dixieland, carolers from First Flight High School choir, Santa’s arrival on the Duck Fire truck, and the lighting of the Town Crab Pot Tree. View Event Page on Facebook

Manteo Christmas Celebrations December 2, 2016 – December 3, 2016


207 Queen Elizabeth Ave.
207 Queen Elizabeth Ave.
Manteo, NC 27954
December 2, 2016 – December 3, 2016
Phone: 252-473-2133

Price: Free Admission

Celebrate Christmas on the OBX with some BIG little town Christmas celebrations including a boat parade, tree lighting, town Christmas Parade and more. For more information call the Town of Manteo at 252-473-2133 or visit:

Paulos Christmas Lights

Local Kill Devil Hills residents put on a fabulous Christmas lights spectacle open and free to the public! Santa even shows up some nights to take photos with the children! Christmas Lights at the Poulos house, head to KDH, milepost 9.5. Turn west at Pigman’s Bar-B-Que, it’s hard to miss. Dates and times for 2016 have not been posted yet but in past years you can tour the home nightly during the month of December.



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