LIGHT UP THE NIGHT – CHRISTMAS GLOW RUN!

DEC 12, 2014

107 Budleigh Street, Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: 252-305-8343

Come run (walk or ride) a fun route (approx. 1 Mile) on Friday, December 12th through downtown Manteo’s beautiful Christmas lights! Fun begins at 6PM at the Roanoke Island Running Company located at 107 F Budleigh Street. Strollers and bicycles welcome (light them up!!) to join in on the fun! Hot Cocoa, Christmas Cookies & Holiday Music to follow in the Pavilion! Free Glow items (Sticks & Necklaces) will be provided to participants while supplies last! Bring your own additional glow products, safety gear and flash lights as needed or desired!

HOLIDAY PROMENADE IN RODANTHE, WAVES AND SALVO

DEC 12, 2014

Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Rodanthe, NC 27968

The Friday Promenade on the sidewalk in Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo, takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. Along the sidewalk, villagers & businesses will be serving hot drinks & other goodies. Walk, jog, ride a bike, skate the sidewalk. Bring flashlights and/or wear lights to light the way. At 4 p.m. at the Community Building, lights for bikes of young bike riders will be installed. Businesses in the villages will be open for shopping before and during the promenade. For those coming from out-of-town, Watermen’s Retreat (watermensretreat.com, (252) 987-6060) has a very attractive winter rate for a 2-bedroom condominium and Waves Village (wavesvillage.com, (252) 305-2629) is offering a 2-night special rate on a 3-bedroom condominium unit. For camping enthusiasts, Camp Hatteras (camphatteras.com, (252) 987-2777) is offering a 15% discount and Cape Hatteras KOA (capehatteraskoa.com, 1-800-562-5368) is featuring reduced rates. Come enjoy the northernmost villages on Hatteras Friday night.

26TH FESTIVAL OF THE TREES

DEC 11, 2014 – DEC 13, 2014

Outer Banks Brewing Station, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

This 3-day event to raise money for Outer Banks Hotline includes a visit with Santa, children’s activities, and an auction of decorated Christmas trees at the Outer Banks Brewing Station.

4TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY AT THE MUSEUM

DEC 13, 2014

59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, NC 27943
Phone: 252-986-2995

Children and adults alike will marvel at Winter Wonderland train display by master model builder Charlie Klein. There will be a children’s holiday craft table, letters to Santa (almost certainly to receive a reply from Santa) and a professional puppet show. Live entertainment will be provided by local choral groups, individual performances by local musicians as well as professional musical entertainment throughout the day. Refreshments will include a variety of hot soups, ham biscuits, holiday cookies and punch. There will be multi-themed fully decorated holiday trees, and shoppers will continue to receive an additional 5 percent off purchases when they bring a donation for the food bank. Enjoy the Museum’s new floral theme to the displays with fresh flowers and greenery. Holiday decorations will be for sale at modest prices or at cost. The event is free to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

HATTERAS VILLAGE CHRISTMAS PARADE

DEC 13, 2014

Hatteras Village , Hatteras, NC 27943

The Village of Hatteras celebrates the holidays with its annual Christmas Parade and festivities.

GREAT WHITE FISHMAS

DEC 13, 2014

NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Manteo, NC 27954

Spend an evening with Santa and the animals during this second annual exclusive after-hours event. Children will participate in festive reindeer games and seasonal crafts with Aquarium Elves, decorate sweets with Mrs. Claus, and share their holiday wishes with Santa. Guests may even catch a glimpse of Santa scuba diving with the sharks and the fishes in our Graveyard of the Atlantic exhibit! Families will be sure to get in the holiday spirit with this memorable event with a unique fishy flare.

Our Great White Fishmas event runs on December 13th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. We encourage visitors to participate in the entire time of the event, in order to savor the true experience and allow time to meet Santa. Open to all ages.

CAPE HATTERAS LIGHT WINTER CLIMB

DEC 13, 2014

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Buxton, NC 27920

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse opens for climbing this December for one day only. Don’t miss your chance to climb it in 2014! Also take part in other Hatteras Island Holiday activities, like the Hatteras Village Parade and the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

DECEMBER DECADENCE

DEC 13, 2014

108 Budleigh, Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: 252-473-5558
Email: INFO@DAREARTS.ORG

The Dare County Arts Council’s annual end-of-year fundraiser returns on December 13, 2014, this time with a twist. The organization’s December Decadence event will take place at 108 Budleigh in Manteo and is being presented by Black Pelican and Holiday House. A strong lineup of several culinary artists from throughout the area will be creating one-of-a-kind desserts in this unique show to benefit the DCAC. Local musicians, Aquarium, will perform, and Black Pelican will be providing heavy hors d’oeuvres throughout the night. Prior to doors opening for the main event, the DCAC will host a champagne reception and open house in their building, located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue in Manteo at 6:00pm. This function will feature a performance by the Manteo High School Jazz Band. The Arts Council’s Silent Auction will boast over thirty items, which have been donated by local businesses and artisans who are uniting for the cause.

TRIO LA MER HOLIDAY BENEFIT CONCERT

DEC 14, 2014

Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone: 252-441-2020

The Dare County Youth Orchestra cordially invites the public to attend a benefit concert performance by Trio La Mer, to be held on Sunday, December 14, at 2pm, at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head.

The seasoned trio consists of Leslie Erickson, violin; Sue Waters, viola; and John Buford, piano. Premiering in 2006, the trio uses their annual holiday recital to raise funds and awareness for local non-profits. Past concerts benefitted The Elizabethan Gardens, Food Bank and Food for Thought. This year they assist the youth orchestra. The Dare County Youth Orchestra was founded in 2007 with grant funding from the Dare Education Foundation and the Outer Banks Community Foundation.

111TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE WRIGHT BROTHERS FIRST FLIGHT

DEC 17, 2014

Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Gather at the exact site at the exact time as the historic flight to remember, reflect and celebrate this day long anniversary tribute of the Wright Brother’s first flight.

HOLIDAY WINDOW DECORATION CONTEST

NOV 28, 2014 – DEC 19, 2014

Duck, Duck, NC 27949

To help you finish your holiday shopping, cast your vote in Duck’s Holiday Window Decoration Contest. View festive displays, vote for your favorite holiday windows and be entered to win a stocking stuffed with gift cards (up to $200 value!). Drawings held weekly from November 28th through December 19th.

#DUCKTHEHALLS INSTAGRAM SCAVENGER HUNT

NOV 28, 2014 – DEC 19, 2014

Duck, Duck, NC 27949

Make your way through Duck Village snapping photos along the way. Share pictures on Instagram of all items on a checklist using #duckthehalls and be entered to win gift cards to Duck businesses! Be sure to follow @TownofDuck on Instagram. Winners will be chosen by creativity and completion of all items!

2ND ANNUAL FESTIVUS ROAD RACE 10K/5K , JINGLE JOG 1 MILE AND LITTLE ELF 1/4 MILE

DEC 20, 2014

5543 N. Croatan Hwy , Southern Shores, NC 27949
Phone: 252-489-8239
Email: RACEDIRECTOR@RUNCATIONS.COM

Break away from the pack and enjoy the Holiday season in this fast and fun race. RunCations is proud to Partner with the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau and the Town of Southern Shores to bring you a Grand Holiday tradition. Enjoy a Winter morning on the Outer Banks as we run Oceanside through the quaint town of Southern Shores. Choose your stride and participate in the 10k Loop or Out & Back 5k. Bring out the kids to join the Little Elf ¼ Mile or Jingle Jog 1 Mile. Unique trophies for 1st-3rd place overall Male & Female, Age group awards, Chip Timing, Event T-Shirt and Limited Edition Finisher Medals for all participants. Photo opportunities with Santa, post race breakfast and gift bag delights to bring you Holiday Cheer.

OBXMAS WEEKENDS

NOV 28, 2014 – DEC 25, 2014

Everywhere, Manteo, NC 27954

Start a new family tradition and join us on the Outer Banks during the holiday season.

MANTEO FIRST FRIDAY

JUN 06, 2014 – DEC 27, 2014

Historic Downtown Manteo, Manteo, NC 27954

First Friday is a fun-filled, family-oriented street festival held the first Friday of each month, April through December from 6 to 8 p.m. in Historic Downtown Manteo along the Waterfront. The sidewalks pulse with live music, magic, artisans, period-dressed actors, a rockclimbing wall and much more. Tantalizing aromas waft from the kitchens of the Waterfront’s diverse eateries. Many shops and restaurants do individual celebrations inside their establishments, offering their own live music, unique merchandise, special sales and light refreshments. Make a day of it on Roanoke Island by visiting our attractions, shops, and art galleries. Enjoy diverse recreational activities for all ages. Then, join us downtown for our First Friday celebration and finish the day with a delicious food and drink experience. Our First Friday celebrations are a great time to explore downtown.

POULOS FAMILY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

NOV 15, 2014 – DEC 31, 2014

Ocean Acres Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Featured on The Today Show and HGTV, this Outer Banks tradition is a must-see. This Christmas light spectacular takes 12 weeks to set up and over $3,500 in energy bills every month.Viewing of the Poulos Family Christmas lights is held through December 31st.

HICF NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

DEC 31, 2014

Hatteras Village Civic Center, Hatteras, NC 27943

December 31, 2014 – 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. Come join us for a New Year’s Eve Party. Heavy appetizers, BYOB, champagne toast. Dance your way into 2015 to the sounds of RayGun Ruby. The Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation is an all-volunteer, not-profit, 501C(3) organization.

INN ON THE PAMLICO SOUND NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH

DEC 31, 2014

49684 NC Highway 12, Buxton, NC 27920
Phone: 252-995-7030

Ring in 2015 at our New Year’s bash. The package includes three nights lodging, champagne, wine and beer, a pull-out-the-stops five-course gourmet dinner, fine chocolates, pastries, and exotic fruits, all into the wee hours of the morning. Final details for each year’s event are structured around the wishes of participants. Reservations will be offered on first inquiry / first reservation basis, and will be limited to 12 couples. Group inquiries are welcome.

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