Outer Banks Christmas Events and More!

Outer Banks Christmas events and more! We’ve tried to put together a great list of events and ideas for fun for the next two weeks. We’ll be back on the 28th with fun ideas for celebrating an OBX New Year. Everyone at OBX.COM and the whole OBX sticker family would like to wish everyone a Joyous Holidays!

OUTER BANKS CHRISTMAS EVENTS & MORE!

Outer Banks Christmas Events - poulos family lightsPOULOS FAMILY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS – Through December 31st – 6:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills (See Directions Below) – The Poulos family has outdone themselves this year – if that is even possible. This amazing display of Christmas lights has been featured on national television. Do not miss this Outer Banks tradition. DIRECTIONS – Heading South on Rt. 158 into Kill Devil Hills turn right on Ocean Acres Drive (opposite McDonald’s). Just after the road becomes gravel you will go up a hill. Just over the hill you will be amazed!

BEACHSIDE BISTRO AT THE SEA RANCH RESORT – Every Evening 6:00 – 8:30 pm – Kill Devil Hills – Enjoy tapas-style small plate specials EVERY dinner service till we close for the season. We will wrap your gifts (NO charge but a donation to the Beach Food Pantry is welcome) while you dine in and enjoy the live music! This week’s music: Wednesday: Phil Watson, Friday: Scott Sechman. https://www.facebook.com/BeachsideBistro/photos/a.364201007048298.1073741831.122378077897260/730533023748426/?type=3&theater&__mref=message_bubble

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – December 16th – 20th – Amy Sullivan Fundraiser – Chilli Peppers is going to donate a dollar from every sandwich and entree sold to the The Grace and Ross Sullivan College Fund at Towne Bank, 2 Juniper Trail, Southern Shores, NC 27949. Amy Sullivan, the mother of Grace and Ross, passed away recently. She was only 48 and will be deeply missed.

Outer Banks Christmas Events - Wright Brothers anniversary112TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE WRIGHT BROTHERS FIRST FLIGHT – December 17th – 8:30 am – Wright Brothers Memorial, Kill Devil Hills – 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. For the schedule of events visit

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT PRESENTS – Country Line Dancing – December 17th – 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Nags Head – Every 1st and 3rd Thursday enjoy line dancing and take some lessons too! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

cover thisKELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Cover This – December 18th – 9:30 pm – 2:00 am – Nags Head – Dance the night away to your favorites! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

3RD ANNUAL FESTIVUS ROAD RACE 5K, 10K, JINGLE JOG 1 MILE & LITTLE ELF 1/4 MILE – December 19th – 7:45 am – Southern Shores – Break away from the pack and enjoy the holiday season in this fast and fun race. Enjoy a Winter morning on the Outer Banks ocean side and 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, Finishers Medal, T-Shirt for all participants. Photo opportunities with Santa, post-race breakfast and gift bag delights to bring you Holiday Cheer. A portion of the event proceeds to benefit local children’s charities. For more information and details email us at racedirector@runcations.com, visit us on the web at www.RunCations.com or text 252-489-8239 – See more at: http://www.raceit.com/search/event.aspx?id=32136#sthash.qkUQZPuo.dpuf

SHARKY’S WINTER WOOuter Banks Christmas Events - Sharky at the NC AquariumRKSHOP – December 19th – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island – Celebrate the holiday season at the Aquarium during Sharky’s Winter Workshop! Sharky has invited Santa to set up his workshop for the day to spread some holiday cheer. Children can meet Santa and participate in various crafts and activities during this fun-filled holiday event, which is FREE with regular admission! Mark your calendar today to join in the winter-time fun!!!

A CURRITUCK CHRISTMAS – December 19th – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – The Cotton Gin, Jarvisburg – Join us at The Cotton Gin on Saturday, December 19 for A Currituck Christmas. Our annual Christmas party features festive holiday music and free appetizers and desserts from Thyme and Tide Café. The highlight of Currituck Christmas is the arrival of Santa Claus – by tractor! Santa will be driving the John Reindeere and pulling the HayRide SleighRide filled with treats for the kids. Meet and greet and photo-ops with Currituck Claus will happen inside the Cotton Gin in the Thyme and Tide Café and will follow with a sleigh ride for all (weather permitting) Food and music start at noon, Santa arrives around 1PM. Bring the whole family and start a new holiday tradition – its festive and totally FREE! https://www.facebook.com/events/886058628182412/

Outer Banks Christmas Events - sanctuary vineyards eventSANCTUARY VINEYARDS – Coastal Collage and Double Barrel Tasting and Futures Sale – December 19th – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Jarvisburg – Don’t Miss This! Coastal Collage and Double Barrel, two of our most anticipated red wines, are due to be released in the Spring of 2016. This year, we sold out of the 2013 Coastal Collage and Double Barrel in record time, and so we are offering you the chance to sample these 2014 wines from barrel and purchase at an introductory discount. Complimentary tapas will be served to pair with the wines, so take advantage of this opportunity to treat yourself to a taste of our finest red wines in a perfect holiday setting! NO RESERVATIONS NECESSARY. https://www.facebook.com/events/1648614435409735/

Outer Banks Christmas Events - whalehead christmasWHALEHEAD’S CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS TOUR – December 19th – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Corolla – Please join us for an enchanted night beginning with a guided Candlelight Tour of the Whalehead in Historic Corolla. Community Choirs will sing Christmas Carols, Piano Playing on the Steinway along with singing. Refreshments to follow the tour. Tours are limited to 30 people per tour and only a few tickets are available for this date… Please give us a call at 252-453-9040 to reserve your spot.

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Cover This – December 19th – 9:30 pm – 2:00 am – Nags Head – Dance the night away to your favorites! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

11th ANNUAL WINTER SOLSTICE POTLUCK PARTY – December 20th – 6:00 pm – Ashtanga Yoga Center, 2910 S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head – Join us for our annual candle lighting ceremony followed by a potluck party with live drumming. Bring a dish to share, family, and friends. Everyone is welcome! There is NO COST for this event! Donations are gratefully accepted. Contact: Michelle Dorer for questions or to register – info@ashtangayogaobx.com – 252-202-045 – www.ashtangayogaobx.com

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

WreathNC AQUARIUM ROANOKE ISLAND – Breakfast with the Rays – December 16 & 30 – 8:30 am – Ages 6 and up. Happy Otter Hour – December 22 – 2:00 pm – Ages 6 and up. Shark Bites – December 18, 21, 28 & 30 – 12:30 pm Ages 6 and up. Shark Tank Tour – 10:00 am – December 17, 19, 22, 28, 29 & 31 and at 2:00 pm – December 16, 18 & 19 – Ages 6 and up. STAR Center Tour – December 16, 29 & 31 at 11:00am and December 29 at 2:00pm – Ages 6 and up. Quarantine Tour – 3:00 pm – December 17 – Ages 12 and up. Otter Quarters Tour – 10:00 am – December 18 and 2:00 pm – Ages 6 and up. Nautical Wreaths – December 17 at 10:00am – Ages 8 and up. Closed toe shoes are required for all activities. Additional fees may apply. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Preregistration is strongly recommendedhttp://www.ncaquariums.com/roanoke-island-free-programs

JENNETTE’S PIER – Stand Up Paddle Board Tours – 8:00 am – December 18th, 21st, 25th, & 28th – ages 8 and up – Explore the ocean or sound on a stand up paddle board (SUP) with an instructor to guide you. During this adventure you will learn about all the plants and animals that call the Outer Banks their home. 8 to 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Cancellation Policy: We will give a full refund for any class that we have to cancel due to inclement weather and/or any other reason.  You can cancel your program for a full refund up to 24 hours before program starts. Duration 2 Hours. http://www.ncaquariums.com/jennettes-pier

REGULAR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, ACTIVITIES & SPECIALS! 

MMAXOUT FITNESS OBX – Fitness, Cycle, Muscle, Weight Training, Kickboxing, Kickboxing/Core and more. 24-hour access available. http://mmaxoutfitnessobx.com/

CAPTAIN GEORGE’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT – From now until February 28th at our OBX location is our Local’s Feast! An Outer Banks tradition that offers our over 70 item world famous seafood buffet at $27.00 every day. It is for locals and visitors alike! Don’t need a feast? Try our amazing ala carte menu! www.captaingeorges.com

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Every Sunday – Best Brunch on the Beach! (as voted by the Virginia-Pilot) http://www.chilli-peppers.com/best-brunch-on-the-beach-2/

BAREFOOT BERNIE’S TROPICAL GRILL & BAR – Every Monday – Burger Night is Back!!! – Enjoy handmade burgers with a new specialty burger every week.  https://www.facebook.com/BarefootBernies/photos/a.410563064713.196919.62204104713/10152941035834714/?type=1&theater

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Every Monday – $6.99 Blue Plate Special – Chicken pot pie, slow cooked chicken with a hearty gravy & veggies. A twist on an old favorite!  http://www.chilli-peppers.com/

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – Shag Night with the OB Shag Club – Every Monday – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – All invited – free to the Public. The purpose of the Outer Banks Shag Club is to promote and preserve Carolina Beach Music and dancing. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

BAREFOOT BERNIE’S TROPICAL GRILL & BAR – Tapas & Wine – Every Tuesday – Enjoy a variety of small plates and excellent wine pairings. Tapas are different every week. https://www.facebook.com/BarefootBernies/photos/a.410563064713.196919.62204104713/10152943454364714/?type=1&theater

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Every Tuesday – $6.99 Blue Plate Special – Meatloaf with mashed potatoes & gravy – Just a little better than Mom’s, but we won’t tell her. http://www.chilli-peppers.com/

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – Karaoke with Hambone – Every Tuesday – 8:00 pm – 1:00 am – Come show your talent while singing along to your favorite song. 18 and up. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Every Tuesday – 10:00 pm – Dj Bose, Jeffrey Boseman mixing the hottest tracks on the beach. http://www.chilli-peppers.com/

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Every Wednesday – $6.99 Blue Plate Special – Lasagna… Could be beef, could be chicken, could be seafood, could be veggie, but it will always be delicious! http://www.chilli-peppers.com/

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – Every Wednesday – Open Mic Night – 8:00 pm – Come out and show off your stuff! The Bellhops (3 members at your service) provide all sound and light needs. They also provide musical accompaniment, back-up if needed. All you need is the talent. No cover. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Every Thursday – $6.99 Blue Plate Special –Pizza – Mammia Mia!! Our house made artisan style crust changes weekly. Served with a house salad. http://www.chilli-peppers.com/

BAREFOOT BERNIE’S TROPICAL GRILL & BAR – Every Thursday – Sushi – Chopstick included. https://www.facebook.com/BarefootBernies/photos/a.410563064713.196919.62204104713/10153801159939714/?type=3&theater

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – DJ Marshall – Every Thursday – 9:00 pm – 1:00 am – Spinning tunes for your dancing pleasure! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Every Friday – $6.99 Blue Plate Special – International Day – A special with flavors from around the world. Served with a salad. http://www.chilli-peppers.com/

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Every Saturday – $6.99 Blue Plate Special – Chef’s Choice… Guaranteed to be fantastic!!! http://www.chilli-peppers.com/

ONGOING SPECIAL EVENTS! 

WITH LOVE ALETA – until February 26, 2016 – The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras Village – Meet Aleta, a 1920s Ocracoke mail boat, featured in a richly illustrated exhibition that includes images of vintage postcards and modern day mail art.  Free admission.  For more information, call 252-986-2995 or visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com