Outer Banks Holiday Season Events

There are so many Outer Banks holiday season events! The area is full to bursting with fun to kick off this joyous time of year. We’ve tried to put together as much fun as we can here through the first week in December – concerts, arts & craft fairs, dinners, free and charitable events, parades, and so much more!

ADVICE 5K TURKEY TROT 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FREE CONCERT – 1:00 – 5:00 pm – November 25th – Duck – Bring the whole flock to Duck to shop, eat, and listen to music. Head to the Duck Town Green from 1-5 pm as we celebrate the 20th Running of the ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot (scheduled for Thanksgiving morning). Enjoy live music from Mama’s Black Sheep and Spare Change during this live concert on the Green. Chairs, blankets, picnics and coolers are welcome. The race’s packet pickup will take place at the Town Park. The event is free and open to the public.

chills turkeyCHILLI PEPPER’S COASTAL GRILL – Turkey to Go – Let Chilli’s do the work! Full Dinner for 6-8 people includes: Sweet Brined 13 – 15 pound Turkey (oven roasted or fried), Mashed Potatoes & Turkey Gravy, Green Beans, Old Fashioned Stuffing, Collard Greens, Fresh Baked Dinner Rolls (Proof Bakery), and Pumpkin Pie. $129.99. Extra sides available. We also have amazing additional dishes available including: Steamed & Chilled Jumbo Shrimp w/Cocktail Sauce & Chilli’s Seasoning, New England Clam Chowder, Mini Crab Cakes with Chili Lin Aioli, Local Crab Slough Oysters Raw & Unshucked, 10 ounce Crab Dip with Toast Points, Cajun Shrimp & Grits, 8 ounce Crab Dip with Crostini, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Assorted Cookies. All dinners can be picked up after 4:00 pm on Wednesday 11/25 or between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day. Dinners will be fully cooked with reheating instructions. Call and order your perfect Thanksgiving feast today! 252-441-8081. https://www.facebook.com/ChilliPeppersOBX/photos/a.368405856545448.89900.361917387194295/1075203719198988/?type=3&theater

4TH ANNUAL SURFIN’ TURKEY 5K AND PUPPY DRUM FUN RUN – November 26th – 8:00 am – Hatteras Village Civic Center, 56658 NC Highway 12 Hatteras Join us for this Thanksgiving Day Surfin’ Turkey 5K and Puppy Drum Fun Run, hosted by Hatteras Village and presented by the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund  (HIYEF). This organization is dedicated to helping the children of Hatteras Island. Register at the event or click here to register- http://www.hatterasyouth.com/

runcations turkeyTHANKSGIVING DAY WILD TURKEY 5K & FUN RUN – November 26th –  3712 N Croatan Hwy, Ste D, Kitty Hawk – Check-in: 6:30-7:30 am (Race Day registration if space is available.) 7:55 am Fun Run, 8:15 am Turkey Call/Race Start, 8:50-9:30 am Thanksgiving-Post Race hospitality, and awards. Registration and Race Fee: Includes event shirt, post-race hospitality, Unique Finisher Gift, Chip Timing and One climb for the Currituck Light House (Lighthouse climb ticket good Friday November 25th-Wednesday, December 2nd. This event is a family and community event in the spirit and fellowship of the holiday. A water stop is provided at the Half-way mark/turn around. Thanksgiving Treats will be presented to the first male, female, and youth finishers. The overall winner receives a pumpkin cheesecake. A tasty appreciation for the official Race Sweeper. Open to Runners, Walkers, Wheel Chair participants, and Stroller/Jogger Participants. Prohibited: Bandits, Counterfeit Runners, Roller Blades, Skates, Scooters, Skateboards, Cycles, and Dogs (no pets). In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we will be collecting canned goods/non-perishable food items for the local Food Banks. https://www.facebook.com/events/1644157429159396/

OUTER BANKS RUNNING CLUB GOBBLER 5K AND FUN RUN – November 26th – 8:00 am, The Village at Nags Head, Nags Head – Presented by the Outer Banks Running Club. Beneficiary:  This event serves as the primary fundraiser each year for your race organizer, the Outer Banks Running Club.  Proceeds enable our Club to serve its members and our community & visitors through races, clinics, group runs, club coaching, social events, etc.  Pricing – 5k $30, 5k OUTER BANKS RUNNING CLUB MEMBERS ONLY $20, Fun Run $5. For more information or to join, click here:  http://www.outerbanksrunningclub.org/

20TH RUNNING OF THE ANNUAL ADVICE 5K TURKEY TROT – November 26th – 9:00 am – Duck – Join us in 2015 when we celebrate the 20th Running of our beloved family and community event with LOTS & LOTS of extra special surprises — before, during, & after the race! https://www.facebook.com/events/810655515664328/

obx go far turkeyOBX GO FAR TURKEY TROT 5K AND ONE MILE FUN RUN – November 26th – 9:00 am – Southern Shores – An OBX GO FAR Fundraiser Event for all of the Outer Banks community and visitors! – http://www.obxgofar.org/details-obx-go-far-turkey-trot/

PAMLICO JACK’S RESTAURANT & BAAR! – Thanksgiving Buffet & Oyster Festival – November 26th – 10:30 am – 7:00 pm – Nags Head – Oysters on the Half Shell, Oysters Rockefeller, Smoked Rockfish, Charred Raw Tuna, Deviled Eggs, Tarragon-Cured Salmon, Pamlico’s Seafood Bisque, & Seasonal Soups, Fresh Strawberries, Pineapple & Melon, Caesar Salad, Macaroni & Cheese, Ham Hock Collard Greens, Sweet Potato Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, Whole Kernel Corn, Green Bean Casserole, Sliced Tomatoes, Corn Bread Stuffing, Golden Fried North Carolina Oysters, Burgundy Beef Stroganoff with Egg Noodles, Roast Tom Turkey & Cranberry Sauce, Baked Honey-Glazed Ham, Shrimp & Scallop Newburg, Golden Fried Shrimp, Pulled Pork BBQ, Assorted Artisan Breads, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Berry Cheesecake, Chocolate Swirl Cake, Raspberry Tango Cake, Whiskey Bread Pudding, Chocolate Mousse. Adults: $31.95, Seniors: (65) $24.95, Children Under 12: $14.95. Children Under 5 Eat Free. Call 441-2637 or email [email protected] for reservations. http://pamlicojacks.com/event/thanksgiving-buffet-oyster-festival/

bk shuckers free thanksgivingBK SHUCKERS 3RD ANNUAL “GIVE THANKS” FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER – November 26th – 11:00 am – Kitty Hawk – All are welcome! “We know how stressful the holidays can be, so this is our way of giving back to an amazing community.” Donations are welcome and will go to the Beach Food Pantry. No one should ever go hungry. https://www.facebook.com/BkShuckers/photos/a.375701145871594.1073741826.371724206269288/791444377630600/?type=3&theater

5th ANNUAL COMMUNITY FREE THANKSGIVING – November 26th – 11:00am – 3:00pm – Liberty Christian Fellowship, 244 Williams Dr, Kill Devil Hills – Liberty Christian Fellowship will be having a Thanksgiving meal open to those in our community who would like to join us. We recognize that many people on the Outer Banks have family out of the area for Thanksgiving. As well as families in the wake of our economy may find it hard to celebrate as you have in years past. We invite you to share a wonderful home cooked meal in a warm inviting atmosphere with others from our community. We are open to anyone so please join us. All food items/funds are donated from local businesses and community members so that we may be able to serve you free of charge. If you would like to donate to this cause please contact Samantha Blackwell at [email protected] If you are planning on attending, please go to the Facebook event page and mark yourself as going to help with planning. https://www.facebook.com/events/616254261850759/

HGI ThanksgivingHILTON GARDEN INN – Thanksgiving Dinner on the Kitty Hawk Pier – November 26th – Three Seatings 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm. Please join us for our First Annual Thanksgiving Feast here on the Kitty Hawk Pier! Menu to include: Imported and Domestic Cheese, Fresh Fruit, Vegetable Crudité, Garden Salad, Butternut Squash Soup, Carving Station, Cider Brined Turkey Breast, Steamship Round of Beef, Honey and Fig Glazed Ham, Char Crusted Pork Loin, Traditional (and some not-so-traditional) Sides, Chefs Assortment of Holiday Desserts – $25.95 per person – ½ price for 12 and under children – 3 and under children are free. Join Us!

kellys thanksgiving 2015KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – Thanksgiving Celebration – November 26th – 11:00 am – 8:00 pm – Nags Head – Hatteras Clam Chowder, Butternut Squash Soup, Clams Casino, Oysters Rockefeller, Oysters Remick, Quinoa Salad with Squash, Craisins and Pepitas, Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey and Mint, Chicken Liver Pate, Kelly’s Homemade Cranberry Relish, Caesar Salad, Hand Carved Herb Roasted Turkey, Traditional & Oyster Dressing, Spiral Sliced Ham, Beef Shoulder Tender, Bourbon Molasses Glazed Pork Loin, Broiled Carolina Lump Crab Cakes, Shrimp & Grits, Carolina Coast Bouillabaisse (shrimp, clams and fish), Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Bacon, Succotash Salad, Black Eyed Peas, Creamy Whipped Mashed Potatoes, Macaroni & Cheese, Currituck Collards, Homemade Desserts by Pastry Chef Jamie Plumley (a sample of the few that we will have – sweet potato crème brulee, vanilla bean crème brulee, apple pie, mincemeat cognac pie, pumpkin pie, mandarin orange cake, hershey bar cake, chocolate mousse, pumpkin brandy cheesecake, white chocolate raspberry cheesecake). Casual dining and children’s menu available Thanksgiving day. Adults $33, Senior Citizens (65+) $25, Children (5-12) $12, Children under 5 free.  For Reservations call 252-441-4116 or go to: http://kellysrestaurant.com/need-to-make-a-reservation/

captains thanksgivingCAPTAIN GEORGE’S – Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet (now including shrimp and crab legs!) – November 26th – 11:30 am – 9:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – Enjoy everything you’d expect from a Traditional Thanksgiving dinner – roast turkey with the fixin’s and so much more! https://www.facebook.com/CaptainGeorges/photos/a.201910506492839.61407.159230587427498/1196640160353197/?type=3&theater

tdayMAKO MIKE’S BEACH GRILL – Happy Thanksgiving – November 26th – noon – 8:00 pm – A special plated meal just for you! No reservations required. This is a plated meal, you may also order from our menu all day! Roast turkey, Shaved Smithfield country ham, Homemade dressing, Candied yams, Fresh steamed vegetables, Fresh collard greens, Mashed potatoes with giblet gravy, Cranberry chutney. Includes a slice of pumpkin walnut & cream cheese roll with our own fresh made caramel sauce. Adults $14.95, Children under 12 $6.95, Tax & gratuity not included. http://makomikes.com/

sea ranch t-giving 2015BEACHSIDE BISTRO AT THE SEA RANCH RESORT – Thanksgiving Buffet – November 26th – Seatings at 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – Enjoy all the best and most popular dishes for Thanksgiving with an oceanfront flair! Tossed Salad w/ Dressings, Pasta Salad with Mixed Vegetables & Fresh Mozzarella, Deviled Eggs, Assorted Cheese and Cracker Display, Chilled Shrimp Cocktail, Cranberry sauce, Roasted Turkey, Brown Sugar Glaze Roasted Ham, Sweet Potato Casserole, Seasoned Collard Greens, Green Bean Casserole, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Turkey Stuffing, Oyster Stuffing, Corn on the Cob, Assorted Homemade Desserts. Adults $24.95, 12 and under $12.00. Reservations Recommended. Call Now – 252.441.7126

BEACH FOOD PANTRY FOOD DRIVE – November 27th – 28th – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Pigman’s Bar-be-que – 1606 S. Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills – The Beach Food Pantry is teaming up with Pigman’s Bar-be-que, as part of their giving back program. It Works Global Independent Distributors across the USA have been giving back too local communities for many years. Stop by and look for the big Green and Black RV parked in front of Pigman’s Bar-be-que. Please drop off non-perishable food for our local beach pantry!! The goal is to Fill R Up with non-perishable food items. All food items will be delivered to the local Beach Food Pantry in Kitty Hawk NC. Help out local people that need food in their homes over the holidays. Please stop by and make a donation for this great cause. You will feel great knowing you’re helping out someone that really needs some food in their home to feed their family. https://www.facebook.com/events/851348334981795/

ARTS & CRAFTS CHRISTMAS FAIR 2015 – November 27th – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Baum Center, 300 Mustian St, Kill Devil Hills – The Christmas Fair will be a one day event this year, sponsored by the Outer Banks Woman’s Club. Proceeds to benefit Club Scholarships and Community needs. Please share this event to help make it a resounding success!

khk hanging with santa 2015HANGING WITH SANTA – November 27th & 28th – Jockey’s Ridge Crossing, Nags Head – Come spread the holiday cheer with Kitty Hawk Kites and the Jockey’s Ridge Crossing crew. Free visit and pictures with Santa, cocoa and cookies, and a light show with kites on Jockey’s Ridge are just a few of the fun and festive things going on… not to mention all the amazing holiday sales! Stop by Jockey’s Ridge Crossing for a visit with Santa and kick of the holidays with Kitty Hawk Kites. SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:  FRIDAY – Photos with Santa- Jockey’s Ridge Crossing 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. SATURDAY – Photos with Santa- Jockey’s Ridge Crossing 1:00 – 4:00 pm. http://www.kittyhawk.com/event/hanging-with-santa/

winterlightsWINTERLIGHT GRAND ILLUMINATION – November 27th – 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo – Join The Elizabethan Gardens and Southern Bank 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. Funded in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau. Non-Members: Adults $15, Youth (ages 6-17) $9, Youth (5 and under) $7. Members/Friends: Adults $11, Youth (ages 6-17) $8, Youth (5 and under) $6. For info or details, call 252-473-3234. Last tickets sold at 8:15pm.

SHOP SMALL SATURDAY – November 28th – Before you start the mad rush that holiday shopping has become, please stop and think about where you are spending money. Small businesses make up the largest part of Outer Banks businesses and supporting them helps keep our community growing. Look for the Shop Small logo around the OBX and join in the fun, find great bargains, and possibly win prizes! On Small Business Saturday, shoppers are encouraged to take selfies at their favorite stores using the #SHOPSMALLOBX sign and post them online. Shoppers who take a selfie can turn in their sign to the business owner to be entered into a contest for great prizes. Winners will be selected and notified the week of December 7. Download your #SHOPSMALLOBX selfie sign – http://www.outerbankschamber.com/clientuploads/ShopSmall2015/ShopSmallHearts_WEB.pdf

3rd ANNUAL OBE HOLIDAY BAZAAR – November 28th – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Ramada Plaza – Kill Devil Hills – Join us for a fun filled day of shopping, food & fun. Door Prizes will be given away throughout the day! Enjoy Christmas music by Dj Cowboy. https://www.facebook.com/events/715145451949339/

currishuck2015THE BIG CURRI-SHUCK – November 28th – noon – 5:00 pm – Sanctuary Vineyards, Jarvisburg – Save the date! Start off oyster season in a major way – join us at Sanctuary Vineyards and Winery November 28th for The Big Curri-Shuck. All you can eat steamed oysters are the main attraction. We’ll also have steamed crabs and BBQ while they last. Of course we’ll have local wine and beer sampling, live country music and a signature wineglass is yours to keep. Live music, new wine releases and delicious local oysters? We’ll see you there! Tickets now available at the winery or at www.sanctuaryvineyards.com and available soon at all The Cotton Gin locations.

KITES WITH LIGHTS – November 28th – 4:00 pm – Dark – Jockey’s Ridge Crossing, Nags Head – Kites with Lights kicks off the holiday season with the most unique display of lights on the Outer Banks. This is truly special event for the whole family and should not be missed!  http://www.kittyhawk.com/event/hanging-with-santa/

HOLIDAY POP UP SHOP WITH THREE LOCAL ARTISTS – November 29th – 1:00 – 5:00 pm – Birthday Suits, Kill Devil Hills – Join Hollow Daze Surf Designs, Treasures from a Mermaid’s Purse, and OBX Life Photography for a Holiday Pop-Up Shop inside Birthday Suits in Kill Devil Hills. These three local artists will be available to meet you and help you find great gifts for friends and family during the big after-Thanksgiving shopping weekend. We’re grateful to Birthday Suits for hosting this fantastic event, and we encourage you to check out all the great items they’ll have for sale that day as well. Click “join” and you’ll get updates from us to see some of the locally made products we’ll have available for you. All three artists love custom work! Contact any of us for information and we’ll have it ready for you the day of the event. https://www.facebook.com/events/1200214236672598/

WreathNC AQUARIUM ON ROANOKE ISLAND – Nautical Wreaths – November 30th – 1:00 pm – Manteo – Bring your creative ideas and incorporate natural items from the sea into a grapevine wreath for decorative use year round. We will provide one wreath per person, shells, moss, ribbon, dried flowers and other maritime castoffs. We encourage you to bring in special shells or other treasures to personalize your wreath. Use your masterpiece for year round decoration, create a special wreath for the holidays, or give a gift from the sea.Ages: 8 and up – Children ages 8-12 must be accompanied by a paying adult. $21 per Person, $17.00 for NC Aquarium Members. 2 hours. http://www.ncaquariums.com/roanoke-island

FOT 2015 sticker (FINAL).cdr27TH ANNUAL OUTER BANKS HOTLINE FESTIVAL OF THE TREES – December 3rd – 5th – Outer Banks Brewing Station, Kill Devil Hills – 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. Schedule – December 2 – Decorating Party for tree contributors; December 3 – Holiday Bazaar & Silent Auction All Day, Santa Visits from 6:00pm-9:00pm. December 4 – Fun, Shopping, Silent Auction and Live Music featuring Unknown Tongues at the Champagne Showdown, 7:00pm. December 5 – Half Price Bazaar Sale, 9:00am-3:00pm, Holiday Social and Benefit Auction, 6:30pm. December 6 – Trees Delivered! http://obxfestivaloftrees.org/

2nd ANNUAL FOOD PANTRY HOLIDAY CHEF’S CHALLENGE – December 3rd – 6:00 – 8:30 pm – Hilton Garden Inn, Kitty Hawk – It’s called the Beach Food Pantry Holiday Chefs Challenge, and here’s how it works: Outer Banks chefs and restaurants have 60 minutes to cook a delectable dish using anything that is on a list of items that the Beach Food Pantry has in stock, with one of the items having to be a canned good (vegetable, tuna, beans, and the like). Attendees will then sample each creation and vote on the tastiest, most creative dish. And while making top-notch cuisine from non-perishable goods may sound tricky, you’d be surprised what a good chef can do with canned goods, ground beef, and a rack of spices. Then again, maybe you wouldn’t. After all, we’re talking about restaurants some of the Outer Banks’ best restaurants. Every one of which is as competitive as they are skilled. Support the Beach Food Pantry and join in the fun! https://www.facebook.com/events/1178437778837737/

manteo christmasMANTEO CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS – December 4th – 5th – Manteo – Celebrate Christmas on the OBX with some BIG little town Christmas celebrations including a boat parade, tree lighting, town Christmas Parade and more. The festivities begin December 4th with a Boat Parade at 5:30 pm and the official lighting of the Manteo Town Christmas Tree at 6:00 pm. The fun continues on December 5th, with the 44th Annual Big Little Town Christmas Parade along the downtown waterfront in Manteo, starting promptly at 10:30 am. For more information call the Town of Manteo at 252-473-2133 or visit: www.townofmanteo.com

23RD ANNUAL PARADE AND TREE LIGHTING – December 4th – 6:30 pm – Currituck County NC Cooperative Extension, 120 Community Way, Barco – Currituck Cooperative Extension in conjunction with Currituck County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #89 would like to invite you to participate in the 23rd Annual Christmas Parade at the Currituck County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension located at 120 Community Way in Barco, next to Central Elementary School off of Short Cut Road. This year’s parade theme is “Currituck’s Night of Twinkling Lights”. The tree lighting will kick off the evening at 6:30. The parade will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/485857101574329/

MES WINTER WONDERLAND – December 5th – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Manteo Elementary School, 701 US Hwy 64, Manteo – Come out and support Manteo Elementary School PTO after the Manteo Christmas Parade. Santa Photos, Pizza, Popcorn, Hot Dogs, Funnel Cakes, Bake Sale, Raffle, Hot Chocolate, Kids Games & Crafts, Face Painting, Local Craft Vendors, Musical Performances, Kids Only Gift Shop, and lots of holiday cheer!

GREAT YULETIDE ELF HUNT – December 5th – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Before heading to the Duck Yuletide Celebration, stroll around town for the Great Yuletide Elf Hunt organized by the Duck Merchants Association from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Pick up a “passport” and find the hidden elf at participating retailers, get a stamp/sticker, then turn in your passport at the Town Green between 3:30-4 p.m. (just before Santa’s arrival) to receive a fun gift. Adults have the chance to enter a raffle to win one of five gift baskets from Tommy’s Market (each valued over $100). https://www.townofduck.com/special-events/yuletide-celebration/

MANTEO PRESERVATION TRUST’S 11TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES – December 5th – 1:00 – 7:00 PM – Manteo – Outer Banks Distilling, located at 510 Budleigh St., is this year’s reception site/starting point for the tour. Tickets are $20 and are available for purchase at Outer Banks Distilling the day of the tour beginning at noon. Holiday Tour of Homes begins at 1pm and ends at 7pm. For more information call Grizelle Fearing at 252-473-7336.

DUCK YULETIDE CELEBRATION – December 5th – 3:00 – 5:00 pm – Join the Town of Duck for a town-wide celebration of yuletide cheer! 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! Donations will be accepted for the Outer Banks SPCA and Food for Thought in exchange for light treats donated by Duck businesses. https://www.townofduck.com/special-events/yuletide-celebration/

ROANOKE ISLAND FESTIVAL PARK PRESENTS – A Dickens Tale – December 5th – 3:30 pm – Manteo – Gather ‘round as actors with Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre company based in Asheville, NC. Recreates Victorian England in this beloved retelling of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. Join Old Scrooge, bumbling Bob Cratchit, one hilarious beggar woman and all the delightful ghostly visitors in this heartwarming tale of friendship and generosity. An unsuspecting student even has the opportunity to join our actors on stage in the role of Tiny Tim! Audiences of all ages are enthralled in this sweet tale.Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in advance at Ticket Sales at RIFP or the day of the event. Ages 5 and under are free. www.Roanokeisland.com.

elizabeth IIROANOKE ISLAND FESTIVAL PARK PRESENTS – Christmas with Santa – December 5th – 7:00 pm – Manteo – Carols, Santa and Christmas Galore! The spirit of the most wonderful time year is overflowing in this hysterical Christmas-wrapped comedy brought to us by Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre company based in Asheville, NC. Two hilarious and lovable elves, Scrunchie and Bangles, have accidentally misplaced some of Santa’s presents. When Santa finds out about the mishap, he teaches the well-meaning elves that the real gift of the season are the people and friends we celebrate it with. Packed full of sing-a-long tunes, this show is the perfect way to get audiences of all ages into the Christmas spirit! Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in advance at Ticket Sales at RIFP or the day of the event. Ages 5 and under are free. www.Roanokeisland.com

breakfast with santaPAMLICO JACK’S RESTAURANT – Breakfast with Santa – December 6th – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm – Please join us Sunday, December 6th for a delicious buffet breakfast at Pamlico Jack’s restaurant, followed by some one-on-one time with the big man himself! A photographer will be on hand to take photos with Santa, which you will be able to access and share on Facebook or by email. Tickets are just $9 in advance, $10 at the door. All proceeds are matched by Village Realty and donated to the Dare County Angel Gift Program. Visit Village Realty, email [email protected] or call 252-449-9235 today! https://www.facebook.com/events/957794387621765/

Currituck Holiday arts & craft festivalCURRITUCK ARTS & CRAFT FESTIVAL – December 6th – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Currituck County High School, 4203 Caratoke Hwy, Barco – This wonderful event is sponsored by the Coinjock Ruritan Club. Enjoy the holiday cheer and shop an amazing array of arts and crafts! https://www.facebook.com/events/887802734622055/

OBE HOLIDAY COOKIE EXCHANGE – December 6th – 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Obxdiy, 3901 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk – Christmas cookies and happy hearts, this is how the holiday starts! Calling all Bakers! It’s time for the OBE Cookie Exchange! Join us at the OBXdiy makerspace in Kitty Hawk for a wonderful afternoon of fellowship, food and cookies! Bring your best 6 dozen cookies of one kind, and go home with 5 dozen different cookies. All Cookie Registrants are automatically entered into our Best Tasting Cookie contest. One dozen of your cookies will be given to our panel of Judges. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Best Tasting Cookie, Most Creative Cookie Tag, Prettiest Cookie Serving Display, Best Holiday/Christmas Outfit. To participate, you must Pre-Register by sending an email to: [email protected]. Please include your name, mailing address, email address and phone number, along with the type of cookie that you wish to bake. Please Pre-Register promptly, as no duplicate flavors are permitted. We’ll be enjoying Holiday Music from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. festive décor and dress, wonderful food, a gorgeous ocean view, great fellowship, and of course, delicious tasting cookies to take home to enjoy, share or give away. We look forward to your Registration and Participation in the OBE Cookie Exchange! https://www.facebook.com/events/157242247964312/