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November 2022


November 21 - December 24

This Holiday Season, your gift can go twice as far! Thanks to a special offer from a generous donor, gifts to the Food Bank of the Albemarle can be matched — up to a total of $25,000 to help provide twice as many meals to our neighbors facing hunger. Every $1 = 8 meals. Give today at www.afoodbank.org

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Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens

November 25 @ 6:00 pm - December 30 @ 9:00 pm

Sponsored by Southern Bank and The Outer Banks Visitor’s Bureau A weather-dependent event. Adults: $16; Youth (between 6 to 17) $12; Child: (between 2 to 5): $8; Infant (under 2): FREE; Dog: $5. Timed-entry tickets sold online only. A holiday tradition not to be missed! Stroll along illuminated garden walks and discover the joy of the season with holiday lights that transform the ten-acre gardens into an enchanted wonderland. The radiant glow, holiday décor, and a crackling open-air fire, add…

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December 2022

Free Climb to Celebrate 147 Years of Lighting Our Coast

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Outer Banks Conservationists and the Currituck Beach Lighthouse invite you to celebrate the tower that in 1875 lit the East Coast’s last dark space. Still a public, active aid to navigation the beacon has not only guided thousands of Atlantic-faring ships along to safety but it is also an architectural delight, both inside and out! On December 1st, come experience its sense of place and help to celebrate the 147th year of the lighthouse. Your joy in and support of…

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Holiday NIGHT Market at Dowdy Park

December 1 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

60 local artisans surrounded by lights, holiday decor & festive atmosphere on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2022 AT 4 PM – 7 PM

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Holiday Themed First Friday in Elizabeth City

December 2 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A parade of festively decorated and lighted boats will circle the harbor for your festive enjoyment! Join us starting at 4pm on December 2nd for a special holiday-themed First Friday ArtWalk and walk to the waterfront at 7pm to watch the lighted boat parade.  Skiffs, sailboats, and pontoon boats with lights galore and crews of costumed holiday characters circle the waterfront for a cheering audience watching from land with joyful holiday background music. This year the Coast Guard is evening joining in the fun.…

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Manteo Christmas Tree Lighting

December 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Christmas in Manteo – Celebrating all things merry and bright! Tradition, sparkle, laughter, and goodwill all wrapped up with holiday spirit.  There is something so very special about Christmas in Manteo!  It is a time of festivities, celebrating community, and simply spreading Christmas cheer! Kicking off the holiday season and keeping with tradition, the Town Christmas tree will shine ever so bright with a little bit of help from Santa at the Tree Lighting event on Friday, December 2, 2022.  Christmas…

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Manteo Christmas Parade

December 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. it’s the annual Christmas parade in Manteo!  The parade route winds its way through the streets of downtown beginning at Manteo High School and ending on the other side of the new College of the Albemarle campus.  Fabulous floats full of holiday cheer and wonderful community spirit are always something to see each and every year!  Parade float winners last year were:  1st Place – Island School of Dance, 2nd Place – Wanchese…

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Elizabeth City Christmas Parade

December 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Let your holiday lights shine bright and join us on this annually joyous occasion. This year’s Christmas Parade theme is “Christmas Around the World”. These Elizabeth City trucks, floats, motorcycles, tractors, sleighs, firetrucks, wagons, 4x4s – and whatever else you can think of – are entertaining and festive vehicles for this special Christmas night every year! Wrap up, sit back, catch some candy, and enjoy the music, lights, and sights of the Elizabeth City Annual Christmas Parade. Parade will begin at Enfield Park. …

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Santa tours Roanoke Island

December 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Santa is coming to Town riding his very own special sleigh (aka Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Department truck) on Friday, December 9, 2022 at 5:30 PM.  Santa will visit Manteo neighborhoods greeting children with a wave and a great big HO HO HO!  Santa’s route will be shared so everyone can find their favorite spot along the way to see the jolly ‘ole fellow.   See Santa go on the Town’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/onpEFO4OIEg.

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Food and Coat Drive

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Manteo Police Department will hold their 3rd annual Food and Coat drive on Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Joining them again this year will be the Pea Island Preservation Society.  There are two locations where donations will be collected, one at Town Hall and the other at the Pea Island Cookhouse Museum on Sir Walter Raleigh Street.  See what it’s all about by watching the video on the Town’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/tlD8q6Q46rE.

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