2016 Christmas Events and Activities on the Outer Banks

Holiday Lights

Christmas-time brings a variety of fun events, activities, and celebrations to the Outer Banks. If you are visiting or spending your holidays here, don’t miss out on these local favorites!

Experience Elizabethan Gardens

Spend a magical evening at the Elizabethan Gardens Winter Lights Grand Illuminations exploring the beautiful light displays, sitting by the open-air fire pits, listening to the live musical performances or shopping in the gift shop. Entry tickets are $15 for adults, $9 for youth, $7 for kids 5 and under, and you can even bring your dog for $3. During December you can visit on Tuesday and Saturday nights from 6pm-9pm. Or visit in January on Friday and Saturday nights from 6pm-9pm.

See the Local Christmas Lights

Spend a night out exploring the Christmas lights in our community. Observe the lights from your car, or some homes are set up for you to get out of your vehicle and explore the displays. The Poulos Family house is the most popular Outer Banks “Christmas House” and you won’t do your visit there justice unless you do get out and explore. They have a many different stations setup, moving trains, and the most stuffed animals you have ever seen all tucked into the garage.  You can find the Poulous House at the end of Ocean Acres Drive in Nags Head.

Another fun home light display is found at 206 Clamshell Drive in Kill Devil Hills. At this home you can turn your car radio to 107.9 to hear the music playing along with the light show. Bring a few canned goods and get out of your car to explore and make a donation to the Beach Food Pantry.

Visit the Whalehead Club

Plan your visit to the Whalehead Club during their Christmas Candlelight Tour. Held on December 16 and 17 at 6pm, you will tour the historic home and listen to live performances, caroling, and receive refreshments. You will also have the opportunity to preview the new Starkley Room exhibit and see other new acquisitions. Be sure to register in advance at VisitCurrituck.com/Events.

Attend the 113th Annual Wright Brothers Celebration

Celebrate the Wright Brothers achievement of flight along with the 100th anniversary of the United States Coast Guard Aviation. This day-long event on December 17th will include ceremonies, an aviation flyover, tours of exhibits and the visitor center, and more. Don’t miss this exciting celebration!

There is still plenty to do on the Outer Banks this time of year.  Spend the holidays with family and enjoy the reduced crowds of the off-season.  If you are ready to purchase your very own vacation home, permanent residence or investment property, let Eillu show you real estate so you can enjoy the Outer Banks for many seasons to come.  

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