Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Annual Tree Lighting & Parade on the Manteo Waterfront, The White Doe Inn celebrates on the Outer Banks, NC

Roanoke Island offers many wonderful events and festivities during this time of the year. History and tradition are important to this community and many of the events are centered around it's English heritage in addition to it's history. 

The month of December is filled with special activities that begin with the Annual Lighting of the Town Christmas Tree the first Friday of December. Held in front of the historic old courthouse on Queen Elizabeth Street, it is a magical celebration full of music, spirit and joy that for over 400 years has touched the lives of Roanoke Island residents at Christmas. The celebration includes the lighting of the tree, the yule log and bonfire and of course Santa.

The Annual Christmas Parade evokes images of a Norman Rockwell painting with all the small town charm you would expect. Local schools, charities and businesses build floats, sing and dance through Manteo's Downtown Waterfront to the excitement of all the children and adults alike. Elizabethan Christmas Carolers can be found throughout the weekend bringing cheer. All of December and well into January, there are events through out The Outer Banks. The Elizabethan Gardens' Grand Illumination, the Island Farm's Christmas Past, First in Flight Holiday Lights and so many more events!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving at The White Doe Inn, Outer Banks of North Carolina

Thanksgiving is upon us and we here at the White Doe Inn are blessed to have so many coming to join us this year. November may be the off season for us here on the Outer Banks but there is still plenty to see and do for visitors. The 3rd Annual Outer Banks Gobbler 5K and Little Giblet Fun Run, presented by the Outer Banks Running Club, will be held Thanksgiving Day at 8:00 am in Nags Head. Watch the night sky magically transform as kites with lights glow in the sky atop Jockey's Ridge State Park on November 26th with Kites with Lights.


December is right around the corner, and brings with it all the festivities downtown at the Manteo Waterfront. December 2nd is First Friday and also marks Manteo's Annual Tree Lighting and Celebration. The Elizabethan Gardens presents Grand Illuminations on December 3rd, a perfect evening event. Many of our guests that are booked for this weekend have a standing reservation, they know how magical it is here at this time of year. We still have a few rooms available at the Inn, give us a call and find out for yourself how beautiful The White Doe Inn and the Manteo Waterfront is during the Holidays!