Christmas is right around the corner, and if you're planning to come to the Outer Banks to celebrate, we know you'll love your accommodations at The White Doe Inn. Maybe you're coming for one of the merry events, if so, "Welcome!" If you are looking for something to do while you are here, check out this list of festivities and celebrate Outer Banks style!
On Friday, December 6, 2013; you won't want to miss the Lighting of the Manteo Christmas Tree. This celebration takes place in front of the historic courtehouse on Queen Elizabeth St. Enjoy such traditions of the Yule Log, cider, hot chocolate, Christmas carols, Santa Clause, and more. This tradition is generations old, make it yours!
Manteo celebrations continue with the 42nd Annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Join the community again along Queen Elizabeth St. at about 10 am for a good spot and a to enjoy the pre-parade Jazzmen band. To the excitement of the children, Santa will arrive on a fire truck! This is the perfect way to begin the season!
December 7 - Duck Yuletide Celebration
The Town of Duck is excited to be hosting their Third Annual Duck Yuletide Celebration on Saturday, December 7, 2013, beginning at 3 pm. Join the festivities on the Duck Town Green at 1200 Duck Road. This year you'll hear holiday favorites from local musicians, the Duck Fire Truck will bring Santa Clause, and party will end with the traditional lighting of the Town Crab Pot Tree. There is much more to this community event - check out their website!
For a FREE unique event, check out the Winter Climb at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. This takes place on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 10am to 3 pm. The lighthouse is a challenge, with 248 steps. It's like climbing 12-stories! The lighthouse is located at 46368 Lighthouse Road, Buxton, NC.
Can't get enough of holiday parades? Check out the 15th Annual Hatteras Village Holiday Parade at 2 pm on Saturday, December 14, 2013. This parade makes the Christmas season perfect, ending with home-baked cookies and hot chocolate at the Civic Center for everyone! This is a holiday event you won't want to miss!
December 21 - Festivus Road Race and Little Elf Jingle Jog
What's the holiday celebration without a Festivus event? Ok - so this isn't a common holiday tradition, but it's about to be! On December 21, 2013, put jingle bells on your running shoes for the Inaugural Festivus Road Race 5K or 10K, or the Little Elf Jingle Jog. You'll join the race at The MarketPlace Shopping Center at 5543 N. Croatan Hwy, Southern Shores, NC. The 5K and 10K begin at 8 am, and the Jingle Job is at 8:45. The Outer Banks provides a fantastic winter running experience to remember. The top three finishers get unique trophies, and everyone else gets a limited edition finisher medal. Santa will be there too, it's something for everyone! Be sure to register!
After any of these events, we are excited to hear about your adventures in the Outer Banks region that we love so much. With so much to do - we know this will be a Christmas you'll never forget!