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Think Christmas in July

Getting together with friends and family this summer? This is the perfect time for planning a gathering for the upcoming holidays on the Outer Banks. Spending the holidays on the barrier islands is a special way to slow down and make memories with loved ones.


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Choose that perfect Outer Banks vacation rental to call "home" for the holidays!


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Looking for local holiday events?

Local parades, lights, and special annual events are happening throughout November through December 31. Below are a few favorites:

Whalehead's Candlelight Christmas

Whalehead's Candlelight Christmas
November 25 - December 17
Fridays & Saturdays
Whalehead in Historic Corolla

Step back in time to the 1920’s decor and customs taking place during Mr. and Mrs. Edward Collings Knight, Jr.’s time in Corolla. The Whalehead mansion is beautifully decorated in the tradition of the times with greenery, Christmas trees, music, luscious food, fruit, candy and nuts. This special tour will feature a live performance on the original one-of-a-kind Steinway piano – custom designed for Mrs. Knight – along with a few traditional Christmas carols. Tour participants will explore this magnificent mansion including the newly designed Starkey room exhibit. Guests will also enjoy a holiday treat at the conclusion of the tour.



Corolla Christmas Village

Corolla Christmas Village
November 25 - December 24
Historic Corolla Village

The 2nd Annual Corolla Christmas Village brings lights, floral delights, and holiday sights. Historic Corolla Village is transformed into a wonderland that delivers the holiday season spirit. Take a stroll through the sparkling village, where Christmas joy fills the crisp evening air. Each weekend features food trucks, delectable beverages at The Kind Cup coffee shop, and unique shopping opportunities at various Corolla Village merchants. Perfect for the entire family, there is no admission fee for this self-guided event. 



Corolla Christmas Village

WinterLights
November 26 - December 20
Tuesdays - Sundays
Elizabethan Gardens

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 to the festive atmosphere. Seasonal plants and holiday gifts will be available in the Royal Exchange Gift Shop. Check schedule for designated nights of live entertainment.