Are you traveling to the Outer Banks this December for the holidays? If you and your family are vacationing on the Outer Banks for the holidays this year then we know of a few events that you will want to go to. If you still are looking for the perfect Outer Banks vacation rental, we have plenty for you to choose from. Let’s look at what there is to do this December on the Outer Banks.
Winter time on the Outer Banks is a wonderful time to head over to the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island. You and your family will be able to see the gardens to be decked out with beautiful holiday lights and sounds. This will last for 22 days where you can see the gardens glowing with lights that have been transformed into peacocks, deer and other garden creatures. The beginning of Winter Lights begins on Sunday, November 25th with festive food, drinks and fire pits. Don’t miss out on this fun event with the family on your next vacation to the Outer Banks.
Hatteras Island Christmas Parade
We all know that Christmas and the holidays wouldn’t be complete without attending a local Christmas Parade. While you are on vacation come to Hatteras on Saturday, December 8th and enjoy a parade like no other. Beginning at 2:00 pm you will get to see the parade with the ones you love. After the parade and as twilight comes near, see Santa ride throughout the village on a local fire truck spreading holiday cheer to children and adults of all ages. Make this a new tradition for your family vacations each year!
115th Annual Celebration of The Wright Brothers First Flight
Orville & Wilbur Wright took their first flight in North Carolina on December 17, 1903. This year come celebrate the 115th Annual Celebration of the Wright Brothers First Flight at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. On December 17th beginning at 8:30 am you and your family can help experience the tradition honoring Wilbur & Orville Wright on the anniversary of the first powered flight. The event will be taking place at the tent area located south of the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center. All park entrance fees will be waived for the day. What a memorable day this will be with your family!
These are just a few of the many events happening in the month of December. And if you are still searching for an Outer Banks vacation rental for your stay, please check out what specials we have going on. December is a wonderful time to come and visit the beach for the holidays. We hope that you and your family will come visit the Outer Banks for the holidays this year!
The Outer Banks happen to be one of the hottest locations for you and your family to enjoy Labor Day Weekend this year. The kids will be headed back to school soon and what a better way to end the summer than a vacation to the Outer Banks. Staying in one of our Kill Devil Hills vacation rentals will keep you where the action is happening. Let’s look at what there is going on during Labor Day weekend below.
Kids Day in the Park
Want something for the kids to have fun with bouncy houses, activities and even a special tour of Whalehead. The Joan’s Way Tour will begin at 3:00 pm and costs $5 per person. Please note that the tour does have a limit of 30 children so please reserve your spot in advance. On August 30 head to the Historic Corolla Park and begins 10:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm. Come and join in on the fun happening here.
Meet a Mustang
Have someone in your family that likes horses, then head over to the Corolla Wild Horse Museum to meet a mustang. On Friday, August 31st at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, come meet a rescued mustang and learn about the history of the wild Colonial Spanish mustangs. This is a free event for you and your family to enjoy. Please note that the event is weather dependent so please call ahead on the day of the even to make sure it’s still happening. What a better way to learn more about the wild horses of the Outer Banks.
Blacksmithing at Island Farm
The Outer Banks have so much history to share with its visitors, and this event is one you can’t miss out on. Head over to Island Farm located in Manteo where you can see examples of what Hugh Gaylor had in his blacksmith shop in 1850. There is so much to do at this farm that dates back to 1847. Only 15 minutes from Nags Head and is close to Fort Raleigh for more adventures. Admission is $5 per person and children 5 and younger are free. Be sure to check out their website for more information. What a great way to learn about the heritage of North Carolina than to be with family!
WRV Outer Banks Pro Surf Contest
The WRV Outer Banks Pro Surf Contest happens to be known as one of the most anticipated surf contests in the State. This is a thrill for both the participants and for the spectators to watch each year. Located in Nags Head, NC you will be able to view some of the world’s most talented riders competing for the title of OBX Champ! Beginning on Wednesday, August 29th and ending on Monday, September 3 you will be able to enjoy some of this amazing talent of surfing. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see some pro surfers in the waves of North Carolina!
What a better way than to head over to Jockey’s Ridge State Park and enjoy some fun there. On August 31st join the staff at the state park to hike the Soundside Nature Trail. You will discuss interesting habitats that live along the barrier islands. This is a free event for you and your family to take advantage of while on vacation. The hike will begin at 9:00 am so be sure to be there a few minutes early to join in on the fun.
While there are many other events happening on the Outer Banks over Labor Day weekend, these are just a few we’d share with you. If you are still hunting for a last-minute Nags Head or Kill Devil Hills vacation rental, we can help you today. We look forward to seeing you this Labor Day weekend to help end the summer out right!
The holidays have arrived and there’s plenty of ways to celebrate while enjoying your stay in any one of our Outer Banks vacation rentals. Choose from among any of the following events and you can’t go wrong!
WinterLights presented by Southern Bank
Eliizabeth Gardens, 1411 National Park Drive, Manteo
November 25, 2017 – January 20, 2018. 6 to 9 p.m.
Tuesdays to Saturdays in December; Friday and Saturdays in January. (Closed on Dec 24,25, 31 and Jan 1);
Stroll along enchanted garden paths and discover the joy of the season with holiday lights, sights and sounds transforming The Elizabethan Gardens into an illuminated winter wonderland. The radiant glow of the gardens, traditional holiday décor and fantastical displays are a true spectacle to behold. Festive trees grace the Gatehouse and Reception Hall and a crackling open-air fire warms the Great Lawn. Price: Adults $11, Youth (ages 6-17) $9, Child (5 and under) $6.WinterLights Season Pass is $17.00 for adults, $14.00 for youth and $11.00 for a child. Extended passes available. For info or details, call 252-473-3234 or visit www.elizabethangardens.org. Phone: 252-473-3234
The Outer Banks Christmas House – Poulos Family Christmas
Ocean Acres Drive, Kill Devil Hills
Through December 31, 2017
Featured on The Today Show and HGTV, this Outer Banks tradition is a must-see. This Christmas light spectacular takes 12 weeks to set up and over $3,500 in energy bills every month. Viewing of the Poulos Family Christmas lights is held through December 31st.
New Year in the New World
December 31, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Two of Manteo’s most fun-loving business owners, Tod Clissold of Poor Richard’s and Cory Hemilright of Bluegrass Island, with the sponsorship of the Town of Manteo, Outer Banks Visitors Bureau and Southern Bank, are putting together a New Year’s Eve street fair party the likes of which the Outer Banks has never seen. The town is closing the downtown streets so that everybody can gather for live music, family-friendly activities and an early ball drop for the kids. Local food vendors will be on site, and the downtown restaurants and bars will be open late. Topping it off is a full-on fireworks show, the largest in the state, choreographed to music.
All of us at Outer Banks Rentals wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!