Fun Activities to do on the Outer Banks this Christmas

Fun Activities to do on the Outer Banks this Christmas

Are you and your family coming to the Outer Banks for you Christmas vacation? If the answer is yes, then we have to tell you all about the fun activities in the area. Spending the holidays at the beach is what every family wants. Staying in one of our Outer Banks rentals will keep you and your family close to the action. Let’s take a peek at a few of the activities you can enjoy while you are on your Christmas vacation.

Poulos Family Christmas Lights

Fun Activities to do on the Outer Banks this Christmas

If you have never seen a large display of Christmas lights display, then you are in for a treat. Head on over to the Poulos residence on Ocean Acres Drive to see one like you’ve never seen before. For 40 years the Poulos family has been hosting this amazing Christmas display in Kill Devil Hills. This display and home have been featured on The Today Show & HGTV in the past and is a tradition that all families who visit the Outer Banks to see. The display will be up from now until December 31st, 2019 and it’s one attraction you can’t miss!

The Outer Banks Christmas Shop

One experience that you may have never been to is The Outer Banks Christmas Shop. Located in Manteo is where The Christmas Shop has been open since 1967. Shop for unique gifts that you will find only here for those who are looking for something homemade or different. Some fo the items you may find while shopping are signs for your home, Christmas ornaments and even Carolina Coffee. What a wonderful way to go shop a little before it’s time to celebrate with the family!

Start a New Family Tradition

Fun Activities to do on the Outer Banks this Christmas

Many have found that starting a new family tradition might as well be started during the holiday seasons. Deck the halls in your Outer Banks rental this year and trim the tree while you’re at it. Make hot apple cider and hot chocolate as you and the family sit on the porch watching the sun set or listening to the waves. There are so many other ways that you can start a family tradition but spending time with you family is the most important one.

While there are many other activities that you can do while you are spending the holidays with us, these are the few we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your next Christmas vacation yet, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family this holiday season as you celebrate with friends and family!

Spend Thanksgiving Week on the Outer Banks

Spend Thanksgiving Week on the Outer Banks

Do you and your family have vacation plans to stay on the Outer Banks this Thanksgiving? If the answer is yes, then you won’t be disappointed in the weather or the events happening that week. The weather on the Outer Banks during the month of November is quite pleasant as the typical temperatures are high 60’s in the day and around 50 degrees at night. Staying in one of our Outer Banks vacation rentals will keep you and the family close to where the fun events are happening. Let’s look below at a few of the events that will be taking place during the Thanksgiving season.

Outer Banks Food Truck Showdown

Spend Thanksgiving Week on the Outer Banks

If you happen to be coming in the Sunday before Thanksgiving, then you are in for a fun treat. The Outer Banks Food Truck Showdown is happening on Sunday, November 24th from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head. This is where you are able to place your vote on who has the tastier food in which you are able to eat some of their food. Some of the food trucks that will be there are OBX Frozen Yogurt, Bumbling Bee by Cast Iron Catering Co and Y’all Eat Yet? Along with great food and quality time with the family, you can listen to some great live music. Don’t miss this fun event that will keep you wanting more of the delicious food!

8th Annual Surfin’ Turkey 5K & Puppy Drum

On Thanksgiving Day and if you’re staying in Cape Hatteras this time, you and your family can enjoy a fun run in the morning. Instead of sleeping in or watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade, your family could be having the time of their lives at the fun run. Join the 8th Annual Surfin’ Turkey 5K & Puppy Drum ½ mile Fun Run this Thanksgiving Day from 8:00 am to 11:00 am over on NC Highway 12 in Hatteras. The proceeds from this race will help support the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund which helps fund educational opportunities. What a fun morning you can have with the family as you participate in this fun race!

Hangin’ with Santa & Kites with Lights

Spend Thanksgiving Week on the Outer Banks

To kick off the holiday season this year, come to Jockey’s Ridge Crossing in Ocracoke. On Friday, November 29th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm for the annual Hangin’ with Santa & Kites with Lights. This fun event is hosted by Kitty Hawk Kites and its night your kids will never forget about. Not only will your kids be able to see Santa Clause and get some of their holiday wishes out to him, but they will get to see a spectacle of Kites flying in the air too. Be sure to bring glow sticks and flashlights with you to join in the fun that you will experience.

While there are many other fun events happening during Thanksgiving Day week, these are the few we wanted to share with you. If you still haven’t booked your Outer Banks vacation rental for this coming Thanksgiving, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you help celebrate the season this November!

Events You Don’t Want To Miss this December

Events You Don't Want To Miss this December

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 Lights

Events You Don't Want To Miss this December

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

Events You Don't Want To Miss this December

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!