Outer Banks Holidays Begin with Tree Lightings

This is certainly a great weekend to celebrate the holidays. Christmas is coming—we know that because there were tree lighting ceremonies in Manteo and the Duck—and tonight, Sunday is the first evening of Chanukah. For most of the folks that live here and our visitors, the tree lightings really seem to mark the true beginnings … Continue reading Outer Banks Holidays Begin with Tree Lightings

Tree Lightings Mark Beginning of OBX Christmas Season

The first weekend in December on the Outer Banks is a pretty special time. That is the official opening of the Christmas Season. Sure Thanksgiving gets all the press, but as far as the Outer Banks is concerned until the Christmas Trees are lit in Manteo and Duck, it’s just not official yet. Duck-Holiday Spirit with … Continue reading Tree Lightings Mark Beginning of OBX Christmas Season

Outer Banks Holidays-A Gift to Ourselves

Christmas 2016 wasn’t a very exciting day on the Outer Banks…except for the squeals of delight from children finding a perfect gift under tree. It seemed almost deserted by the afternoon. There were almost no cars on the our streets and only few convenience stores were open. Driveways, though were filled with cars and families … Continue reading Outer Banks Holidays-A Gift to Ourselves