Santa Claus, Tree Lighting and the Spirit of Chrismas

Annual Event Welcomes Santa and the Holiday Season Tomorrow night, Friday, is the night…the night that jolly old elf, Santa Claus comes to town in Manteo. In what may be one of the most amazing small town Christmas celebrations anywhere, the town of Manteo lights the giant fir tree on the waterfront and welcomes Santa … Continue reading Santa Claus, Tree Lighting and the Spirit of Chrismas

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

Elizabethan Gardens Winter Lights-Outer Banks Beauty

Surrounded by hundreds of thousands of lights, nights at the Elizabethan Gardens are turned into a holiday wonderland. Throughout December and for the first three weekends of January, Winter Lights fill the paths, trees and plants of the Gardens with the magic of imagination and color. Of all the Outer Banks traditions during the holidays, … Continue reading Elizabethan Gardens Winter Lights-Outer Banks Beauty