Winter has come to the Outer Banks. That classic holiday song, “Baby It’s Cold Outside” is ringing through our heads and maybe it’s just a bit too true this time.

The winter solstice is behind us, so supposedly the howling wind from the northwest is expected…although it does seem a bit colder than anticipated.

And, it looks as though there is even colder weather behind this. We should probably count our blessings here on the Outer Banks because as cold as it’s going to be, it looks as though everything from Raleigh and north is going to be much colder.

This being winter, the cold snap should not effect much, although the upcoming Manteo Inaugural New Year in the New World celebration will require a couple of layers of clothing.

Even with the extra layers, and the wind, and the cold, this is a celebration worth checking out. Bundle up, take the kids and drink plenty of warm liquids. It will be a good time.

New Year in the New World New Year’s Eve Schedule of Events
5:00 PM DJ Mike

7:00PM   Sassagrass

Sassagrass is an eclectic group of multi-instrumentalists who wow crowds with hard-hitting bluegrass and jam fused music.

8:30pm   Children's Early Ball Drop

Following an evening of family-friendly events, the early ball drop at 8:30p.m. allows little ones to ring in the new year before the late hours. 

9:00PM   The Rhondels

From Virginia Beach, VA, the Original Rhondels are a music tradition who have performed their hit recordings in almost every major city in the United States.  In 1969, Bill Deal and The Rhondels began a recording career that would take them to Madison Square Garden and across the country.  With three top 10 hits, ‘May I”,  I’ve Been Hurt”,  and “What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am”, the band toured the country delighting audiences with outstanding vocals, powerful brass, and exciting showmanship.  The band continues that honored tradition today, playing the music that made them famous as well as current favorites for all ages.


Join us on the docks of Downtown Manteo for theLARGEST NEW YEARS EVE FIREWORK SHOW in the state, all choreographed to music!