Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens.

Now that Thanksgiving is safely behind us and the holidays are officially here, it’s time to get in the spirit of the season. And to help that along, we have two easy and wonderful suggestions.

One of our suggestions will be here and gone, but for anyone on the Outer Banks on Sunday, what better way to get ready for Christmas than with Handel’s Messiah. Our other suggestion, Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens, lasts until the New Year.

Here’s the information about them.

Handel’s Messiah at All Saints Catholic Church

4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 26

Kitty Hawk

With a soaring, rousing chorus, Handel’s Messiah has become a classic of Christmas music. Although a classic of chorale music, the melody seems perfect for audience participation, making it a great way to get into the Christmas state of mind that include kindness and forgiveness when the person next to you hits a wrong note.

All Saints Catholic Church is an ideal location for this type of music. Its high ceiling and spacious interior seems to hold the sound of music allowing it fill the air with beautiful sound.

Winter Lights-Elizabethan Gardens

6-9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday

Roanoke Island

If there is one Outer Banks holiday tradition not to miss, it has to be Winter Lights at the Elizabethan Gardens. At any time of the year strolling through the paths of the gardens is wonderful; on a winter night, with footsteps illuminated by thousands of twinkling lights…it’s otherworldly—it a very good way.

There is so much that has been done to transform the Gardens into a wonderland that it truly is something that has to be experienced.

A nice touch—the fire pit  in the great lawn seems to have an endless supply of marshmallows for roasting. Click here to learn more about our Holiday Rentals in Outer Banks!