The Holiday Season is in full swing on the Outer Banks and there is so much to do, it’s tough to fit it all in. 

Tonight Manteo lights its Christmas tree, a wonderful small town celebration complete with free hot chocolate and homemade Brunswick stew. Right up the road and immediately after the tree lighting the First Flight High School Advanced Choir will be performing at the Elizibethan Gardens for their annual winter lights that line the garden paths with 1000s of lights.

Tomorrow the Town of Duck gets in the act as they light their crab pot Christmas tree. All the stores are decorated, Santa shows up in a fire engine and it is worth noting that this Santa is the real deal.

One of the biggest events of the holiday season is coming up this week—the Outer Banks Hotline Festival of Trees will be held Thursday through Saturday (12/11-12/13) at the Outer Banks Brewing Station. An amazing example of how generous the Outer Banks is, the trees are filled with donated gifts from area businesses—big gifts, like cases of wine, fine jewelry, custom artwork—and folks bid on the trees. 

A great fundraiser and a wonderful time . . . complete with Santa and hot chocolate. Click here to learn more about our Holiday Rentals in Outer Banks!