Start planning your next Outer Banks vacation and enjoy some events and activities throughout the year. Bring your family and friends for a fun-filled and memorable beach getaway.


2021 Winter Lights - Elizabethan Gardens

November 26, 2021: The Grand Illumination - The Annual Light kick-off celebration!


November 27,28,30; December 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-23, 26, 28-30; January 2, 7-9, 14-16.

Timed-entry tickets sold online only. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

This is a TOP Outer Banks holiday tradition not to be missed! Stroll along illuminated garden walks and discover the joy of the season with holiday lights, sights and sounds that transform the gardens into an enchanted wonderland. Sponsored by Southern Bank, The Outer Banks Visitor’s Bureau and Dominion Energy. The radiant glow, traditional holiday décor and fantastical displays are a true spectacle to behold. Indoors are decorated with festive trees and holiday displays too. Other highlights include: holiday gift and plant shopping in the Royal Exchange, a crackling open-air fire, giant outdoor holiday movie and live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays. (Closed Dec 24,25,31)

Hangin'with Santa & Kites with Lights

Fri, Nov 26, 10 AM – Sat, Nov 27, 4 PM

 Location - Jockey's Ridge Crossing at Jockey's Ridge State Park 

Come spread the holiday cheer with Kitty Hawk Kites and the Jockey’s Ridge Crossing crew. Free visit and pictures with Santa are just a few of the fun and festive things going on!

Have your picture taken with Santa at Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head from 10am - 2pm, Friday the 26th & Saturday the 27th.





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Sea Building
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Four Seasons Building
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Main Building
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Yancey Cottage