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Outer Banks Visitors Bureau
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The Outer Banks Official Website. Detailed information on North Carolina Beaches, affordable summer vacations, visitor services, accommodations,
Address1 Visitors Center Cir Manteo, NC 27954-9707
Phone(252) 473-2138
Celebrate friends and family in so many ways this November. With the Holidays right around the corner, the OBX makes a great place for you and your loved ones and best friends to meet up and share those special moments this fall. There's lots of options to set up a getaway headquarters. Try one of the beach cottages with lots of bedrooms and full kitchens and other amenities to cook up Thanksgiving dinner with your favorite people, or reserve a block of rooms at one of our local hotel or motels to keep everyone together. A cozy inn can offer a barrier island retreat that is exceptional. Lots of travel deals can be found on our website to make your planning easy. The excitement of fall is in the air, and the Outer Banks celebrates the changing of the seasons with lots of events between now and Christmas.
Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival, Nov. 9-14 celebrates nature photography, kayaking, birdwatching and art, with so much more! Run, walk or watch with lots of other folks for our 5th Annual Outer Banks Marathon, Half Marathon and other fun races Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 12-14. Before you know it, it will be time to light the Town of Manteo Christmas Tree and Parade, Dec. 3-4. Plan to make this year's Holiday Season one to remember! Restaurant Holiday Schedule (pdf)

Jason R.: just went there for honeymoon had the best time we didnt wanna leave it was so peaceful and full of history.
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Take a look at our Upcoming Featured Events Page to plan your stay around major Outer Banks celebrations.

15th Annual Advice 5K Turkey Trot
Duck. A great warm up for your Thanksgiving Feast! Starting on Scarborough Lane in Duck with a finish line full of post race festivities! Runners and walkers of all abilities and ages are welcome.

The Comedy Club Presents
9 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza Hotel. Patrick O'Donnell (Comedy Cental, A&E's Comedy On The Road, As seen in Atlantic City & Vegas) and Tim Grill ("The Barely Can Stnad Up Comic", Opie & Anthony Radio Show, Featured for Tod Glass, Brian Pousain...) Tickets are $18.00 / Recommended for ages 16 and over! Reservations recommended. Visit comedyclubobx or call 252-207-9950

Hangin with Santa & Kites with Lights
Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head. Children can have their free photo taken with Santa in a demonstration Hang Glider on Friday and Saturday. November 27, watch the night sky magically transform as skilled flyers maneuver their lit stunt kites to the sounds of your favorite holiday songs atop Jockeys Ridge State Park. (877) FLY-THIS, (252) 441-4124 or

Hatteras Island Arts and Craft Guild Holiday Show
Cape Hatteras Secondary School, Buxton. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Free admission, food and a scholarship raffle. Local artists. (252) 441-1850

Christmas Sights and Sounds
Fort Raleigh, Roanoke Island. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy holiday sights and sounds with The Lost Colony. This seasonal celebration is complete with horse and carriage rides, Santa Claus, holiday music performances, hot chocolate and other Christmas-tide events. Visit the upside down Christmas tree at the Lost Colony Office Building for hors doeuvres and more fun. (252) 473-3414 or

Downtown Manteo Waterfront. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. First Friday is a fun-filled, family-oriented street festival. The sidewalks pulse with live music, magic, artisans, period-dressed actors, a rock climbing wall and much more.

Santa at the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come visit with Santa! Free. (252) 475-1750 or

Town of Manteo Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade
Tree Lighting will be December 3rd at 6 p.m. with Santa visiting with the children afterwards at the Maritime Museum at the Creef Davis Boathouse. The parade will be December 4th at 11 a.m. in downtown Manteo.

Manteo Preservation Trust Holiday Tour of Homes
Manteo Preservation Trust Holiday Tour of Homes 2 pm til 7 pm. 10-12 houses/Inns. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased the day of the tour at the Dare County Courthouse (located in downtown Manteo) which is also the first stop on the tour. For more information contact Grizelle Fearing at 252-473-7336.

RIFP Performance Series Christmas at the Park with Elizabeth City State University
7 p.m. Indoor Theatre The performances are free and open to the public. (252) 475-1500,

107th Annual Celebration of the Wright Brothers First Flight
Wright Brothers National Memorial. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gather at the exact site at the exact time as the historic flight to remember, reflect and celebrate this milestone. The daylong anniversary tribute will be held at the site of Wrights first flight. Visitors to the site experience a replica of the Wright Brothers 1903 encampment and majestic, 60-foot tall granite monument perched atop a 90-foot hill that serves a striking and lasting reminder of the important historical achievement that happened on this site a century ago.

Dare County Arts Council Gallery, Manteo. Over 500 works of art to fit every budget, including original paintings, pottery, glass, jewelry, fiber, metal, mixed media and wood.

Kitty Dough Botanical Drawings and Nature A0.rt, Jim Fineman- Clay Vases and Basketry
Art Gallery at Roanoke Island Festival Park. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mon-Fri) 10 a.m. 4 p.m. (Sat). Enjoy botanical drawings and nature art by this certified botanical illustrator, Kitty Dough and stoneware vases and basketry by Jim Fineman. Fineman gathers vines on Roanoke Island and combines them with reeds and sea grass to make the baskets. Reception: Dec. 5, 2-4 p.m. During 2010 the gallery at Roanoke Island Festival Park will feature a group of exhibitions that give voice to the Earth. Earth Speaks will feature earth friendly mini quilts, beach glass art, nature and weather photography, watercolor collages of whimsical landscapes and wildlife, realistic wildlife paintings and prints, and bird and floral photography, natural material baskets, clay vases and more. (252) 475-1500 or


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(252) 986-2203 Elizabeth City, NC 27906-
(252) 261-4644 Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-

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