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  • Dec 03

    Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla

    Location: Morehead City and Beaufort waterfronts
    Start Date: 12/03/2016 | End Date: 12/03/2016
    Start Time: 5:30 pm | End Time: 7:45 pm

    The Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla features boats, yachts, oars, kayaks and commercial vessels decorated for the season. The decorated boats can be seen at 5:30 p.m. on the Morehead City waterfront and at 6:15 p.m. on the Beaufort waterfront. Boats may register to participate in the Flotilla by phone or mail, and until noon on Saturday, December 3, at the North Carolina Maritime Museum Store. All decorated boats are judged and prizes for excellence and creativity are awarded at the Awards Party after the Flotilla in the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center located across the street from the museum.

    www.ncmaritimemuseum.com

  • Dec 03

    Breakfast with Santa at Floyd’s 1921

    Location: 400 Bridges St, Morehead City, NC 28557
    Start Date: 12/03/2016 | End Date: 12/03/2016
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    Children can have breakfast with Santa at Floyd's 1921 Restaurant. There will be three seating times: 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30am. Tickets are  $12+ for adults and $8+ for children. reservations are required and can be made by calling 252-727-1921.

  • Dec 03

    29th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival

    Location: 1574 Harkers Island Rd, Beaufort NC 28516
    Start Date: 12/03/2016 | End Date: 12/04/2016
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    The 29th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival will be held at the Harkers Island Elementary School, Harkers Island. Over 90 vendors will be displaying and selling decoys art work and waterfowl artifacts. A separate exhibit for waterfowl artifacts will be open for viewing. Decoy competition, children’s decoy paining and retriever demonstrations will be held both days. A decoy auction will take place on Saturday at the school. Decoy head carving contest and the world famous loon calling competition will take place on Sunday. Experience Beaufort, NC, just 15 miles away. Enjoy the local attractions, whimsical shops, casual to world-class dining, and overnight accommodations in our historic inns and B&B's.

    http://decoyguild.com/

  • Dec 03

    A Christmas Story | The Tea Event

    Location: 1012 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC
    Start Date: 12/03/2016 | End Date: 12/03/2016
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    You're invited to a literary Christmas Tea Event full of nostalgia and fun at the Infusion Cafe! Come along with us as we join Ralphie & his affectionately wacky family & friends in a quest for that ever ellusive Red Ryder BB gun- celebrating Christmas in a magical fashion that explores an irresistible piece of Americana through the infamous Christmas writings of Jean Shepherd.

    Laughable stories set in the late 1930s... with two courses of themed teas & three courses of themed tea fare ( including an appetizer, our formal two tiered server stacked with savories and sweets, & our famous grand finale dessert...) served up by our costumed staff!

    Merry & heart warming, this is sure to be a most memorable Christmas event!

    Seating is limited. Reservations required. 252-240-2800.

  • Dec 03

    Beaufort Christmas Parade

    Location: Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516
    Start Date: 12/03/2016 | End Date: 12/03/2016
    Start Time: 3 pm | End Time:

    The annual Beaufort Christmas Parade will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 3, on Front Street. Event hosted by the Downtown Beaufort Development Association.

  • Dec 03

    Christmas Carols with Santa and Mrs. Claus

    Location: 807 Shepard Street, Morehead City, NC 28557
    Start Date: 12/03/2016 | End Date: 12/03/2016
    Start Time: 4:30 pm | End Time:

    Join Santa and Mrs. Claus at Jaycee Park in Morehead City for Christmas carols by DJ Raymond Rigsbee.

    http://www.downtownmoreheadcity.com/

  • Dec 05

    Flags of Fort Macon & the Confedercy

    Location: 2303 Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
    Start Date: 12/05/2016 | End Date: 12/05/2016
    Start Time: 10 am | End Time: 11 am

    Meet at the Fort Visitor Center to learn about the wide range of flags used by the confederacy during the War Between the States.

    http://www.ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park

  • Dec 07

    7th Annual Chowder & Cheer Crawl

    Location: 1001 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557
    Start Date: 12/07/2016 | End Date: 12/07/2016
    Start Time: 1 pm | End Time: 5 pm

    The 7th Annual Chowder and Cheer Crawl takes place with over 20 different restaurants participating from 1pm until 5pm. Guests are asked to vote for their favorite chowder, soup, chili or gumbo as they travel to each restaurant that’s participating. In addition to the downtown restaurants competing in Chowder and Cheer Crawl, restaurants that aren’t located within the downtown district will serve samples at participating shops and art galleries.

    Tickets are $20 per person and will be available in advance by visiting www.downtownmoreheadcity.com or calling the DMCRA at 252-808-0440.  There are a limited number of tickets available.

  • Dec 08

    Brown Bag Gam: Coastal Native Americans

    Location: 315 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516
    Start Date: 12/08/2016 | End Date: 12/08/2016
    Start Time: 12 pm | End Time: 1 pm

    Pack a lunch for the Brown Bag Gam during your lunch hour and join Associate Museum Curator Benjamin Wunderly for an informal discussion on coastal Native Americans. Gam is defined as a friendly conversation between whalers or to visit with another ship while at sea. Free Admission. No advance registration. Walk-ins welcome. 

    http://ncmaritimemuseums.com/

  • Dec 09

    4th Annual Gingerbread Festival

    Location: 3505 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557
    Start Date: 12/09/2016 | End Date: 12/11/2016
    Start Time: 11 am | End Time: 5 pm

    Come join the fun at the Fourth Annual Crystal Coast Hospice House Gingerbread Festival at the Crystal Coast Civic Center! For Christmas lovers, gingerbread enthusiasts, master sculptors, kids, amateurs, professionals and candy connoisseurs of all ages! Enter your edible masterpiece in our competition to benefit SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House and, of course, for a chance to win great prizes and revel in that "gingerbread feeling".

  • Dec 10

    Historic Beaufort Candlelight Homes Tour

    Location: Historic Beaufort
    Start Date: 12/10/2016 | End Date: 12/10/2016
    Start Time: 5:00 pm | End Time: 8:00 pm

    The Beaufort Historical Association will host the annual Christmas Candlelight Tour. The tour showcases Beaufort’s holiday hospitality and provides a rare glimpse into private historic homes, several inns, bed & breakfasts as well as churches, all elegantly decorated for the season. These private homes represent a wide variety of Beaufort’s unique architectural styles from different periods of the town’s history.  The creativity and imagination used to decorate theses residences is a real testament to the gracious hosts opening their homes for this holiday event. The fragrant greenery, dazzling ornaments, colorful candles, glittering tinsel and elaborate trees are sure to bring forth everyone’s holiday spirit. Tickets for this event are $14.

    For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (252) 728-5225, (800) 575-7483, stop by the Beaufort Historical Association Visitors Center at 130 Turner Street, or visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org

  • Dec 10

    Santa by the Sea @ Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium

    Location: 1 Roosevelt Dr, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
    Start Date: 12/10/2016 | End Date: 12/10/2016
    Start Time: 10:30 am | End Time: 4:30 pm

    Santa by the Sea is a magic, memorable holiday evening for children. The highlight is personal time with Santa. Each child ages 12 and under receives a professional FotoFX photo of the encounter. Make crafts, see a magic show, and get in the holiday spirit. Tickets sold 5:30-8:30 p.m., $15 per person plus tax. See the website for more information or to buy advance tickets. Details252-247-4003 or www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores

  • Dec 10

    Morehead City Christmas Parade

    Location: 1700 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557
    Start Date: 12/10/2016 | End Date: 12/10/2016
    Start Time: 11 am | End Time:

    Come join the fun! Parade starts at 11 a.m. along Arendell Street in downtown Morehead City. Parade begins at 1700 Arendell Street and ends at 8th and Arendell Streets. Floats, community groups, bands, entertainment and, of course, Santa and his sleigh will be featured. 

    http://www.downtownmoreheadcity.com/

  • Dec 10

    6th Annual Beaufort Holiday Artwalk

    Location: 130 Turner St, Beaufort, NC 28516
    Start Date: 12/10/2016 | End Date: 12/10/2016
    Start Time: 2 pm | End Time: 5 pm

    The Beaufort Art Walk celebrates the season for its fifth year with a festive day in Historic Downtown Beaufort, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Art Walk, held in conjunction with the Christmas Candlelight Tour, will begin at the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery located on the Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner St. and Art Walk maps will be available at participating locations. Artists Carol Roop and Craig Gurganus will be featured as part of the Beaufort Art Walk in the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery.

    Carol Roop, a local artist, creates beautiful stained glass creations from her home in Beaufort. From suncatchers to candle holders, her designs are colorful and unique.  A perfectly whimsical complement to Carol’s work is Craig Gurganus and his full-fledged menagerie of fish, insects, and event airstream trailers all made from surfboards.

    For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (252) 728-5225, (800) 575-7483, stop by the Beaufort Historical Association Visitors Center at 130 Turner Street, or visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org.

  • Dec 10

    A Dickens of a Dinner

    Location: 1012 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC
    Start Date: 12/10/2016 | End Date: 12/10/2016
    Start Time: 7 pm | End Time: 10 pm

    "Yo ho, my boys!" said Fezziwig. "No more work to-night. Christmas Eve!"

    You are invited to a festive Christmas Dinner Theatre of literary proportions! Join us as we retell that time-honored story and celebrate the season in a most memorable way at the Infusion Cafe!

    "Hilli-ho!" cried old Fezziwig, skipping down from the high desk, with wonderful agility. "Clear away, my lads, and let's have lots of room here. Hilli-ho!" Our floor cleared & our tables set--- we will joyfully greet each of our guests and welcome them with an old English flair... then journey into the Victorian era with three courses of formal Victorian culinary creations straight from the pages of "A Christmas Carol" & two courses of Christmas infusions... presented merrily by costumed staff.

    This joyful & traditional Christmas celebration will feature readings from Dickens' beloved tale, wandering minstrels playing instruments and singing well loved Christmas songs, Christmas fare all presented in halls decked with holiday finery! Surely it will be a night in which the treasured memories of Christmas past are made...

    "and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God Bless Us, Every One!"

    Tickets Required. 252-240-2800.

  • Dec 14

    Merry Time for Tots: Shark Tales

    Location: 315 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516
    Start Date: 12/14/2016 | End Date: 12/14/2016
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    By popular demand, this Merry Time for Tots program focuses on sharks! Children and their caregivers are invited to learn about sharks starting from their teeth and ending with their tails. This exciting program will give students the chance to handle a few different shark’s teeth and create their own shark fin hats to wear home. As with all of our Merry Time for Tots programs this program not only focuses on teaching kids about sharks but will also touch on the importance of brushing your teeth and getting along with others. Ages 2-5. Free. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Call the Museum at 252-728-7317. Program by School & Group Coordinator Christine Brin. 

    www.ncmaritimemuseums.com

  • Dec 20

    The Embers Christmas Show

    Location: 1311 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557
    Start Date: 12/20/2016 | End Date: 12/20/2016
    Start Time: 7:30 pm | End Time:

    The Embers are widely considered a musical MARVEL and have laid the groundwork for what has become known as ‘Beach Music’ in the Carolinas, Virginia, the gulf coast region of North America and every beach in between. A true musical tradition with which many Americans have grown. The Embers consider the genre of Beach Music as “music with a memory”and have been creating lasting memories since its inception in 1958. Simply put – Heart and Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Feel Good Music.

    This legendary Beach Music band sings new arrangements of classic Christmas tunes the whole family will love.

    http://www.carteretcommunitytheatre.com/

  • Dec 21

    Brown Bag Gam: Women were Pirates, too!

    Location: 315 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516
    Start Date: 12/21/2016 | End Date: 12/21/2016
    Start Time: 12 pm | End Time: 1 pm

    Pack a lunch for the Brown Bag Gam during your lunch hour and join Historic Interpreter Christine Brin for an informal discussion about women pirates. It was “known” that it was bad luck to have a woman on a ship. Ships themselves were feminine, so to have a woman on board was to potentially cause the ship to become jealous and spiteful. To overcome this “belief” many women disguised themselves as men and went to sea as fishermen, sailors, and even pirates! Unfortunately, as a result of their disguises many of these women remain unknown but there are a few that revealed their genders to the world and history. Gam is defined as a friendly conversation between whalers or to visit with another ship while at sea. Free Admission. No advance registration. Walk-ins welcome. 

    www.ncmaritimemuseums.com

  • Dec 31

    Crystal Coast Countdown at the North Carolina Maritime Museum

    Location: 315 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516
    Start Date: 12/31/2016 | End Date: 12/31/2016
    Start Time: 1 pm | End Time: 4 pm

    Ring in the new year in style! The North Carolina Maritime Museum will supply a template for 2017 glasses and hats, you supply the creativity! Add spots, stripes, words, bows, or even glitter, it is up to you. Adults and children alike are invited to participate throughout the afternoon as we celebrate a great 2016 and anticipate an amazing 2017. Free Admission. Walk-ins welcome. 

    www.ncmaritimemuseums.com

  • Dec 31

    5th Annual New Year’s Eve in Downtown Beaufort

    Location: 500 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516
    Start Date: 12/31/2016 | End Date: 12/31/2016
    Start Time: 6 pm | End Time: 9 pm

    Pirate Plunge: ARRGHHHH! Capt. Shack is getting ready to walk the plank high above the Beaufort Docks for the New Year's Eve Pirate Drop from 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Watch Beaufort's pirate take an icy dive into Taylor's Creek. Marshmallows & Resolutions: 6:30 pm - 8 pm gather around the fire pit! We'll have everything you need to make some melty, delicious s'mores, hot coca and cider. Live Music: The whole family will love getting down to a bit of rock 'n roll in the streets of downtown! Bring some lawn chairs, but no coolers please! Beer & wine sales on site. The event takes place at John Newton Park, next to the Dockhouse, Front Street and Craven Street. This event is brought to you by the Downtown Beaufort Development Association and takes place as part of the Crystal Coast Countdown. 

    http://www.crystalcoastcountdown.com/

  • Dec 31

    New Year’s Eve Cannon Blast

    Location: Fort Macon State Park, East Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
    Start Date: 12/31/2016 | End Date: 12/31/2016
    Start Time: 6:30 pm | End Time: 8 pm

    Celebrate the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 with a blast. Fort Macon will once again be firing off its big guns in celebration of the new year. This year there will be live entertainment starting at 6pm, and the cannons will go off at 7 to correspond with 12:00 UTC. Feel free to bring a folding chair and picnic meal similar to summer concerts. 

    http://www.ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park/events-and-programs

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