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Celebrate A Special Coastal North Carolina Christmas

Join us for a down-home Christmas in Elizabeth City, North Carolina!  Lighted boat parade, art displays, holiday music, kiddie fun, and shopping for unique crafts make Elizabeth City a can't-miss destination.  Come visit and celebrate with us - safely! Check out our Travel Advisory pages to learn more about what precautions local businesses and event organizers are taking so that we can shop and dine with confidence in our beautiful city.

We’re ready to share our holiday cheer - y’all come over for Christmas this year!

Explore Our Enchanting Events


Downtown Christmas Window Decorating Contest

December 3, 2020
12:00 PM

Wander downtown and view the beautifully decorated holiday windows at our many storefronts during December.

First Friday ArtWalk

December 4, 2020
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Enjoy a special Christmas ArtWalk! Artwork, artist demos, and live music around downtown Elizabeth City.

Tree Lighting on the Museum Green

December 4, 2020
6:00 PM

Join a tree lighting ceremony outside the museum to honor those who have served during the pandemic.



Frolic in Festive Fun

Merry Music

Merry Music

Sing along to your holiday favorites during Elizabeth City’s musical productions and the Annual Christmas Parade!
Seasonal Shopping

Seasonal Shopping

Our locally owned boutiques and galleries are the perfect place to find unique gifts for everyone on your Christmas list.
Delightful Dining

Delightful Dining

Our artistic chefs are ready to create a masterpiece that will tantalize your taste buds, almost too pretty to eat.
Santa Sightings

Santa Sightings

There are fabulous opportunities to meet the jolly old elf and give him your Christmas wish list. Make sure you get on the good list.
Christmas Crafts

Christmas Crafts

Give a gift from the heart. Elizabeth City has talented crafters offering workshops so you can add your special touch to your gift.
Hometown Happenings

Hometown Happenings

We’ve got parades, theater productions, stories with Mrs. Claus, musicals and friendly folks waiting to share holiday cheer.

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