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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 - especially with our brand new Hot Cocoa Crawl. Our downtown shopping and dining options will keep you busy and feeling the holiday spirit. 

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

join us for the elizabeth city hot cocoa crawl

Explore Our Enchanting Events

Downtown Christmas Window Decorating Contest

November 25, 2022-December 25, 2022
12:00 PM

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

Holiday Celebration and Downtown Illumination

November 25, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

An old-fashioned, small-town celebration of the season. Join us as we welcome the holiday season!

Annual Gingerbread Workshop

December 2, 2022
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join the Museum of the Albemarle for our annual Gingerbread Workshop.

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.
Hot Cocoa Crawl

Hot Cocoa Crawl

From sweet sips for the kids to cocoa cocktails, the delectable offerings in this community-wide Hot Cocoa Crawl will be fun for all!
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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