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The Hot Cocoa Capital of the World

There’s nothing like the holidays to transform the Harbor of Hospitality® into
“The Hot Cocoa Capital of the World!”

Check out these treats, gifts and activities: 

Treats & Eats   •   Stocking Stuffers   •   Stay & Play

Join us from November 24, 2023 to January 7, 2024 for
Elizabeth City’s 3rd Annual Hot Cocoa Crawl!

To celebrate this timeless, holiday cup-of-joy, over 40 local businesses and organizations have united to create a trail of the yummiest hot cocoa treats and cocoa-inspired experiences for locals and visitors to sip and savor. From tradition-with-a-twist to chocolate-infused cocktails to hand-crafted cocoa-themed gifts — our community-wide Hot Cocoa Crawl has something to satisfy everyone from Scrooge to Santa.

This year, we have an extra special treat — our Hot Cocoa Capital Kickoff directly following Elizabeth City’s Annual Holiday Celebration & Grand Illumination, Friday, November 24 from 6pm – 8pm. Come for the official lighting of our downtown and stay for a complimentary cup of home-made cocoa, a musical extravaganza performed by local dancers and singers, family-friendly activities and more!

Along with the coziest mugs of chocolatey goodness, we’ve decked-out downtown and created a sleigh-full of local events — including our Annual Christmas parade, Lighted Boat Parade and more — to make your holidays in Elizabeth City extra special.


Frolic in Festive Fun

Hot Cocoa Treats & Eats

Hot Cocoa Treats & Eats

You’ll want to wake up early and stay up late tasting each and every one of these cocoa infused treats!
Hot Cocoa Stocking Stuffers

Hot Cocoa Stocking Stuffers

Wrap up adorable hot chocolate inspired hand-crafted gifts and specialty selections only in #HotCocoaCapital stops and shops!
Hot Cocoa Stay & Play

Hot Cocoa Stay & Play

It’s the most wonderful time to make holiday memories at the extra special Hot Cocoa-themed experiences for locals and visitors alike.

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