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In Elizabeth City, we know how to celebrate and have fun! There’s an event for every season, monthly art, live music, ghost walks, regattas … yes, even the potato. Check the event calendar for events, festivals and special happenings during your visit, or sign up to join our email list!

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Dances Bay Christmas Light Show

November 24, 2022-January 1, 2023
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Come check out the Christmas Lights at Dances Bay!

Elizabeth City’s Hot Cocoa Crawl

November 25, 2022-January 15, 2023
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Join us from November 25 to January 15 for Elizabeth City’s 2nd Annual Hot Cocoa Crawl!

Downtown Christmas Window Decorating Contest

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

Wander downtown and view the beautifully decorated holiday windows.

Live Music at Seven Sounds

November 30, 2022
6:00 PM

Seven Sounds' waterfront location is great for a beer with friends and hearing ECity's local musical talent!

Puzzlin' Party

November 30, 2022
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM


First Friday ArtWalk

December 2, 2022
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Enjoy artwork, artist demos, and live music at multiple locations around downtown Elizabeth City!

Visit with Santa at Seven Sounds

December 2, 2022-December 23, 2022
4:00 PM

Come visit Santa at Seven Sounds. 

Lighted Boat Parade

December 2, 2022
7:00 PM

Cheer on the festively lit boats from the Winter Wonderland of Mariners' Wharf Park.

Live Music: Bobby Soto

December 2, 2022
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Come to Ghost Harbor for beer and music.

Live Music: Jeremy Jackson

December 2, 2022-December 9, 2022
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Come to Ghost Harbor for beer and music.

Museum of the Albemarle Holiday Open House

December 3, 2022
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join us for our Annual Holiday Open House - Back to 1970s Christmas!

The Merry Market

December 3, 2022
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Grab a friend and come shop 20 local shops!

Farmhouse, Foodie, & Festival Trio Tour

December 3, 2022
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join us for the Farmhouse, Foodie, & Festival Trio Tour!

Pictures with Santa

December 3, 2022
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come get your picture taken with Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas!

Annual Elizabeth City Christmas Parade!

December 3, 2022
5:30 PM

Hometown holiday parade! Many special Christmas events downtown as well.

Bill Lauten “Rocking around the Christmas Tree”

December 3, 2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join the interactive performance of Mr. Bill Lauten.

Beer & Carols

December 4, 2022
3:00 PM

Join in holiday cheer and have a beer while signing carols at Seven Sounds Brewing Company.

Beer Tasting & Bottle Swap

December 5, 2022
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join the Beer Tasting & Bottle Swap.

Open Mic Revival (Hosted by Molly Miller)

December 8, 2022
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Join us for our monthly Open Mic Night!

Holiday Open House at Page After Page

December 9, 2022
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Come celebrate with us while you shop for the holiday season!

Jingle Bell Horse & Carriage Rides

December 9, 2022
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy a private Jingle Bell Horse and Carriage ride in downtown Elizabeth City!

Chocoholic Dessert Drop-In

December 9, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Drop in Fridays at Philemon House B&B for Chocoholic Dessert Drop-In as part of our 2022 Hot Cocoa Crawl!

Indoor Downtown Waterfront Holiday Market

December 10, 2022
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Come shop handmade, homemade creations from local vendors and see Santa!

Chocolate Lovers Farmhouse Breakfast

December 10, 2022
10:00 AM

Join the Philemon House B&B for Chocolate Lovers Farmhouse Breakfast as part of our 2022 Hot Cocoa Crawl!

Hot CoCOA Crawl

December 10, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Please join College of The Albemarle for the Elizabeth City Hot Cocoa Crawl!

Second Saturday Science

December 10, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Port Discover has a special STEM guest or activity every second Saturday of the month.

Winter Wonderland at the YMCA

December 10, 2022
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come join us for some family fun this Winter!

Star of Wonder Albemarle Chorale Concert

December 11, 2022
4:00 PM

The Albemarle Chorale will present a Christmas concert!

"A Blue & Green Christmas" Concert

December 15, 2022
7:00 PM

Join us for our 2nd Annual "A Blue & Green Christmas" Concert!

Pictures with Santa

December 16, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Pictures with Santa!

Chocoholic Dessert Drop-In

December 16, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Drop in Fridays at Philemon House B&B for Chocoholic Dessert Drop-In as part of our 2022 Hot Cocoa Crawl!

Live Music: ClusterGoat

December 16, 2022
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Come to Ghost Harbor for beer and music.

Pictures with Santa

December 17, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pictures with Santa!

Chocolate Tea

December 17, 2022
1:00 PM

Join the Philemon House B&B for Chocolate Teatime as part of our 2022 Hot Cocoa Crawl!

Ugly Sweater Night

December 17, 2022
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Wear your Ugly Holiday Sweater and celebrate with live music from Remedy!

Live Music: Runnin' Shine

December 23, 2022
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Come to Ghost Harbor for beer and music.



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