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Make it a Hometown Holiday in Elizabeth City, NC

Posted on 11/30/2018 by Visit Elizabeth City

It’s that merry time of year again. Santa’s loading his sleigh with goodies and hearts are light with the joys of the season. Make it a hometown holiday this year with Elizabeth City’s calendar of seasonal

December 7 | Lighted Boat Parade and First Friday ArtWalkLighted Boat ParadeSpice up your weekend with First Friday ArtWalk in the downtown area and watch the Lighted Boat parade in the harbor.  Elizabeth City’s harbor will come alive as boats, large and small, sport Christmas lights as they float along the waterfront.  ArtWalk begins at 5:00 p.m., with the boat parade starting around 6:45 p.m.

December 7 | Visit with SantaVisit With SantaSanta will be ready to visit, listen to Christmas wishes and smile for your photos at Eclectic Jewelry from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm on 12/7 and 12/16 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  Santa will also be at a second location, Page After Page Bookstore from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  Photos are available for purchase at both locations.

December 9 | Albemarle ChoraleAlbemarle ChoraleThe Albemarle Chorale will present its second Christmas concert, “Hark and Rejoice”, on Sunday, December 9, at 4:00 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church at 201 South Road Street in Elizabeth City.  The concert will feature sacred music for the Christmas season including Bach’s “Magnificat” and new renditions of familiar carols.  For more info call 252.221.8057 

December 15 & 16 | I'll Be Home For ChristmasI'll Be Home For ChristmasJoin Corey J. Bradford this holiday season for a special two-night performance at Arts of the Albemarle in downtown Elizabeth City. A night full of music you know and love from the Christmas holidays and familiar tunes from Disney, special appearances and so much more! For ticket details contact Arts of the Albemarle at 252.338.6544. See you there!

December 16 | Jazz By CandlelightJazz by CandlelightJazz by Candlelight's theme this year will be “A Winter Wonderland of Jazz”. This gala event will include a delicious meal catered by Tre’Win Catering, as well as live jazz music performed by Tunnel Vision Music Group.  Call River City CDC for tickets or more information at 252.331.2925.


Come early or stay afterwards for dining at Elizabeth City’s restaurants or shopping at the city’s eclectic shops and galleries. To make a weekend of it, chose from our friendly hotels or cozy B&Bs.  Start your adventure here and #VisitECity

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