Holidays Are Here Again
Another year has flow by and the glorious winter season is once again upon us. Crystal Coast holiday events are ready and raring to kick off as expected! Winter is certainly the most wonderful time of year, as they say, so get out and about! As a matter of fact, it’s the perfect time to mingle with others and meet your neighbors, as well as participating in events around our great community! Since there is so much to do, make room on your calendars. Check out these awesome Crystal Coast holiday events taking place in December!
Crystal Coast Holiday Events to Enjoy with the Family
23rd Annual John Costlow Train Show
December 1st-3rd @ Old 1907 Train Depot, Beaufort – Hours May Vary At the corner of Pollock & Broad, you’ll find the Old 1907 Train Depot filled with model trains of all shapes and sizes. From tiny models to outdoor sized displays, there’s something here to delight the children in all of us. Bring the family to share in the joy brought on by this anticipated holiday tradition. View both simple circular tracks and intricate displays, all set up by their respective operators. Learn a bit of history and meet some real train enthusiast who love to share their hobby! Find out more information here!
4th Annual “Santa and a Movie”
December 8th, 2017 @ EI Parks & Recreations 6 pm-8 pm Join Santa for a holiday story after watching a short Christmas movie classic! Milk & cookies will be provided for children of all ages. Make sure to bring a blanket to sit on during the movie, and wear your festive holiday pajamas! In order to attend, you must pre-register. Call 252-354-6350 or visit www.emeraldisle-nc.org for more details.
5th Annual Gingerbread Festival
December 8-10, 2017 @ the Crystal Coast Civic Center
December 8th: Preview Party! 7:30 pm-11 pm $50 Tickets Come preview the Gingerbread Festival entries at this awesome holiday party. Enjoy a dinner catered by Seaside Sensations, while Punch provides the musical entertainment. Tickets to this fantastic celebration are available here!
December 9th & 10th: Open to the Public 11 am-5 pm Free Admission Everyone in town is invited to view the festive gingerbread houses and Crab Pot Christmas Trees on display! Festival goers can vote for their favorite gingerbread displays while enjoying the concerts held on both days. Crafts will be available for the kids, along with a gingerbread decorating demonstration. Additionally, concessions will also be available for hungry tummies. Winners of the Festival will receive awards on the afternoon of the 10th.
December 10th: Cookies & Cocoa with Santa 2 pm-4 pm $10 Tickets Cookies & Cocoa with Santa will be held on the afternoon of Sunday the 10th. Tickets allows the little ones to enjoy a fun afternoon visiting with Santa Claus. They will participate in holiday crafts with other children while indulging in yummy treats! Watch as little eyes light up with holiday wonder!
Morehead City Christmas Parade
December 9th 11 am-12 pm Join the community down in Morehead for this years parade! The parade will begin at 1700 Arendell Street and end at 8th & Arendell Streets. This years parade will feature floats, community groups, bands, entertainment, and above all, Santa! Bring the family out to catch the holiday spirit! For more information, visit www.downtownmoreheadcity.com.
More to Come!
All in all, I will keep you posted on the upcoming happenings in January and February. However, I leave you with a full list of Crystal Coast holiday events. Take advantage of the holiday season while enjoying simple outings with good friends. Moreover, break the routine of chores and daily duties to spend time with the family. Remember, next year will fly by just as quickly as this one has!
Until next time, Stay Salty!