Roanoke Island offers many wonderful events and festivities during this time of the year. History and tradition are important to this community and many of the events are centered around it’s English heritage in addition to it’s history.
The Annual Christmas Parade evokes images of a Norman Rockwell painting with all the small town charm you would expect. Local schools, charities and businesses build floats, sing and dance through Manteo’s Downtown Waterfront to the excitement of all the children and adults alike. Elizabethan Christmas Carolers can be found throughout the weekend bringing cheer. All of December and well into January, there are events through out The Outer Banks. The Elizabethan Gardens’ Grand Illumination, the Island Farm’s Christmas Past, First in Flight Holiday Lights and so many more events!