Are you the type of person who anticipates getting your favorite Christmas tunes out as soon as Thanksgiving is over? Once the stores turn red and green and shelves are stocked with holiday goodies, there is no turning back—Christmas is on its way! It is almost time to usher in the holiday season and one of the best events to stir up the spirit of the season is coming up—The Roanoke Island Holiday Tour!
We actually want to highlight the Roanoke Island Christmas Weekend, which also includes the Holiday Tour. Why just have one event when you can celebrate for a whole weekend right? Mark your calendars right now for Friday, December 5th and Saturday, December 6th, 2014. The town of Manteo, NC is going to come together for a great Christmas weekend and you will want to be a part of all of the action. Friday night is going to kick off with the Christmas Flotilla along the downtown waterfront, followed by the Tree Lighting Program in front of the historic Dare County courthouse. Saturday starts off with a bang with a Grandstand Show and Christmas Parade. There will also be a decorating contest between the businesses and residents in town and the boats in the marina so you are sure to see some incredible displays come out as you stroll around town.
The Holiday Tour will take you Christmas Past at Island Farm, Manteo Preservation Trust’s Tour of Homes, and Winterlights at the Elizabethan Gardens. Tickets for this tour, which are being sold at many locations, are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the event. Get an extraordinary look into historic homes and sites and maybe even some holiday decorating ideas! The Elizabethan Gardens is also offering an incredible add-on as well – for $20/adults and $15/youth, you can enjoy a delicious and unique dinner holiday buffet either before or after your tour.
If you need further information, call (252) 473-3234 or visit the event website. Don’t let the holiday season pass you by without making time to visit the beautiful area of Manteo, NC. The White Doe Inn is a historic, Victorian bed and breakfast that is close to all of the action but also located in a peaceful, private setting along the shores of Shallowbag Bay—we are your perfect home away from home so contact us today at 252-473-9851 or check availability directly online.