Don’t Miss These Scary, Merry & Festive Activities On Roanoke Island, NC

A getaway to Roanoke Island this time of year offers visitors a chance to enjoy long strolls on deserted beaches and cool, crisp nights that are perfect for sleeping. This is also the beginning of the holiday season, and that means a calendar filled with delightful events, such as the Manteo Holiday Tour of Homes. Here is a sampling of what’s upcoming.

A sitting area by the fireplace at White Doe Inn.

OBX Ghost Tours. Are the Outer Banks beaches the most haunted ones in America? You can find out on this guided lantern tour that wanders through Manteo as it dredges up scary stories and uncovers resident ghosts.
Wednesday and Saturdays, now through December.
7:30 p.m.
$20/person
105 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo, NC
252-251-4314

Evening Lantern Tours: Draped in Black. Island Farm, a living history site takes visitors on a nighttime tour of a grieving widow’s home. Let by costumed interpreters, you’ll learn about the ways Victorian families mourned through stories and a lantern lit trip to the family graveyard.
November 2-3 and 9-10, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
$10/person
Island Farm
11430 US Highway 64, Manteo, NC
252-473-6500

First Friday. Head to the waterfront in downtown Manteo on the first Friday night in November and December for a lively street festival that includes live music, artisans, magicians, and more! It’s a great way to check out our great local shops, galleries and restaurants.
November 2 and December 7, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Winterlights at Elizabethan Gardens. Discover a twinkling winter wonderland as you stroll the garden paths at Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo on November 24. Adding to the magic are decorated trees in the Gatehouse and Reception Hall and a cracking fire on the Great Lawn. The event, sponsored by Southern Bank, also includes a seasonal gift shop and plant sale.
November 24, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Elizabethan Gardens
1411 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC
252-473-3234

Christmas in Manteo. Kick off the holidays with the Lighting of the Town Tree on Friday, November 30. The all-family affair on the waterfront includes hot chocolate and holiday music sung by kids. On Saturday morning, December 1, the Annual Christmas Parade heads through town; afterwards, you can take the kids to visit Santa at the boathouse. Then on Saturday afternoon, enjoy our Holiday Tour of Homes, where you can peek inside some of our beautiful historic island homes.
Tree Lighting
November 30, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Historic Old Courthouse
300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo, NC

Annual Christmas Parade
December 1, 2018
10:30 a.m.
Downtown Manteo

Holiday Tour of Homes
December 1, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
$20/person

Dinner with wine at the InnDining at White Doe Inn. White Doe Inn offers a three-course meal Friday, and Saturday evenings, specially prepared by Chef Carol and served in the dining area or verandah. Wine is not included but can be ordered. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Book a getaway at White Doe Inn and experience the joy of the holidays. From the minute you check in, you’ll feel pampered by the special touches in our guest rooms—whirlpool or soaking tubs, fireplaces, luxurious linens, and breakfasts that makes mornings even brighter.

Call us today for a reservation, or book your stay online.

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