Posted on 12/28/2020

NYE 2020 Happenings

On the Outer Banks this holiday season? While normally occurring New Year’s Eve events are mostly cancelled this year, there are some fun ways to enjoy the holidays OBX style.

November 30 - January 18 (Tues - Sun in December, Fri - Sat in January) – Manteo

Stroll along enchanted garden paths and discover the joy of the season with holiday lights, sights and sounds transforming The Elizabethan Gardens into an illuminated winter wonderland. The radiant glow of the gardens, traditional holiday decor and fantastical displays are a true spectacle to behold. Festive trees grace the Gatehouse and Reception Hall, and a crackling open-air fire warms the Great Lawn. Seasonal gift shop and plant sales coincide.

Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2021, at 10am to 8pm. Wanchese

Yes, you read that right! Ice skating here at the marina! Come on down and have some fun on the rink. We have the skates! For more information or to purchase tickets prior to event call (252) 423-3157. Reservations are suggested to assure you get the time slot you desire. You can purchase your tickets online at

Tacky Light Tour

OBX Today has compiled a nice list of noteworthy homes. Either walk the neighborhoods or put your favorite tunes on in the car and go for an evening ride. More information can be found by clicking here.

Bonfire on the Beach

Enjoy the outdoors and practice safe social distancing all while enjoying your time on the Outer Banks. Beach bonfires are a great way to celebrate! There are strict rules on fires, so please be sure to click here for more information from before lighting up.


Plunge or toe dip into 2021 at the Ocean Bay Lifesaving Station, KDH while raising money for a good cause. We will have a lifeguard on duty. All donations will be given to Interfaith Community Outreach to help a family during a difficult time. You do not have to plunge or dip; you may simply donate.

You may participate virtually if you wish (Please use safety precautions) and mail your donation (Labelled in the memo: Adventure Club Polar Plunge) to Interfaith Community Outreach, 2 Juniper Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949. Be sure to have your donation submitted by January 7. Please contact Stephanie Anderson 770-533- 1671 with any questions, and to RSVP so the lifeguard knows how many to expect. Wishing you all the best in the New Year!


Carryout Holiday Meals:

Basnights Lone Cedar

NC Coast

Red Sky Lounge

The Village Table and Tavern

In person dinner package and coursed meal.

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