This Month on the Outer Banks: December (Part 2)

December 16, 2019

Tuesday, December 17th:

116th Annual Celebration of the Wright Brothers First Flight

Celebrate the 116th Anniversary of the Wright Brother’s First Flight this Tuesday at the Wright Brother’s National Memorial. Events include music by the First Flight High School band, descendant remarks, and the Wright Brother’s Story! Come out for a day of remembering the past and looking forward to the future. Click here for a more detailed itinerary. (1000 N Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC, 9:00am – 5:00pm)

Friday, December 20th:

OBXmas Tree: Painting Party

Join Local Color OBX at the New York Pizza Pub for a great night of fun, food, and painting! Make sure to register in advance in order to receive the materials you need at the class. This event is open for all ages. Click here to make your reservation. (2217 S Croatan Highway, Nags Head, NC, 6:30pm – 7:30pm)

Saturday, December 21st:

Dinner With Santa

Help Santa double check his list this year by taking the kids to eat dinner with him. We invite you to visit Santa and enjoy the beautiful lights throughout the Elizabethan Gardens. Advanced reservations are required. Click here to purchase tickets. If you plan on going to the 6:30pm dinner session, there will be time to enjoy the lights after dinner. However, for those planning on going to the 7:30pm dinner session, plan on enjoying the lights before dinner. (1411 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC 27954)

Friday, December 27th:

Thank You Santa at Winter Lights

Don’t miss your chance to let Santa know how grateful you are for the gifts you received this year. Santa chose the Elizabethan Gardens as this year’s official collector of thank you notes for Santa. Make sure to submit your letter by 9:00pm to ensure that it arrives at the North Pole by the next day. Admission to the Winter Lights is required. Tickets will be sold at the door until 8:15pm. (1411 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC, 6:00pm – 9:00pm)

Tuesday, December 31st:

Old Farts New Year’s Eve

Too tired and worn out from all the hectic holiday stress to stay up and celebrate the New Year? No worries, Pangea Tavern has just the party for you. Join the Pangea Tavern in celebrating the New Year with an anchor drop at 10:00pm instead of midnight. Enjoy live music from Jeremy and the Generations as well as a complimentary champagne toast at the 10:00pm anchor drop. All the great New Year’s celebrations, just two hours earlier! (41001 NC-12 Avon, NC 27915, 5:00pm – 10:00pm)

Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Party

Join the Outer Banks Brewing Station as they ring in the new year with a Great Gatsby themed New Years Eve Party. Get ready for a party pulled straight from the Roaring ’20s. Make sure to show up in your finest glitz and glam Golden Age clothing or in your killer New Years Eve outfit. There is a $10 cover per person. Celebrate the new year by partying like it’s 1920 drinking to life, fortune, and fame! (600 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC, 10:00pm)

New Year in the New World

Celebrate the new year with an explosion of fun. Live music will begin at 5:00pm with DJ Mixin’ Mike and continue at 8:00pm with Formula. After the music, join Urban Soil at 10:00pm for Dancing Through the Decades NYE 2019. At midnight, watch the fireworks over the water as they ring in the new decade. Event planning is still in process. Click here for updates and more information about the event. (Downtown Manteo, NC, 5:00pm – 12:30am)

New York Pizza Pub 2020 New Year’s Eve Celebration

Join the New York Pizza Pub in ringing in the new year with food, live music, and much, much more. In true NYE spirit, a balloon drop and champagne toast are scheduled for midnight. However, drink specials will be available until 2:00am! In addition, there will be a photo booth on sight to capture the memories made on the last night of the decade. Tickets are required. General admission tickets are $10 and VIP tickets are $45. The up charge for VIP tickets includes an AYCE Buffet from 8:00pm – 10:00pm, a private bar, table service, and a free ride home! (2217 S. Croatan Highway, Nags Head, NC, 7:30pm – 2:00am)