Get in the spirit with OBXmas Weekend on Hatteras Island
Plan now for a full-filled pre-Christmas weekend on Hatteras Island.
On the second weekend in December, special events are planned for the island.
Friday, Dec. 12, a Holiday Promenade in Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo
starts the weekend. On Saturday, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse opens for
free climbing, the Hatteras Village Christmas Parade starts at 2 p.m.,
and the Graveyard of The Atlantic Museum holds a festive open house
from noon to 5 p.m.
The Friday Promenade in Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo, takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. along the sidewalk in the three villages.
the sidewalk, villagers and businesses will be serving hot drinks and
other goodies. Walk, jog, ride a bike, skate along the sidewalk. Bring
flashlights and/or wear lights to light the way and illuminate the
At 4 p.m. at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community
Building, lights for bikes of young bike riders will be installed.
School resource officer and Dare Sheriff’s deputy Aaron Felton is
bringing a supply of lights for the front and back of bikes and will
help install the lights.
Businesses in the three villages will
be open for shopping before and during the promenade. The Rodanthe
Thrift Shop will hold its famous half-price sale from 2 to 6 p.m. Stop
by Kitty Hawk Kites (kittyhawk.com) which is offering discounts on
purchases. North Beach Campground and Island Convenience are open.
Two art galleries will be open: Michael Halminski and Pea Island Gallery.
After the promenade, dine with Good Winds Restaurant or Stingwrays. Waves Market & Deli is also open.
For those who coming from out-of-town, Watermen’s Retreat (watermensretreat.com,
(252) 987-6060) has a very attractive winter rate for a two-bedroom
condominium and Waves Village (wavesvillage.com, (252) 305-2629) is
offering a two-night special rate on a three-bedroom condominium unit.
camping enthusiasts, Camp Hatteras (camphatteras.com, (252) 987-2777)
is offering a 15 percent discount and Cape Hatteras KOA
(capehatteraskoa.com, 1-800-562-5368) is featuring substantially
reduced winter rates.
Come enjoy the northernmost villages on Hatteras Island on Friday night.
On Saturday of Hatteras Island’s OBXmas Weekend, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse will be open for climbing…for free.
Outer Banks Lighthouse Society in cooperation with the National Park
Service will open the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse for climbing from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Make the climb to see Hatteras Island from atop the
Hatteras Islanders love a parade and Saturday afternoon, Dec. 13, the Hatteras Village Christmas Parade kicks off at 2 p.m.
parade starts at Teach’s Lair Marina and continues up Highway 12 to the
Hatterasman Drive-In. Parade goers park along the route and cheer on
the floats, fire trucks, horses, emergency and Coast Guard vehicles,
bands and Santa Claus.
After the parade, the Hatteras Village
Civic Association invites everyone for cookies and cocoa at the
Hatteras Village Community Building for the announcement of winners.
the parade is the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum’s Christmas Open
House that runs from noon to 5 p.m. The museum will be festooned with
holiday decorations. Volunteers offer special activities for children,
island musicians provide music and all can enjoy sumptuous treat tables.