The Town of Duck held it’s first Yuletide Celebration in 2011, and its popularity established it as an annual event.
Taking place on the first Friday and Saturday in December, the Celebration begins with local merchants keeping their doors open later on Friday to help shoppers find those perfect gifts for friends and family. Locals and visitors are treated to holiday sales, refreshments and entertainment as they stroll through this quaint, scenic town all decked out in festive holiday lights and decorations.
A number of local restaurants join in the festivities by hosting the Duck Tapas Crawls, offering a plate of tapas and a cup of cheer for one special price.
On Saturday afternoon the Yuletide Celebration moves to the Duck Town Green, where Santa shows up riding in a fire truck just after 3:30 p.m. In exchange for donations to the local Food Pantry, local restaurants offer refreshments, while local artists entertain with live Christmas music. After winners of the Town-wide "Business Decorating Contest" are announced, the celebration culminates with the lighting of the Town Tree.
Meanwhile, and again into Saturday evening, participating local restaurants and shops keep the celebration alive with more special promotions, refreshments and holiday sounds.