Week of December 4, 2023 - December 10, 2023

Wings Over Water Encore

  • Friday, December 8th - Sunday, December 10th

Visitors who missed the annual Wings Over Water festival - or who just want a second opportunity to admire the hundreds and thousands of birds that flock to the Outer Banks – won’t want to miss this special weekend where these feathered visitors are once again in the spotlight. The Wings Over Water Encore event is a weekend-long celebration of the many wintering waterfowl that are found at the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and beyond, and is a great way for birders to discover the off-season beauty of the OBX.

Hatteras Island Christmas Parade

  • Saturday, December 9th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join in the fun of one of the most festive celebrations on Hatteras Island with this annual Christmas parade that has become a decades-long tradition for locals and holiday visitors alike. The Hatteras Island Christmas Parade combines local businesses, fire departments, the US Coast Guard, and non-profit organizations in a joyful and small-town parade that will inspire anyone to get into the holiday spirit.

Week of December 11, 2023 - December 17, 2023

Shuck Hatteras Oyster Festival

  • Friday, December 15th

Celebrating its second year in 2023, Shuck Hatteras is Hatteras Island’s newest food-centric festival, and this unique wintertime event is a fun community celebration that is brimming with music, entertainment, and plenty of oysters to go around.

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