• Saturday, December 11th 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.

The parade happens every year around the second Saturday in December, (weather permitting), and features a roughly mile-long route that veers from the Hatteras Community Center to Eagle Pass Road in the heart of Hatteras village. Local businesses and organizations are represented with coastal-themed floats, and kids of all ages will love the candy, toys, and other prizes that are thrown to the crowds throughout the march down NC Highway 12. Santa himself makes a special appearance at the end of the parade, and everyone is welcome back at the Hatteras Community Center after the parade is over for hot cocoa, cookies, and to hear the winners of this year’s parade festivities. Always drawing a large crowd of locals, homeowners, and visitors, this wonderful outdoor event is a favorite way for island lovers of all ages to officially ring in the holiday season.