• Friday, November 29th 4:00 PM

Ignite your holiday spirit with this special annual event that combines the natural beauty of the Outer Banks with twinkling Christmas lights for an unforgettable display and seasonal experience. The Hangin' With Santa & Kites With Lights event is hosted by the flagship Kitty Hawk Kites store that’s just across the street from Jockey’s Ridge State Park, and the beautiful landscape of twinkling kites with the iconic massive sand dunes of the park in the background will be a sight that spectators won’t soon forget.

The event takes place just a couple days after Thanksgiving, and is a great opportunity for visitors to ease into the Christmas spirit while enjoying a visit to one of the most picturesque parks in the central Outer Banks. During this special show, the sky above Jockey’s Ridge State Park will light up with giant display kites that are decked out with a display of sparkling lights. Visitors can warm up with delicious treats at the adjacent Kitty Hawk Kites store, enjoy a visit with Santa himself, and all proceeds from the event go to benefit the Beach Food Pantry – an essential local cause, especially during the holiday season. With natural and illuminated beauty throughout, the Kites with Lights event is quickly becoming a favorite holiday tradition for locals and holiday visitors alike.