Spend the Holidays with Family on the Outer Banks


Looking for a getaway this holiday season that’s going to bring the whole family together for a memorable experience? If so, consider an Outer Banks vacation and bring the entire family to enjoy a comfortable, accommodating Nags Head vacation rental, and check out some of the following holiday activities to get your family in the holiday spirit this season.

Kites with Lights, Nov. 29

Get the family out of your Nags Head vacation rental and head to Jockey’s Ridge State Park, one of the most popular and beloved landmarks on the Outer Banks, for Kitty Hawk Kite’s annual Kites with Lights event! The kids will love this outing, as Santa always makes an appearance in hopes of getting to fly a hang glider instead of a sleigh! As the sun sets, the illuminated kites make for a magical display that is sure to bring joy to the whole family. For more information, click: here.

Elizabethan Gardens Winter Lights Grand Illuminations, Nov. 29

Take a stroll through the illuminated Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo with your family this holiday season. The 22-night event kicks off November 29th. Festive food and drinks will be served inside the main event hall, where visitors can enjoy cozy fire pits and a seasonal gift shop and plant sale. Fun for all ages, the Winter Lights is a great activity to get your family in the holiday spirit on the Outer Banks! For more information, click: here.

26th Annual Festival of Trees, Dec. 11-13

Head to the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills this December for the annual Festival of Trees, held every year to benefit crisis intervention programs on the Outer Banks. Make sure to bring the kids as there will be plenty of holiday crafts for children, festive music, and even an appearance by jolly Old Saint Nick himself. For more information, click: here.

Roanoke Island Christmas Weekend, Dec. 6

A perfect tour for visitors, the Roanoke Island Christmas Weekend gives Outer Banks new-comers the rare opportunity to get an inside look at some of remarkable historic homes and sites while providing for a good cause, as the Holiday Tour is a fundraising event and after all, ‘tis the season of giving! Gain inspiration for holiday decorating as you and your family explore some of the most unique homes on Roanoke Island. For more information, click: here.

With plenty of activities for children, shopping and relaxing festivities for adults, and the perfect atmosphere to take it all in, an Outer Banks holiday vacation might be just what you’re looking for this season!