Holiday Stroll & Food Tour

November 27, 2017 | 11:30 am - December 30, 2017 | 3:00 pm

A holiday stroll and five-stop culinary tour of Beaufort, North Carolina – “America’s Favorite Town”

Nosh, sip, and stroll your way through 300 years of Beaufort’s history with five stops on this culinary walking tour including three restaurants, holiday wine tasting, and olive oil pairings at a chef-inspired kitchen store. Stroll through the historic district to see several beautiful homes with festive holiday decorations. Guided tours depart Monday – Saturday, 11:30 a.m. 3 to 3¼ hours. $69 per person, includes tour, guide, appetizer, entrée, dessert, wine tasting, some non-alcoholic beverages, taxes, and restaurant gratuities. Take home a traditional gingerbread man from The Accidental Bakery. Alcoholic beverages additional. Ages: 21+ yrs. old.  Younger adults and children can also be accommodated. Available rain or shine. Call for advanced reservations from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.  Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours.

400 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 648-1011

Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack

December 1, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

23rd Annual John Costlow Christmas Train Show

December 1, 2017 | 4:00 pm-8:00 pm

The 23rd Annual John Costlow Christmas Train Show offers a glimpse into the past with antique working model trains and model trains of all sizes. The model train layouts will include a variety of items of interest to railroad enthusiasts of all ages, ranging from simple circles, traditionally found around the Christmas tree, to more elaborate systems. Each display has been carefully designed by the owner or operator to appeal to those just beginning this hobby and others who have had a lifetime interest in model railroading. Any donations go to the Beaufort Lions Club who are assisting with this year’s show. Children ages 12 and younger will need to be accompanied by an adult. The train show takes place in the Old 1907 Train Depot, 2015 Pollock Street, Beaufort, NC.28516. Any questions call Doug Doubleday at 252-728-2259.

2015 Pollock Street, Beaufort, NC.28516

(252) 728-2259

Atlantic Beach 11th Annual “Light Up The Night” Christmas Parade

December 1, 2017 | 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Parade route begins at Dunes Club West down Fort Macon Road and around The Circle. Santa will meet the kids after the parade at the AB Fire Dept.  Show your Christmas spirit by decorating your boats, floats, cars, and trucks and lighting up the night. Participants should complete the entry form and submit it to Town Hall. For more information email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

710 East Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 726-2121

6th Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair

December 2, 2017 | 8:00 am-4:00 pm

On the first Saturday in December, Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation will host their 6thAnnual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair in the Gymnasium. The Fair will feature all handmade or hand-authenticated items from local artisans and crafters. For more information or to become a vendor, contact Sarah Cutillo at (252) 354-6350 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . There is no application deadline but space is limited and expected to fill up quickly.

7505 Emerald Drive Emerald Isle NC 28594

(252) 354-6350

23rd Annual John Costlow Christmas Train Show

December 2, 2017 | 9:00 am-6:00 pm

The 23rd Annual John Costlow Christmas Train Show offers a glimpse into the past with antique working model trains and model trains of all sizes. The model train layouts will include a variety of items of interest to railroad enthusiasts of all ages, ranging from simple circles, traditionally found around the Christmas tree, to more elaborate systems. Each display has been carefully designed by the owner or operator to appeal to those just beginning this hobby and others who have had a lifetime interest in model railroading. Any donations go to the Beaufort Lions Club who are assisting with this year’s show. Children ages 12 and younger will need to be accompanied by an adult. The train show takes place in the Old 1907 Train Depot, 2015 Pollock Street, Beaufort, NC.28516. Any questions call Doug Doubleday at 252-728-2259.

2015 Pollock Street, Beaufort, NC.28516

(252) 728-2259

30th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival

December 2, 2017 | 9:00 am-5:00 pm


The Core Sound Decoy Festival has been a coastal tradition since 1988. Held the first full weekend in December on Harkers Island, this two-day festival includes antique decoy exhibits, retriever demonstrations, a head whittling contest, and decoy competitions with categories for every kind of carver. There are fun activities for children and educational exhibits, as well as live and silent auctions. Harkers Island Elementary School staff and volunteers dish out scrumptious food, and vendors spread their wares for shoppers who flock to the Festival. This event benefits the Core Sound Decoy Carver's Guild and Harkers Island Elementary School and is the area's largest off-season event. Visit decoyguild.com for more information or find the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild on Facebook! Enjoy the local attractions, whimsical shops, casual to world-class dining, and overnight accommodations in our historic inns and B&B's. For more event information, call 252-838-8818 Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild,1574 Harkers Island Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516 www.decoyguild.com.

1574 Harkers Island Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 838-8818

Pancakes with Santa

December 2, 2017 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Pancake breakfast and pictures with Santa Clause at Beaufort Fire House the first Saturday of December - December 2, 2017 at 9 a.m. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and tea. The event takes place at the Beaufort Fire Station. Tickets: Adults $8, Kids 12 and under $5. All ticket proceeds benefit the Beaufort Firemen's Association. To purchase tickets, call the Beaufort Fire Department 252-728-4325. The Beaufort Firemen's Association, a 501-C nonprofit organization that supports and helps the Beaufort Fire Department, together with others in and around the community. Beaufort Fireman Association. Beaufort Fire Deparment, 900 Cedar Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, Non-emergency.252-728-4325.

900 Cedar Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-4325

8th Annual Chowder & Cheer

December 2, 2017 | 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

The 8th Annual Chowder and Cheer takes place with over 20 different restaurants participating from 1pm until 5pm. Guests are asked to vote for their favorite chowder, soup, chili or gumbo as they travel to each restaurant that’s participating. In addition to the downtown restaurants competing in Chowder and Cheer, restaurants that aren’t located within the downtown district will serve samples at participating shops and art galleries. Tickets are $25 per person and will be available in advance by visiting www.downtownmoreheadcity.com or calling the DMCRA at 252-808-0440.  There are a limited number of tickets available.

1001 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC

(252) 808-0440

A Classic Christmas Tea Event!

December 2, 2017 | 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

This December The Infusion Cafe invites you to join us for a "holly jolly Christmas" -it's the best time of the year!
We are pleased to present a tea-party celebration of the American mid-century Christmas special. Join us for this afternoon of musical fan art- in a tribute to the Rankin-Bass, stop-motion Christmas classics we all grew up with.
Sam the Snowman, the Heat Miser, the Cold Miser, the Winter Warlock and Santa are just a few of our favorites- and we've invited them all to join us for a cup of tea, some storytelling and a song or two- as we share an afternoon of nostalgic, Christmas whimsy with all of you!
...
Enjoy three courses of festive formal Christmas tea fare (tea-time food art created by our kitchen artists to capture and pay tribute in food to "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", "A Year Without a Santa Clause" and "Santa Clause is Coming to Town".) Served with two courses of Christmas tea by our friendly costumed staff.
Starring:
Kurt Petersen
Dave Springle &
Bob Harrison
(with Lori Petersen & Melanie Willis)

Tickets Required. Seating is limited.
Call 252-240-2800 to guarantee your seats.

1012 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 240-2800

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters

December 2, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit labs and holding areas, help with food preparation and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes tour. Tour includes a look at fresh water habitats as well as salt water habitats and a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 8 and up, $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Beaufort Christmas Parade

December 2, 2017 | 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

The annual Beaufort Christmas Parade will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 2, on Front Street. to sign-up to participate in the parade, contact Susan Sanders at 252-838-0059 to sign up. Event hosted by the Downtown Beaufort Development Association.

Front Street, Beaufort, NC

(252) 838-0059

Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla

December 2, 2017 | 5:30 pm-7:45 pm

The Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla features boats, yachts, oars, kayaks and commercial vessels decorated for the season. The decorated boats can be seen at 5:30 p.m. on the Morehead City waterfront and at 6:15 p.m. on the Beaufort waterfront. Boats may register to participate in the Flotilla by phone or mail, and until noon on Saturday, December 2, at the North Carolina Maritime Museum Store. All decorated boats are judged and prizes for excellence and creativity are awarded at the Awards Party after the Flotilla in the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center located across the street from the museum. Cash prizes will be awarded! Entry fee to participate. 252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC

(252) 728-7317

Sunday Brunch Holiday Walkabout

December 3, 2017 | 10:00 am-12:30 pm

A Sunday Brunch holiday walkabout through Beaufort, North Carolina – “America’s Favorite Town”

Stroll through Beaufort’s Historic District with your guide to see some of the beautiful homes with festive holiday decorations. Enjoy Sunday Brunch at Beaufort Grocery Company, one of the area's most renowned dining establishments. Choose your entrée from several breakfast or lunch culinary features on their restaurant menu. Enjoy a mimosa, Bloody Mary, or a holiday drink, and non-alcoholic beverages. $69 per person includes guided tour, brunch, some alcoholic beverages, taxes, and restaurant gratuity. Take home a traditional gingerbread man from The Accidental Bakery. Alcoholic beverages additional. Ages: 21+ yrs. old. Duration: 2 to 2½ hours. Younger adults and children can also be accommodated. Available rain or shine. Call for advanced reservations from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours.

400 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 648-1011

30th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival

December 3, 2017 | 10:00 am-4:00 pm


The Core Sound Decoy Festival has been a coastal tradition since 1988. Held the first full weekend in December on Harkers Island, this two-day festival includes antique decoy exhibits, retriever demonstrations, a head whittling contest, and decoy competitions with categories for every kind of carver. There are fun activities for children and educational exhibits, as well as live and silent auctions. Harkers Island Elementary School staff and volunteers dish out scrumptious food, and vendors spread their wares for shoppers who flock to the Festival. This event benefits the Core Sound Decoy Carver's Guild and Harkers Island Elementary School and is the area's largest off-season event. Visit decoyguild.com for more information or find the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild on Facebook! Enjoy the local attractions, whimsical shops, casual to world-class dining, and overnight accommodations in our historic inns and B&B's. For more event information, call 252-838-8818 Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild,1574 Harkers Island Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516 www.decoyguild.com.

1574 Harkers Island Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 838-8818

23rd Annual John Costlow Christmas Train Show

December 3, 2017 | 11:00 am-4:00 pm

The 23rd Annual John Costlow Christmas Train Show offers a glimpse into the past with antique working model trains and model trains of all sizes. The model train layouts will include a variety of items of interest to railroad enthusiasts of all ages, ranging from simple circles, traditionally found around the Christmas tree, to more elaborate systems. Each display has been carefully designed by the owner or operator to appeal to those just beginning this hobby and others who have had a lifetime interest in model railroading. Any donations go to the Beaufort Lions Club who are assisting with this year’s show. Children ages 12 and younger will need to be accompanied by an adult. The train show takes place in the Old 1907 Train Depot, 2015 Pollock Street, Beaufort, NC.28516. Any questions call Doug Doubleday at 252-728-2259.

2015 Pollock Street, Beaufort, NC.28516

(252) 728-2259

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance

December 3, 2017 | 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack

December 3, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Newport Christmas Parade

December 3, 2017 | 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Don't miss the Newport Christmas parade on December 3 at 3pm.

Newport, NC

Flags of Fort Macon & the Confederacy

December 4, 2017 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

Meet at the Fort Visitor Center to learn about the wide range of flags used by the confederacy during the War Between the States.

2303 Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 726-3775

Succulent Seafood Series

December 4, 2017 | 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Local chefs demonstrate how to prepare fresh, local seafood with a flourish. Sessions include a taste test! Schedule is based on restaurant participation. Ages 12 and up. $18. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters

December 4, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit labs and holding areas, help with food preparation and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes tour. Tour includes a look at fresh water habitats as well as salt water habitats and a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 8 and up, $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack

December 5, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Conservation Wednesdays: Blackbeard’s Ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge

December 6, 2017 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Every Wednesday from March - December, 2017

Have you ever wondered what happens to the artifacts from the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge once they are recovered from the bottom of the ocean? The North Carolina Maritime Museum will host a conservator from the Queen Anne’s Revengeconservation lab in Greenville from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Conservators will be available every Wednesday to answer questions about the processes required to conserve the thousands of artifacts that have been recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge site.  Free Admission. North Carolina Maritime Museum.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

252-728-7317

Brown Bag Gam: North Carolina’s Coast in 1718

December 6, 2017 | 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Pack a lunch for the Brown Bag Gam during your lunch hour and join Associate Museum Curator Benjamin Wunderly for an informal presentation on what the coastal landscape of North Carolina would have looked like in 1718, the year that Blackbeard lost his ship and ultimately his life. We will examine the coastal inlets and islands that existed to better understand what Blackbeard may have seen during his time. Free Admission. No advance registration. Walk-ins welcome.  North Carolina Maritime Museum.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

252-728-7317

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance

December 6, 2017 | 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance

December 7, 2017 | 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

4th Annual “Santa and a Movie”

December 8, 2017 | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Santa and a Movie will take place on Friday, December 8th at 6pm • Children of all ages join Santa for a Christmas story after enjoying milk and cookies and watching a short Christmas movie classic! Kids are encouraged to wear their most comfy Christmas pajamas! Please bring a blanket for your family to sit on during the movie! Event takes place at Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation, 7500 Emerald Drive. Admission fee is one unwrapped gift per child. You MUST pre-register by Thursday, December 7th at 5pm to attend but only 75 (children) spaces available and expected to fill quickly! Contact Sarah Cutillo at 252-354-6350 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

7500 Emerald Drive Emerald Isle 28594

(252) 354-6350

A Dickens of a Dinner

December 8, 2017 | 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

"Yo ho, my boys!" said Fezziwig.
"No more work to-night. Christmas Eve!"

You are invited to a festive Christmas Dinner Theatre of literary proportions! Join us as we retell portions of that time-honored story and celebrate the season in a most memorable way!

"Hilli-ho!" cried old Fezziwig, skipping down from the high desk, with wonderful agility. "Clear away, my lads, and let's have lots of room here. Hilli-ho!" Our floor cleared & our tables set--- we will joyfully greet each of our guests and welcome them with an old English flair... then journey into "Christmas past" with three courses of culinary creations straight from the pages of "A Christmas Carol" & two courses of Christmas infusions... presented merrily by costumed staff.

This joyful & traditional Christmas celebration will feature readings from Dickens' beloved tale, wandering minstrels (Allison Wise, Jesse Damiani and our own Kurt Petersen) playing instruments and singing well loved Christmas songs, and Christmas fare... all presented to you in twinkling lantern lit halls, decked with holiday finery!
Surely it will be a night in which the treasured memories of Christmas future are made...

"and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God Bless Us, Every One!"

7:00 PM
Tickets Required. Seating is limited.
Call 252-240-2800 for event information and to guarantee your seats.

1012 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 240-2800

5th Annual Gingerbread Festival

December 8, 2017 | 7:30 pm - December 10, 2017 | 5:00 pm

Come join the fun at the Fifth Annual Crystal Coast Hospice House Gingerbread Festival at the Crystal Coast Civic Center! For Christmas lovers, gingerbread enthusiasts, master sculptors, kids, amateurs, professionals and candy connoisseurs of all ages! Enter your edible masterpiece in our competition to benefit SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House and, of course, for a chance to win great prizes and revel in that "gingerbread feeling".

3505 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 808-2244

Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course

December 9, 2017 | 9:00 am-4:30 pm

In this two-day hands-on course, students will explore the art of boat building from start to finish. They begin with the design and lofting of boats, and move on to the setup, steam bending and different methods of creating the back bone of small boats. In addition, they will learn how to make planking systems, both carvel and lap strake and all the appropriate fastening systems. By the end of the course, students will have the knowledge and skill to choose a design and style of boat to build on their own and the confidence to take on the job. Course fee: $135. Minimum age: 16 yrs. old. All courses are limited in size. Advance registration required.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC

(252) 728-7317

Race to the North Pole

December 9, 2017 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

Meet at the west parking lot next to Dock House Restaurant in Beaufort. This event, sponsored by Holland Shepard Group, will feature an adult tricycle race to collect bikes for Toys for Tots. Event organizers are looking for bikes. For more information, call Holland Shepard Group at 252-504-2400.

Front Street, Beaufort, NC

(252) 504-2400

Morehead City Christmas Parade

December 9, 2017 | 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Come join the fun! Parade starts at 11 a.m. along Arendell Street in downtown Morehead City. Parade begins at 1700 Arendell Street and ends at 8th and Arendell Streets. Floats, community groups, bands, entertainment and, of course, Santa and his sleigh will be featured.

For more information or an entry form, go to www.downtownmoreheadcity.com.

1700 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC

(252) 808-0440

7th Annual Beaufort Holiday Art Walk

December 9, 2017 | 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Enjoy a festive day in Historic Downtown Beaufort, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and celebrate the season with art receptions and open houses at many downtown locations.  A wide variety of art from regional artists will be showcased throughout many of the downtown shops, galleries and restaurants. The Art Walk will begin at The Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner St.  Art Walk maps will be available at participating locations.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (252) 728-5225, (800) 575-7483, stop by the Beaufort Historical Association Visitors Center at 130 Turner Street, or visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org.

130 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC

(252) 728-5225

Historic Beaufort Candlelight Homes Tour

December 9, 2017 | 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

The Beaufort Historical Association will host the annual Christmas Candlelight Tour that showcases Beaufort’s holiday hospitality and provides a rare glimpse into private historic homes, several inns, bed & breakfasts as well as churches, all elegantly decorated for the season. These private homes represent a wide variety of Beaufort’s unique architectural styles from different periods of the town’s history. The creativity and imagination used to decorate theses residences is a real testament to the gracious hosts opening their homes for this holiday event. The fragrant greenery, dazzling ornaments, colorful candles, glittering tinsel and elaborate trees are sure to bring forth everyone’s holiday spirit. Image: Inn on Turner Tickets for this event are $14. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 252.728.5225 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516.

130 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC

(252) 728-5225

Sunday Brunch Holiday Walkabout

December 10, 2017 | 10:00 am-12:30 pm

A Sunday Brunch holiday walkabout through Beaufort, North Carolina – “America’s Favorite Town”

Stroll through Beaufort’s Historic District with your guide to see some of the beautiful homes with festive holiday decorations. Enjoy Sunday Brunch at Beaufort Grocery Company, one of the area's most renowned dining establishments. Choose your entrée from several breakfast or lunch culinary features on their restaurant menu. Enjoy a mimosa, Bloody Mary, or a holiday drink, and non-alcoholic beverages. $69 per person includes guided tour, brunch, some alcoholic beverages, taxes, and restaurant gratuity. Take home a traditional gingerbread man from The Accidental Bakery. Alcoholic beverages additional. Ages: 21+ yrs. old. Duration: 2 to 2½ hours. Younger adults and children can also be accommodated. Available rain or shine. Call for advanced reservations from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours.

400 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 648-1011

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance

December 10, 2017 | 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Bird Hike

December 11, 2017 | 9:00 am-10:00 am

Meet at the Fort Macon Visitor Center and take a leisurely hike to identify birds native to the area.

2303 E. Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 726-3775

Succulent Seafood Series

December 11, 2017 | 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Local chefs demonstrate how to prepare fresh, local seafood with a flourish. Sessions include a taste test! Schedule is based on restaurant participation. Ages 12 and up. $18. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack

December 12, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Conservation Wednesdays: Blackbeard’s Ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge

December 13, 2017 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Every Wednesday from March - December, 2017

Have you ever wondered what happens to the artifacts from the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge once they are recovered from the bottom of the ocean? The North Carolina Maritime Museum will host a conservator from the Queen Anne’s Revengeconservation lab in Greenville from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Conservators will be available every Wednesday to answer questions about the processes required to conserve the thousands of artifacts that have been recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge site.  Free Admission. North Carolina Maritime Museum.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

252-728-7317

Merry Time for Tots: Shark Tales!

December 13, 2017 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

By popular demand, this Merry Time for Tots program focuses on sharks! Children and their caregivers are invited to learn about sharks starting from their teeth and ending with their tails. This exciting program will give students the chance to handle a few different shark’s teeth and create their own shark fin hats to wear home. As with all of our Merry Time for Tots programs this program not only focuses on teaching kids about sharks but will also touch on the importance of brushing your teeth and getting along with others. Ages 2-5. Free. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Call the Museum at 252-728-7317. Program by School & Group Coordinator Christine Brin. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC

(252) 728-7317

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance

December 13, 2017 | 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance

December 14, 2017 | 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack

December 15, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters

December 16, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit labs and holding areas, help with food preparation and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes tour. Tour includes a look at fresh water habitats as well as salt water habitats and a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 8 and up, $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Sunday Brunch Holiday Walkabout

December 17, 2017 | 10:00 am-12:30 pm

A Sunday Brunch holiday walkabout through Beaufort, North Carolina – “America’s Favorite Town”

Stroll through Beaufort’s Historic District with your guide to see some of the beautiful homes with festive holiday decorations. Enjoy Sunday Brunch at Beaufort Grocery Company, one of the area's most renowned dining establishments. Choose your entrée from several breakfast or lunch culinary features on their restaurant menu. Enjoy a mimosa, Bloody Mary, or a holiday drink, and non-alcoholic beverages. $69 per person includes guided tour, brunch, some alcoholic beverages, taxes, and restaurant gratuity. Take home a traditional gingerbread man from The Accidental Bakery. Alcoholic beverages additional. Ages: 21+ yrs. old. Duration: 2 to 2½ hours. Younger adults and children can also be accommodated. Available rain or shine. Call for advanced reservations from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours.

400 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 648-1011

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance

December 17, 2017 | 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Succulent Seafood Series

December 18, 2017 | 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Local chefs demonstrate how to prepare fresh, local seafood with a flourish. Sessions include a taste test! Schedule is based on restaurant participation. Ages 12 and up. $18. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack

December 19, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

The Embers Christmas Show

December 19, 2017 | 7:30 pm-9:30 pm

We are please to again host The Embers for a Christmas show that will get you to your feet. This legendary beach music band sings new arrangements of classic Christmas tunes and a few of their classics. the whole family will love.

1311 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC

(252) 495-8919

Conservation Wednesdays: Blackbeard’s Ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge

December 20, 2017 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Every Wednesday from March - December, 2017

Have you ever wondered what happens to the artifacts from the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge once they are recovered from the bottom of the ocean? The North Carolina Maritime Museum will host a conservator from the Queen Anne’s Revengeconservation lab in Greenville from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Conservators will be available every Wednesday to answer questions about the processes required to conserve the thousands of artifacts that have been recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge site.  Free Admission. North Carolina Maritime Museum.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

252-728-7317

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance

December 20, 2017 | 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Natural Side of Fort Macon

December 21, 2017 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

Meet in the Visitor Center lobby for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon.  Hike will cover both trail and beach.

2303 East Fort Macon Road Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 726-3775

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance

December 21, 2017 | 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack

December 22, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters

December 23, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit labs and holding areas, help with food preparation and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes tour. Tour includes a look at fresh water habitats as well as salt water habitats and a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 8 and up, $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance

December 24, 2017 | 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack

December 26, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Conservation Wednesdays: Blackbeard’s Ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge

December 27, 2017 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Every Wednesday from March - December, 2017

Have you ever wondered what happens to the artifacts from the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge once they are recovered from the bottom of the ocean? The North Carolina Maritime Museum will host a conservator from the Queen Anne’s Revengeconservation lab in Greenville from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Conservators will be available every Wednesday to answer questions about the processes required to conserve the thousands of artifacts that have been recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge site.  Free Admission. North Carolina Maritime Museum.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

252-728-7317

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance

December 27, 2017 | 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance

December 28, 2017 | 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack

December 29, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters

December 30, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit labs and holding areas, help with food preparation and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes tour. Tour includes a look at fresh water habitats as well as salt water habitats and a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 8 and up, $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Sunday Brunch Holiday Walkabout

December 31, 2017 | 10:00 am-12:30 pm

A Sunday Brunch holiday walkabout through Beaufort, North Carolina – “America’s Favorite Town”

Stroll through Beaufort’s Historic District with your guide to see some of the beautiful homes with festive holiday decorations. Enjoy Sunday Brunch at Beaufort Grocery Company, one of the area's most renowned dining establishments. Choose your entrée from several breakfast or lunch culinary features on their restaurant menu. Enjoy a mimosa, Bloody Mary, or a holiday drink, and non-alcoholic beverages. $69 per person includes guided tour, brunch, some alcoholic beverages, taxes, and restaurant gratuity. Take home a traditional gingerbread man from The Accidental Bakery. Alcoholic beverages additional. Ages: 21+ yrs. old. Duration: 2 to 2½ hours. Younger adults and children can also be accommodated. Available rain or shine. Call for advanced reservations from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours.

400 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 648-1011

Crystal Coast Countdown at the North Carolina Maritime Museum

December 31, 2017 | 12:00 pm-5:00 pm

Don’t ring in 2018 without some essential items! Visit the Museum to design your very own New Year’s hat and glasses and bring the New Year in with style. Make sure to visit crystalcoastcountdown.com to find out what other exciting programs will be going on. Free Admission. No advance registration. Walk-ins welcome. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC

(252) 728-7317

Downtown Countdown

December 31, 2017 | 4:00 pm - January 1, 2018 | 1:00 am

The Downtown Countdown will begin at 4:00 pm and the early events will focus on activities for a younger audience. It will include a kids’ Crab Pot Drop at Big Rock Landing at 6:00 pm.  Following the early drop, the celebration will be focused on activities for teens, a demographic often forgotten in New Year’s Eve celebrations. Events will include a laser light show, glow party, DJ music, games and contests. As the night progresses, visitors will enjoy stilt walkers, music, fire dancers and the evening will conclude at midnight with the traditional crab pot drop and a stellar fireworks show.

The Morehead City Downtown Countdown is hosted this year by Downtown Morehead City, Inc.

Downtown Morehead City, NC

(252) 808-0440

New Year’s Eve Cannon Blast

December 31, 2017 | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Celebrate the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 with a blast. Fort Macon will once again be firing off its big guns in celebration of the new year. This year there will be live entertainment starting at 6pm, and the cannons will go off at 7 to coincide with midnight Greenwich Mean Time. Feel free to bring a folding chair and picnic meal similar to summer concerts.

Fort Macon State Park, East Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 726-3775

 

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