Spotlight: December 2022 Crystal Coast Events

December Events on the Crystal Coast

Spotlight: December 2022 Crystal Coast Events

Whether you’re vacationing with us or you’re a local, There’s always something to look forward to and always fun to be had. Don’t miss any of these December 2022 Crystal Coast events.

Save the date for these December 2022 Crystal Coast Events

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MOREHEAD CITY CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

December 02, 5:30 PM – Katherine Davis Park, 601 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557

Bring the family for music, games, hot chocolate, and a chance to possibly see Santa Claus at the Morehead City Christmas Tree lighting! The festivities will start at 5:30 pm. RSVP for the Morehead City Christmas Tree Lighting

morehead city christmas tree lighting 2022, December Events on the Crystal Coast


ATLANTIC BEACH LIGHT UP THE NIGHT CHRISTMAS PARADE

December 2, 2022, at 6:00 PM – 915 W Fort Macon Road – 100 E Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

The Town of Atlantic Beach is excited to announce the “Light Up the Night” Christmas Parade. You’re invited to show your Christmas spirit and be a participant.  Interested parties should complete the Parade Entry Form. This year the parade will begin at the Atlantic Beach Town Park and head east down W Fort Macon Road to the Atlantic Beach Circle.

Register for the Atlantic Beach parade as a participant

Atlantic Beach Christmas Parade 2022, Crystal Coast December Events


The annual celebration of Down East’s traditions begins Friday evening with the Island’s “Bring Back the Lights” opening night and a new event, Core Sound Chow Down.

The first weekend of December has grown to be the Island’s homecoming weekend with the Decoy Festival at the school, craft sales all along the way, yard sales, fund-raisers, and Down East hospitality every mile of the way.

Saturday will offer everything from scallop fritters to sweet puppies, artists, and carvers, an online auction, and the next day, Sunday morning church.

Core Sound Waterfowl Weekend


BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

December 03, 2022, at 8:30 AM – December 04, 11:30 AM – Floyd’s 1921, 400 Bridges St, Morehead City, NC 28557

Santa and Mrs. Clause will make a morning appearance at Floyd’s 1921 on Saturday, December 3rd. Make reservations for a family breakfast with time for your kids to share their Christmas lists with Santa himself!

Reservations for Breakfast with Santa can be made by contacting Floyd’s restaurant directly. Three seatings will be available, 8:30, 9:30, and 10:30 am.

Floyd's Breakfast With Santa 2022, Crystal Coast December Events


MOREHEAD CITY HOLIDAY FLOTILLA 

December 03, 2022, at 5:30 PM – Morehead City Waterfront – 714-798 Shepard St, Morehead City, NC 28557

Enjoy the impressive fleet of boats decorated with creative light shows as they pass along the Morehead City waterfront! Get there early to grab a good viewing spot.

Crystal Coast December Events, Flotilla in Morehead City 2022


ANNUAL BEAUFORT NC CHRISTMAS PARADE

December 3, 2022, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

Small-town parade brings big-time family fun with the annual Beaufort Christmas Parade along Front Street. Beaufort’s Annual Christmas Parade takes place on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 11 am. Beaufort’s own Sweet Potato Queens are one reason why Travel + Leisure named Beaufort one of the “Quirkiest Towns in America.”


BEAUFORT HISTORIC SITE GINGERBREAD WORKSHOP

December 3, 2022, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am | $15 | 130 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

Parents, bring your child Saturday, December 3 at 10 a.m. to decorate a pre-built gingerbread house! We will have all the goodies and icing to decorate in style! They will be able to take them home with them afterward. Each child needs to be able to follow directions and work independently. Open to children ages 6-10.

Gingerbread Workshop in Beaufort NC, Holiday Event on the Crystal Coast


HOLIDAY ORNAMENT WORKSHOP

December 9, 2022, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM | $55 | The Cottage at The Crystal Coast, 302 Glenn Street, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

The Cottage has partnered with Wine & Design to host a Holiday Ornament Workshop experience on Friday, December 9th, from 6 – 9 pm from The Cottage’s breathtaking oceanfront deck.

Enjoy a delicious holiday beverage and complimentary charcuterie while you create your resin starfish ornament set on The Cottage’s breathtaking oceanfront deck. Design a personalized ornament set to hang on your tree this year or gift to a loved one. 

General Admission ticket includes materials to create (4) gorgeous resin-poured starfish ornaments and a complimentary charcuterie snack. Cash bar available to purchase holiday beverages for you to enjoy. Outside alcohol is prohibited for this event.

Purchase Tickets to the Holiday Ornament Workshop

Ornament Workshop Experience at The Cottage on the Crystal Coast, Holiday Events


MOREHEAD CITY CHRISTMAS PARADE

December 10,  2022, at 11:00 AM – Downtown Morehead City, 1001 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557

Grab a seat along Arendell Street to see all the different floats and vehicles participate in the Morehead City Christmas Parade!

Want to participate? Click here to register your vehicle in the Morehead City Christmas Parade

Morehead Christmas Parade, Crystal Coast December Events


10TH ANNUAL GINGERBREAD FESTIVAL AND COMPETITION

December 10, 2022, and December 11, 2022, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Crystal Coast Civic Center, 3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557

Stroll through a winter wonderland of decorated crab pot trees and gingerbread houses created with love by the community. All proceeds from the event benefit SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House.

10TH ANNUAL GINGERBREAD FESTIVAL AND COMPETITION


BEAUFORT HOLIDAY ART WALK

December 10, 2022, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM – 150 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

Enjoy a festive day in Historic Downtown Beaufort, NC., from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Come celebrate the season and enjoy viewing a wide variety of art from regional artists throughout many of the downtown shops, galleries, and restaurants. Art Walk maps will be available at participating locations. This event is FREE to the general public. For more information, call 252-728-5225

2022 BEAUFORT HOLIDAY ART WALK


CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT HOMES TOUR

December 10, 2022, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM – 150 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

Tour private homes and ride on the decked-out double-decker bus. Homeowners, churches, and inns will open their doors so the public can delight in their festive décor and decorations. The Beaufort Historic Site buildings will also be open. While the tour is walkable, the double-decker bus will be stopping on a route and dropping folks off.

CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT HOMES TOUR


WEEKENDS WITH SANTA

November 26, 2022 – December 18, 2022, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM | $5 per family | Carolina Home & Garden, 4778 Highway 24, Newport, NC 28570

Bring the kiddos out to meet with Santa and take photos! There will be food, drinks, crafts, and activities for children! While the kiddos enjoy Santa and their crafts, look at the local artists and vendors on site.

Visit Santa on the Crystal Coast

2022 Crystal Coast Events Calendar

Looking for more fun along the Crystal Coast? Check out our Crystal Coast Calendar of Events page! Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments.  Which events will you be attending? Kick off the conversation in the comments.

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