December Calendar of Events

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December 2021 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 2021 events on the Crystal Coast.

9th Annual Gingerbread Festival

December 3rd – 5th, 2021

Time: 7 AM-5 PM

Crystal Coast Civic Center: 3505 Arendell Street | Morehead

The 9th Annual Gingerbread Festival includes something for everyone. Those who attend will be in awe of the winter wonderland and holiday-themed crab pot Christmas trees as well as the sweet aroma of gingerbread creations. All gingerbread creations are created by local designers, artists, businesses, individuals, schools, and community groups. Additional attractions will include a visit from Santa, crafts, games, and holiday entertainment. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Morehead City Christmas Tree Lighting

December 3, 2021

Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Morehead City Parks & Recreation: 601 Arendell Street | Morehead

Join Morehead City in the lighting of the Christmas tree in the center of Downtown Morehead. Calico Creek Bluegrass Band will be playing and there will be food and fun!

Breakfast with Santa

December 4, 2021

Time: 8:30 AM -11 AM

Floyd’s 1921: 400 Bridges Street | Morehead

Enjoy Breakfast with Santa! Seating is limited so please call 252.727.1921 to make your reservation!

Chowder & Cheer

December 4, 2021

Time: Noon-5:20 PM

Downtown Morehead: 1001 Arendell Street

Stroll through Downtown Morehead and enjoy samples of Chowder and Cheer from local participating establishments. Chowder and Cheer is part of Morehead City’s Annual Christmas in Downtown Celebration. This is a ticketed event.

Crystal Coast Christmas Floatilla

December 4, 2021

Time: 5:30 PM – 8 PM

Morehead City Waterfont & Beaufort Waterfront

The Crystal Coast Christmas Floatilla will feature yachts, boats, oars, kayaks and commercial vessels decorated for the season. 


Literary Luncheon: Christmas in Peachtree Bluffs with Kristy Woodson Harvey

December 8, 2021

Time: 12 PM-2 PM

Price: $45

Coral Bay Club: 1901 W Fort Macon Rd | Atlantic Beach

Join author Kristy Woodson Harvey and the Beaufort Historical Association for a delicious meal at the Coral Bay Club while Harvey speaks about her new book “Christmas in Peachtree Bluffs.”

Tickets are on sale at

Masks are required. 

Christmas in Peachtree Bluffs Double-Decker Bus Tour

December 10-11, 2021

Time: 1:20 PM-2:30 PM

Price: $15

Beaufort Historic Site: 130 Turner Street | Beaufort

Hop on Beaufort Historic Sites English Double-Decker bus for a special bus tour of Historic Beaufort led by author Kristy Woodson Harvey. Harvey will point out all prominent locations in Beaufort that are portrayed in her Peachtree Bluffs Series.

Tickets are on sale at

Masks are required.

Christmas Candlelight Tour

December 11, 2021

Time: 5 PM- 8 PM

Price: $20

Beaufort Historic Site: 130 Turner Street | Beaufort

Historic Beaufort homeowners, churches, and inns will open their doors so that the public can delight in their festive decor!

Tickets are on sale at

Masks are required.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 @ Beaufort Drive-In

December 11, 2021

Time: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Price: Free

Gallant’s Channel Event Space: 293 W Beaufort Road | Beaufort

For more information visit the Beaufort Picture Show website.

Morehead City Christmas Parade

December 11, 2021

Time: 11 AM-Noon

Price: Free

Downtown Morehead City

Join in on the fun! The parade will start at 11 AM along Arendell Street in the 1700 block and ends at 8th and Arendell. There will be decorated floats, community groups, bands, entertainment, and of course Santa himself! For additional information visit

Introduction to Wooden Boat Building

December 11-12, 2021

Time: 9:30 AM-4:30 PM

Price: Varies

North Carolina Maritime Museum: 315 Front Street | Beaufort

Students will explore the art of boatbuilding in this two-day course. The class will begin with lofting and moving on to set up steam bending, and different methods of creating the back bone of small boats. After two days of the course, students will have the knowledge, skill, and confidence to choose a design and style of boat to build on their own.

To reserve your spot click here!

Wine Down Wednesday

December 22, 2021 ( Reoccuring every Wednesday in the month of December)

Time: 5 PM- 9PM

Price: Free, Dance Lessons $15

Carolina Home and Garden: 4778 HWY 24 | Newport

Come grab a half-priced bottle of wine and dance the night away with dance lessons and live music. 

Downtown Countdown

December 31, 2021

Time: 5 PM- 8 PM

Price: Free

Downtown Morehead City: 1001 Arendell Street

Join in on the fun beginning at 5 PM for activities of all ages. Enjoy watching the Fire Department drop the kids’ crab pot drop and kid’s activities from 5 PM – 6:30 PM. Also, local downtown businesses and restaurants will provide activities and bands throughout the evening, so please check individual websites for schedules.


Looking for more fun along the Crystal Coast? Check out our 2021 Crystal Coast Calendar of Events page!