Corolla

  • Pristine beaches fringed with sea oats, golden sunrises over Atlantic waves, peaceful communities from the ocean to the sound, and rolling dunes where wild horses play. You'll find all this on a Corolla beach vacation, along with golf, tennis, watersports and more.

     

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  • Corolla's beaches make an ideal setting for a memorable beach wedding and reception. From the Atlantic Ocean to the Currituck Sound, we have the most extensive inventory of special event homes in Corolla. Contact us to help you plan the perfect destination wedding that offers your guests an opportunity to attend your wedding and enjoy a beach vacation.
     

     

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  • Local Events in Corolla

    December 2018

    Elizabethan Gardens Winter Lights
    October 24, 2018 - January 19, 2019
    Manteo
    Stroll along enchanted garden paths and discover the joy of the season with holiday lights, sights and sounds transforming The Elizabethan Gardens into an illuminated winter wonderland. The radiant glow of the gardens, traditional holiday décor and fantastical displays are a true spectacle to behold. Festive trees grace the Gatehouse and Reception Hall and a crackling open-air fire warms the Great Lawn. Seasonal gift shop and plant sales coincide. Adults $11, Youth (ages 6-17) $9, Child (5 and under) $6. Extended passes available. 

    Steak Out for Charity
    Mondays, November 5 - December 24, 2018
    Duck - Aqua Restaurant
    Come to Aqua Restaurant in Duck on Mondays and enjoy an 8 ounce Flat Iron Steak grilled to perfection with Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes and iced tea or soft drink for only $14. Delicious add-ons will also be available. $2 from each plate will be donated to the Outer Banks Relief Foundation to benefit people in need in our community.

    Jockey's Ridge State Park Holiday Lights
    November 24 - December 29, 2018
    Jockey's Ridge State Park
    View light displays sponsored by Outer Banks area organizations, businesses and residents in the parking lot of Jockey's Ridge State Park on Fridays and Saturdays beginning on Saturday, November 24th in coordination with Kites with Lights and the lighting of the tree; running through December 29th. Sunset is approximately 5PM and the park will stay open until 7PM for viewing the lights. A hot cocoa booth will be staffed by Friends of Jockey's Ridge volunteers at the Visitor Center.

    Santa Paws Pet Supply Drive
    November 26, 2018 - January 4, 2019
    Manteo - North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
    Help our furry friends at the Outer Banks SPCA! This year's collection begins on Monday, November 26, and ends on Friday, January 4. Donate a bag of pet food weighing seven pounds or more and receive one free same-day admission! Other donations will be accepted, including blankets, peroxide, cotton balls, dog and cat toys and kitty litter.

    An Epicurean Hunt Evening
    December 1, 2018
    Corolla
    Join us for a Whalehead epicurean evening featuring a special candlelight tour of Mr. & Mrs. Edward Collings Knight Jr's legendary winter retreat followed by a classical banquet reminiscent of 1920's hunt club fare. The Whalehead Estate will light up for Christmas and invites guests to delight in a gourmet multi course meal complemented by fine wines. Savor almost century old recipes from The Gun Club Cook Book on historic Whalehead's front porch as the original Steinway piano sets the tone for an unforgettable evening. Dress in your festive hunting and roaring twenties inspired attire.

    Whalehead's Candlelight Christmas
    December 7-8 and 14-15, 2018
    Corolla
    Step back in time to the 1920's decor and customs taking place during Mr. and Mrs. Knight's time in Corolla. Whalehead is beautifully decorated in the tradition of the times with greenery, Christmas trees, music, luscious food, fruit, candy and nuts. The tour will feature a live performance on the original one of a kind Steinway piano, custom designed for Mrs. Knight. Tour participants will see four floors of this magnificent mansion including the newly designed Starkey room exhibit. Guest will enjoy a holiday beverage and homemade Christmas cookies at the close of the tour.

    Crafts & Drafts
    December 12, 2018
    Kill Devil Hills - Buffalo City Jug Shop
    Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 12 from 5PM-8PM! Buffalo City Jug Shop and Country Deli are having a fabulous Holiday Market! Amazing local artists and vendors will fill the store with perfect gift ideas, we'll have raffles supporting local charities, and $5 pints all day. Come on out and support local! Partake in Santa, sandwiches and more local vendors next door at Country Deli! Eat, drink and BE MERRY – all while holiday shopping!

    NC Wildlife - Maritime Forest Walk
    December 12-27, 2018
    Corolla
    This class meets in the parking lot of the reserve located a mile north of the Wildlife Center off of NC12. Hike through the maritime forest at Currituck Banks National Estuarine Research Reserve and see the plants and wildlife that call the Outer Banks home. 

    Annual Beach Food Pantry Holiday Chefs Challenge
    December 13, 2018
    Southern Shores
    Each chef has 60 minutes to cook a dish using item(s) that the Beach Food Pantry would normally keep in stock to provide to their clients. One of the items used must be a canned good. Attendees and a three-judge panel vote for their favorite dishes. Tickets are $75 per person and include event entrance, sampling and voting on the Chefs' Creations, heavy hors d'oeuvres and an open bar. Enjoy a festive evening at Duck Woods Country Club in Southern Shores featuring auctions, raffles and other entertainment. Tickets will be on sale starting 10/1/18. They may be purchased at the Pantry (4007 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC) and will also be available via the Pantry website.

    NC Wildlife - Make it and Take it: Paint-a-Pintail Plaque
    December 13, 2018
    Corolla
    Come learn about ducks and paint a cutout wall plaque of a Pintail duck.  It will look nice hanging on your wall! 

    NC Wildlife - Citizen Science Series: SEANET Workshop
    December 13, 2018
    Corolla
    Do you enjoy walking on the beach?  Are you interested in learning more about the marine environment and beaches in your area and contributing to a large, coordinated bird monitoring project? Come join SEANET Interim Project Coordinator, John Stanton to hear all about the SEANET Program and how you can get involved! You can help by walking a segment of North Carolina's beaches of your choosing once or twice a month collecting data on environmental conditions, beach debris and both dead and live bird sightings. SEANET is the only program conducting standardized beached bird monitoring on the Atlantic coast of the United States. The reports submitted by SEANET volunteers are the backbone of this effort.  No scientific background or special training is required, just a desire to help North Carolina's marine ecosystems!

    NC Wildlife - Archery Basics: Families (Ages 9+)
    December 14, 2018
    Corolla
    Archery is a fun, healthy exercise that increases mental concentration and self-discipline in students. Bring your family to learn about archery history, safety, equipment, and shoot in our mini family tournament. Note: Bows weigh 3 lbs and are held at arm's length. Draw weight is 10lbs. Please consider if your child will be capable of participating prior to registering. Adults must attend with registered children.

    Toast To The Coast Oyster Roast
    December 15, 2018
    Manteo
    Join Outer Banks Distillery and the North Carolina Coastal Federation for rum, oysters and more! Tickets can be purchased at the door – a $20 ticket covers unlimited oysters from local growers until supplies run out (so arrive early) and samples of the Distillery's rum lineup. Beer by Lost Colony Brewery and Outer Banks Brewing Station, wine by Sanctuary Vineyards and sides by Green Tails Seafood and Two Roads Tavern will also be available for purchase. Ticket proceeds will benefit the federation in support of their work restoring coastal habitats and water quality. Oysters from local farms include Devil's Shoal Oysters, Cape Hatteras Salts and Slash Creek Oysters.

    Annual Celebration Of The Wright Brothers First Flight
    December 17, 2018
    Kill Devil Hills
    On Monday, December 17, 2018, the First Flight Society and the National Park Service (NPS) will continue the tradition of honoring the accomplishments of Wilbur and Orville Wright at the 115th anniversary celebration of the first heavier-than-air, controlled, powered flight. The event takes place outside of the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center and park entrance fees will be waived for the day. The celebration will conclude at 10:35 am with a small aviation flyover with two-three NASA aircraft paying tribute to the Wright brothers at the documented exact moment of the Wrights' first flight (weather dependent). Park rangers will provide interpretive walks at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:00 pm. Youth are invited to participate in the park's free Junior Ranger program and earn a special commemorative Junior Ranger pin available throughout the day at the visitor center. The park will remain open until 5:00 pm.

    NC Wildlife - Owls
    December 17-28, 2018
    Corolla
    Hoo has silent flight, three eyelids, and zygodactyl feet? Owls of course! Come explore the fascinating world of these birds of prey and discover the unique adaptations that make owls so interesting. Uncover their special ecological niche while digging through an owl pellet.  

    Krampus Artisan Emporium
    December 21-23, 2018
    Barco - Historical McHorney's Odditorium
    There will be "PICTURES WITH KRAMPUS" for all the NAUGHTY ONES and a "KRAMPUS WALK" on SATURDAY with PRIZES for Best Dressed Krampus!!! CHRISTMAS Artisan Market. Get All Your UNIQUE Holiday Shopping done with Hand-Crafted Artisans, while you GROOVE to Awesome Tunes and Partake! Three Days: Friday (10am – 4pm) Saturday (10am – 4 pm) Sunday (10am – 4pm) Acoustic Music – Kid Friendly.

    NC Wildlife - Fish Printing
    December 27, 2018
    Corolla
    Gyotaku: Japanese Fish Printing used to be a way of keeping records of fish caught.  Now, it is an art form. You will create your own Gyotaku print as you learn the history of Gyotaku and what we can learn about fish from it.

    NC Wildlife - Fish Scales & Crabby Tales (Ages 2-7)
    December 28, 2018
    Corolla
    Hear seaside stories told with a ‘wild' twist, where characters come to life on the big screen.  Stick around after and create your own take-home creature or hike to see some of the real-life heroes. 

    New Year In The New World
    December 31, 2018
    Manteo
    Two of Manteo's most fun-loving business owners, Tod Clissold of Poor Richard's and Cory Hemilright of Bluegrass Island, with the sponsorship of the Town of Manteo, Outer Banks Visitors Bureau and Southern Bank, are putting together a New Year's Eve street fair party the likes of which the Outer Banks has never seen. The town is closing the downtown streets so that everybody can gather for live music, family-friendly activities and an early ball drop for the kids. Local food vendors will be on site, and the downtown restaurants and bars will be open late. Topping it off is a full-on fireworks show, the largest in the state, choreographed to music. 


    January 2019

    Outer Banks Wedding Weekend & Expo
    January 19-20, 2019
    Kill Devil Hills
    Our two day expo and evening wedding tour is the ultimate wedding planning event! During Wedding Weekend, you gain access to premier local wedding professionals at our two-day expo, the opportunity to tour the most sought after wedding venues on the coast, discounts at local restaurants, shops and hotels and enter to win our Dream Wedding Giveaway. Wedding Expo: Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at First Flight High School. Wedding Tour: Saturday 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

    1st Annual Best Of The Dune Wing-Chili-Poppers Cook Off
    January 26, 2019
    Manns Harbor
    Cooking: $20 per category entry; Tasting: $20 donation plus non-perishable food item; Taste & Judge: $50 with a seat and server just for you. The Cat 5 Jeepers and The Dare County Motorsports Charity Group are teaming up to bring you the Best of The Dune. This is an amateur cooking competition. Benefiting Beach Food Pantry.

    The Outer Banks Forum For The Lively Arts Presents…….MOLLY TUTTLE
    January 26, 2019
    Kill Devil Hills
    Tickets: $28 adults, $15 students under 17.Full calendar. Purchase Tickets: www.outerbanksforum.tix.com or at the door the night of the performance. Discover why audiences are enthralled by Molly Tuttle, a virtuosa multi-instrumentalist and award-winning songwriter with a beautiful, distinctive voice. Her singing is turning heads and touching hearts as well, as she presents mostly all original music in a uniquely compelling, traditionally-edged yet thoughtfully introspective voice.


    February 2019

    A Midsummers Night's Dream
    Friday & Staurday, February 22 - March 2, 2019
    Manteo
    William Shakespeare comes to the Outer Banks! Don't miss the Theatre of Dare's performance of Midsummer Night's Dream in the indoor theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park. A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595/96. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.

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