THIS PAST WEEKEND WAS FULL OF CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES IN OUTER BANKS. FROM CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY TO ELF HUNTS IN DUCK, THE OUTER BANKS COMMUNITY REALLY KNOWS HOW TO USE HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES TO GET THE KIDDOS IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!
Getting into the holiday spirit is something I have never been good at, call me a Scrooge but Christmas has never been one of my favorite holidays. Now that we have our son, we know that it is important for us to show him the true meaning of Christmas and we are doing so through holiday festivities. Our Noah may only be 1.5 year old but I very much believe that he is aware of the at least the decorations and he had a blast being a part of the holiday festivities in our community!
PASSPORT TO THE GREAT YULETIDE ELF HUNT
As the majority of the you know, the Outer Banks operates under two seasons: High and Low. So this event was geared towards both businesses of Duck and the kids of the Outer Banks as it got people into the local stores by having the kids find the elf, mark it off the list, and head to the next place. Then between 3:30 and 4:00 Santa arrived on a fire truck to the village green and there you turned in your passport and received a participating gift (I didn’t get one because we were in a Santa frenzy).
I have to say that out of all the stores we visited Roadside Grill put on the best show. Out back, year round, they have set up a awesome little bar, a big screen, corn hole, tables, and an area for the kids so during the Elf Hunt they hosted a oyster roast. What a fantastic idea! It gave the adults a place to retreat where they could be themselves while their kids played in a safe environment…….thank you Roadside for being hippie awesome!!
We did not attend the holiday festivities at Southern Hope Animal Rescue & Education but we will next year for sure. My sister told me about because this is where she takes her daughter for horse back riding lessons and apparently it is just amazing! To make their event extra special they had for sale used tackle, saddles and horse blankets!
TONS of local vendors, businesses and silent auctions, delicious local coffee, bake sale,
BBQ & hot dogs , PONY RIDES &Wagon rides! And of course a petting pen with goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, rabbits, miniature horses!