Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ocracoke Island Holiday Schedule

Winter on Ocracoke is a time to celebrate community. Quite a lot is happening in December, as you can see from the list below. Mark your calendar now so you don't miss any of these events.
  • December 6...Christmas Choral Concert, 7:30 at the Methodist Church
  • December 7...Holiday Historic House Tour on Howard Street, 4 pm-6 pm
  • December 10...OPS Wassail Party & Community Tree Lighting, 5 pm
  • December 12...Community Christmas Concert, 7 pm
  • December 14...Cookie Swap at the Library, 11 am
  • December 15...Ocracoke Assembly of God Christmas Program, 7 pm
  • December 18...Christmas Caroling & Chili Supper at Ocracoke Assembly of God, 5 pm
  • December 19...Ocracoke School Christmas Program
  • December 20 - 21...Holiday Basketball Tournament at the School
  • December 21...Live Nativity at the Methodist Church, 5:30 pm
  • December 24...Christmas Eve Service at the Methodist Church,7 pm
  • December 28...Annual OWWA Oyster Roast at the Fish House, 2 pm -5 pm
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a 1921 letter written by a former slave, Harrison Williams, to Ocracoke native, Martha Ann Howard Wahab. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news112113.htm.


  1. Anonymous10:39 AM

    On your quaint island, do people carpool to holiday events? Or does one walk despite inclement weather? I ask this, as it seem to me ,one would not be driving any length of time that would necessitate changing a cd, applying makeup, consuming a cheese burger and fries, texting, shaving or, placing a phone call. These are all activities conducted that occur in automobiles where I live. Please say a prayer that these motorists come to their senses.

    1. Walk, bike, drive, skateboard..whatever works.

  2. Anonymous2:24 PM


    After thoughtfully weighing the go/no-go decision to spend yet another Thanksgiving week on Ocracoke this year, we finally made the no-go choice late last week.

    But while we're not there in the flesh, we're certainly there in spirit, thinking about coffee and bagels at the Ocracoke Coffee Company as we look up into the now-snowy night skies here in southwestern PA and envisioning the similar perspective that we've come to love from Ocracoke in November.

    Maybe next year.

    Until then, let me extend thanks to you for yet another year of keeping so many of us engaged with the news of Ocracoke. Your effort is sincerely appreciated--as always.


    1. Many thanks for your kind words. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. marshall9:04 PM

    no concert at the Community Center this year Friday after Thanksgiving?

    1. Be sure to read tomorrow's post.