Sunday, December 05, 2010

What is there to do on Ocracoke in December?

January and February may be slow months on Ocracoke, but December is packed with events. Below is a condensed list of island events scheduled for December.

Dec. 7, 5-7 pm: Wassail Party and Community Christmas Tree Lighting at the Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum.

Dec. 9, 7 pm: Annual Community Christmas Concert at the Community Center.

Dec. 11, 1 pm: Ocracoke Friends of the Library Cookie Swap at the Ocracoke Library

Dec. 12: Children's Christmas Party at the Community Center. Sponsored by Books to be Red.

Dec. 16: Ocracoke School Christmas Program at the Ocracoke School Gym. Judging of the Christmas Decoration Contest. Sponsored by the Ocracoke Civic and Business Association.

Dec. 17, 5 pm: Community Caroling. Meet at the Methodist Church.

Dec. 18, 6-7 pm: Live Nativity in front of the Methodist Church.

Dec. 19, 7 pm: Children's Christmas Pageant at the Assembly of God Church.

Dec. 24, 7 pm: Christmas Eve Service and Children's Christmas Program at the Methodist Church.

Dec. 30, 2-5 pm: Annual Oyster Roast and Shrimp Steam Fundraiser for the Ocracoke Working Watermen's Association held at the Fish House.

Dec. 30-31: Portsmouth Island and Ocracoke Island Christmas Bird Counts.


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  1. Anonymous9:16 AM

    Ooops. I believe that the oysters and shrimp are scheduled for Thursday the 30th.

    Yes? No?

  2. Anonymous10:32 AM

    One year I hope I will be on Ocracoke during the month of December. It sounds like a lot of good fellowship and fun!

  3. It's 21 degrees out today in Columbus, OH AND we will be on Ocracoke Christmas Day through New Years. Can't wait!

  4. Anonymous5:56 AM

    What a wonderful place to celebrate Christmas and to begin 2011! Enjoy! Safe travels!