Sunday, December 04, 2011

Wassail Party

Ocracoke Preservation Society is hosting its annual Wassail Party this Wednesday, Dec. 7, 5:00 to 6:30 at the museum.

There will be plenty of hot Wassail (spicy apple cider) and delicious goodies to eat.

And we will gather around the Christmas tree for some caroling and a lighting ceremony. This is Ocracoke Village's outdoor Christmas tree. It welcomes all our mainland visitors as they exit the Cedar Island and Swan Quarter ferries. And it's there for the whole community to enjoy. Thanks to the Civic and Business Organization for purchasing it, to Tommy Hutcherson and the Variety Store crew for delivering it, to Tideland Electric for helping get it upright, to Chester Lynn, and Pat and Rudy Austin for helping decorate it and to the OPS Executive Committee, staff and volunteers who help with all the preparations, decorating and post-wind repairs.

So come join the celebration; shop in the gift shop for Christmas gifts and catch a big dose of the Christmas Spirit.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a brief history of Ocracoke and the Lost Colony. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous8:02 AM

    An Ocracoke Christmas tree? I don't believe I knew about this. Could you post a photo or two sometime, Philip? Thanks.

  2. Debbie Leonard8:02 AM

    Will you post a picture of the tree?

  3. We are looking forward to it!

  4. debbie s.11:58 AM

    Sounds like a great time and i would love to see a picture as well!

  5. Sounds like a lot of fun. I have never had wassail.

  6. Anonymous8:03 AM

    Your NC Mainlander chimes in with your other faithful bloggers....would also love to see a photo or two of what must be a beautiful sight! I, too, didn't realize Ocracoke decorated a Christmas tree for all to enjoy. What a wonderful idea! Love the community spirit!

  7. Anonymous11:35 AM

    Plus don't miss using the free public restrooms located right near the Ferry terminal! There's two sets to choose from!

  8. Anonymous4:27 PM

    Doing a nice job, Bill. I was just wondering when & how Santa Claus will be arriving.