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Swansboro by Candlelight

Saturday, November 9th | 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Swansboro Downtown Merchants will host an Evening of candlelight shopping, live entertainment and a Christmas tree lighting to kick off the holiday season.

Swansboro Christmas Flotilla

Friday, November 29th | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Swansboro Christmas Flotilla takes place in the heart of Swansboro on the Friday after Thanksgiving, and visitors are encouraged to bundle up and find a viewing spot along the water to watch the parade of light-covered vessels of all sizes.

In addition to the line of holiday-themed vessels along the White Oak River, the town will also be brimming with activity and attractions, which includes live music, as well as an array of treats such as funnel cakes, cider and hot cocoa. Santa Claus often makes an appearance during the annual event, and the dazzling lights and décor of the boats will be a favorite memory for vacationers of all ages.

Emerald Isle Christmas Parade 2019

Saturday, November 30th | 3 PM

Emerald Isle Christmas Parade sponsored by the Emerald Isle Business Association and the Town of Emerald Isle will take place on Saturday, November 30th beginning at 3pm on Hwy 58, Emerald Drive.

8th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

Saturday, December 07 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

On the first Saturday in December, Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation will host our 8th Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair in the Gymnasium. The Fair will feature all handmade or hand-authenticated items from local artisans and craft makers.