Saturday 11.25

Small Business Saturday, Holiday Open House

Destination Downtown invites you to shop local at all times especially on Small Business Saturday and its Holiday Open House.

When: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Where: Downtown Edenton

Friday 12.1

Christmas Tree Lighting and Flotilla

When: 5:30 p.m.

Where: South Broad Street at the monument

Info: (252) 333-0655, mainstreetedenton.com

Sunday 12.3

Cookies: Cooking Classes at the Cotton Gin Inn

All classes include a monogrammed logo apron, the recipes and food you prepare. Learn how to make rolled cookies, bar cookies and a gingerbread house.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: The Cotton Gin Inn, 110 Old Hertford Road

Cost: $40/person

Info: (252) 368-4881, cher.orr@gmail.com, thecottongininn.com

Friday-Saturday 12.1-2

Rocky Hock Opry Christmas Show

Concert features Christmas favorites from the ’80s.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Perquimans County High School, 305 S. Edenton Road

Cost: $10

Info: (252) 333-8567

Sunday 12.3

Albemarle Chorale Christmas Concert

Enjoy beautiful Christmas selections performed by The Albemarle Chorale. This year’s concert theme is “In Bethlehem.”

When: 4 p.m.

Where: Edenton United Methodist Church, 225 Virginia Road

Info: Christine Sclafani (252) 221-8057

Friday 12.8

Caroling in the 1767 Courthouse

Get in the festive spirit with an evening of community caroling and hear the traditional sounds of Christmas as they echo off the walls of the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse, a National Historic Landmark, and one of the most important Colonial buildings still standing in the state. Light holiday refreshments will be served.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: 1767 Chowan County Courthouse, E. King St.

Info: (252) 482-2637, edenton@ncdcr.gov, nchistoricsites.org/iredell/iredell.htm



Wassail by the Water

The Cupola House is decorated with period decorations for the season. Wassail will be served with cookies and renaissance Music both days of the tour. The event is part of the 36th annual Christmas Candlelight Tour.

When: 1-5 p.m.

Where: Cupola House, 408 S. Broad St.

Info: (252) 482-2637, cupolahouse.org



Savories by the Sound

The Penelope Barker House Welcome Center is the Christmas Candlelight Tour Weekend Headquarters. Delicious Eggnog and special treats await your arrival.

When: 1-5 p.m

Where: Barker House, 505 S. Broad St.

Info: (252) 482-7800, ehcnc.org

Saturday 12.9

Edenton Chowan Christmas Parade

When: 10 a.m.

Where: North and South Broad Street

Info: (252) 482-3400, edentonchamber.org

Friday-Saturday 12.8-9

36th Annual Christmas Candlelight Tour

Enjoy Christmas celebrations with natural decorations in beautiful private homes.

When: 4- p.m.

Where: Penelope Barker House, 505 S Broad St.

Cost: $30 in advance and $35 days of includes tax, groups of 10 or more $25 per person

Info: (252) 482-7800, ehcnc.org

Friday-Sunday 12.8-10, 16-17

‘A Christmas Carol’

When: 8 p.m. Dec. 8-9, 16; 3 p.m. Dec. 10, 17

Where: 1767 Chowan County Courthouse, 117 E. King Street

Cost: $25, reserved seating

Info: (252) 528-8300

Thursday12.14, 16, 21-22

The Grinch in the Courthouse & Santa

All ages will love visiting the Grinch and Santa at these two unique sites. Great picture opportunities for all ages.

Where: 1767 Courthouse & Iredell 1827 Kitchen

Info: (252) 482-2637



Appalachian Mountain Christmas

Experience Christmas in the Appalachian Mountains through The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree, a heartwarming holiday story set during World War I. Other activities include making an early-20th-century ornament, singing carols and seeing toys from the early 1900s; writing letters to current military personnel who are stationed overseas; viewing our Albemarle Express train as it travels the region and seeing what travel was like in 1917; and having your picture taken beside our 1918 replica tree in the lobby.

When: Mondays, Nov. 27, Dec. 4, Dec. 11; Tuesdays, Nov. 28, Dec. 5, Dec. 12; Wednesdays, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, Dec. 13; Thursdays, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14; Fridays, Dec. 1, Dec. 8, Dec. 15

Where: Museum of the Albemarle, 501 S. Water St.

Cost: Free, but pre-registration required

Friday 12.1

Lighted Boat Parade, First Friday Artwalk

When: ArtWalk begins at 5 p.m., with the boat parade starting around 6:30 p.m.

Where: Elizabeth City waterfront

Friday 12.1

Gingerbread workshop

When: 4-5 p.m.

Where: Museum of the Albemarle, 501 S. Water St.

Saturday 12.2

Christmas Parade

When: 5:30 p.m.

Where: Begins at Enfield Park at Ehringhaus Street, proceeds through downtown and ends at Waterfront Park

Info: William Bogues (252) 335-1424

Friday-Sunday 12.1-3, 8-9

The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)

This slightly irreverent but heartwarming play will take you on a trip through the holidays that is guaranteed to step on a few ‘mistle-toes.’

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Maguire Theatre at Arts of the Albemarle, 516 E. Main St.

Cost: $16

Info: (252) 338-6455

Saturday 12.2

Block Party

Elizabeth City Police Department hosts its Christmas Block Party

When: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Along East Main Street

Sunday 12.10

Albemarle Chorale Christmas Concert

The Albemarle Chorale performs its annual holilday concert.

When: 4 p.m.

Where: First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Road St.

Info: (252) 335-1771

Thursday-Sunday 12.14-17

‘A Christmas Story’

The Performing Arts Center at College of the Albemarle presents “A Christmas Story,” the story of Ralphie Parker, who obsesses about his dream Christmas gift: a Red Ryder air rifle.

When: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 14-15; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 16; 2 p.m. Dec. 17

Cost: $19.50 adults, $18.50 military and seniors, $9.50 students; tickets at the door are an additional $2

Info: (252) 335-9050

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