Santa and Mrs. Claus waving during Christmas parade.

Things to Do in Hatteras Island, NC, During Holiday Vacations

There’s no place like Hatteras Island for the holidays. Local Shops decorate their stores with twinkling lights, families put up their tree decked with ornaments, and the team here at Shore Details readily awaits the arrival of our out-of-town guests. Believe us when we say, Hatteras Island celebrates the holidays better than any other destination. Enjoy the Christmas magic yourself by exploring the many festive things to do in Hatteras Island, NC.

Is There a Christmas Parade Near Me?

When traveling with children, parents likely search for a “Christmas parade near me.” But there’s no need to search for festive things to do in Hatteras Island, NC since all of our vacation rentals are near The Christmas Parade so you can walk to the event! Expect to see guests dressed festive costumes, form lines through Hatteras Village waiting to see The Christmas Parade. In previous years, the traditional parade included floats from local organizations and businesses, fire trucks, the United States Coast Guard, and several other cheerful additions. The local award-winning school band plays traditional holiday songs as The Christmas Parade goes on. Friendly tip: Bring a bag to the Christmas Parade, because the floats throw out candy.

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum: Holidays on Hatteras

Continue the festive fun at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum’s Holidays on Hatteras. The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum hosts events for visitors of all ages, year-round. But Holidays on Hatteras is a favorite event during many holiday vacations. This free, all-day event provides child-friendly craft tables, live entertainment, and festive refreshments. If you attend Holidays on Hatteras and donate to the food bank, you’ll automatically receive five percent off of the museum shop’s items. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is a great way to learn more about Hatteras Island’s history.

Annual GUILD Holiday Show: Christmas Gift Exchange Ideas

Christmas is right around the corner, and it’s time to start finding gifts for your loved ones. Avoid buying an ordinary present, and shop local this year! The Annual GUILD Holiday Show, hosted by the Hatteras Island Arts & Craft Guild, is one of our favorite things to do in Hatteras Island, NC, because there are new, talented artists and craftspeople every year! The artists come from all parts of the outer banks to showcase their paintings, quilts, books, jewelry, soaps, ceramics, textiles, sea salt, and more! Since the outer banks inspired most of the products, we guarantee you can’t find these beautiful gifts anywhere other than here! While visiting the holiday show, purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win showcased artwork. All of the ticket sales benefit scholarship opportunities for local art students.

Find Your Christmas Vacation House with Shore Details

Most families will agree that there are three critical components for successful holiday vacations: delicious food, great entertainment, and a jaw-dropping Christmas vacation house! Our team at Shore Details can help you with all three parts! We offer a wide variety of vacation rentals to accommodate every visitor’s needs. Are you traveling with your pet? We have a vacation house for you. Are you dreaming of a home with an ocean view? We can help with that too! Our Hatteras Island vacation rentals are in the best spots around town. So wherever your house is located, we promise a there are countless things to do in Hatteras Island, NC, just around the corner! Visit our website, or talk to our friendly staff at 252-357-7121, to find the Christmas vacation house for you.