Emerald Isle Holiday Parade

11/28/2009 - 04:00
11/28/2009 - 05:00

The Emerald Isle Holiday Parade will be held Sat., Nov. 28, beginning at 4pm. The parade begins at CVS Pharmacy on Emerald Drive. Also after the parade there will be an official Christmas tree lighting at Merchants's Park. Enjoy free refreshments as well as a carol sing-a-long as Santa Claus visits with the children. Call 252-354-2916 for details or email

The Emerald Isle Christmas Parade


We had a great time this afternoon at the Emerald Isle Christmas parade.  While the crowds were a little smaller because of the event being rained out on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, there were plenty of people lining Emerald Drive for the big event this afternoon at 4 PM.

We got to see the Wells Fargo stage coach and Santa arrive in a carriage.  There were some great floats, the Croatan High School band, horses, dogs, motorcycles, golf carts, and plenty of nice cars.

It was a great old fashioned Christmas Parade where anyone could participate.

I posted some pictures at my Picasa Web Albums site.

We also stayed for the tree lighting which was handled by Mayor Art Schools.  Santa arrived just before dark.   There were a number of youngsters lined to visit with him.

Better weather on the horizon


Our most recent storm dropped one and one third inches of rain on the area this week according to my gauges.

I sneaked away from work ten minutes early yesterday so I could drive down Anita Forte in Cape Carteret to take the sunset picture at the top of the post.

If we follow the old proverb of "red sky at night,  sailor's delight," we should be in good shape for next week.

The weather forecast actually confirms that.
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Emerald Isle Holiday Parade

12/13/2008 - 04:00
12/13/2008 - 05:00

The Emerald Isle Holiday Parade has been rescheduled to Dec. 13 beginning at 4:00 along Emerald Drive.  The tree lighting ceremony will take place at Merchant's Park after the parade.

Morehead City Holiday Parade

12/13/2008 - 00:00

On Dec. 13, join in one of the largest parades in eastern NC with the Morehead City Holiday Parade, starting on Arendell Street.

Call 252-808-0440 for information.

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Morehead City Christmas Flotilla

12/06/2008 - 05:30
12/06/2008 - 06:15

The Morehead City Christmas Flotilla will parade along the Morehead waterfront Dec. 6 starting in Morehead City at 5:30 pm and arriving in Beaufort at 6:15 pm. Awards will be at the NC Maritime Museum Watercraft Center in Beaufort.

Call 252-808-0440.

Emerald Isle Holiday Parade

11/29/2008 - 04:00

Emerald Isle Holiday Parade sponsored by the Emerald Isle Business Association and the Town of Emerald Isle will be held November 29 starting at 4pm. Everyone is invited to Merchant's Park directly following the parade for the official Christmas Tree lighting. Enjoy free refreshments as well as a holiday caroling sing-a-long as Santa Claus visits with the children.

Interested parade entrants should contact Diane Schools at 252-354-2916 or