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

Swansboro Christmas Flotilla

11/27/2009 - 00:00

The Swansboro Christmas Flotilla will be held Friday, Nov. 27,  in Historic Downtown Swansboro. It will begin at dusk. For details call Judy Hailey at 910-326-7370 or email

Mistletoe Magic

11/14/2009 - 00:00

"Mistletoe Magic" holiday gift & craft show will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. There will be great gifts for the upcoming holidays including pottery, jewelry, purses, accessories, art of all kinds and food ideas for the holidays. For more information call 252-247-3883.

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.

Emmanuel Baptist Church Live Nativity

12/12/2008 - 06:00
12/13/2008 - 08:00

Emmanuel Baptist Church at 120 Bell Street in Cedar Point will present a live nativity Friday and Saturday from 6 to 8 pm. It will include live animals and free refreshments. The public is invited to walk through the nativity. Call 252-659-2748 for details.

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.

"Joy to the World"

12/01/2008 - 08:00

Carteret Chorale presents its annual Christmas concert, "Joy to the World", under the direction of Laurence Stith at 8pm on Dec. 1 at the Dunes Club in Atlantic Beach.  Tickets are $15. Call 252-726-6193.