The holidays are a magical time at the Crystal Coast, with activities and events for the young and the young at heart. Plus, ring in the New Year with our annual Crystal Coast Countdown – celebrating the arrival of 2017 in communities throughout our area.

Planning a trip the Coast? See below for some of our most popular end-of-December activities, or click here to view all our events.

We hope to see you this month, and remember – the holidays are better at the beach!

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DECEMBER 16 – 18

Christmas Spectacular –  Presented by the Carteret Community Theatre Players

DECEMBER 17

Claus Crawl 2016 – Downtown Beaufort

Winterfest – Newport

DECEMBER 20

The Embers Christmas Show – Carteret Community Theatre

DECEMBER 30

Bonfire at the Beach – Atlantic Beach

DECEMBER 31

Crystal Coast Countdown at the North Carolina Maritime Museum – Beaufort

5th Annual New Year’s Eve Countdown – Beaufort

New Year’s Even Cannon Blast – Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach

JANUARY 1

Penguin Plunge – Atlantic Beach

First Day Hike – Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach