December is a magical time at the Crystal Coast. Whether experiencing the holidays through a child’s eyes, enjoying a romantic getaway or celebrating with a group of friends, the many communities of the Coast welcome you for “the most wonderful time of the year.”

Events abound with parades kicking off as early as November, followed by weekend after weekend of art walks, tree lightings and much more. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus on the Morehead City Waterfront, “Light Up the Night” at the Atlantic Beach Christmas Parade, and don’t forget the famed Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla traveling from Morehead City to Beaufort for judging.

Beaufort, NC, has been ranked by Travel + Leisure as one of the Top Towns for the Holidays, with all our Crystal Coast waterfront communities offering up something to enjoy. Plus, join us after Christmas for a full schedule of New Year’s festivities as part of the Crystal Coast Countdown.

See our events calendar for more information on upcoming activities and follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for photos of all the fun!

Wishing you happy holidays from the Crystal Coast.