When you choose one of the Beau Coast coastal homes in Beaufort NC you’re choosing to live in a town full of rich history, culture, and plenty of holiday activities! Below is just a sampling of popular Town events that you can experience as a resident of Beau Coast and the Town of Beaufort!
- Morehead City Christmas Parade. Saturday, December 10, 2022, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. As one of the oldest events in the city, the annual parade takes place along the heart of downtown, from 17th and Arendell Streets to 6th and Arendell Street. There’s a wonderful mix of music, floats, and festivities within the parade, as well as the surrounding area, thanks to various food trucks and local restaurants. The parade includes plenty of creative floats from community groups and local businesses, and there are wonderful performances from school marching bands and dance teams to get the Christmas celebration off to a festive start.
- Gingerbread Festival & Competition. Saturday, December 10 – Sunday, December 11, 2022, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The annual Gingerbread Festival at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, also in Morehead, is sure to get you in the holiday spirit, with mouth-watering aromas and amazing gingerbread displays. This free event allows visitors to view the gingerbread creations and vote on them, but there’s much more to enjoy. Kids will enjoy the crafts and face painting, and everyone will enjoy the beautifully decorated Crab Pot Christmas Trees, and even a visit with Santa, who is making a special appearance! Since you’ll probably be hungry, there will be delicious concessions and holiday sweets to round out your experience.
- Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla. Saturday, December 10, 2022, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. This local tradition has taken place for more than 25 years. The Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla runs from downtown Beaufort to the Morehead City waterfront and features an impressive array of vessels that include sailboats, yachts, kayaks, commercial vessels, and any other boat imaginable, all decked out in their best holiday decorations. It’s truly a sight to behold, with thousands of festive lights and decorations reflecting in the water. Just viewing the flotilla is a wonderful experience, but at the end, everyone is invited to the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, where prizes will be given out and the community can gather for a wonderful time.
- Olde-Fashioned Holiday Market. Saturday, December 17, 2022, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market will be transformed into the Olde-Fashioned Holiday Market, where you’ll find more than 90 vendors in festively decorated tents offering amazing items that are all homegrown, homemade, and handmade. Farmers, fishermen, bakers, and artisans will all be offering their local wares that are perfect for holiday meals and holiday gifts, so be sure to take your shopping bags! This beautiful outdoor market is full of holiday cheer and wonderful aromas and is a perfect family outing.
There are many ways to help you get into the spirit of Christmas in Beaufort and the surrounding area, which is just another reason to choose one of our coastal homes in Beaufort NC. If all this wasn’t enough excitement, Beau Coast West, our newest community, is NOW SELLING! You now have another reason to be #homefortheholidays