Activities for your visit

Events on the island Dec. 24 to Jan. 23

The live nativity at the Ocracoke Methodist Church will be Dec. 24.

The live nativity at the Ocracoke Methodist Church will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24.

Thursday, Dec. 24: 

Live Nativity at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Christmas Eve service and Children’s Pageant, Ocracoke United Methodist Church 7 p.m.

Ocracoke Station open 4 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Variety Store open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 25

Ocracoke Station open 4 to 8:30 a.m.

Variety Store closed.

Sunday, Dec. 27: 

Gaffer’s Sports Pub: Aaron Caswell Band, 9 p.m

Monday, Dec. 28:

Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Aaron Caswell and Jackie Willis, 6 to 9 p.m.

Gaffer’s Sports Pub: Matty Beggs Band, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 29:

Gaffer’s Sports Pub: HI Poker League (free poker) 7 p.m.; Matty Beggs Band, 8 p.m.

Coyote Music Den, Community Square. Free music jams from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. hosted by Marcy Brenner and Lou Castro. All are welcome to play, sing or listen. Continues Tuesday nights through January.

Wednesday, Dec. 30: 

10th Annual Oyster Roast, including steamed shrimp, fish stew and crab bisque provided by the non-profit Ocracoke Working Watermen’s Association. From 2 to 5 p.m. at the Fish House. Dessert and hot cider will follow starting at 3 p.m. in the Working Watermen’s Exhibit at the Community Square. Islanders and visitors are welcome to bring desserts to share.

Gaffer’s Sports Pub: Psylo Joe. 9 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 31:

Christmas Bird Count. Spend time on the island identifying and counting the many species on the island this time of the year.  Click here for more details.

Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Los Primos Latin music 7:30 to 9:50 p.m.

Gaffer’s Pub: New Year’s Eve party. Psylo Joe Masquerade Ball with champagne toast, balloon drop, raffles, door prizes and menu specials.

Tuesday, Jan. 5:

Ocracoke School basketball. The Dolphins take on the Plymouth Vikings. 4 p.m. Ocracoke School gym.

Gaffer’s Sports Pub: HI Poker League (free poker) 7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 8:

Ocracoke School basketball. The Manteo Redskins visit. 4 p.m. Ocracoke School gym.

Friday, Jan. 22:

Ocracoke School basketball.  Dolphins vs. the Perquimans Pirates. JV game starts at 4 p.m. varsity games follow.

Jan. 23:

Ocracoke School basketball. Dolphins vs. the Gates County Red Barons.  Games start at 12:30 p.m.

Ocracoke Preservation Society’s Third Annual “Ocracoke Through Your Eyes” art auction, featuring small works by local artists. Wine-and-cheese reception 5 to 7 p.m.