Activities for your visit

Ocracoke events Dec. 12 to 18

Holiday lights grace the Ocracoke harbor. Photo: C. Leinbach

Holiday lights grace the Ocracoke harbor. Photo: C. Leinbach

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Updated Dec. 13, 2016

Tuesday, Dec. 13

Island Celebration
Home and business holiday decorating contest; anyone who decorates with an outside display is eligible. Tuesday, Dec. 13. Judging is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Winners will receive signs in front of their building later that night. Sponsored by OCBA.

Wednesday, Dec. 14

Gaffer’s: Open mic, 9 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 15

Ocracoke School Holiday program, 7 p.m., school gym

Ocracoke Station:  Dueling Chefs Cook off Competition, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Ocracoke Station provides all ingredients.

Judging and tasting, 9:30 to 10:30 p.m.  Main ingredient to be announced after sign up.

Send email to cook to ocracokestationlive@gmail.com, or sign up at Ocracoke Station.

A limited amount of entries will be accepted so be sure to sign up early.

Proceeds will be donated to WOVV & Ocracoke Vol. Fire Dept.

Live Music by Caswell and Co. 8 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 16

Coyote Music Den: Martin Garrish “Playing Your Ocracoke Memories”, 7:30 p.m.

Gaffer’s: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, 7 p.m.  Live Music TBA, 9 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 17

Holiday open house at Roxy’s Antiques in Spencer’s market, noon to 5 p.m.

Christmas Potluck, Ocracoke Oyster Co. Kitchen closed; everyone is asked to bring a dish, 5 p.m. Music by the Ocracoke Rockers at 6 p.m.

Gaffer’s: Live Music TBA, 9 p.m.

Santa Claus visited the Variety Store on Friday. Trudy Austin, right, takes complimentary photos of the kids and Santa.

Santa Claus visited the Variety Store on Friday, Dec. 9. Trudy Austin, right, takes complimentary photos of the kids with Santa. Photo: C. Leinbach

Tommy Hutherson, left, and his mother Julia, owner of the Ocracoke Variety Store, sponsor a visit by Santa Claus every year. Photo: Trudy Austin

Tommy Hutcherson, left, and his mother Julia Hutcherson, owner of the Ocracoke Variety Store, sponsor a visit by Santa Claus every year. Photo: Trudy Austin

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