The Ocracoke lighthouse cat awaits visitors. Photo: C. Leinbach

Shopping through the end of December

Island Ragpicker: open daily, 11 to 4 pm
Island Artworks: Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm
Mermaid’s Folly: open every day from 11 am to 4 pm
Books to be Red: open daily 10 am to 5 pm
Roxy’s Antiques in Spencer’s Market: Thursday through Saturday, 11 am 5 pm
Ocracoke Garden Center: at shop until Dec. 10, then phone number on door for assistance.
Village Thrift: Wed to Sat, 11 am to 4 pm until Dec. 31. Then Thurs to Saturday 1 to 4 pm; closed for a couple of weeks in January; open rest of the winter.
Village Craftsmen: open every day 10 am to 5 pm, except 10 am – 3 pm on Dec. 24.  Closed Dec 25 & 26.  On Dec 31, open 10 am to 3 pm. 2018: closed until mid-March
Captain’s Cargo: opened most days from 10 am to 5 pm. Please go to the Captain’s Landing office to gain entrance.
Kitty Hawk Kites: open 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Dec. 16 to 31.
Down Creek Gallery: Daily 11 am to 5 pm
Ride the Wind: 10 to 5 daily through Dec. 31 and weekends throughout winter
Variety Store and Community Store: open all year
Ocracoke Station: open all year
Pirates Chest, closed until Easter

During the winter months:
Eduardo’s: open 8 am to 3 pm and 4 to7 pm Open all year except for a winter break in February.

Gaffer’s, open daily. NFL Every Sunday Special: 75 cent wings and Bloody Mary Bar.
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Open Daily from 4 to 6 p.m. On Sundays, opens at 11 a.m. for NFL Football with all you can eat Taco and Bratwurst Bar. Daily specials on oysters and shrimp.
Ocracoke Station open daily at 6 am to 9 pm; breakfast and lunch from 6 am  to 5 pm.
Ocracoke Oyster Co. winter break from Feb. 13 to March 1.
Jasons’s: re-opening on Valentine’s Day
1718 Brewing Co.  Open weekends for most of the winter. Call 252-588-BEER for hours.
Thai Moon and School Road Deli open dependent on business.
The Magic Bean open all winter from 7 am to 4 pm Tuesday to Saturday.
Zillie’s Island Pantry hours through Dec. 23: Monday to Thursday 4 to 7:30 pm; Friday 4 to 8 pm; Saturday 1 to 8 pm; Sunday 1 to 7:30 pm;  Dec. 26 to 30: Noon to 8 pm.; Dec. 31: noon to 6 pm.  Holiday Wine Tasting: Thursday, Dec. 28, 6 pm. Special Wine Dinner at the Berkley Manor
Friday, Dec. 29, 6 pm. For details and reservations on all events, visit, or call 252-928-9036.

Lodgings open all year:
Bluff Shoal Motel:  252-928-4301
Captain’s Landing: 252-928-1999
Crews Inn B&B: 252-928-7011
Pony Island Motel: 252-928-4411
Sand Dollar Motel: Office hours 9am–7pm daily. 252-928-5571
Thurston House Inn: Open through December. 252-928-6037

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