Activities for your visit

Ocracoke events Monday, Dec. 24 to New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31

Ocracoke Variety Store/hardware store proprietor Tommy Hutcherson gets in the holiday spirit. Photo: C. Leinbach


For Ocracoke news, click here.

Monday, Dec. 24
Methodist Church Christmas Eve service with children’s Christmas pageant and candlelight singing, 7 pm. To read about Ocracoke Christmas traditions, see story here.

Wednesday, Dec. 26:
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Rodney Matthews, 7 pm

Thursday, Dec. 27:
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Aaron Caswell and Capt. Jack Willis, 7 pm

Friday, Dec. 28:
Holiday Wine tasting at Zillie’s Island Pantry, 6 pm. Five wines pair with hors d’oeuvres from the pantry. Space is limited; Reservations at zillies.com.
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Aaron Caswell and Capt. Jack Willis, 7 pm

Saturday, Dec. 29: Annual Oyster Roast at Ocracoke Seafood Co., 2 to 5 pm; desserts from 3 to 6 pm in the Ocracoke Working Watermen’s Association in Community Square. Bring a dessert to share.
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Trevor and Marty, 7 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Martin & Friends; 6:30 pm
Gaffer’s: Willie Painter Band, 8 pm

Sunday, Dec. 30
Ocracoke Island: Christmas Bird Count, all day. To participate, contact Peter Vankevich, text/cell 202-468-2871, or email: petevankevich@gmail.com
Zillie’s Wine Dinner, Berkley Manor, 6 pm. Reservations at zillies.com
Gaffer’s: Emma’s Lounge Band, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Trevor and Marty, 7 pm

Monday, Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve
Portsmouth Island: Christmas Bird Count, all day. To participate, contact Peter Vankevich, text/cell 202-468-2871, or email: petevankevich@gmail.com
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Trevor, Marty & friends, 9 to midnight; Taco eating contest at 10 pm; Wing-eating contest at 10:45 and Crazy Hat contest at 11:50 pm. $50 gift certificate prize for Taco contest; $50 cash prize or wings and $100 cash prize for hats.
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: New Year’s Eve Party with the Ocracoke Rockers, 8:30 pm.
Gaffer’s: Emma’s Lounge Band, 8 pm