Heather and Fletcher O’Neal captured Bet Theme in the 2021 Island Celebration holiday lights contest. Who will capture it this year? Judging will be Saturday night Dec. 17. Photo by Richard Taylor

Judging for the OCBA’s Island Celebration honoring Christmas lights/displays of island homes and businesses will be conducted Saturday evening Dec. 17. Lights should be on by 5:30 p.m.

Prizes are the glory of winning, plus a yard sign heralding your win, in one of the following categories: Best Theme, Most Traditional, Most Original, Best of Show (residence) and Best of Show Business

Other events on Ocracoke this week are as follows:

Wednesday, Dec. 14
Ocracoke Advisory Planning Board, 5:30 pm, Community Center. See below

Thursday, Dec. 15
Ocracoke School PTA offers “The Polar Express” movie night from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Community Center. $10 per student, who are encouraged to wear PJs and bring a blanket.

Friday, Dec. 16:
Ocracoke Oyster Company: Ray Murray, 7 pm

Saturday, Dec. 17
OCBA judges holiday lights for Island Celebration awards. 5:30 pm

Ocracoke Oyster Company: Ocracoke Rockers, 7 pm