OBX Holiday Market Guide: Shop local this Christmas season!

Published 7:50 am Sunday, November 13, 2022

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What better way is there to get into the holiday spirit than shopping for gifts that friends and family will love? Luckily there are plenty of local holiday markets up and down the OBX coast that will make Christmas shopping a breeze. Shop small and shop local this season!

Please check online for updates and additions. If your organization has an event to add to this list, please email the details to danielle.puleo@thecoastlandtimes.com.


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Christmas Craft Village at Historic Corolla Park

Friday, November 25, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Don’t miss the chance to start your Christmas shopping at Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park. Enjoy arts and crafts, fine arts, handmade cosmetics, baked goods and other unique gifts from local artists and vendors. Food vendors will be in attendance along with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus.

Southern Shores

Holly Days Bazaar & Arts Festival at All Saints’ Episcopal Church

Friday, November 18, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, November 19, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The 18th Annual Holly Days Bazaar & Arts Festival returns to All Saints’ Episcopal Church. All proceeds will directly benefit community charities.

Kitty Hawk

Holiday Art Fair at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of The Outer Banks

Saturday, November 12, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This fair will take place at 831 Herbert Perry Road, Kitty Hawk. A large array of art forms will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the UUCOB, a “small congregation with a big heart.”

RIART Christmas Art Markets

Roanoke Island Artisans, 3701 N Croatan Hwy. Kitty Hawk

Sunday, November 20, Noon – 4 p.m.

Sunday, November 27, Noon – 4 p.m.

Roanoke Island Artisans Kitty Hawk is excited to be bringing back many artisans from the summer markets plus new additions. There will be special workshops offered inside RIART (registration required) along with hot beverages, sweets and perhaps a visit from Santa himself.

Kill Devil Hills

Mistletoe Markets at Barefoot Bernie’s Tropical Grill & Bar

Every Thursday from November 10 through December 15, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. (excluding Thanksgiving Day)

Grab a drink and something to munch on while browsing craft goods from several local artisans. 

First Flight Holiday Markets

Saturday, November 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuesday, December 6, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, December 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuesday, December 20, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Visit Aviation Park in Kill Devil Hills, 103 Veterans Drive this holiday season and shop local homegrown, homebaked and handmade gifts and treats for all.

Goombays Sip, Savor & Shop Holiday Market

Tuesday, November 22, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Goombays will be hosting their annual holiday art show, showcasing handmade gifts from Outer Banks artisans. There will be complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.

TriO Annual Holiday Market

Saturday, December 3, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Enjoy holiday sips and snacks while shopping with local vendors to support OBX Room in the Inn.

Nags Head

Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Markets

Saturday, November 12, 9 a.m. – Noon

Saturday, November 26, 9 a.m. – Noon

Thursday, December 1, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 10, 9 a.m. – Noon

Come out and shop all 70 vendors that will be present for these four special holiday markets at Dowdy Park in Nags Head. Parking will be available at Bonnet St. beach access and Nags Head Elementary School. 

OBE Holiday Bazaar at Comfort Inn South Oceanfront

Saturday, November 26, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Join Outer Banks Entrepreneurs as they host their 10th annual holiday bazaar. DJ Cowboy will provide holiday music throughout the event.


Winter Wonderland at Manteo Elementary School

Saturday, December 3, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This event will take place behind the elementary school following the Christmas Parade.

Elizabeth City

The Merry Market at F&F Print Sign Design

Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

1725 City Center Blvd., Elizabeth City

Grab a friend and shop 20 local vendors at this indoor/outdoor event. 

Downtown Waterfront Indoor Holiday Market

Saturday, December 10, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

215 S Water St., Elizabeth City

Hosted by STAG’s Sauce Co., LLC


River Town Christmas 2022 on Main St., Columbia

Friday, December 2 and 3, 3:30 p.m.

This event is hosted by Greater Tyrrell County Chamber of Commerce and will feature local vendors and downtown merchants.