Island Farm to hold ‘Christmas on the North End’ this week

Published 4:24 pm Thursday, December 1, 2022

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On December 1, 2 and 3, Island Farm will hold “Christmas on the North End,” an event focused on historic holiday traditions in the early days on the Outer Banks.

On the first Thursday, Friday and Saturday in December, costumed interpreters at Island Farm will share how Roanoke Island families celebrated the Christmas holiday in the 1850s. The homeplace will be decorated and lit by candlelight, while farm interpreters demonstrate traditional mid-19th century traditions of food, celebration and holiday craft. Guests will be able to visit with St. Nicholas, enjoy fresh cider, sugar cookies, a bonfire and musket firing. Additional activities will include candle making, ornament crafting and grapevine wreath making.

“Mark your calendar for Island Farm’s last event of the year, to commemorate the holiday season in warmth and celebration,” stated an Island Farm event announcement.

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The event takes place December 1, 2 and 3 from 3-7 p.m. Admission for the event is $10 for those aged 4 and older; admission for children 0-3 is free. Island Farm is located at 1140 N on Highway 64, just north of Manteo on Roanoke Island.

Island Farm is owned and operated by Outer Banks Conservationists, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1980 to protect natural, cultural and historic resources along North Carolina’s Outer Banks through education and conservation of a sense of place. For more information, visit, email or call 252-473-6500.