Midnight Magic in Manteo event featuring food, fun and fireworks moved to Sunday

Published 10:02 am Saturday, December 31, 2022

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Due to concerns about inclement weather, Midnight Magic in Manteo, a New Year’s Eve event, is being postponed to Sunday, January 1, 2023 from 4–7 p.m.

“No matter the day, there will be all kinds of fun for the whole family to enjoy,” shared Michele Bunce, program manager for the Town of Manteo.

The bands and amusements have been rescheduled for future town events, however there will still be food, a fire pit with s’mores, a variety of lawn games and fun giveaways to help light up the night. Festivities will run throughout the event and will end in a colorful fireworks display at 7 p.m.

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Food vendors at this event include STAG’s Soulshine Kitchen; Mahi Mahi’s; Ruth Gibbs with hot dogs, chips and drinks; Mr. Buddy with funnel cakes and fried Oreos; and Kona Ice.

No parking will be allowed on Queen Elizabeth Avenue between Budleigh Street and Sir Walter Raleigh Street from 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 31 through 9 p.m. on Sunday, January 1. No through traffic will be allowed in that area on Sunday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.

The parking lot on Queen Elizabeth Avenue between the Tranquil House Inn and Kitty Hawk Kites – known by some as the “Christmas tree parking lot” – will be closed from 1 p.m. on Saturday through 9 p.m. on Sunday.

Parking with free golf cart and shuttle van service is available for those parking at the Town Common, College of The Albemarle or Manteo Elementary School parking lots to the downtown festivity area. Shuttles will run every 15 minutes during the event.

“You don’t to miss all the food, fun, and festivities, so join us in welcoming the New Year 2023!” invited Bunce.