WinterLights supports local giving this holiday season

Published 6:57 pm Friday, December 1, 2023

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The Elizabethan Gardens’ annual WinterLights event will run on select nights through Saturday, December 30, 2023 from 6-9 p.m. This season, the Gardens invited local nonprofits to decorate a tree that conveys their mission. Each tree has a QR code or information to support one of the 13 participating local charities: Lily’s Camp; Beach Food Pantry; Outer Banks Hotline; Community Care Clinic of Dare; Outer Banks SPCA; OBX Room in the Inn; Crossroads OBX; Outer Banks Relief Foundation; Coastal Humane Society; The Lost Colony; NC Aquarium Society; Children & Youth Partnership; and Roanoke Island Food Pantry.

Sponsored in part by Southern Bank and The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, WinterLights has become an annual holiday tradition with all proceeds benefiting the Gardens. Guests are encouraged to visit the Gardens’ website at for a listing of scheduled entertainment and evenings with Santa.

Remaining Event Dates:

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December 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

6-9 p.m.


Timed-entry tickets must be reserved online at and are non-refundable unless a scheduled evening is canceled by The Elizabethan Gardens.

Adults: $18; Youth (between 6 to 17) $14; Child: (between 2 to 5): $8; Infant (under 2): free; Dog (one per adult): $6.

If inclement weather or other conditions prevent the lights from occurring, a notice will be sent out to all anticipated guests by 2 p.m.


Guests must park in designated spaces. Overflow parking will be available at the National Park Service parking lot. A shuttle will transport guests from/to this lot on December 1, 2, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 26.