Spend the Holidays on the Outer Banks

Think the Outer Banks is just for summer? Think again! Join us in the off-season for these fun holidays.

1. Seek and ye shall find

Binoculars at Jockeys Ridge, Nags Head

Enjoy a long Columbus Day weekend on the Outer Banks. Party like a local at the annual Parade of Homes tour, Duck Jazz Festival, Island Art Show, and the Outer Banks Seafood Festival! Check out other Outer Banks events.

2. Ghosts and ghouls? We've got em!

Halloween on the Outer Banks

For an area that lost a whole colony of people and home to countless shipwrecks, we've got our share of ghost stories! From festive to frightening, the Outer Banks hosts it all in October. Take a ghost tour at the Whalehead Club or participate in the annual Harvest HayDay at the Elizabethan Gardens. There's something for the whole family!

3. We salute you!

American flag flying high at Avalon Pier

Spend your Veteran's Day on the Outer Banks, and if you're military or law enforcement, you may enjoy some additional savings. See our list of homes offering military discounts.

4. Curl up in a hammock and let the tryptophan take over

Hammock under house, Outer Banks

Our Outer Banks vacation homes are the perfect place for a family Thanksgiving, and you don't have to deal with sleeping on Grandma's couch! We have more than enough space for your extended family, or a family of two. Cook in one of our gourmet kitchens or enjoy a fine Thanksgiving feast at one of our Outer Banks restaurants.

5. Say 'no' to the big box stores this Black Friday

Shops in Duck, NC

Standing in long lines to fight someone for a TV is so 2000s. Do some local shopping on the Outer Banks for a truly personal gift, or stay in your pjs and book your next summer vacay with Sun Realty. Between Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, you're sure to find a local gift or many for your family! Many OBX shops have extra savings on Cyber Monday too, so keep the cheer here - even online!

6. There's no place like a beach home for the holidays. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa, we got you!

Christmas or Hanukkah on the Outer Banks

Let's face it: no one needs another tacky sweater or goofy coffee mug. What we all want this gift-giving season is a great vacation. Large or small, families love gathering around our cozy Outer Banks beach homes to enjoy Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa for fun with their loved ones. Stay a few days or a few weeks and celebrate your blessings beach-style!

7. Wake up to the New Year with an Outer Banks sunrise

Sunrise in Kill Devil Hills

Forget the hubbub of Times Square. The mirrored ball's got nothing on our Outer Banks night sky and subsequent ocean sunrise. Start your New Year off right with the refreshing and rejuvenating salt air of the OBX!

8. Snuggle your sweetie on the beaches of the Outer Banks for Valentine's Day

Snow on the beach grass, Outer Banks

Spend a week or a long weekend on the beach with your +1 and you won't regret it. Book a spa visit and a romantic dinner and you're golden.

9. Save your Benjamins

January day in South Nags Head, NC

President's Day has become another occasion for a sale, it seems. With low rates on most Outer Banks beach homes, and Uncle Sam helping you out with a Federal holiday, it's a great time to visit.

10. Every day's a holiday on the OBX

Drone shot with Nags Head Pier in November

Really, do you need a reason to take an Outer Banks vacation? The off-season offers a tremendous variety of local events and activities, uncrowded beaches, low rates on vacation home rentals, and some pretty epic weather.


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