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One of the Best

No matter the time of year, there is almost always an event on Cape Hatteras. From the 4th of July Celebration at Avon Pier to the Hatteras Village Oyster Roast to the Surfin' Turkey 5K, there is something for everyone.

These festivities are the perfect addition to any Hatteras Island getaway! Check Surf or Sound Realty's Hatteras Island event calendar for updates. You never know what new fun is being worked on.

December 2023

December 2
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Association Christmas Tree Lighting

The Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Association (RWSCA) will be hosting its third annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 2 at 5:30 p.m.

The event is free and will be held at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building located at 23646 NC Highway 12 in Rodanthe.

The celebration includes light refreshments, holiday songs, live music, and a visit by Santa.  

More details can be found on the Civic Association’s website at

December 9
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hatteras Village Civic Center

Breakfast with Santa

Hatters Village will host a special Breakfast with Santa before the annual Hatteras Village Christmas Parade. Including an extensive menu, "creation station,"  and of course, Santa! 

Adult Tickets are $18 dollars. Children 5-12 are $9. Children under 5 are free. Tickets are available online at

All proceeds benefit the Hatteras Community Preschool. 

December 9
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hatteras Village

Hatteras Island Christmas Parade

Join in the fun of one of the most festive celebrations on Hatteras Island with this annual Christmas parade that has become a decades-long tradition for locals and holiday visitors alike. The Hatteras Island Christmas Parade combines local businesses, fire departments, the US Coast Guard, and non-profit organizations in a joyful and small-town parade that will inspire anyone to get into the holiday spirit.

The parade features a roughly mile-long route from the Hatteras Community Center to Eagle Pass Road in the heart of Hatteras village. Local businesses and organizations are represented with coastal-themed floats, and kids of all ages will love the candy, toys, and other prizes that are thrown to the crowds throughout the march down NC Highway 12. Santa himself makes a special appearance at the end of the parade, and everyone is welcome back at the Hatteras Community Center after the parade is over for hot cocoa, cookies, and to hear the winners of this year’s parade festivities. 

December 15 to December 16
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Shuck Hatteras II

Shuck Hatteras is an annual two-day Shellebration of Heritage, Community, Oysters, & Music.

The weekend begins with a “Shuck-Off” welcoming party featuring local live music and local Kinnakeet Oyster Co. oysters. Saturday features an array of Oystivities as well as live music and local art vendors which is all FREE TO THE PUBLIC beginning at 12 NOON. The Oyster Cook-off Challenge begins at 1:00 pm & will be judged by participating event patrons. The ALL-YOU-CAN EAT Oyster Roast will take place at 4 pm (ticket required). There will also be games and activities for the kids. Live Music & the Roast will conclude at 11 pm.

Tickets for the Oyster Roast will be available on-site the day of the event for $40 dollars.