8th Annual Chowder & Cheer

December 2 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

1001 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC

The 8th Annual Chowder and Cheer takes place with over 20 different restaurants participating from 1pm until 5pm. Guests are asked to vote for their favorite chowder, soup, chili or gumbo as they travel to each restaurant that’s participating. In addition to the downtown restaurants competing in Chowder and Cheer, restaurants that aren’t located within the downtown district will serve samples at participating shops and art galleries.

Tickets are $25 per person and will be available in advance by visiting or calling the DMCRA at 252-808-0440. There are a limited number of tickets available.

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A Classic Christmas Tea Event

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December 2 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Infusion Cafe: 1012 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557

The Infusion Cafe is pleased to present a tea-party celebration of the American mid-century Christmas special. Join us for this afternoon of musical fan art- in a tribute to the Rankin-Bass, stop-motion Christmas classics we all grew up with.
Enjoy three courses of festive formal Christmas tea fare (tea-time food art created by our kitchen artists.) Served with two courses of Christmas tea by our friendly costumed staff.

Tickets Required. Seating is limited.
Call 252-240-2800 to guarantee your seats.

A Dickens of a Dinner

December 8 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Infusion Cafe: 1012 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 2855

You are invited to a festive Christmas Dinner Theatre of literary proportions! Join us as we retell portions of that time-honored story and celebrate the season in a most memorable way! This joyful & traditional Christmas celebration will feature readings from Dickens' beloved tale, wandering minstrels (Allison Wise, Jesse Damiani and our own Kurt Petersen) playing instruments and singing well loved Christmas songs, and Christmas fare... all presented to you in twinkling lantern lit halls, decked with holiday finery!

Tickets Required. Seating is limited.
Call 252-240-2800 for event information and to guarantee your seats.

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5th Annual Gingerbread Festival

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December 8 at 7:30 pm - December 10 at 5:00 pm

3505 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 808-2244

Come join the fun at the Fifth Annual Crystal Coast Hospice House Gingerbread Festival at the Crystal Coast Civic Center! For Christmas lovers, gingerbread enthusiasts, master sculptors, kids, amateurs, professionals and candy connoisseurs of all ages! Enter your edible masterpiece in our competition to benefit SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House and, of course, for a chance to win great prizes and revel in that "gingerbread feeling".

The Return of Rodney Kemp Presents History with Lunch

December 15 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

History Museum of Carteret County: 1008 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC 28557

Local historian Rodney Kemp returns with his popular lunch-time history program.This well-received mainstay includes local history and Rodney’s down-home, personal observations along with audience participation and comments. Included in this run of events are author interviews and some of Rodney’s own interpretive topics.

Admission for presentation & lunch: $15 per person ($13 for society members)

Admission for presentation only: $8.50 per person ($5.50 for society members)

Lunch served at 11:30. Presentation starts at noon. Please call 252-247-7533 ext 1 to make your reservations.

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The Embers Christmas Show

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December 19 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Carteret Community Theatre: 1311 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC

(252) 495-8919

This legendary beach music band sings new arrangements of classic Christmas tunes and a few of their classics the whole family will love.

Downtown Countdown

December 31 at 4:00 pm - January 1 at 1:00 am

Downtown Morehead City, NC

(252) 808-0440

The early events will focus on activities for a younger audience. It will include a kids’ Crab Pot Drop at Big Rock Landing at 6:00 pm. Following the early drop, the celebration will be focused on activities for teens, a demographic often forgotten in New Year’s Eve celebrations. Events will include a laser light show, glow party, DJ music, games and contests. As the night progresses, visitors will enjoy stilt walkers, music, fire dancers and the evening will conclude at midnight with the traditional crab pot drop and a stellar fireworks show.

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