Welcome to our Ramblings feature as we help you explore Lovely Things NC.


Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens

Now – January 19, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Elizabethan Gardens’ Winter Lights celebration is easily one of the biggest and most highly anticipated events of the holiday season. Featuring hundreds of thousands of lights that are dotted throughout the gardens, the ensuing sight is really something to behold and will get all visitors into a holiday spirit. (Outer Banks)


Enchanted Airlie

November 23 – December 22.  Share in the joy of the holiday season with family and friends as you stroll the festive grounds of Airlie Gardens. Featuring over one million colorful, twinkling lights, Enchanted Airlie is a must-see holiday tradition. Voted as one of Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events, this beloved annual event features holiday flowers, musical entertainment, a visit from Santa Claus and a variety of provisions like coffee, hot cocoa, cookies and more. Tickets sell out in advance, so reserve yours early and get in the holiday spirit.  (Visit NC)


Christmas Groaning Board at the James Iredell House

On December 14-15, from 1-5pm, Historic Edenton State Historic Site will be hosting a Christmas Groaning Board with help from the Edenton Tea Party DAR and the James Iredell Association. There will be so many cookies that the table will “groan” under the weight! This year, our costumed historic interpreters will be using the Iredell House Kitchen to demonstrate holiday cooking.  This event is without charge and open to the public.  (NCDCR)

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