ROANOKE ISLAND – Holiday traditions in the early days on the Outer Banks are the focus the first two Saturdays in December when Island Farm hosts Christmas on the North End.
The event set for 1-5 p.m. Dec. 4 and Dec. 11 at Island Farm, 1140 N U.S. 64, just north of Manteo on Roanoke Island, is to include costumed interpreters sharing how Roanoke Island families celebrated the Christmas holiday in the mid-1800s.
The homeplace will be decorated inside and out, while farm interpreters are to be on hand to demonstrate traditional mid-19th century traditions of food, celebration and holiday craft. Kettle corn, candle making, Christmas ornament crafting and grapevine wreath making are among the planned activities, along with the opportunity to visit and have pictures made with St. Nicholas inside the historic homeplace.
Admission for the event is $8 for ages 4 and older. Admission is free for 3 and younger.
Island Farm is owned and operated by Outer Banks Conservationists, a nonprofit organization founded in 1980 to protect natural, cultural and historic resources along North Carolina’s Outer Banks through education and conservation of a sense of place. For more information, visit www.obcinc.org, email email@example.com or call 252-473-6500.