Gather with us downtown for the Main Street lighting ceremony during Elizabeth City's Holiday Celebration, an old-fashioned, small-town celebration of the season. Hundreds gather at the Courthouse for singing and the "flipping of the switch" to turn on the downtown holiday lights.

Festivities continue with caroling through the heart of downtown, Santa and elves, Christmas Princess Tea Party, Olaf the Snowman, Face Painting, Mrs. Claus story hour, Hay Ride/Sleigh Ride with gingerbread cookies, and a hot cocoa, coffee, and sweets stop.

This is great Christmas fun for the whole family! Meet Elsa at Page After Page Bookstore. Live music at Ghost Harbor Brewing Company. Christmas Princess Tea Party at Eclectic Jewelry. So much more! Stick around for Saturday's Turkey Trot and Small Business Saturday!

This annual event is held the Friday after Thanksgiving each year.


Downtown Elizabeth City
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

(252) 338-4104

Updated June 24, 2021