WinterLights

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Lights, floral delights, holiday sights and other events are part of a month-long spectacle called WinterLights at The Elizabethan Gardens held Tuesdays to Saturdays from December 2-6, 9-13, 16-20, 26-27; Jan. 2-3 from 6pm-9pm. 

(Closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and January 1.)

Please Note: This event is out of doors and subject to cancellation due to weather. If weather appears threatening, please call ahead or check the website for details: 252-473-3234, elizabethangardens.org

Learn more about special WinterLights Hotel/Motel and Rental packages.

WinterLights is presented by Southern Bank

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and supported in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.

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(Prices shown here do not include the NC Admission Sales Tax)

Saturday, November 29 Grand Illuminations 6pm-9pm - Join The Elizabethan Gardens and Southern Bank for the opening celebration of WinterLights, a spectacular twenty-two night event of holiday lights and sights. Find holiday warmth and charm inside and out with festive food and drink in the “Embellished” Hall, and cozy fire pits on the Great Lawn as well as seasonal gift shop and plant sales. Non-Members: Adults $14, Youth (ages 6-17) $8, Youth (5 and under) $6. Members/Friends: Adults $10, Youth (ages 6-17) $7, Youth (5 and under) $5. For info or details, call 252-473-3234.

Monday, December 1 Ladies’ Night at The Gardens 5pm-7pm- Help Santa pamper you this season by stopping in The Gardens for this unique event. Our sales associates will help you compile your wish list of items in our store so Santa can pick out the perfect gift. Champagne and light fare compliment this casual and fun shopping affair accompanied by some welcome surprises designed to rejuvenate and relax you. For info or details, call 252-473-3234.

Saturday, December 6 Roanoke Island Christmas Weekend 12:00pm-9pm

The Elizabethan Gardens Board of Directors, The Island Farm and the Manteo Preservation Trust partner to produce a stunning tour that gives visitors an inside look at extraordinary historic homes and sites, at the same time, provides a fun way to support three worthy causes. The Holiday Tour is an annual fundraising event. This tour showcases some of the delightful homes and sites that exemplify historic history and the creative and original style. The 2014 tour will feature charming historic homes and sites on Roanoke Island. Need ideas for interior and holiday decorations? Find inspiration and ideas on this unique tour. Inspiration awaits you.

• 12:00pm -5:00 pm Roanoke Island Farm Open

• 2:00 -7:00 pm Roanoke Island Holiday Tour of Homes Open

• 2:00-9:00 pm The Elizabethan Gardens Open

Tickets include an amazing buffet salad lunch.  Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 day of the event. Groups of ten or more $27 per ticket. For info or details, call 252-473-3234.

Ticket Add on: Holiday Dinner 5:00pm-6:30pm - Enjoy the spirit of the season and the sights of WinterLights with this unique dinner holiday buffet. Enjoy local amazing culinary delights with this all you can eat dinner buffet of meats, vegetables , side dishes and endless desserts of cakes, cookies and candies will make this holiday feast a memorable one. After or before see the incredible WinterLights. Dinner after the tour and just think no dishes to wash- how perfect is that? Dinner seating is at 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm. Prices are Adults $20 Youth $15. For info or details, call 252-473-3234.

December 2-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23, 26-27, 30 January 2-3 WinterLights presented by Southern Bank 6pm-9pm - Stroll along enchanted garden paths and discover the joy of the season with holiday lights, sights and sounds transforming The Elizabethan Gardens into an illuminated winter wonderland. The radiant glow of the gardens, traditional holiday décor and fantastical displays are a true spectacle to behold. Festive trees grace the Gatehouse and Reception Hall and a crackling open-air fire warms the Great Lawn. Seasonal gift shop and plant sales coincide. Adults $10, Youth (ages 6-17) $8, Youth (5 and under) $5. Extended passes available. Tuesdays to Saturdays December 3 thru January 4 (Closed on Dec 24,25, 31 and Jan 1); For info or details, call 252-473-3234.

Monday, December 8 Ladies’ Night at The Gardens 5pm-7pm - Help Santa pamper you this season by stopping in The Gardens for this unique event. Our sales associates will help you compile your wish list of items in our store so Santa can pick out the perfect gift. Champagne and light fare compliment this casual and fun shopping affair accompanied by some welcome surprises designed to rejuvenate and relax you. For info or details, call 252-473-3234.

Saturday, December 13 The Art of Centerpieces 10am-12pm- Decorate your home for the holidays with an elegant centerpiece that is uniquely yours! An Instructor will share with you their skills. The Elizabethan Gardens will provide the base, greening pins and cuttings. Participants may choose to bring ribbon, ornaments or items from home. Class size is limited to 25 participants. Light refreshments will be served. Members: $20, Non-members: $25. For info or details, call 252-473-3234.

Tuesday, December 16 The Art of Centerpieces 5pm-8pm - Enjoy dinner and create something beautiful at the same time. Come on you deserve a break—enjoy the holidays. Let us cook and you can decorate your home for the holidays with an elegant center- piece that is uniquely yours. Let an instructor share with you their skills in the Art of Centerpieces. The Gardens will provide the base, greening pins and cuttings. Participants may choose to bring ribbon, ornaments or items from home. Class size is limited to 25. Members: $35, Non-Members: $40. For info or details, call 252-473-3234.

Saturday, December 20 The Perfect Holiday Wreath 10:00am-1:00pm - Decorate your home for the holidays with an elegant holiday wreath that is uniquely yours! An Instructor will share with you their skills. The Elizabethan Gardens will provide the base, greening pins and cuttings. Participants may choose to bring ribbon, ornaments or items from home. Class size is limited to 25 participants. Light refreshments will be served. Members: $25, Non-members: $30. For info or details, call 252-473-3234.

Saturday, December 20 This Day Has Gone to the Birds 10:00am- 2:00pm - Young hatchlings ages 6-12 years are invited to spend an afternoon going bird- crazy. Kids will hear the story Merry Christmas, Merry Crow by Kathi Appelt – a wonderful tale of a treasure-gathering crow. This bird finds treasures wherever he flies and ends up decorating a tree with found items. After story time kids will enjoy making bird feeders from things like an orange to a pine cone and create edible ornaments for birds. Children will learn about local bird found in the gardens and their natural habit. Kids will enjoy a healthy lunch and watch a movie about birds. Parents enjoy an afternoon of free time. Participation limited to 20. Members: $10, Non-Members: $15. Lunch and snack served. For info or details, call 252-473-3234.

Saturday December 20 Dinner with Santa 6pm-9pm - Enjoy the spirit of the season, the sights of WinterLights and this unique dinner buffet and Santa! Catch the ear of the man in the red suit and enjoy culinary delights will be provided. A family meal, one-on-one time with Santa, tickets to see WinterLights and no dishes to wash- how perfect is that? A professional photographer will offer candid photos for purchase. Dinner seating is at 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Members/Friends: Adults $35, Youth $20. Non-Members: Adults $40, Youth $25. For info or details, call 252-473-3234.

Saturday, December 20 WinterLights with Santa presented by Southern Bank 6pm-9pm - Kids come see Santa just before the big day to make certain he has his instructions! Admission to WinterLights is required. Stroll enchanted garden paths and discover the joy of the season with holiday lights, sights and sounds transforming The Elizabethan Gardens into an illuminated winter wonderland. The radiant glow of the gardens, traditional holiday décor and fantastical displays are a true spectacle to behold. Festive trees grace the Gatehouse and Reception Hall and a crackling open- air fire warms the Great Lawn. Also enjoy seasonal gift shop and plant sales. Adults $10, Youth (ages 6-17) $8, Youth (5 and under) $5. For info or details, call 252-473-3234.

Saturday December 27 WinterLights Thank You Santa presented by Southern Bank 6pm-9pm - Santa has authorized The Gardens to be his official collector of thank you notes. You must drop off your letters before 9pm to guaranteed next day delivery to the North Pole. PS – don’t forget to thank the reindeer too for their hard work. Admission to WinterLights is required. Stroll along enchanted garden paths and discover the joy of the season with holiday lights, sights and sounds transforming The Elizabethan Gardens into an illuminated winter wonderland. The radiant glow of the gardens, traditional holiday décor as well as fantastical displays of peacocks, butterflies, deer and other garden creatures is a true spectacle to behold. Festive trees grace the Gatehouse and Reception Hall and a crackling open-air fire warms the Great Lawn. Also enjoy seasonal gift shop and plant sales. Adults $10, Youth (ages 6-17) $8, Youth (5 and under) $5. For info or details, call 252-473-3234.

Monday, December 29 Kids Craft Day 10am-2pm - Let the children enjoy the seasonal displays while you rest from the holidays. This is a special day for children ages five to eleven with arts and crafts activities, healthy snacks, lunch, story time and a special stroll through The Gardens and WinterLights. Make sure they bring their coats. Space limited to 30 children. Members/Friends are $15; Non-members $20. For info or details, call 252-473-3234.

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