It’s the most wonderful time of the year and all the more reason to get away to the Outer Banks for the holidays. Start a new tradition this year and select an OBX beach home just right for you and your family, big or small. The holiday season is full of magic and wonder…and the OBX helps bring those emotions to life with seasonal events, beautiful light displays, and breathtaking scenery to enjoy while you ring in the holidays. Warm drinks, walks on the beach, and Christmas movie nights in the theater room make for an unforgettable experience to share with your nearest and dearest.

Decks & Halls


From Corolla to Hatteras Island, enjoy the views and crisp salty air out on wraparound sun decks at one of our many OBX vacation rentals. A majority of our vacation homes include spacious decking and long hallways with plenty of rooms to accommodate both large and small groups. There is always plenty of room “at the inn” with homes that can accommodate 2-32 people.

Merry & Bright


The Outer Banks is not only famous for its beaches. The Poulos family’s Christmas light display in Kill Devil Hills has been nationally recognized by The Today Show and HGTV as the ultimate Christmas home. The family works hard to make the holidays extra special for locals and visitors alike by decorating their home and yard with Christmas decorations like you’ve never seen before. Admission is free but donations are welcomed.

The Elizabethan Gardens also hosts their Winterlights Grand Illuminations tour through the enchanted gardens in Manteo with local entertainment and refreshments that make for a fun-filled family event.

Do You Hear What I Hear?


What pairs best with heartwarming Christmas carols and the laughter of loved ones? The sound of the ocean. The peaceful and rhythmic sound of the waves crashing onto the shore will surely put you at ease this holiday season. Just close your eyes and relax.

Here Comes Santa Claus


Santa will be touring the Outer Banks throughout the month of December for the little ones to turn in their last minute wish lists. Check out our Outer Banks Event Calendar for dates and locations where Santa will make an appearance before his big day.

Silent Night


Enjoy silent evenings relaxing in the hot tub or in the spa as you gear up for the holidays. (We can feel the jet bubbles now!)  Visiting the Outer Banks during the off season also means the lines are shorter, the traffic is lighter, and your stay is all the more enjoyable.

If you’re looking for a new holiday tradition, not to mention a place your whole family will love, consider booking an OBX home for the holidays. With nearly 600 OBX vacation homesto choose from, you’re such to find the perfect fit. Take advantage of our low off season rates and give an unforgettable gift this holiday season.

Wishing you a holiday season where your days are merry and bright!