December events in Edenton, North Carolina, and Chowan County.

The events are listed chronologically by the last day the event will be held. Please make sure to look at the whole list to see if an event is going on during the time you plan to visit.


Friday, December 14, 2018

Caroling in the Courthouse with the Albemarle Sounds

Caroling in the Courthouse with the Albemarle Sounds

Historic Edenton State Historic Site will be hosting Caroling in the Courthouse with the Albemarle Sounds! Come and enjoy your favorite Christmas Songs in the Historic 1767 Chowan County Courthouse December 14th from 6-7pm, 117 E. King Street, Edenton, NC. This event is without charge and open to the public!

6:00- 7:00 pm

1767 Chowan County Courthouse - E King Street



Friday, December 14, 2018

Supper Club at The Cotton Gin Inn

Candlelight Dinner!

-Pear, Cranberry and Brie Tart

-French Onion Soup

-Mixed Greens with Roasted Beets, Pecans and Gorgonzola with Cider Vinaigrette

-Boeuf Bourguignon

-Chocolate Creme Brulee with Sugared Berries and Cardamom

-Whipped Cream

8 pm

The Cotton Gin Inn



Saturday, December 15, 2018

Cooking Classes at The Cotton Gin Inn

An Intimate hands-on Experience. Classes include a CGI logo apron and the food you prepare.


-Classic Rolled Cookies

-Classic Drop Cookies

-Gingerbread House

2:00 pm

The Cotton Gin Inn




Friday & Saturday, December 14-15, 2018

Cupola House Open House

Visit the Cupola House to admire the beautiful Christmas decorations of this restored 18th century home. Hot wassail, cookies and Renaissance music add to the ambiance of this traditional Edenton Classic.


Cupola House: 408 South Broad Street



Friday & Saturday, December 14-15, 2018

James Iredell House Christmas Groaning Board

Historic Edenton State Historic Site will be hosting the James Iredell 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!

Cooking in the Bandon Kitchen with costumed interpreters.

This event is without charge and open to the public. 105 E. Church Street.

1-5 pm

Iredell House



Friday & Saturday, December 14-15, 2018

Savories by the Sound

The Penelope Barker House Welcome Center is the Christmas Candlelight Tour Weekend Headquarters. Delicious Eggnog and special treats await your arrival.


Barker House



Friday & Saturday, December 14-15, 2018

Confection Perfection Sweets by the Sound

Enjoy delicious holiday treats during this year's Candlelight Tour Weekend in the Arts Council Gallery.

1-5 pm

Chowan Arts Council Gallery



Friday & Saturday, December 14-15, 2018

37th Annual Christmas Candlelight Tour

Enjoy Christmas Celebrations with natural decorations in beautiful private homes. Many weekend activities accompany the tour making the weekend visit a holiday wonder.

This tour is sponsored by the Edenton Historical Commission with tour headquarters at the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center.

Tickets can be purchased by going to the Edenton Historical Commission Web Site:

For more details see our special Candlelight Tour Page.

4 - 8 pm

Penelope Barker House

$30 in advance and $35 days of includes tax - Groups of 10 or more $25 per person



Tuesday, December 1-18, 2018

Rocky Hock Playhouse Christmas Show

In Celebration of Chowan County's 350th Anniversary, the Christmas production of Christ the Savior is Born will have performances to include a lunch buffet @ Nixon's Catering Banquet Facility. This feature will run through December 18th.

Performance Schedule and Ticket information can be found at


Nixon's Catering & Banquet Facility



Friday & Saturday, December 7, 14, 21, 2018

Christmas Open Studios

Local Edenton Potter, Frank Miglorie, will open his studio to the public on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The studio is located on 1222 Sound Shore Drive, Edenton, NC. Frank will be working throughout the day demonstrating the various aspects of the art of pottery.

With Christmas around the corner, the studio is filled with new pottery featuring several new glazes and designs that Frank has developed since living in North Carolina. During your visit you will be able to see how he has integrated into his work elements from nature that are so much a part of the landscape in the coastal area of North Carolina.

The Christmas Open Studio Weekends will run 12/7-8; 12/14-15; 12/21-22 for your holiday shopping needs.

10 am - 4 pm

1222 Sound Shore Drive



Saturday, December 15,22,29, 2018

Edenton Farmer's Market

Fresh Vegetables, Meats, Flowers and Homemade Treats - December Schedule:

- 12/15 - Saturday market

- 12/22 - Saturday market

- 12/29 - Last Saturday market until Jan 2019

9 am - 12 noon, Saturday

Edenton Farmer's Market Building, 200 S Broad Street



Friday, December 6, 2019

Christmas Tree Lighting and Flotilla

Kick off the joyous holiday season with a wonderful annual event in Historic Downtown Edenton to include Tree Lighting at 5:30 pm and a wonderful Flotilla of boats along the Harbor at 6 pm. Local Children's Choirs perform with musical delights as everyone awaits that very, very special visit from that Jolly Old Man, Himself - Santa!

This event is sponsored by Destination Downtown Edenton.

Tree Lighting 5:30 pm & Flotilla 6:00 pm

South Broad Street at the monument



Saturday, December 7, 2019

Edenton Chowan Christmas Parade

Come and enjoy the floats, boats, horses and holiday cheer!

10:00 am

North and South Broad Street