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.


Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Albemarle Chorale Christmas Concert


Holiday selections in celebration of this beautiful season.


Edenton United Methodist Church
Virginia Road

4:00 pm



Tuesday, December 3 - 17, 2019

Rocky Hock Playhouse presents A Carolina Christmas


Live musical performance sure to bring joy and inspiration to all ages.  Lunch is served before each performance - Nixon's Banquet Catering facility, Virginia Road.


Ticket and Schedule information can be found at the link below



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 am

North and South Broad Street



Friday & Saturday, December 13-14, 2019

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.

1 – 5pm

Cupola House: 408 South Broad Street



Friday & Saturday, December 13-14, 2019

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 13-14, 2019

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 13-14, 2019

38th 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.

4 – 8 pm

Penelope Barker House Welcome Center

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



Saturday, December 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019

Edenton Farmer's Market

Locally grown and sourced produce and hand-made items are available on Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.  Check their website for what is featured weekly.


8:00 am - noontime Saturdays/3:00-6:00 pm Wednesdays

Edenton Farmer's Market
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