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

Read all about our A Dickens December 2016 Events!

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 2, 2016

Dickens Christmas Extravaganza and Flotilla

Kick off the joyous holiday season with a wonderful annual event in Historic Downtown Edenton to include Tree Lighting and Flotilla - 5:30 pm. This event is sponsored by Destination Downtown Edenton.

Time:Tree Lighting & Flotilla 5:30 pm
Place:South Broad Street at the monument


Friday & Saturday, December 2-3, 2016

Rocky Hock Opry Christmas Show

Christmas Favorites from the 80s some old and some new

Time:7:00 pm
Place:Swain Auditorium, 200 E. Church Street


Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Albemarle Chorale Annual Christmas Concert

Come enjoy a beautiful Christmas selections performed by The Albemarle Chorale. This year's concert theme is "A Silent Night".

Place:Edenton United Methodist Church - Virginia Road
Phone:Christine Scalfani 252-221-8057


Friday & Saturday, December 9-10, 2016

Dickens At The Arts Council

Stop by the Arts Council Gallery for a sweet treat while taking part in the Dickens of Christmas Candlelight Tour.

Place:Chowan Arts Council 504 South Broad Street


Friday & Saturday, December 9-10, 2016

Groaning Board at the Iredell House

The Iredell House is decorated for the season with period decorations and foods that make the table heavily laden with treats to enjoy. This event is part of the 35th annual Candlelight Christmas Tour.

Time:1-5 pm
Place:Iredell House


Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dickens Christmas Parade

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

The Dickens Christmas Parade is sponsored by the Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce.

Time:10:00 am
Place:North and South Broad Street


Friday & Saturday, December 3, 2016

"Dickens of A Christmas"

In celebration of the Christmas season, "A Dickens of a Christmas" will be presented in the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse by The Friends of the Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library. Dr. Elliott Engel will entertain the audience with a literary discussion about the world famous author, Charles Dickens. Dr. Engel has taught literature at NC State University, University of North Carolina and Duke University and now lectures on over 50 literary topics. This performance, given in period costume, will engage our guests with wit and insight into Charles Dickens.

There will be two programs; an afternoon program at 1:00 - 3:00 PM and an evening program at 6L00 - 8:00 PM. Each will be followed by Victorian receptions with hors d'oeuvres both sweet and savory and Christmas spirits. Tickets will go on sale at the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center, 505 South Broad Street on October 17th.

Time:1:00 PM and 6:00 PM
Place:1767 Chowan County Courthouse
Fee:$40 and will go on sale after 10/1
Phone:252-482-4112 Library and 252-482-7800 for Tickets


Friday & Saturday, December 9-10, 2016

35th Annual Christmas Candlelight Tour

Enjoy a Dickens Christmas 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.

For more details see our special Candlelight Tour Page.

Time:4 - 8 pm
Place:Penelope Barker House
Fee:$30 in advance and $35 days of includes tax - Groups of 10 or more $25 per person


Saturday, December 10, 2016

"Market Street Brass"

The Baptist Church invites you to join them for a wonderful, free concert for all to enjoy.

Time:7 - 8 pm
Place:Edenton Baptist Church
Phone:252-482-4736 or 252-3338692


Friday - Sunday, December 9-11, 2016

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens' classic tale is brought to life and reawakens the true spirit of Christmas. There’s fun for the whole family as Epic Music Theatre weaves the story with delightful Christmas songs, rousing dance numbers, a touch of comedy and a heart-warming cast. The show is 90 minutes long with a short intermission.

December 9 at 8:15 PM, December 10 at 2 PM and 8:15PM; December 11 at 2 PM.

Swain Theatre, 200 East Church Street, Edenton. Reserved seating, tickets $25.

Please visit the website below to purchase tickets and more information.

Time:12/9 - 8:15 pm; 12/10 - 2 and 8:15 pm; 12/11 - 2 pm
Place:Swain Auditorium
Fee:$25.00 Reserved Seating


Thursday, December 1 - 13, 2016

Rocky Hock Playhouse

"The Road to Bethlehem" is the Christmas production for the lunch buffet @ Nixon's Catering Banquet Facility. This feature will run through December 13th.

Time:Call for Schedule
Place:Nixon's Catering Facility - 749 Virginia Road
Fee:Call for Ticket Prices