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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 & 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

Annual Wassail Bowl at the Cupola House

The Cupola House is decorated with period decorations for the season. Wassail is will be served with cookies and renaissance Music both days of the tour. This event is part of the 35th annual Christmas Candlelight Tour.

Place:Cupola House: 408 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


Friday & Saturday, December 9-10, 2016

Penelope Barker House Holiday Repast

Enjoy famous holiday eggnog at the Candlelight Tour Headquarters during the event.

Place:Barker House


Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dickens Christmas Parade

Come and enjoy the floats, boats, horses and holiday cheer! Children can sit with Santa and have their pictures taken following the Parade at Salty Kisses Kids Boutique. In getting ready for the visiting with Santa, children can leave their Santa letters in the Salty Kisses Mailbox.

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

If your organization wants to be part of the parade download this form, fill it out, and mail it in.

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


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.

Tickets can be purchased by going to the Edenton Historical Commission Web Site linked below.

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 & Saturday, December 9, 10, 2016

Christmas Open Studio Weekend

Local Edenton Potter, Frank Miglorie, will open his studio to the public on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 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.

Time:10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Place:1222 Sound Shore Road, Edenton


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 PM, December 10 at 8 PM; December 11 at 2 PM.

Reserved seating, tickets $25.

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

Time:12/9 - 8 pm; 12/10 - 8 pm; 12/11 - 2 pm
Place:1767 Chowan County Courthouse 117 E King Street
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


Saturday, December 10,17, 2016

Edenton Farmer's Market

Fresh Vegetables, Meats, Flowers and Homemade Treats - every Saturday throughout the growing season on the corner of Granville Street and Virginia Road on the Agriculture Building Lawn. On Wednesdays from 3 -6:00 pm, on December 7, 14 and maybe the 21st you will be able to buy fresh vegetables from their 200 North Broad Street site even on your way home from work through December.

Time:8 am - 12 noon, Saturday and 3 - 6:30 pm Wednesday
Place:Corner of Granville and Virginia Rd on Saturday and 200 N Broad on Wednesdays


Tuesday, December 20-22, 2016

Santa Claus at Historic Iredell House

Santa Claus will be at the Historic James Iredell home-site from 6 - 8 pm. children of all ages are welcome to visit, give Santa your Christmas wish in person before Christmas and have their photos taken with Santa.

Santa will be fireside in the holiday decorated 1825 kitchen dependency; Santa will be giving out candy canes and coupons for a free hot cocoa at the Edenton Coffee House. Visitors can take their own photos, or have Kip Shaw take them at an additional fee.

Time:6 - 8 pm
Place:James Iredell Home-site 105 East Church Street
Fee:$5.00 per person to see Santa