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.

(If you prefer to also see community events (such as Town Council Meetings), as well as the featured events below, go to this page.)


Thursday, December 3, 2020

Edenton Tree Lighting 

As we celebrate the Holiday Season with "Lights of Joy" stay tuned for this year's special Facebook Live Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Destination Downtown Edenton will share more information soon on Facebook.

5:30 pm  

Destination Downtown Edenton
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Saturday, December 5, 12,  19, 26, 2020

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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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Holiday - Maskerade Sip & Shop

Destination Downtown Edenton invites you to join them downtown for a great evening of shopping and holiday cheer as we celebrate "Lights of Joy".  To learn more, check out their FB page below:

5- 8 pm

North and South Broad Street


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Saturday, December 12, 2020

Edenton Chowan Christmas Parade

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

10 am

North and South Broad Street



Friday & Saturday, December 11 - 12, 2020

Cupola House Open House

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

10 – 3 pm

Cupola House: 408 South Broad Street



Friday & Saturday, December 11 - 12, 2020

James Iredell House Site

Historic Edenton State Historic Site and Friends of State Historic Sites Edenton will be hosting Whole Family Activities on the property of the James Iredell Site.

Living History Demonstrations will be set up.  The Bandon Kitchen will be open, in addition to Schoolhouse, Smokehouse, the 1756 Dependency, and the Necessary.

Friends of Historic Sites Historic Edenton will have Terra Cia Paper Whites and Amaryllis for sale. 

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

1 – 5 pm

Iredell House


Friday & Saturday, December 11 - 12, 2020

Confection Perfection 

This year’s Candlelight Tour Weekend in the Arts Council Gallery will be a delight inside and out.

10 am – 5 pm

Chowan Arts Council Gallery



Friday & Saturday, December 11 - 12, 2020

39th Annual Christmas Candlelight Tour -
                                                  The 2020 Non-Traditional Tour!

Enjoy Christmas Celebrations with everyone's health and safety in mind. The plans are in place for both  a "Virtual Tour" with 18 homes and a Showcase of Holiday Décor with design ideas to inspire, delight and intrigue inside the 1790 - Littlejohn- Byrum home along with all the other weekend activities that will  accompany the tour making the weekend virtual and in-person visit - a holiday wonder.

Showcase ticket good for both days Pre-purchase $15; children under 12 free

Box lunches can be reserved and purchased days of the tour $10 and enjoyed at The Venue on Water Street as you view the virtual tour on the big screen.

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

9 am - 5 pm

Penelope Barker House Welcome Center - More information to be shared soon



Sunday, December 5, 2021

The Albemarle Chorale Christmas Concert

Holiday selections in celebration of this beautiful season.

Edenton United Methodist Church
Virginia Road

4:00 pm