December 2021

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.)


Saturday, December 4, 2021

Kick-Off To Christmas

Enjoy local food trucks, cookie decorating, a Polar Express experience on the historic trolley, Flotilla, and a beautifully decorated Edenton, NC. More details to come on this family-friendly event! 

Current Schedule: 

Food Trucks & Polar Express Experience on the Historic Trolley starting at 3:00 PM

Story Time 4:00 PM

Tree Lighting & Santa's Arrival 5:30 PM

Meet & Greet with Santa 6:00 PM

Flotilla 6:15 PM 

Colonial Park

3:00 - 8:00 PM




Saturday, December 4, 2021

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 

Come join the town of Edenton as we begin to celebrate the joyous season.  

Edenton Waterfront

5:30 PM



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


Saturday, December 11, 2021

Edenton-Chowan Christmas Parade

Santa is coming to town! Enjoy the amazing Edenton-Chowan Christmas Parade from Broad Street. 

Downtown Edenton - Broad St 

Contact Susan Creed at


Friday - Saturday, December 10-11, 2021

Historic Edenton Christmas Candlelight Tour

The Edenton Historical invites you to join them for the 40th annual tour and all the Holiday Festivities taking place throughout the weekend.

Penelope Barker House Welcome Center (Tour Headquarters)
505 South Broad Street

4:00 - 8:00 pm
Learn More


December, 2021

Holiday Touring - Decorated and Festive

Trolley Tours take place from the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center daily except Tuesdays.  Shopping for gifts are also available when visiting.  The Cupola House Gardens have beautiful Christmas Trees decorated for the season and make for a wonderful sight during the early evening hours.  The Arts Council has selections from area artists available and the Iredell House Dependencies are festively decorated.


Penelope Barker House Welcome Center
505 S Broad Street for getting started