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 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
To Learn More


Thursday, December 10, 2020

Holiday - "Maskerade" style like "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


Learn More


Friday & Saturday, December 11 - 12, 2020

The Magic of Colonial Christmas 

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.

1 0 - 5 pm

Cupola House: 408 South Broad Street



Friday & Saturday, December 11 - 12, 2020

Christmas of Lights with State Historic Sites

Visit the Iredell Dependencies (Bandon School House, 1825 Kitchen) and Experience Living History:
- Apple Pressing Demonstrations at the Carriage House
- Candle Making
- Foodways

The 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 Historic Edenton Visitor Center 

Iredell House Dependencies 


Friday & Saturday, December 11 - 12, 2020

Art within the Lights

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.

Click here for more info:


9 am - 5 pm

Penelope Barker House Welcome Center 



Saturday, December 12, 2020 

Lights of Joy - Reverse Edenton Chowan Christmas Parade

This year's parade will be a Reverse Parade where the floats, boats and so much more will be stationary and you will drive by the panorama and get to enjoy from your car the festivities and holiday cheer!

10 am

Saga Property, Beechwood Drive
212 Virginia Road



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