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Carteret County NC Christmas Events, Flotilla Parades, and Family Cheer

Below is a list of 2021 Carteret County NC Christmas events and flotilla parades geared towards families and children in Morehead City, Emerald Isle, Newport, Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, Atlantic, and Pine Knoll Shores. If you know of any other events taking place in the county please use the comment form at the end of this article and we will add it to the article.

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Project Christmas Cheer

Local all volunteer outreach assistance program to help children and families who have documented financial needs during the holiday season. Additionally, this organization works with local churches and other entities to help provide meals to qualifying families. Project Christmas Cheer is a non-denominational outreach program. You can learn more about this incredibly gracious organization via their Facebook Page.

Carteret County NC And Town Christmas Parades

Morehead City

We’re currently getting information on the time and date of the Morehead City parade and events.

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We’re currently gathering any Beaufort NC Christmas events and parades.


December 5, 2021 starting at 3 p.m. along Chatham St. The Newport parade returns after 3 years of being cancelled.

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Atlantic Beach

The “Light Up The Night” Atlantic Beach NC parade will take place on December 3rd, 2021 starting at 6:00 p.m. at the town park and head east to the circle via West Dr. The town is currently taking applications for anyone interested in being a part of this event.

Emerald Isle

The Town of Emerald Isle will host their annual parade at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2021.

Pine Knoll Shores

No announcement on Pine Knoll Shores yet.


No announcement on Atlantic yet.

Cape Carteret

December 11, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m. look for the Christmas Caravan to start in old Cape Carteret and wind it’s way through town neighborhoods.

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3 thoughts on “Carteret County NC Christmas Events, Flotilla Parades, and Family Cheer

  • December 18, 2021 at 11:49 am

    Please, please local things with activities, not many activities get posted, but there are community and town things going on that we need to hear about! I went online to find something Christmas to do today, and there was NOTHING! Help the community, show more participation by posting. Thank you!

  • August 27, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Where do we apply to participate in the parades?

  • December 4, 2018 at 2:21 am

    I must say, my husband and I moved to Carteret County from a big city and the Christmas flotilla was very quaint and special. Very interesting taste of local heritage that we are learning more about daily. Although, I don’t think I have ever seen fireworks during a Christmas festivity before.


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