Experience Christmas Past at Island Farm in Manteo

Posted By on November 19, 2012

Island Farm c.1847 in Manteo is celebrating Christmas Past this season with a day of holiday festivities planned for the whole family.

The event unwraps on Saturday, December 8, starting at 10am with the arrival of Santa Claus via ox-drawn wagon, delivering the farm’s Christmas tree and traditional Christmas goose.

Visitors can enjoy a wagon ride with Santa from 10:30am to 12:30pm, and can give the jolly one in red their wish lists from 2 to 3:30pm inside the farmhouse by a warm fire, where hot cider and ginger cookies will be served.

You can also sample the foods of a 19th Century Christmas feast and watch the goose being prepared in the cookhouse, and make your own cornhusk doll ornament and candle to take home.

From 11:30am until 3:30pm, there will be vigenette performances every 30 minutes of A Christmas Gift by Director of the Theatre Program and Associate Professor of Theatre at Elizabeth City State University Billica Hines and drama student Shalisa Spence. 

Admission is $8 for adults and free for children ages 5 and under.

Island Farm - Christmas Past


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Posted by Matt Artz

Matt Artz was a lead reporter and photographer for 'The Coastland Times' newspaper from 2000 to 2009, and has been published in the Outer Banks Sentinel, North Beach Sun, Outer Banks Milepost, among others, before launching OBX Entertainment, NC Film News, and Halloween Daily News in 2012. Matt and Sue Artz are also the founders of the annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade and the Halloween International Film Festival.

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