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2017 Spirit Of Christmas Schedule
Parade & Lumaria Saturday
December 7, 2017

Friday, Dec 8th

1-5p Studio 55 Hosting an Open House, serving refreshments at 705 Broad St.

2-4p Pamlico Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) PAWS will be serving hot dogs, chips, and sodas in front of Oriental Village Veterinary Hospital. 407 Broad St.

3-5p Nautical Wheelers Live Music with Jazzy 4 and Myra Blue; Woven Art – Wise Weavers with Julia & Nancy; Wine Tasting – 3 – 5; Holiday Cheers & Hors d’ouevres. 411 Broad St.


3-4p Oriental Village Veterinary Hospital Open House with Refreshments by Word of Mouth Catering (Kathy Chandler) and Karaoke Christmas Carols. 407 Broad St.

4-5:30p Marsha’s Cottage Photos with Santa at Marsha’s Cottage; Holiday refreshments; Drop off a toy for the children of HeartWorks. 204 Wall St.

4-5p First Citizen’s Bank Sally and staff are serving up the “Best Refreshments Anywhere,” Donations are welcome for Toys for Tots and for Fishes & Loaves. 409 Broad St.


5-7p River Neuse Suites Open House with refreshments in the Hospitality Room. 201 Mildred St.

7p Pamlico Chorale Performance at the Oriental United Methodist Church. 404 Freemason St.

Saturday, Dec 9th

8a – until… Farmer’s Market The market has extended hours this year and features Christmas Greenery, local produce, fresh baked goods, and arts and crafts. On Hodges St at Garland Fulcher Seafood.

All Day – Nautical Wheelers Hot cider and samples from stonewall Kitchens & Pirate Candied Jalapenos; Butter Braids can be purchased from Silverhill Christian Church; Betty Brown calendar signing from 12:30 – 1:30p; Wine Tasting from 3:30 – 5p. 411 Broad St.

Pamlico County Heritage Center Booth at Nautical Wheelers. Will have grilled hot dogs, chips, and drinks available for purchase. Proceeds support the Heritage Center. 411 Broad St.

8-11a Brantley’s Village Restaurant Have breakfast with Santa and his elf. There will be snow and a bounce house. The Grinch may show up, too. 900 Broad St.

8-11a Village Hardware Holiday refreshments at 804 Broad st.

9a-6p Inland Waterway Provision Company Homemade cupcakes, samples of grocery goodies, and more. Play the Nautical Trivia Sale Game and save up to 20%. 305 Hodges St.

10a til Parade’s end, Pamlico Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) PAWS serves up hot chili on the Town Hall porch. 507 Church St.

10a-1p Village Health & Fitness Open House with refreshments and a ‘Day Pass’ for a free workout. 1006 Broad St.

10a-5p Marsha’s Cottage Open House and holiday refreshments; visit local artist Jennifer Del Rio of Second Wind, maker of wind chimes; 3p – have your photo taken with Santa; bring a toy for the children of HeartWorks.

11a-12noon The Bean Decorate ornaments with Santa’s Elves while enjoying hot Chocolate. 304 Hodges St.

11a-1p The Masters Wealth Management Group Refreshments including an Italian Specialty. 518 South Water St.


11a-1p Indulgence Open house, refreshments, and meet & greet with the stylists. 502 B Main St.

11:30a-2:30p The Old Theater Free popcorn, bottled water $1 on the porch of the Old Theater.

Noon-2p Oriental Deli Open house featuring their award winning chili. 807 Broad St.

Noon-2p Mariner Realty Watch the parade from the Mariner office while enjoying holiday refreshments. 704 Broad St.

Noon-3p, M&M Cafe Try Dave’s delicious hot soup when you stop by. 205 Water St.

1p – Spirit of Christmas Parade – This year’s theme: ‘A Christmas Buffett – Jimmy Style.’ How many coconuts will there be? Count ‘em as the parade sets off from Ragan, down Broad, to Hodges, then Wall, South Avenue and on to Lou Mac Park.

1p-4p The Wichrowski family will be serving refreshments at 408 Broad Street.

2-4p Toucan/Tiki Bar Pauline Smith will be performing on the deck. 101 Wall St.

2-5p Village Gallery Performance by the Pamlico Flutes after the Parade; Special reception for artist Pappy Khouri; Refreshments served; gallery open all day. 300 Hodges St.

Volunteers for Lumineria Deployment gather at the firehouse on Straight Road on 3p. If you have questions, give Marsha at Marsha’s Cottage a call at 252-249-0334.

3p – until, New Village Brewery A BBQ fundraiser for PAWS. 3-5p Meet & Greet with adoptable dogs. 5-7p Eastern NC BBQ & Potluck & live 70s Acoustic Rock by Dan Jam. 7-9p Live music by Hot Buttered Grits. 702 Broad St.


5-5:30p Caroling and Star Lighting Christmas caroling at the Town Dock on Hodges St. Santa directs the music and Mayor Belangia lights the Christmas star.

5-ish – Harbor – Lighted Kayak Parade A parade of wee boats, lighted up. Look to the WSW sky for the twinkling glows, close to the water, as the kayakers, canoeists, and paddleboarders enter the harbor after paddling over from the Wildlife Ramp circa 5p.

5-ish – Inner and Outer Harbor – Spirit of Christmas Flotilla UPDATE Bigger boats, lighted from stem to stern to anchor light will be at docks on Oriental’s inner harbor, but they won’t be parading. You can walk the docks at Oriental Marina to take in the view up close.

5-7p River Neuse Suites Open House with refreshments in the Hospitality Room. 201 Mildred St.


Still More Spirit of Christmas Traditions On Saturday

3p – Christmas Cantata Oriental First Baptist Church choir performs the Christmas Cantata. 605 Broad St.

3:30p – Live Nativity The Children’s Theater Workshop presents the 2017 production, complete with shepherds, wise men, angelic singing. Front lawn of Oriental United Methodist Church at Freemason and Church St. (The production has been moved inside because of the weather.)

5:30p – Harbor Sounds provides the music for dinner at Brantley’s banquet room. 900 Broad St.

8p Pamlico Chorale sings at Oriental United Methodist Church at Freemason and Church St.

Night fall Look for the luminaria lining Oriental’s main streets.

Spirit of Christmas 2017 Schedule
Lumineria on South Ave.

Posted Thursday December 7, 2017 by Keith N. Smith

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