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Spirit Of Christmas 2016 Schedule
Fri Dec 9 - Sat Dec 10
December 9, 2016

Friday December 9

1-5p Studio 55 Open house, refreshments. 705 Broad St

2-4:30p Nautical Wheelers Wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres. 411 Broad

2-4p PAWS (Pamlico Animal Welfare Society) Serving hot dogs outside Oriental Village Animal Hospital. 407 Broad

3-4p Oriental Village Animal Hospital Open House presented by Dr. Sherri Hicks. Refreshments by Word of Mouth Catering. 407 Broad

soc4-5p First Citizens Bank Refreshments served up. Also, you may leave your donations for Fishes and Loaves and for Toys for Tots. 409 Broad

5-7p Axelson Chiropractic Hot cider, cocoa, cookies. In front of Garland Fulcher offices, next to Harbor. Hodges St

5-7p River Neuse Suites Open House and Hospitality Room tour. Refreshments and treats. 201 Mildred at South.

Friday Night Lights
As the sun sets, find your way lit by luminaria on Oriental’s main streets – Broad, Hodges, Freemason and South Ave.

5-ish – Lighted Kayak Parade on the Harbor. A flotilla of small, unmotorized boats, lighted up, takes off from the Wildlife Ramp circa 4:45p. Those on the relative warmth of land should look toward the breakwater, close to the horizon, where the kayakers, canoeists, and paddleboarders first enter the harbor before parading near the TownDock.

5-5:30p – Caroling and Lighting of the Oriental Christmas Star at the Town Dock. Members of the Pamlico High School Choir will lead the way and keep things in key.

7p – Pamlico Chorale at Oriental United Methodist Church. A longtime Christmas tradition, the Chorale presents one concert on Friday and one again on Saturday. 404 Freemason

Saturday, Dec 10

8a-1p – Oriental’s Farmers Market stays open for longer hours for SOC. On Hodges in front of Garland Fulcher Seafood Company.


8-11a Brantley’s Village Restaurant Santa and elf and The Grinch visit during breakfast. 900 Broad

8a-11a Village Hardware serves up holiday snacks. 804 Broad

9a-6p Inland Waterway Provision Company Open house & tasty samples from the grocery section. Play the Nautical Trivia Game and get up to 20% off. (Yoo Hoos play their ukes from 2-3p inside.) 305 Hodges (at corner of South Water)

10a-5p Marsha’s Cottage Holiday refreshments, served through the day. 204 Wall (at end of Hodges)

10a-3p Nautical Wheelers Silver Hill Christian Church will be selling “take home and bake” butter braids out in front on the lawn.

10a-1p Village Health & Fitness Open house & refreshments, plus a “day pass” for a complimentary workout. 1006 Broad.


10a-3p ONC Tees Open house with coffee and hot chocolate. New “Oriental Dragon Design” winner announced at noon. 801 Broad

10a-end of parade PAWS serves up chili on the porch at Town Hall until after the parade. 507 Church (corner of Broad)

11a-4p Nautical Wheelers Spiced cider, cheese straws and more tastes from Stone Wall Kitchens. Test drive the Adirondack chairs as the parade passes by at 1p.

11a-noon The Bean Decorate Christmas ornaments with Santa’s elves and sip hot chocolate.

11a-1p The Masters Wealth Management Company Serving up an Italian speciality. Buon Natale! 518 South Water

11a-1p Annna’s Nails and Facials Refreshments. Register for door prizes. 502A Main Street.

11:30a-2:30p The Old Theater Free popcorn on the porch. Bottled water for sale. (Restrooms also available at that time.) 609 Broad at the corner of Church


Noon-5p Oriental Rotary Get your hot chestnuts, a Rotary SOC tradition, under the tent set up in front of Garland Fulcher Seafood. Hodges St

Noon-3p M&Ms Cafe Dave’s chicken chili on the porch. 205 South Water

Noon-2p Mariner Realty Refreshments and Christmas cheer. Watch the parade out in front on Broad Street.

1p – Spirit of Christmas Parade – This year’s theme: ‘The Polar Express’ How many bells will ring? The parade sets off from Ragan, down Broad, to Hodges, then Wall, South Avenue and on to Lou Mac Park.

2-5p Village Gallery Refreshments and music from the Pamlico Flutes at the opening reception for the Gallery’s December guest artist, Pappy Khouri.

2-3p Village Gallery the Pamlico Flutes quintet will play a free hour-long concert of Christmas melodies dating from the 17th-20th century from France, Bulgaria, England, Germany and America. The Gallery is at 300 Hodges, across from the harbor.

2-4p Nautical Wheelers Wine tasting. 411 Broad Street.

2p-3p Inland Waterway Provision Company Yoo Hoos play their ukeleles from 2-3p, inside. 305 Hodges – at South Water


2-4p The Toucan/Tiki Bar Pauline Smith performing. On the harbor at the end of Hodges.

2:15-3:15 Oriental United Methodist Church Photos with Santa. Freemason and Church

Still More Spirit of Christmas Traditions On Saturday

3p Live Nativity The Children’s Theater Workshop presents the 2016 production, complete with shepherds, wise men, angelic singing. Front lawn of Oriental United Methodist Church at Freemaseon and Church

5p – Oriental Spirit of Christmas Flotilla This lighted boat parade will motor through Oriental’s harbor around 5p.

5p Christmas Cantata Oriental First Baptist Church choir performs the Christmas Cantata. 605 Broad

5:30p Harbor Sounds provides Christmas and bluegrass music in Brantley’s banquet room. 900 Broad

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

Posted Friday December 9, 2016 by Melinda Penkava

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