Events - Dec 7 2019

Some events are subject to change and availability. Please call ahead to confirm details and interest 252.473.3234.

Christmas Cactus Workshop

Dec 7 - Dec 7 2019, 10:00 AM TO 12:00 PM

$20 for members. $35 for not-yet members. Limited to 8.

We are familiar with this winter blooming plant, but their needs are specific and their display is often simple. Let’s build planters that will wow your holiday guests and add a little cheer to your table settings Join us to make a colorful planter! ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED Call 252.473.3234 TO JOIN US.

Christmas Cactus Workshop



Winter Wellness from the Home Apothecary

Dec 7 - Dec 7 2019, 10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

$30 for members, $35 for not-yet-members

Join Community Herbalist Mary K. Scott to learn how to strengthen your immune system and boost overall wellness from our herbal allies for the upcoming cold and flu season.  Demonstrations and recipes will include Herbal Syrups, Medicinal Teas, Electuaries, Oxymels, Old fashioned Plasters and healing tinctures.   Many great Christmas gift ideas! Class size limited to 15 participants.


Evergreen Centerpiece Workshop

Dec 7 - Dec 7 2019, 1:00 PM TO 3:00 PM

Limited to 25 participants

$25 for members. $30 for not-yet members.

Decorate your home for the holidays with a fresh evergreen centerpiece that you create guided by our expert insructors. The Elizabethan Gardens will provide the base, greening pins and cuttings. Participants may choose to bring ribbon, ornaments or items from home. Class size is limited to 25 participants. Light refreshments will be served. Members: $25, Non-members: $30. ADVANCED RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. For info or details, call 252-473-3234 or visit

WinterLights 19-20

Dec 7 - Dec 7 2019, 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM

WinterLights is presented by Southern Bank and sponsored in part by The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.

Adults $11, Youth (ages 6-17) $9, Child (5 and under) $6. Last tickets sold at 8:15 pm.
WinterLights Tickets

NOTE: This event is weather-dependent. Call ahead 252-473-3234 or check website home page for notifications if rain or damp conditions prevent us from providing the best experience of WinterLights for our guests.

SANTA VISITS WINTERLIGHTS on Friday & Saturday nights in December.

Stroll along enchanted garden paths and discover the joy of the season with holiday lights, sights and sounds transforming The Elizabethan Gardens into an illuminated winter wonderland. The radiant glow of the gardens, traditional holiday décor and fantastical displays are a true spectacle to behold. Festive trees grace the Gatehouse and Reception Hall and a crackling open-air fire warms the Great Lawn. Seasonal gift shop and plant sales coincide. Adults $11, Youth (ages 6-17) $9, Child (5 and under) $6.

Extended passes available. Showings run: Tuesdays to Sundays in December; Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in January from November 30 thru January 19  (Closed on Dec 24,25, 31 and Jan 1); For info or details, call 252-473-3234.

Holiday Feast

Dec 7 - Dec 7 2019, 6:30 PM TO 9:00 PM

It’s a great family night out: A Holiday Feast at The Elizabethan Gardens – Seating at 6:30pm and 7:30 pm. 72 hour Advanced reservations required

$35 Adults/ $20 Youth/ $8 Child for members.

$40 Adults/ $25 Youth/ $10 Child for not-yet members.

Enjoy the spirit of the season and the sights of WinterLights with this unique dinner holiday buffet. Enjoy local amazing culinary delights with this all you can eat dinner buffet (final menu selections may vary) chicken, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, rolls, sweet potatoes, mac & cheese, assorted cakes, appetizers, rolls, drinks and more will make this holiday feast a memorable one.  Dinner seating is at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm. (6:30 pm dinner attendees can enjoy the lights after dinner. 7:30 dinner attendees should plan to see the lights before dinner.) 

Tickets for WinterLights included. For info or details, call 252-473-3234. (Reflected price does not include NC Admissions tax)

Holiday Feast

NOTE: Tables are limited to 8 persons per table. Larger groups should plan to use more than one table.

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The Elizabethan Gardens is located adjacent to The Lost Colony's Waterside Theatre and Fort Raleigh National Historic Park on Roanoke Island nestled near North Carolina's Outer Banks. The gardens are open year-round, seven days a week except certain holidays.

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