Events - Dec 21 2019

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

Poinsettias Workshop (Dec 21)

Dec 21 - Dec 21 2019, 10:00 AM TO 12:00 PM

10:00-12:00 pm Limited to 8.

Plant a holiday container and learn about our North American native (Euphorbia pulcherrima) Poinsettia. We will discuss its place in the holiday and the likes and dislikes of the species. Euphorbia is one of the largest genera of plants worldwide and is a stunner in the homes at this time of year. Join us to add a bright and cheery container to your holidays.

Twelve Days Before Christmas Sale

Dec 21 - Dec 21 2019, 11:00 AM TO 4:00 PM

11:00 am-4:00 pm; AND 6:00 pm-9:00pm (during WinterLights)

Find something unique in the Royal Exchange Gift Shop during this sale when we will be offering discounts on Holiday merchandise during this special sale that runs 12 days prior to Christmas Eve.

WinterLights 19-20

Dec 21 - Dec 21 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.

Dinner with Santa 2019

Dec 21 - Dec 21 2019, 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM

$35 Adults/ $20 Youth/ $8 Child for members. $40 Adults/ $25 Youth/ $10 Child for not-yet members. Table groupings of 8. Limited availability.

“What we enjoy most about Dinner with Santa is how comfortable the kids become with Santa,” remarked Carl Curnutte, executive director of The Elizabethan Gardens. “Younger children have a chance to interact with Santa and their family. It’s truly just magical.” Along with one-on-one time with Santa, this dinner is a package deal creating memories for a lifetime. Guest have time to visit with Santa and enjoy the lights and sights of WinterLights- a million-light spectacle that turns the winter garden into an illuminated wonderland.

Dinner seating is at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm. (6:30pm dinner attendees can enjoy the lights after dinner. 7:30 dinner attendees should plan to see the lights before dinner.)

Take A Tour An audio & visual tour
of The Elizabethan Gardens


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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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