• Saturday, December 7th 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Get into the spirit of the season while enjoying a picturesque taste of life on the water in a small North Carolina town with this event that offers plenty of spectacular views and festivities for spectators and participants alike. The Annual Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla is a local tradition that’s been going strong for more than 25 years, and is an opportunity for both visitors and locals to enjoy a festive display unlike any other along the Crystal Coast.

The Annual Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla features a wide array of vessels every year, which can include sailboats, yachts, oars, kayaks, commercial vessels, and a myriad of other boats which will don their best holiday decorations for the season. The flotilla extends from the Morehead City waterfront all the way to the heart of downtown Beaufort, and can be seen and admired via multiple vantage points in both of these charming towns. At the end of the procession, participants and attendees can head to the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center for the announcement of prizes and winners, as well as a fun community gathering. With thousands and thousands of holiday lights glimmering on the local waters, the Annual Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla is a fine way to celebrate the coastal holiday season.