Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season, so start celebrating immediately by visiting Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Santa Claus will be there, excited to meet all of the children coming to visit. After a meaningful conversation with the jolly ol' elf, head over to Jockey’s Ridge to see the giant delta kites decorated with Christmas lights and flown over the dunes. As the sun starts setting, the lights on the kites will sparkle and fill the night sky. Sip on hot apple cider and munch on cookies as you enjoy this Christmas spectacle.