Every small town needs a quintessential holiday celebration, and Hatteras Island is no exception. During one of the first Saturdays in December, Hatteras’s businesses, residents, the fire department, U.S. Coast Guard and nonprofit organizations come together for an all-inclusive Christmas parade experience. As twilight falls spectators line the streets and watch the procession of decorated vehicles and floats roll from Teach’s Lair Marina and through Hatteras Village until it reaches Hatterasman Drive-In. The main feature is Santa’s early arrival in Hatteras, where he’ll come by firetruck instead of sleigh. Afterward parade-goers adjourn to the Civic Center for homemade Christmas cookies and hot chocolate.
N.C. Highway 12, Hatteras Village