Posted on 11/17/2022 by Whitney Sauls

Thanksgiving Happenings in Ocean Isle Beach

It is not too late to plan a Thanksgiving weekend getaway with family, friends or someone special to Ocean Isle Beach. Ocean Isle Beach is the perfect destination to kick off the holiday spirit with island wide activities. We are sure if you join us this will soon be a Thanksgiving tradition.

If you're looking for an exciting place to spend the holiday this year it's as close as Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. Come stay in any one of our Oceanfront Vacation Homes and experience all that the area has to offer! View our Newly Listed Homes. Check this section often and be ready to book quickly!  Book while these homes still have availability.

Read on to learn about the local happenings around the area this Thanksgiving Holiday


Black Friday Shopping!

Black Friday sales are being held at many of the area beach and gift stores. The Ocean Isle Fishing Center has a super sale taking place. Need new sunglasses or ideas for Christmas gifts? Then the beach store on the causeway will have 50% off the entire store so don't miss it!

After a full day of shopping, join the community for Movies in the Park at 5:00 PM featuring Frozen. Perfect for children of all ages!

OIB Super Saturday:

Christmas Parade

Residents and businesses decorate their golf carts and other vehicles for the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 26th, at 2:00 p.m. (lineup at 1:15).

Christmas Tree Lighting

Next up you are invited to a winter-wonderland display at the park from 4:00-6:00 PM.  This special Holiday event features a visit with Santa, tree lighting, letter writing station, a mailbox to the North Pole, craft station, hot chocolate and cookies, music by DJ Butch Barnes and magical light displays!

Cap off the action-packed day, enjoying the lights of the 19th Annual Ocean Isle Beach Flotilla.

The Annual Ocean Isle Beach Flotilla will take place on Saturday, November 26, 2022. The boat parade lines up at 5:30 p.m. in front of Inlet View Bar & Grill. Once dusk has fallen and all the lights are on and ready to go, they will begin their way down the Intracoastal Waterway, ending at Sharky's restaurant around 7:00 p.m. for awards and an after party. You will find excellent viewing spots between both restaurants, including the ending point in the commercial canal in front of Sharky’s Restaurant.

Live entertainment all night at Sharky’s


We are available to assist you in finding the perfect holiday accommodations for you and your family. From spacious, furnished and beautifully decorated homes large enough to hold a small army to hotel rooms, we have you covered. Following are just a few of our homes with larger kitchens that would be ideal for holiday entertaining for groups of any size. Click here for Thanksgiving Ready Homes.


Our gorgeous holiday vacation rentals are fully furnished and have kitchens equipped with everything you need to make that holiday dinner. Why not let this be the beginning of a new family tradition at the beach?

For those that don't want to lift a finger to cook this year, head over to Jinks Creek Waterfront Grille where there's a Thanksgiving Buffet taking place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be open all weekend.

Enjoy the spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway while dining with friends and family. Located at 14 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469.

Reservations strongly recommended. Call (910) 579-9997 or email

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Sloane Vacations!

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