Whether you are planning a Thanksgiving weekend getaway with friends, a special someone, or your extended family, the Ocean Isle Beach area has turned the Thanksgiving holiday into a Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration that you won’t want to miss!
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! Homes offering special discounted rates will be posted in our special discounted rates section as they become available. Check this section often and be ready to quickly! These will be going fast and we don’t know if there will be any more at such low rates between now and then.
Read on to learn about the local happenings around the area.
THINGS TO DO OVER THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
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!
Friday Night Beer and Brats:
Come out to Museum of Coastal Carolina on Friday, November 23th and enjoy freshly cooked brats, fries, cold beer and soda. Enjoy live music by Opportunity Rocks. Tickets for Beer and Brats are $30 for adults and $15 for children age 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling or stopping by the museum or planetarium to save $5. Tickets will also be on sale the night of the event. Photo IDs are required for beer drinkers. Proceeds from this event will help maintain the museum and planetarium’s exhibits, so come out for a night of fun while supporting a worthwhile need!
OIB Super Saturday:
Residents and businesses decorate their golf carts and other vehicles for the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 24th, at 2:00 p.m. (lineup at 1:30).
Christmas Tree Lighting
The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Causeway. Meet on the mainland side of the bridge, across the street from the Fire Department. Bring your Christmas spirit and your best singing voice for some caroling.
That evening, at approximately 5 p.m., Santa will arrive at the Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department with hot cocoa, coffee and other treats!
Christmas Flotilla and Party
Sharky’s Waterfront Restaurant is hosting the 15th annual Christmas Flotilla and party to benefit the Brunswick Family Assistance Program. This boat parade starts at 5:30 p.m. in front of Inlet View Bar and Grill and proceeds down the Intracoastal Waterway to the commercial canal in front of Sharky’s restaurant where judging will take place. The boats will be all "decked out" for Christmas!
Super Science Saturday for Kids
Families are invited to create holiday wreaths and a variety of ornaments to use as gifts or to decorate for the upcoming month from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 24th at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach. Free for members. Non-member all-day admission: $9.50 Adults (13-61), $8.50 Seniors (62+), $7.50 Children (3-12), Free for age 2 & under. For more info call 910-579-1016.
WHERE TO STAY DURING THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
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.
65W1 – "The Barn"
65W1 – "The Barn" – An oceanfront home with 8 bedrooms, 7 baths that accommodates 22.
173E1 – Second Row Luxury Home
173E1 – Second row luxury home with 8 bedrooms, 9 baths that sleeps 34.
328E1 – Oceanfront Luxury Home
328E1 – Oceanfront luxury home sleeps 18 with 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths.
78E1 – "Second Wind"
78E1 – "Second Wind" An Oceanfront luxury house that boasts 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, to comfortably accommodate 20.
140E1 – Oceanfront Luxury House
140E1 – Oceanfront luxury home sleeps 24 with 7 bedrooms, 6.5 baths.
80E1 – Oceanfront Luxury House
80E1 – Oceanfront luxury home with 6 bedrooms and 5.5 baths that sleeps 20.
WHERE TO EAT ON THANKSGIVING
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 5 p.m. and entertainment all weekend.
Enjoy the spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway while dining with friends and family. Adults: $28.99; Kids aged 7-12 $12.99; Children 6 and Under Free. Located at 14 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Sloane Vacations!