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Christmas in Downtown
Morehead City

There are many holiday-themed events to enjoy downtown this season! Make the most of our "Christmas in Downtown" weekend, Dec. 1st - 3rd, 2023, by booking a discounted stay at the Bask Hotel.

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Bask Hotel Special!

With a line up of events like the Morehead City Christmas Tree Lighting, Chowder & Cheer, and the annual Holiday Flotilla - our Christmas in Downtown weekend is the perfect excuse for a holiday getaway!

We've partnered with the Bask Hotel to offer a discount for the weekend when you book a 2-night stay from December 1st - 3rd, 2023. Click the button below to get this fabulous rate!

Bask is the only boutique hotel in downtown Morehead City, and it's a short walking distance from each of these events. Plus, with stunning views of the Bogue Sound and Sugarloaf Island, it's the ideal place to kick back and relax.


Weekend Lineup

  • Morehead City Christmas Tree Lighting Friday, Dec. 1st at 5:30pm in Katherine Davis Park

  • Chowder & Cheer Saturday, Dec. 2nd from 12-5:30pm in downtown MHC (see website for updates on ticket sales and participating locations)

  • Friends of the Maritime Museum's Annual Holiday Flotilla Saturday, Dec. 2nd at 5:30pm along Morehead City Waterfront

More holiday fun!

We have more than just one weekend of fun! Join us downtown for our other holiday events throughout the season:

  • Small Business Saturday Nov. 25th all day! Support local businesses while you do your holiday shopping

  • Arts Council of Carteret County's Holiday Art Walk Thursday, Dec. 7th from 4:00-8:00pm around downtown MHC

  • Christmas Night Market Thursday, Dec. 7th from 6:00-8:00pm at the MHC Curb Market

  • Morehead City Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec. 9th at 11:00am

  • Santa Tours Morehead City Saturday, Dec. 16th (route and times TBA)

  • New Years Eve Downtown Countdown Dec. 31st at Big Rock Landing


Find a full list of holiday events through the "Events Calendar" page of our website.

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