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Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks


Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks - doesn’t that have a nice ring to it? Oyster stew, oyster stuffing, Rock Fish, and many other local Corolla delicacies are just waiting to be added to your Thanksgiving dinner menu!

Thanksgiving has become a very popular holiday for visitors to Corolla and the Outer Banks. Many folks enjoy renting a larger home so they have the space needed for the whole family to spend time together and to prepare a grand Thanksgiving meal! Corolla has become a favorite place to stay, as it's easily accessible for families to meet and make lasting memories. Not to mention there are often great vacation rental deals to be had during this time of year!

Since this holiday is so popular, many of the Corolla stores and restaurants are open for the Thanksgiving holiday. You can even get a head start on holiday shopping! While our vacation rentals are fully equipped for cooking a Thanksgiving meal, sometimes our guests prefer to relax and have someone else do the cooking. If you'd prefer not to cook your Thanksgiving meal, you can find several restaurants to choose from with delicious holiday buffets.

  • Tommy’s Natural Foods Market in Duck, will even prepare a delicious meal to go - all you have to do is pick it up!
  • The Sanderling Resort in Duck is hosting a Thanksgiving meal from noon to 8pm.
  • Red Sky Cafe, also in Duck, is having a Thanksgiving brunch/dinner buffet. Please call 252-261-8646 for times and reservations.

A popular Thanksgiving activity is the OBX Go FAR Turkey Trot in Southern Shores. This 5k and children's fun run benefits the local non-profit OBX Go Out For a Run, designed to fight childhood obesity. Get your family and friends together, go out for a run for a good cause, and enjoy a hot breakfast afterwards with the whole group!

If you're looking to get into the holiday spirit, The Flower Field Boutique/Bells & Whistles can help you decorate your vacation home for the holidays. They have beautiful fall wreaths, table top arrangements and decorating ideas to make for a very special Thanksgiving or Holiday setting. And, they will come in before your arrival and have everything set up for you - that’s the best part!

Whatever season you choose to come to Corolla, it will be a special time to share with family and friends! Plan your Thanksgiving or Holiday stay now. There are still homes available, you could start a new family tradition - The Holidays on the Outer Banks!

We wanted to share a recipe for Oyster Stuffing - doesn't it sound yummy?!