Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are truly grateful every day to live in paradise. Apart from the beautiful scenery and attractions, we are especially thankful for our wonderful, hospitable and resilient community. Even in the off-season, locals are still working hard to provide a warm and exciting place to visit during the holidays. Whether you live here or are vacationing on the Outer Banks this Thanksgiving, there are many holiday events and experiences to take in. Check out our itinerary for ways to celebrate Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks this year.

Morning Events

If you want to enjoy your Thanksgiving feast guilt-free, sign up for the Outer Banks Running Club’s Gobbler 5K & Fun Run. Race proceeds will help benefit the Sonder Project. This global non-profit organization fights hunger around the world by focusing on sustainable food projects both domestically and internationally while educating communities on the importance of clean water and food security. 

Lunch Activities

For a full Thanksgiving spread without the cooking and cleanup, visit Mulligan’s Grille in Nags Head from 11 am - 6 pm. Their holiday buffet features your Thanksgiving favorites along with coastal cuisine, soup and dessert. Yum!

Post Lunch

Burn off your turkey by walking the trails in Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve. Enjoy the crisp air, fall foliage and beautiful scenery.

Post Lunch Activity - For Families

Take the kids to see Frozen 2 playing at the Kill Devil Hills Movies 10 theater.

Post Lunch Activity - For Adults

Unwind at your favorite Outer Banks tavern and watch the game. 

For Dinner

For a memorable, upscale dining experience, make reservations at Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar for their Thanksgiving Dinner: Four Course Celebratory Menu. Enjoy a creative twist on traditional holiday dishes from 3 pm - 8 pm. 

Visit our events page for weekly Outer Banks event information. 

The Siers Team wishes you all a happy Thanksgiving!