Christmas on Hatteras is a stark contrast to Summer, when our resort area is so busy. Things quiet down substantially in the Fall. But the days leading up to Christmas are the most peaceful. Neighbors leave to visit families elsewhere, and traffic becomes nearly nonexistent.
At the Hatteras Village Christmas Parade, Santa Claus comes to town.
The community revels and comes together.
Even man’s best friends celebrate.
The critter from the Froggy Dog Restaurant was a crowd pleaser.
Kids especially love the parade.
All of the island’s volunteer fire departments show up to spread some holiday cheer.
There’s no shortage of candy for the kids.
Suddenly Santa’s gone, and we rewind into another new year!