Bright Lights In Beaufort
Carolina Parent|December 2019
Historic homes adorned with red velvet bows, forest green garland wrapped around iconic Southern porches, and lights twinkling through windows are hallmarks of small-town holiday charm. Beaufort, named one of North Carolina’s
Addie Ladner

most notable small towns by Southern Living and Travel + Leisure, knows how to dress up for the holidays. It also offers a dose of North Carolina’s pirate history, since Queen Anne’s Revenge — the famed ship belonging to the state’s most famous pirate, Edward Teach, aka “Blackbeard” — ran aground just off shore from Beaufort in 1718.

If you find yourself longing for the ocean year-round, take your family to Beaufort. With a population of a little more than 4,000, this inlet town draws crowds from near and far during the holiday season. In addition to classic seasonal events ranging from a tree lighting to a parade and art walk, we’ve mapped a few other festive events in Beaufort to get your family in the holiday spirit.

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