The Outer Banks is a vacation destination that beckons to travelers from across the map year-round. However, there’s something exceptionally special about the option to ring in the New Year with a coastal backdrop to match! From the stunning landscapes to the many options for fun, this promises to be the perfect place to make it a New Year’s Eve you won’t forget. The following are just a few options to add to your itinerary when you’re ready to ring in 2022 in Outer Banks style.

Make the Most of a New Year’s Eve Dinner & Show in Kitty Hawk

There’s nothing better than ringing in the New Year surrounded by good friends, good food and plenty of fun! That’s exactly what you’ll find when you attend the dinner and a show event at the Sandtrap Tavern in Kitty Hawk to ring in 2022 the right way in the Outer Banks this year. On Friday, December 31st starting at 6:00 pm, the Laughing Gull Comedy Club OBX takes to the stage at Sandtrap Tavern to entertain audiences as they also savor a delicious New Year’s Eve meal. Located at 300 West Eckner Street, this vibrant locale is a great place to enjoy New Year’s Eve festivities in style. From the sparkling beverages to the fun vibes, guests will have a blast from start to finish. Sandtrap Tavern is offering two seating times for this event at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm respectively. The showcase comedy begins at 8:00 pm but don’t be surprised to find pop up entertainment options throughout the evening. At 9:30 pm, guests will take time to participate in a Champagne toast which is complimentary. Of course, other sparkling beverage are readily available for purchase throughout the evening as well. Be sure to purchase your ticket for this event online in advance as it’s sure to sell out fast!

Enjoy the Manteo Fireworks on New Year’s Eve

When you’re looking for that quintessential New Year’s Eve magic, the Manteo fireworks display checks every box on the list. Saying good-bye to 2021 never looked as good as it does at this annual event. The fun starts in downtown Manteo around 6:00 pm and before the fireworks even hit the sky, there will be plenty of family-friendly activities and entertainment to be enjoyed. From kid zone games and crafts to food and music in abundance, this is a New Year’s Eve event you simply won’t want to miss. A concert featuring Breaking Grass at the Pioneer Theater starts at 10:00 pm and as soon as the closing notes are played, the fireworks show can officially begin! A waterfront vantage point makes the moment even more meaningful for guests of all ages.

Explore the Winter Lights at the Elizabethan Gardens

If your New Year’s plans have you staying on the Outer Banks a few days into 2022, you’re in luck. The Winter Lights at the Elizabethan Gardens is hosted on select days between December and January. The first event of 2022 that can be enjoyed will be on January 2nd between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Make your way to the Elizabethan Gardens to enjoy a mesmerizing walk through across the grounds which are decorated and illuminated with amazing holiday lights and décor. The 10-acre destination truly becomes an enchanted wonderland to explore, and visitors of all ages will find something here that inspires the seasonal fun. When you’ve discovered all of the outdoor lights, be sure to make time for a stop inside where trees and holiday displays abound. You can even take time to do some plant shopping in the Royal Exchange or simply hang around by the open-air fire and cozy up in New Year’s style.

Romantic New Year’s Experiences

The beauty of a New Year’s getaway to the Outer Banks is that you won’t be met with the harsh winter weather conditions that are found elsewhere throughout the country. Instead, the Outer Banks typically enjoys January weather that lingers around the mid to upper 50s in the daytime, providing plenty of options for outdoor fun. If you’re looking to layer up and explore the shorelines in style, planning a New Year’s horse-riding event with your loved ones may be the way to go. It’s a thrilling way to take in the landscape and likely to be a highlight of your adventure.

You can also head to Sanctuary Vineyards to enjoy wine and great company. They offer delicious wines which you can try for yourself through one of their tasting experiences. With their Discovery Wine Tasting, you’ll choose a theme—Whites, Reds, White/Red or Sweet—and receive five samples tailored to the theme you pick. The Reserve Wine Tasting expands upon the Discovery tasting and includes six limited edition options usually reserved for their Bunch Club members. There is a small fee for tastings, but the fee is waved if you purchase a bottle to take home!

Book Your Outer Banks New Year’s Adventure Today

When you’re ready to enjoy the very best that the Outer Banks has to offer, the team at Shoreline OBX has you covered. Our collection of beautiful and luxurious vacation rentals across the Outer Banks makes it simple to customize your stay every step of the way. Reach out today to learn more about our many property options and to begin planning your New Year’s trip. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Outer Banks soon!