With the Thanksgiving holiday rapidly approaching we can’t think of a better place to spend it than on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Who says you have to stay home and make a huge meal for family and friends? Do something different this year and spend your holiday at the beach together!

We have many Outer Banks vacation rentals that are beautifully furnished and will supply you with everything you need to prepare a holiday meal for your family. Come make a new tradition for your family. Spend the holiday at the beach enjoying one of our Outer Banks vacation rentals. You’ll be glad you did!

Following are some events taking place in the local area for the holiday.

Outer Banks vacation rentalsDon’t miss the 10th Annual Holly Days Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 16-17. All Saints’ Episcopal Church 40 Pintail Trail, Southern Shores, Across from Kitty Hawk Elementary.

The 2nd Annual Hatteras Island Community Fair will be held from 1-7 p.m. on Saturday, November 17 at the Cape Hatteras Secondary School, Buxton, NC.

The 4th Annual Outer Banks Gobbler 5k & Little Giblet Fun Run will take place from 8-10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22 at Nags Head Village. Call 252-305-1002 for information.

A great warm up for your Thanksgiving feast is the Advice 5 Cents Turkey Trot. Starting at 9 a.m. on Nov. 22 on Scarborough Lane in Duck there will be a finish line full of post race festivities. Runners and walkers of all abilities and ages are welcome.