Whalehead’s Candlelight Christmas

Candlelight Christmas Tours
Fridays and Saturdays, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
November 26 – December 18
Whalehead in Historic Corolla


Our Candlelight Christmas Tours are sold out for the 2021 holiday season. A waitlist has been created for the December tour dates in the event of any cancellations.
November 26, 27  SOLD OUT
Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 SOLD OUT 

(Late-November through the 3rd week of December annually)

Whalehead's Candlelight Christmas

Whalehead's Candlelight Christmas - Corolla, NC

Whalehead's Candlelight Christmas - Corolla, NC

Step back in time to the 1920’s decor and customs taking place during Mr. and Mrs. Edward Collings Knight, Jr.’s time in Corolla. The Whalehead mansion is beautifully decorated in the tradition of the times with greenery, Christmas trees, music, luscious food, fruit, candy and nuts. This special tour will feature a live performance on the original one-of-a-kind Steinway piano – custom designed for Mrs. Knight – along with a few traditional Christmas carols. Tour participants will explore this magnificent mansion including the newly designed Starkey room exhibit. Guests will also enjoy a holiday treat at the conclusion of the tour.

Admission is $20.00 per person and reservations are required. Tours are limited, sell out quickly and are non-refundable. For details or to reserve your tour in advance, please call 252-453-9040.

Tours begin promptly at 5:00pm. Masks are recommended during the tour.

Don’t Miss These Other Festive Holiday Events in Corolla!

6th Annual Christmas Craft Village
Friday, November 26, 2021 (11am-4pm)

Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park
1st Friday after Thanksgiving annually

Start your holiday gift shopping on the grounds of Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park. Enjoy arts and crafts, fine arts, handmade cosmetics, baked goods and other unique treasures from local artists and vendors. The 6th Annual Christmas Craft Village is a one-day show outdoor show that also includes additional fun to help get into the holiday spirit. Take in the sights of Historic Corolla Park on a free carriage ride! Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be in attendance to hear Christmas wishes and provide an opportunity for photos. There will also be food vendors for those hungry for more than a hot beverage. Ring in the holiday season in Corolla!

Corolla Christmas Village
NEW IN 2021!
Friday and Saturday Evenings (5:00pm – 9:00pm)
November 26, 2021 – December 24, 2021
Historic Corolla Village

November 26, 27
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24

The inaugural Corolla Christmas Village brings lights, floral delights, and holiday sights. Historic Corolla Village is transformed into a wonderland that delivers the holiday season spirit. Take a stroll through the sparkling village, where Christmas joy fills the crisp evening air. Each weekend features food trucks, delectable beverages at The Kind Cup coffee shop, and unique shopping opportunities at various Corolla Village merchants.

Perfect for the entire family, there is no admission fee for this self-guided event. Restrooms will be available at the Corolla Chapel. Participating merchants include Corolla Village Market, Corolla Wild Horse Fund, Island Bookstore, Currituck Beach Lighthouse Museum Shop, and Spry Creek.

November 26–27
Friday 11/26: Crumbl Cookies Food Truck
Saturday 11/27: Dank Frank’s and Mr. Joe’s Fun Food Food Trucks; Baked goods will also be sold outside of Corolla Schoolhouse.

December 3–4
Friday 12/3: 7:00pm-8:00pm – Enjoy sacred holiday classics at Corolla Chapel from local pianist, Miles C. Daniels (this is an informal performance, so stop in at your leisure); Fork’et Me Not and OBX Kettle Corn Food Trucks
Saturday 12/4: 7:00pm-8:00pm – Enjoy sacred holiday classics at Corolla Chapel from local pianist, Miles C. Daniels; OBX Kettle Corn and Dank Frank’s Food Trucks

December 10–11
Friday 12/10: Corolla Schoolhouse students will be singing Christmas carols; Crumbl Cookies and Fork’et Me Not Food Trucks
Saturday 12/11: An artist in residence will be painting a winter scene near the Corolla Schoolhouse; Dank Frank’s Food Truck; Baked goods will also be for sale outside of Corolla Schoolhouse

December 17–18
Friday 12/17: Santa Claus will be hosting story time at Island Bookstore; Horse and carriage rides will be available for a fee ($20 per couple and $5 per person thereafter, cash preferred); Fork’et Me Not Food Truck
Saturday 12/18: Fork’et Me Not Food Truck; Baked goods will also be for sale outside of Corolla Schoolhouse

December 24
Corolla Christmas Village will be shining bright on Christmas Eve until midnight. Take a stroll through the village and enjoy the lights on the final evening of the year that they will be lit.