Crystal Coast Countdown Events

Here you can see all the events for each coastal town during the 2015-2016 Crystal Coast Countdown.

DECEMBER 18th - JANUARY 3rd

ICE SKATING RINK on the MOREHEAD CITY WATERFRONT
Admission $5 per person
For group ticket sales please call 252.726.5083. For rink schedule go to www.moreheadcity.nc.gov.
Sponsored by The Town of Morehead City.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30th

SCAVENGER HUNT
10:00 am, Emerald Isle Community Center, 7500 Emerald Plantation Drive.
Search for hidden treasures along the multi-use path. There will be prizes for the winners! For information call 252.354.3424. FREE EVENT

SNACKS & FACTS AT THE NEWPORT HISTORICAL MUSEUM
10:00 am - 4:00 pm, 220 Chatham St., Newport.
Learn about Civil War History and take the opportunity to visit the Civil War Memorial Park (Battle of Newport Barracks). 252.241.1793 FREE EVENT

RING IN THE NEW YEAR AT TEACHER'S PET
10:30 - 11:30 am, Teacher’s Pet - 2410 Arendell St, Morehead City.
Come and make musical instruments with us to ring in The New Year. For information, call 252.240.2515 FREE EVENT

NC STATE PORT TOURS AT MHC
11:00 am and 2:00 pm, see the Port behind the scenes. ID required for Homeland Security. Please RSVP before December 19, to  charlene.pennuell@ncports.com. Provide name of guests, drivers license number and state to register. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tour. FREE EVENT

ART BY THE TRUCKLOAD - The Scrap Exchange* at the CORE SOUND WATERFOWL MUSEUM
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Core Sound Waterfowl Museum, 1785 Island Road, Harkers Island.
Make your own masterpiece with colorful, fun materials for hands-on creativity for all ages. 252.728.1500 FREE EVENT

BONFIRE & LIVE MUSIC AT THE BEACH
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Atlantic Beach Circle. Come gather around the fire and dance to the rhythm of live acoustic tunes from Parker Millar & Jake Ross. 252.726.2121 FREE EVENT

COMMUNITY PAINTING - At BluSail Gallery
1:00 pm -3:00 pm & 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, 903 Arendell St., Morehead City.
Choose your time and come by to paint a crab on an 8x10” canvas. Template will be provided $15 pp. Or stop by and write your New Year’s resolution on a large canvas.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31st

COUNTDOWN AT WEBB LIBRARY DAY CAMP
11:00 am - 2:00 pm, $5/hr. (limit two hours per child). Learn about worldwide New Year’s celebrations through crafts, games and stories. Snacks provided. For information call 252.726.3012.

COUNTDOWN AT THE HISTORY PLACE
11:00 am - 4:00 pm, 1008 Arendell St., Morehead City
Discover “pirating way” crafts - make a pirate hat, search for treasures and explore the “gaming” track. For information call 252.247.7533. FREE EVENT

A MARITIME NEW YEAR
12 noon - 5:00 pm, N.C. Maritime Museum, Beaufort.
This family-friendly event will invite visitors to do the new 20165 Museum’s Sea Hunt. Visitors will see artifacts from throughout NC’s maritime history including artifacts from Blackbeard’s infamous Queen Anne’s Revenge. Visitors can design and create their own 2016 New Year’s glasses and party hats! For information call 252.728.7317. FREE EVENT

HISTORICAL GROUNDS TOUR
11:30 am & 2:30 pm, Beaufort Historical Grounds
$10 adult/$5 ages 6-12/Free 5 and under. Enjoy a guided tour of Beaufort Historical Grounds. For more information call 252.728.5225.

DOUBLE DECKER BUS TOUR OF BEAUFORT
1:30 pm, Beaufort Historical Grounds. $8 adult/$4 ages 6-12, under 5 free. For information call 252.728.5225.

ART BY THE TRUCKLOAD - The Scrap Exchange* at the Public Safety Building in Pine Knoll Shores
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm, 314 Salter Path Rd., Pine Knoll Shores
Make your own masterpiece with colorful, fun materials for hands-on creativity for all. For more information call 252.728.1500. FREE EVENT

EARLY CRAB POT DROP
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Carteret Community Theater, 1311 Arendell St., Morehead City
Interactive juggling show, face painting and other performances for younger audiences with the culmination of the Crab Pot Drop. FREE EVENT

NYE IN DOWNTOWN BEAUFORT
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, John Newport Park (Front St. and Craven St.)
PIRATE PLUNGE: ARRGHHHH! Watch Beaufort's pirate take an icy dive into Taylor's Creek. MARSHMALLOWS & RESOLUTIONS: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm gather around the fire pit! We'll have everything you need to make some melty, delicious s'mores, hot coca and cider. LIVE MUSIC with OUTER BANKS PHILHARMONIC: The whole family will love getting down to a bit of rock 'n roll in the streets of downtown! Bring some lawn chairs, but no coolers please! Beer & wine sales on site. FREE EVENT

FIREWORKS, MUSIC & SHAMROCK DROP IN EMERALD ISLE
Bogue Inlet Pier, 9:00 pm.

2016 CRAB POT DROP, PARTY AT THE PARK
9:00 pm - 12:30 am, Katherine Davis Park, downtown Morehead City
Live performance by Beaufort Blues Project & Straits Heaven followed by: The annual Crab Pot Drop and Fireworks at Midnight!
Come ring in the New Year - Carteret County Style! FREE EVENT

FRIDAY, JANUARY 1st

RESOLUTION RUN (1MILE/5k)
Corner of Turner & Front Street Beaufort.
Please check back on November 1st to register.

GUIDED FIRST HIKE
10:00 am, Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach. Explore the winter at the beach with a park ranger. 252.726.3775 FREE EVENT

FIRST CLIMB at CAPE LOOKOUT
Celebrate the New Year and the 50th Anniversary of Cape Lookout National Seashore by taking in the beautiful views of Cape Lookout from the top of the lighthouse. Join National Park Service Rangers aboard an Island Ferry Express that departs at 10:00 am. Reservations will begin on December 1, 2015. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information call 252.728.2250 ext. 3001.

PENGUIN PLUNGE
Atlantic Beach, 1:00 pm. Ring in the New Year by taking a dip in the Ocean. Charity for 2016 The Loaves and Fishes Program! Info at http://www.penguin-plunge.org