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Celebrating Christmas & New Year's on Bald Head Island

Bald Head Island might be one of North Carolina's most popular tourist destinations all summer long, but for many, the Island is equally attractive during the holiday season. Starting in early December and lasting through the start of the New Year, Bald Head offers an array of parties, celebrations, and special events designed to help send the year off in grand style while welcoming the New Year with open arms.

Here are the Christmas and New Year's events you can expect to enjoy this year on the Island. Just be sure to reserve your Bald Head Island vacation rentals early if you see an event you want to attend.

Howl at the Moon (December 6 and January 4)

Howling at the moon has long been a tradition on Bald Head Island, so the gang at the Maritime Market decided to make a festival out of it. And, since 2011, these monthly beach parties have become some of the best-attended parties on the island, especially the ones that take place over the holidays. This year's holiday Howls will take place on December 6 and January 4. The beach party is a BYOB event and many participants also bring appetizers to share to go along with the apps and soup served up by the Maritime Market. The howls start right at the point when the moon starts to rise, so make sure you arrive before sunset!

The Bald Head Island Country Club Holiday Party (December 13)

The Bald Head Island Country Club holds its annual member-only holiday party on December 13 this year. This is the club's most popular party of the year and it's not hard to see why. There will be festive food and drinks, lively conversation, and live music by Charisma all presented on the gorgeous grounds of one of the country's most prestigious country clubs.

The Shoals Club "Before the New-Year" Holiday Party (December 27)

The Shoals Club's "Before the New-Year" Holiday Party is a tremendously popular event on Bald Head Island and the perfect way to bridge the Christmas holiday to your New Year's Eve celebrations. This year's party is being held at the Club on December 27 from 6pm to 9pm. There will be live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar.

The Shoals Club New Year's Eve Celebration Dinner (December 31)

If you love the Shoals Club on Bald Head Island, then make sure you're there on December 31. This is when the Club hosts its annual New Year's Eve Celebration Dinner. You can expect to enjoy an incredible dinner, engaging company, festive drinks, and more. Prices and times are to be determined, so visit the Shoals Club's website for more information.

New Year's Eve Party at the Bald Head Island Club (December 31)

For an epic night of food, drink, music, and dancing, there's no better place to be than at the Bald Head Island Club on New Year's Eve. This year, guests will enjoy live music from the Craig Woolard Band as they party the night away like it's the last night of the year – which it is! A lavish buffet dinner is served from 7pm to 9pm, or you can bypass the dinner and just stop by later in the evening for the party. Call 910-457-7300 to reserve your spot.

Reserve a Bald Head Island Vacation Rental and Stay for the Weekend

This year, New Year's Eve is on a Wednesday so this means you can reserve a Bald Head Island vacation rental from mid-week through the weekend so you can enjoy everything there is to see and do on the Island. After the New Year's bells are all rung out, you will still have a few relaxing days left to enjoy a round of golf or two, visit Old Baldy, go shopping, and simply recover from the holidays. There's no better way to enjoy the holidays than on Bald Head Island.

If you would like more information about Bald Head Island, just fill out this contact form for the Bald Head Island Chamber of Commerce. We will send you a welcome packet with everything you need to know about visiting our beautiful island over the holidays. 

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