In addition to these public sites, tour participants will gain access to some of the town’s most stunning private homes, imparting inspiration aplenty with dazzling interiors festooned for the holidays. Along the way, Edenton’s famous Southern hospitality is put into practice with delectable treats at many stops, from homemade eggnog and wassail cider to cookies, cakes, and savories.
Despite its rich, deep roots, Edenton also boasts a vibrant and contemporary community with a welcoming spirit that only grows this time of year. The three-block business district offers a distinctive shopping experience as well as a culinary scene with local flair. Throughout this season, the area takes on a decidedly merry feel as storefronts, restaurants, and accommodations sparkle with delightful ornamentation, and the hum of Christmas music can be heard on every corner. But perhaps the most magical part of Edenton at Christmastime is the way its residents open their doors to share the town’s enchanted holiday cheer with all who come to find it.
Vacationing during the holidays calls for cozy accommodations that evoke the feel of a true home-away-from-home, and the welcoming Inner Banks Inn boasts just that, with unique furnishings and festive charm. Tucked amid nearly three acres in the Edenton Historic District, its four different lodging options range from a Victorian mansion to a coastal cottage. This bed-and-breakfast provides guests with a delectable three-course meal each morning. Visitors also won’t want to miss out on an evening repast or Sunday Jazz Brunch at the in-house restaurant, The Table, featuring innovative, locally sourced fare with an upscale ambience in a converted carriage house.