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The Merriest of Holiday Seasons

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If you are wondering what to do with yourself and the family this Christmas & New Year’s Eve, we’ve got you covered! Why not just get away from it all and celebrate on vacation? Bald Head Island has plenty to offer for the entire family. 

This might be the year you get out of hosting the holidays for all your extended family. You can have your Christmas dinner or New Year’s Eve intimate gathering in one of our many Bald Head Island vacation rentals while enjoying the fun and beauty of the island. 

Learn the History 

For those who crave a bit of adventure, you can check out the historical sites. Old Baldy, which is North Carolina’s oldest standing lighthouse, is just a short walk from the ferry landing.  

Enjoy a spectacular view from the top, which you can climb for admission to the Smith Island Museum of History.  

You can take a tour of the island and learn all about Bald Head Island. Get an idea of what life was like in the 1500’s and you can see on the tour include the Old Boathouse located on Bald Head Creek, the foundation of the Cape Fear Light, and Captain Charlie’s Station, three lighthouse keeper’s cottages dating back to 1903.  

Outdoor & Indoor Activities 

Whether your idea of outdoor activity involves spending the day on the golf course or feeling the sand between your toes on the beach, there is something for everyone. 

Take a hike around the island, rent a bike, pack a picnic, and really spend the day outside. You can take a kayak out and explore the creek and see all the different birds that live here.  

If hanging at the beach is more your style, then go for a walk, go for a swim, or take your fishing rod out and see if you can catch your dinner. You can also charter a boat and really get serious about catching some fish with the family. 

Indoors on a cold windy day and looking for inspiration why not try some creations from the Bald Head Island Cookbook available at the Bald Head Island Conservancy,, read a book about lighthouses or learn island history by putting together a puzzle  Your imagination will flourish in the comfort of your vacation rental home nestled in for some quality time worlds away from the mainland bustle.

Night Life, Day Life 

If you want to explore the shops and find yourself a few new holiday outfits, there are plenty of options.  

Visit the spa for some well-earned pampering before heading out to dinner at a nice restaurant or on the patio of your own rental home. Even shopping for groceries will be an adventure. 

The Bald Head Island Club is offering a Christmas Eve Feast and cheer can be found and other island eateries as well!

Celebrate the New Year 

If you are wondering how to celebrate the new year, forget the mess, the fuss, the stress of it all, and come celebrate in style. Whether you like to get out and keep active, relax with a good book, or host a big family dinner, you will find everything you need for the perfect New Year.  The Bald Head Island Club (

Interested in a Masquerade New Year’s Eve Party? Jules located in the harbour on Bald Head Island has you covered. Be sure to reserve your spot in advance.

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Shop Around 

Not only can you get all the groceries you need, but you can also enjoy fresh local fruits, vegetables, and seafood. There are charming shops to buy everything from home and household goods, golf clothes, evening wear, and casual clothing.  

Pick up some works from local artists for souvenirs or to keep for yourself as a memento of your trip. Mail service and a local hardware store make sure you don’t go without anything you need for your entire stay. 

Relax & Unwind 

Island Retreat Spa & Salon is the perfect place for some self-care after this unpredictable year. Tucked away in the forest, you can book a facial, massage, pedicure, and much more to really unwind. Yoga classes are available as well so you can release some tension and clear your mind. Re-energize before going back to the real world and your daily routine. 

Bald Head Island Homes 

Whether you are having a quiet family getaway or inviting extended family and friends for a nice reunion, you’ll find the ideal home. Beach views, oceanfront, or tucked away in the Bald Head Island vacation rentals Maritime Forest, luxury homes are available with plenty of rooms to spread out or all come together to start the year off in the best way.  Pick the rental for a week or a month. Stay the entire winter if that suits you. Your kids won’t complain about coming to visit or home-school from the island and there is something to do for everyone. 



Published on Wednesday, December 21, 2022

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