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Thanksgiving on Bald Head Island


It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner!  Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reunite with the family, enjoy great food, and make beautiful memories. After a chaotic year, we could all use a getaway to unwind and recharge. Here’s why we think you should do that in Bald Head Island. 

Your Vacation Home

Bald Head Island vacation rentals come in all sizes for small to large groups to comfortably accommodate your whole crew. Picture yourself hanging out on the spacious deck, listening to the waves while catching up after dinner. Or taking a sunrise walk along the shore. Bring the whole crew to the family room and watch your favorite holiday movies. A spacious kitchen and dining room provide ample space for everyone to gather together comfortably. Spread out in the kitchen while baking Thanksgiving treats and listening to holiday music.  

Family Photo Ops

Take advantage of the island's stunning scenery and natural beauty to take those family photos you’ve been trying to get all year. It may be a rare occasion to get everyone together, so plan ahead to get pictures taken. Whether it’s at your beautiful beach home or out on the beach with the sunset backdrop, you’ll have plenty of options for an ideal setting. 

Things to Do

Fall on Bald Head Island offers brilliant sunsets, colorful foliage, and signature events. The Old Baldy Foundation’s annual Light Up the Holidays event is on November 24th.   For those with membership or temporary membership to the Bald Head Island Club, the annual Winter Wonderland is on November 24th.  If you plan to eat out for Thanksgiving, reserve your table in advance; the island is a popular holiday destination.

Thanksgiving Meal Planning

You can go to Maritime Market and pick ingredients to make special holiday dishes. We like Chef Vivian Howard’s  “5 go-to Thanksgiving Sides”   .   Try this Fall Punch Recipe with ginger beer and apple cider. It’s a great time for baking and we love pumpkin season so here’s a delicious Pumpkin Bread Recipe. Or get up early to get breakfast prepared with this Pumpkin French Toast. You can look at this list for the Best Fall Desserts and pick one to bake together.  If you have a favorite recipe to share you have cooked through the years on Bald Head Island, The Bald Head Island, consider sharing it with the BHI Conservancy for the 40th year anniversary edition of Island Cooking.

Take this Thanksgiving to truly get away from it all and board the ferry to Bald Head Island.

Published by Trisha Howarth
Monday, October 30, 2023

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