Why does Santa Claus go to the OBX in winter? Because it’s the perfect place to get away from the cold and relax on the beach. And we think you should consider doing the same! Here’s why a beach vacation is just what you need this winter and how Kitty Hawk Watersports can help.

Why Santa Goes to OBX in Winter (and You Should, Too)

OBX Offers Warmer Weather in Winter

While Santa might be used to subzero temperatures and icy winds, if he ever decided to take a break from the North Pole, The Outer Banks would be the perfect place for him! With Kitty Hawk Watersports offering light-hearted activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, and parasailing – as well as warmer weather year-round – there’s plenty here to keep Mr. Claus entertained and relaxed. Plus, being so close to the Atlantic Ocean, who knows – maybe Santa could even catch a wave or two during a chilly day off from making toys.

Christmas Parades and Events Galore

Christmas cheer and holiday joy are spreading throughout the Outer Banks this winter season, and no one expresses it better than good ol’ Saint Nick himself! Residents gather to observe the annual Christmas Parade that barrels through town every year, always culminating in a special appearance from Santa himself. But, if you can’t make the parade, don’t worry – Santa’s schedule is jam-packed with events during December in which he’ll be making appearances. Whether you’re looking to tell Santa what you want for Christmas or grab a selfie with ol’ St. Nick, there’s no shortage of holiday provisions at the Outer Banks this time of year!

The Outer Banks Is Great with or without Santa

The Outer Banks make for a prime winter spot to get away – whether you’re with Santa or not! With crisp waves crashing onto the shore, there’s plenty of beachfront fun in winter. Looking for something even more magical? Take evening strolls along the empty beaches for a special taste of the serenity that so many people flock to this iconic spot for. Then, retire back to your cozy lodging for a warm night spent indoors listening to the mermaid-like sounds of waves meeting the shoreline outside. 

Make the Most of Your OBX Vacation

An Outer Banks vacation is the perfect opportunity to get away and relax while exploring natural beauty. There are many fun ways to spend your time on this stretch of barrier islands in North Carolina – from kayak rentals and boat tours to beachcombing and history tours. To make the most of your visit, plan ahead by researching local spots and checking tide charts for the best times for exploring tide pools. Pack sunscreen, hats, and waterproof shoes to keep you comfortable on any adventure, and map out a route that takes you from iconic lighthouses to cherished seafood spots. Don’t forget to bring your camera! With a bit of planning and some daydreaming about sand between your toes, we guarantee you’ll have an unforgettable trip in the Outer Banks.

So, if you’re looking for a change of pace this holiday season, keep an eye out for Santa on the Outer Banks. And whether you believe in Kris Kringle or not, we can all agree that the Outer Banks is a great place to spend some time during winter. If you need help planning your OBX vacation, call Kitty Hawk Watersports at (252) 441-2756, and we’ll be happy to assist you. Or, book online now. Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you soon!