WinterLights Locals Night is sold out – rescheduled to November 28

By on November 11, 2022

Elizabethan Gardens

UPDATE: WinterLights – Virginia Dare Night has been moved to Monday, November 28th. All scannable tickets reserved online for Sunday, November 27th will be honored on Monday, November 28th. NOTE: Virginia Dare Night has SOLD OUT, therefore, only those already holding scannable tickets will be admitted on Monday.


The Elizabethan Gardens is pleased to host WinterLights Virginia Dare Night for Dare County, Currituck County, and Ocracoke Island residents on Sunday, November 27, 2022. “Virginia Dare Night” will support the Roanoke Island Food Pantry. All locals are invited to attend the 13th season of WinterLights for donations of non-perishable food items on this night. This is an opportunity to attend WinterLights while aiding local families in need. The evening is being sponsored by Dominion Energy.

Tickets are limited, therefore, reserve your tickets online early. The doors open at 6:00 PM and guests must reserve tickets online, and in addition to the food or dry goods donations, residents are required to show proof of Dare County, Currituck County or Ocracoke Island residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill. Pre-opening donation collection begins at 5:00 PM.  Recommended items for the food drive include canned vegetables, fruits, meats, soups and beans; tomato and pasta products; cereals; toilet paper and paper towels.  There are no rain checks with these free tickets. For parking and additional details visit


Guests must park in designated spaces. Overflow parking will be available at the National Park Service parking lot. A shuttle will transport guests from/to this lot from 530p-930p.

About The Elizabethan Gardens

Over seven decades have passed since the Garden Club of North Carolina adopted The Elizabethan Gardens as a project in 1951. It remains a growing testament to the women who adopted the project and the valiant Elizabethan explorers they intended to honor. The Gardens is dedicated to sharing its unique history, providing educational opportunities, enhancing the quality of the visitors experience and preserving its beauty and tranquility. The attraction is located on the north end of Roanoke Island at 1411 National Park Drive Manteo, NC 27954. For more information on happenings at The Elizabethan Gardens call 252.473-3234 or visit





NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS:  BIDDER PRE-QUALIFICATION REQUEST:  Barnhill Contracting has been selected as the Construction Manager at Risk by Dare County and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade and specialty contractors to submit bids for furnishing Labor, Material, Equipment, and Other for the new “Dare County – EMS 1 / Fire Station 14” (KDH) located in Kill Devil Hills, NC.  PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The scope of the project encompasses approximately 36,000 sqft of new construction and 18,000 sqft of demolition on a 3.5-acre site located at the 1630 N Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC. The project includes masonry bearing walls supporting a Standing Seam Metal Roof over Light Gauge Trusses housing administrative, living and support spaces along with 6 apparatus bays. Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages: BP750 – Turnkey Siding. Additional Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business participation is encouraged. Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals to Meredith Terrell by December 2, 2022, via email at or mail to PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (Office Location – 4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612). PREQUALIFICATION FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED from BuildingConnected through this Invite under the “File” tab or from BuildingConnected link on the Barnhill, Bidding Opportunities website at by selecting “Dare County – EMS 1 / Fire Station 14 – Prequalification”, or by contacting Meredith Terrell  (919-604-2367). Please submit completed prequalification forms A and B along with all required supporting documentation and with All Bid Packages you are Prequalified for Checked. Form B must be submitted for this project. Form A is good for 1-Year and if you have submitted one to Barnhill within the last year, it should still be valid. If you are unsure, please verify this with Meredith. Target Bid Date: January 2023



  • Grandyguy

    Very Cool!

    Friday, Nov 11 @ 12:15 pm
  • Dylan

    My family dutifully made reservations for night of 11/25 and arrived, along with other visitors, to find that there would be no admittance that night. Weather was perfect. No notification. Just disappointment for the kids and adults. We hope to get our money back as this is not cheap.

    Saturday, Nov 26 @ 7:28 am
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