’12 Days of Christmas’ Begins Friday in Cape Charles


Bay Haven Inn

December 6, 2013

The 12 Days of Cape Charles Christmas kicks off today (Friday) with the 18th Annual Northampton County Chamber Holiday Progressive Dinner Tour where guests are treated to a Progressive Dinner Feast as featured in the December issue of Southern Living magazine.

Throughout the 12-day period, events will be offered that provide opportunities for people to celebrate, share, give, and unite. Many of the events are free or have a nominal charge. A bounty of offerings for children and adults alike such as Santa arriving via skiff during the lighted boat parade and continuing his journey via lighted golf cart parade.

Participants will follow a luminary lit path that culminates at Central Park for the GRAND ILLUMINATION, December 7.

Sunday afternoon, December 8, adults will not want to miss the Holiday Wine Tasting Event, where Gull Hummock Gourmet Food Market offers wine and food pairings, wine selections from “Women of the Vine,” and female wine specialists will showcase wine from four continents.

As the 12 days celebration continues the town kicks off the week of giving by declaring Monday, December 9, Random Act of Kindness Day. “We encourage residents to visit a friend who might live alone, send a card, buy someone’s lunch at one of restaurants in town or simply thank someone for the kindness they give all year long,” says Mayor Dora Sullivan.


Cape Charles Baptist Church is throwing a Stock The Pantry project, as part of its “Advent Unplugged” activities, and is collecting food items, especially non-perishable items for Christmas dinners, to be given to the Cape Charles Food Pantry. The entire community is invited to participate in this effort to support the Cape Charles Food Pantry in providing much needed food to our neighbors.

The last weekend of the celebration will offer a Shop Local Saturday with downtown merchants offering specials and entertainment throughout the day.

Sunday brings the 3rd Annual B&B Cookie Trail, when visitors get to have an inside view of the lovely Bed and Breakfasts in Historic Cape Charles. “We ask that participants to donate a Lego game to the library as their entrance to the tour,” states a Cape Charles B&B owner.

The weekend ends with a Shore and beyond favorite, Aqua at Kings Creek Marina Chowder Cook-Off where local Shore restaurants offer their best chowder recipe up for tasting. This is a crowd favorite, and the winner has bragging rights for the year — just ask The Shanty restaurant; they won last year, and if you tasted their chowder you would know why.

This offering of small town charm with big town offerings will culminate with a Progressive Caroling Event where residents all over town will meet along the streets of town and carol their way to a final destination to enjoy neighborly fellowship and celebrate the season.

Join us for the first Harbor for the Holidays, come EAT, SHOP, STAY and PLAY in Historic Cape Charles, Virginia. For up to date information visit www.capecharlesbythebay.com .



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