Final ‘First Friday’ of 2022 will welcome Santa Claus to Downtown Manteo

“First Friday” will conclude for the year of 2022 tomorrow, December 2, in Downtown Manteo. The conclusive festivities will last from 6 to 8 p.m. and it’s sure to be a night of Christmas-sy magic that you don’t want to miss.

Dare Arts will present Tamra Harrison Kirschnick’s exhibit featuring ocean paintings and shell portraits opening at 6 p.m.

While you’re in the vicinity, gather ’round for the Manteo Christmas Tree Lighting which will including caroling, dancing, and the man of the hour — Santa Claus — lighting the Town’s Christmas tree.Immediately following the tree lighting, The Jingles & students from The Mustang Outreach Program will be hosting a sing-along in Dare Arts’ Courtyard at 7 p.m.

Ruth Wyand will be playing at 1587 Lounge and The Havana Club will be playing at NouVines.
First Friday is a free, family-friendly event. For more information, visit