Virginia Dare Night at WinterLights

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The Elizabethan Gardens is pleased to host “Virginia Dare Night” for Dare County, Currituck County, and Ocracoke Island residents on Sunday, November 19, 2023. “Virginia Dare Night” will support the Roanoke Island Food Pantry. All locals are invited to attend the 14th 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.

Tickets are limited, reserve your tickets online early. The doors open at 6:00 PM and guests must reserve tickets online. 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.


Guests must park in designated spaces. Overflow parking will be available at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site parking lot. A shuttle will transport guests from/to this lot on select Friday and Saturday nights from 530p-930p.

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Warning: Lighting used at this event may be disruptive to people with epilepsy and/or other photosensitivity conditions.

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The Elizabethan Gardens 1411 National Park Drive
Manteo, NC 27954
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