It smells, sounds, looks and feels like Christmas year round at The Christmas Shop, a Roanoke Island tradition since it opened in 1967. The original owner, Edward Greene, sold the shop in 2016, and the new owners – to massive approval by locals and loyal shoppers – have kept the shop much the same as it's always been. Inside you’ll find room after room after room of holiday-related ornaments and decorative items plus toys, collectibles, candles, flowers, souvenirs and lighthouses. But this is much more than a Christmas store! Several rooms are dedicated to Halloween merchandise. As you wander around you’ll eventually come to the Island Gallery, which features a variety of artwork, pottery, prints, paintings, jewelry and more, much of it by local artists. The General Store has an authentic, old-fashioned appeal, and its Candy Counter is a great place to reminisce with old-fashioned candies. You’ll find fudge from Outer Banks Fudge Company there as well. Plan to spend some time here, as the shop seems to go on forever.
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