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.
Christmas Shop and Island Gallery
621 S. U.S. Highway 64, Manteo