Video: Celebrating Old Christmas in Rodanthe

A tradition that dates to the mid-18th century continues on Hatteras Island, where Old Christmas is still celebrated in early January.

This year’s Old Christmas will be at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building on Saturday, Jan. 4. Starts at 1 p.m. with the Oyster Shoot. Dinner is at 5 p.m. and then live music at 7:30 p.m.

Learn more about its origins from This Month in Outer Banks History, courtesy the Outer Banks History Center and Current TV.

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