Beaufort is the place to celebrate the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 12. With a daytime ArtWalk and an evening Candlelight Tour, the picturesque waterfront village pull out all the stops to ring in this festive season.
Galleries throughout town throw back their doors to welcome guests with demonstrations and refreshments. The tour begins at the Beaufort Historic Sites Mattie King Davis Art Gallery, 130 Turner St., which is featuring the work of stained glass artist Carol Roop and Craig Gurganus, who creates fish and insects from broken and discarded surf boards.
Maps of participating galleries are available at the Beaufort Historic Site and throughout town. The event is free and open to everyone.
From 5-8pm, the Beaufort Historical Association hosts its eighth annual Christmas Candlelight Tour. The tour showcases Beaufort’s holiday hospitality and provides a rare glimpse into private historic homes, several inns, bed & breakfasts as well as churches, all elegantly decorated for the season. These private homes represent a wide variety of Beaufort’s unique architectural styles from different periods of the town’s history. The fragrant greenery, dazzling ornaments, colorful candles, glittering tinsel and elaborate trees are sure to bring forth everyone’s holiday spirit.
Tickets are $14 and can be purchased by calling 252-728-5225 or visitingTurner Street, or visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org.