Closed streets and colder weather will mark the start of Beaufort’s holiday celebration Friday.
Night on the Town starts at 6 p.m. Friday on Bay Street. Shops will be open, Santa will visit and the city will hold its annual tree lighting.
On Saturday, boats decorated for Christmas will glide down the Beaufort River in front of Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park starting at 5:30 p.m. Hot chocolate will be served in the park.
The annual Beaufort Christmas Parade is Sunday starting at 3 p.m. along the city’s traditional parade route including Boundary, Carteret and Bay streets.