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Shop from a selection of thousands of Christmas ornaments and Christmas decorations!

Relive your Outer Banks vacation year after year! Discover an exquisite selection of Outer Banks themed decorations, accessories, and collectibles. Also specializing in Old World Christmas, Egyptian Glass, Heart Gifts by TERESA, plus we have a wide variety of College and NFL Ornaments, Possible Dream Santas, and Water Lanterns. Dozens of unique and customizable ornaments.

An amazing collection of everything having to do with America’s favorite holiday, the Christmas Mouse is open year round—ironically, it’s only closed on Christmas Day—with the busiest months in June, July and August. The original location, which opened in 1987, features nine rooms upstairs and four sections downstairs, with almost every room filled with decorated Christmas trees and wreaths, stuffed Santas and teddy bears, elves, angels, and blinking or shining lights.

One favorite room for Outer Banks shoppers is the “nautical room,” with items like sand dollar and lighthouse tree decorations, miniature boats, carved fish and beach-y picture frames that can be personalized. Tourists enjoy buying the beach-oriented ornaments as vacation souvenirs. And for those who are Christmased-out, there’s a whole room in the store that features Halloween items all year long.

Another Outer Banks location can be found in Duck, and there are six more Christmas Mouse stores throughout Virginia and South Carolina.

Hours are extended in the summer months.

THREE LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU:
NAGS HEAD
2401 South Croatan Highway
10am - 6pm

DUCK
1171 Duck Road, Duck
10am-6pm

NAGS HEAD
5000 S. Croatan Hwy.at the Outer Banks Mall
10am-6pm

About The Mouse

The Christmas Mouse has nine year round locations, plus temporary shops open during the peak holiday season. They are all richly decorated with an assortment of over 30,000 different ornaments, collectibles and accessories.

Located in Williamsburg, Virginia our store at 1991 Richmond Road is considered our flagship store. Founded in 1985, the Christmas Mouse soon outgrew its first location in Williamsburg and moved to its current 10,000 square foot location. We invite you to discover Williamsburg and plan a store visit soon!

Since 1987 Christmas Mouse has been serving the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Our store at Mile Post 10.5 in Nags Head is an annual stop for many beach-goers. With over 8,000 square feet it is the largest year round Christmas shop on the island. You can also enjoy our nautical room where you will find hundreds of Outer Banks Christmas ornaments and souvenirs.

Located along the Intracoastal Waterway in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the Christmas Mouse has been an anchor tenant at Barefoot Landing for thirty years. This store sets itself apart with a staircase that leads to a beautifully decorated tree with gold ornaments accented with Swarovski crystals. It also carries a large selection of personalized ornaments and plenty of nautical ornaments for those vacationing in the Grand Strand.

A year after opening our location in North Myrtle Beach in 1988, we found the perfect location on Highway 17 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This free standing location attracts both visitors and locals with friendly customer service and of course a vast selection of Christmas decorations.

Five miles outside of Williamsburg, you will discover the sleepy village of Norge, VA. With 4,700 square feet of retail space dedicated to Christmas, many local and regional travelers prefer the tranquil pace and personalized attention while shopping here. The Christmas Mouse is located on Route 60 in Norge. You can not miss the red barn richly decorated with garland, red bows and accent lights.

Our Duck, North Carolina store is located in the Scarborough Lane Shops. The 4000 square foot store features a large selection of nautical ornaments. It also caters to vacationers who populate the northern end of the Outer Banks.

Located on 11th and Atlantic, our store in Virginia Beach, Virginia is just a block from the Atlantic Ocean. In the midst of what seems like a thousand surf shops, Christmas Mouse provides shoppers with a great selection of Christmas ornaments and decorations. Take home one of the many personalized Christmas ornaments to remember your vacation.

Our newest location and also our smallest at 2,700 square feet is located in the Hammock Shops at Pawleys Island, South Carolina. What the store lacks in size, it doubles in charm. Our Christmas trees and decorations are surrounded by a Tobacco Barn that was constructed in 1900. The barn is registered with the State Historic Preservation Office and provides a charming backdrop for a Christmas store.

Nags Head
Nags Head
Hours
*Off-season hours may vary*
Call 252-261-5404 for current hours.
  • Monday10:00AM-06:00PM
  • Tuesday10:00AM-06:00PM
  • Wednesday10:00AM-06:00PM
  • Thursday10:00AM-06:00PM
  • Friday10:00AM-06:00PM
  • Saturday10:00AM-06:00PM
  • Sunday10:00AM-06:00PM
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The Cotton Gin

For those traveling to the Outer Banks, The Cotton Gin is a beloved landmark with its large windmill and picturesque gardens. The Cotton Gin has stood in the same location since 1929, starting as a working cotton gin and growing to a gift store with 4 locations. Visitors are treated to a unique shopping experience in our main store in Jarvisburg, as well as our beach stores in Corolla, Duck, and Nags Head. Explore room after room filled with décor for your home and coastal fashions for both men and women. Discover the brands you really want, like, Vera Bradley, Vineyard Vines, La Mer Luex, Simply Southern, Lindsay Phillips, Scout, Pandora, Kameleon, Brighton, Spartina, Tommy Bahama, Southern Tide and Salt Life and Old Guys Rule - all under one roof!

 

Don’t forget the gourmet market, or shop our beautiful linens for your bedroom and bath. We also feature coastal books and fine art, or just a whimsical fun gift to bring home to family and friends. Stop by soon and don’t forget to try our estate grown wines in our stores or visit our vineyard and winery, Sanctuary Vineyards, located adjacent to the original Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg.

 

Most know The Cotton Gin as a must-stop shop for fine gifts, beachwear, souvenirs and so much more, but this retailer has a long-standing history within the Outer Banks. A local landmark that holds almost a century of memories, The Cotton Gin started from humble beginnings and continues to adapt to the times and tourists. Tommy Wright’s family has been in the Outer Banks for nearly 200 years. His great-great grandfather, Jacob Francis Wright, shipwrecked in Duck back in the early 1800s. Calling these barrier islands his new home, Wright and his family acclimated to their new environment.

 

Adaptation is a common theme for the Wright family. Tommy and his wife Candace, who continue to steer The Cotton Gin, have seen not only their business change with the times, but the Outer Banks as a vacation destination as well. A farm market in Jarvisburg eventually transformed and flourished into several retail locations dotting the Outer Banks.

 

“As the area changed and tourism took off in the 1960s, the family saw people coming for vacations, so they began to grow vegetables and things developed from there,” says Tommy Wright. The Wright family expanded upon the farm market and began to remodel a working cotton gin, later transforming the gin into The Cotton Gin general store in the late 1960s. While the additions to the farm store drew visitors, it was their encounters with the Wright family that kept people coming back year after year, which is something that remains true today.

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