Unique New Year's Celebration

The town of Oriental in Pamlico County may be known for its annual croaker festival, but this time of year is the dragon's time to shine. The town has a dragon run on New Year's Eve, where kids, and adults can become part of the dragon himself as he walks through the town. It’s a moment that townsfolk have come to love. The dragon run has two walks on New Years Eve, one at 8:00 p.m. and one at 11:00 p.m. The town finishes the night with the croaker drop, where they drop a wooden fish at midnight to ring in the New Year.