Whether it’s the beautifully decorated historic homes and gardens, a lighted boat parade or the dazzling display at the Jeff Gordon Dealership as you enter town, Wilmington and the surrounding beaches are ready to ring in the holiday season. Here is a list of some great spots to take in the festive lights.
The NC Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach – On November 26th, come out and enjoy arts and craft vendors, a car show and the festive boat parade light show capped off with a dazzling fireworks display. For the parade map and more information on this holiday tradition you won’t want to miss.
Enchanted Airlie – This beloved Wilmington event lets you stroll through Airlie Gardens adorned with thousands of lights and festive displays. Online tickets must be purchased in advance and this event sells out.
Holiday Train and Light Spectacular – The Wilmington Railroad Museum brings holiday magic back with their winter wonderland display featuring over 25,000 lights and a visit from Santa.
Christmas Caroling with Santa and His Special “Reindeer” – Snuggle up under warm blankets and enjoy the beautiful Christmas lights of Downtown Wilmington while you sing carols with Santa and his “reindeer”. This holiday excursion is fun for the whole family!
Island of Lights Christmas Flotilla – Boats of all kinds are decorated with thousands of lights on spectacular display in the Intracoastal Waterway. Participants cruise form Snows Cut to the Carolina Beach Boat Basin and back. The boats compete for prizes and add to the wonderful holiday spirit. Come out December 3rd at 6 PM. Bring the family and enjoy the evening at Carolina Beach.
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