Old-Style Holiday with a Coastal Spin
Kick-off your holiday celebrations with a getaway to Wilmington and our Island Beaches. Experience the season of yesteryear with visits to historic house museums including the Bellamy Mansion, Latimer House Museum and Burgwin-Wright House, which will all be decked out in their holiday best. Sing carols on a Christmas carriage ride through historic downtown Wilmington Dec. 17-18 or Dec. 23-24. At our island beaches, enjoy a festival in the park and lighted boat parade with fireworks at the North Carolina Holiday Flotilla in Wrightsville Beach Nov. 27. Stroll around Carolina Beach Lake Park to see the Island of Lights displays or the water-based holiday parade at the Island of Lights Christmas Flotilla Dec. 4. Explore a winter waterland at the Cape Fear Festival of Trees at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher Nov. 26, 2021 – Jan. 3, 2022. From an old-style Christmas by the river to festive flotillas on the sea, find celebrations around every corner.