Outdoor Activities / Festivals
|Junior Naturalist Program|
The Junior Naturalist Program at Halyburton Park in Wilmington NC is a series designed for ages 6 to 11, and provides kids with a chance to learn about plants and animals living in the park throu...
Thu 12.12 - Sat 12.14
Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, NC, presents Enchanted Airlie, an opportunity for families to share in the joy of the season with a self-guided, half-mile stroll through the gardens featuring an array o...
|FUNDRAISER: 4th Annual Jingle Bell Run|
Wrightsville Beach Museum
The 4th Annual Jingle Bell Run begins and ends at the Wrightsville Beach Museum. A festive holiday event, race participants are encouraged to dress in holiday apparel (Santa costumes, antlers, snow me...
|Island of Lights Festival: Tour of Homes|
The Island of Lights Festival: Tour of Homes in Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, NC, is a self-guided tour through some of Pleasure Island's most beautiful homes when they are decorated for the holidays...
|Riverfront Farmers' Market|
Riverfront Farmers' Market
The Riverfront Farmers' Market in downtown Wilmington NC convenes along the banks of the Cape Fear River each Saturday through Dec. 21, and features local farmers, produce, arts and crafts, music, and...
|Christmas by the Sea|
Carolina Beach Boardwalk
Christmas by the Sea at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk features festive fun, holiday lights, and more including Santa at the Welcome Center, a fire pit with storytelling, hot chocolate, caroling, holida...
Brainworks Learning Center
Brainworks Learning Center in Wilmington, NC, presents WinterFestival, an event for kids ages 5 to 12 featuring games and prizes, crafts, a community yard sale, food for purchase, a bake sale, and mor...
Fri 12.13 - Sun 12.15
|Fantasy Christmas Show|
Kure Beach (K Avenue)
The Fantasy Christmas Show on K Avenue (next to the Kure Beach Fishing Pier) features costumed characters performing song and dance, favorite Christmas tunes sung by an all-local cast, and appearances...
Sat 12.14 - Sun 12.15
|FUNDRAISER: Holiday Pop-Up Artisan Market|
Handmade Wilmington presents a Holiday Pop-Up Artisan Market at The ArtWorks in downtown Wilmington, NC. Proceeds benefit Feast DownEast. HOURS Saturday: 9am to 4pm Sunday: 10am to 4pm &nb...
Sat 12.14 - Sun 12.15
|Holiday Train Expo|
Salt Shaker Bookstore & Cafe
The Cape Fear Model Railroad Society presents its annual Holiday Train Expo, which sets up at the former Salt Shaker Bookstore in Wilmington, NC, and features an amazing display of toy trains making t...