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Friday, December 19
Outdoor Activities / Festivals

Fri 12.19

Free! Caroling and Candlelight Vigil

Carolina Beach Lake Park

Caroling and Candlelight Vigil at Carolina Beach Lake Park features a night of music and healing and includes hot chocolate, coffee and baked goods available for donation to benefit the fire victims. ...

Sat 12.20

Nature Holiday Craft Creations

Halyburton Park

Nature Holiday Craft Creations at Halyburton Park is a family event where visitors can join park naturalists in building nature crafts such as bird feeders out of a pine cone. Each station features a ...

Sat 12.20

Free! Christmas by the Sea

Carolina Beach Lake Park

Christmas by the Sea at Carolina Beach Lake Park features an appearance by Santa Claus, campfire storytelling, hot chocolate, caroling, festive films, puppet shows, and an arts & crafts area. HOUR...

Sat 12.20

Downtown Walking Tours

Latimer House Museum

Volunteers of the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society lead a leisurely 1.5-hour tour covering a radius of 12 blocks in downtown Wilmington. The tour departs from the front porch of the Latimer House an...

Sat 12.20 - Sun 12.21

Polar Express Holiday Show

Wilmington Railroad Museum

The Polar Express Holiday Show at the Railroad Museum in historic downtown Wilmington NC is an annual family favorite featuring a reading of the classic story with local TV personalities, a visit from...

Fri 12.19 - Mon 12.22

Enchanted Airlie

Airlie Gardens

Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, NC, presents Enchanted Airlie, an opportunity for families to share in the joy of the season with a self-guided stroll through the gardens featuring festive lights, holid...

Fri 12.19 - Tue 12.23

Holiday Lights Trolley Tours

Wilmington Trolley Company

The Wilmington Tolley Company offers Holiday Lights Trolley Tours in historic downtown Wilmington, NC, at 6 and 7:30pm featuring music and narration in an enclosed and heated environment, and a great ...

Fri 12.19 - Wed 12.24

Christmas Caroling w/ Santa and His Reindeer

Horsedrawn Tours

Horsedrawn Tours in downtown Wilmington, NC, presents Christmas Caroling with Santa and His "Reindeer." Free candy canes for the kids. HOURS: 6-10pm.

Sat 12.27

Downtown Walking Tours

Latimer House Museum

Volunteers of the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society lead a leisurely 1.5-hour tour covering a radius of 12 blocks in downtown Wilmington. The tour departs from the front porch of the Latimer House an...

Wed 12.31

Free! Island of Lights New Year's Eve Celebration

Ocean Front Park

The Island of Lights New Year's Eve Celebration takes at Ocean Front Park in Kure Beach, NC, and features a giant lighted beach ball dropped at midnight followed by fireworks. Prior to midnight, ...

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