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Saturday, December 20
Kids

Sat 12.20

Light & Train Spectacular

Wilmington Railroad Museum

The Light & Train Spectacular at the Railroad Museum in downtown Wilmington, NC, features 20,000 twinkling lights, musical animations, plus cookies and cider and a visit from Santa Claus. Kids und...

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

Santa by the Sea

NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Santa by the Sea at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach features a chance for holiday guests to make crafts, enjoy music, play games, win prizes, explore the Aquarium's decked hal...

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 - Sun 12.21

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. The expo features seven exhibits including an all-new ...

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...

Sat 12.20 - 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...

Sat 12.20 - Mon 12.22

Free! Santa at The Cotton Exchange

Cotton Exchange

Santa Claus greets children at his Santa Station at the Cotton Exchange in downtown Wilmington, NC.   HOURS Friday and Saturday: Noon to 4pm Sunday: 1-4pm Monday: Noon to 4pm...

Mon 12.22 - Tue 12.23

Free! Ride Rudolph the Red-Nosed Bicycle

Myrtle Grove Public Library

While they're not in school, kids have a chance to Ride Rudolph the Red-Nosed Bicycle at Myrtle Grove Library in Wilmington, NC. He lights up when you pedal. HOURS: 9am to 8pm.

Sat 12.20 - Wed 12.24

Santa Village

Mayfaire Town Center

The Cape Fear Volunteer Center presents Santa Village at Mayfaire Town Center in Wilmington, NC. The event offers kids a chance to create crafts in Santa's Workshop with the help of Mr. Claus's elves,...

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