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Dec 10, 2016 9:00 AM
9am. Halyburton Park. Come on out and join park naturalists in all the nature festivities building different nature crafts such as bird feeders out of a pine cone, and much, much more. Each child will have the chance to create something awesome
Kids & Family
Designed and fabricated in-house with help from GE employees, Space Place is an interactive experience inspired by and modeled after the International Space Station—a spacecraft that orbits Earth where astronauts from around the world live and work.
Education & Learning, Kids & Family
Dec 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
9am-1pm. Wrightsville United Methodist Church. A Cookie Walk just in time for the holidays! Enjoy a holiday atmosphere while you choose from thousands of holiday cookies, candies and treats. Boxes and gloves are provided. Proceeds go to local
Charity & Fundraisers, Food & Drink, Kids & Family
Dec 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Leland Town Hall Classroom Annex. Catch the scrapbooking bug and join others in a fun, supportive environment.
Dec 10, 2016 11:00 AM
11am. Barnes & Noble. Join us for a Storytime featuring “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” one of the most beloved children's books of all time. Coloring and activities to follow. Call 509-1880 for details.
Kids & Family, Talks & Readings
11am & 2pm, Saturdays. Cape Fear Museum. Ignite your curiosity! Discover history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear through interactive science investigations, hands-on exploration and unique artifacts. Our activities are designed to
Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm (break 3-4). Mayfaire Town Center. Bring the whole family to visit Santa and create memories that will last a lifetime. Mayfaire's Santa Village will house the big man himself ready to take professional photos with your loved
Dec 10, 2016 12:00 PM
12pm. The Bump & Beyond. Come sign with Ms. Michaela and Santa Claus! We'll learn sign language signs related to Christmas, including holiday greetings, toys, and decorations. We'll also listen to a Christmas story and sing some Christmas songs.
Dec 10, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Brainy Bobsleds - Construct a bobsled to race down your very own bobsled track. Determine the best combination of sled and track to minimize friction and maximize kinetic energy. Hopefully you will slide your way to victory using the engineering ...
Education & Learning
Dec 10, 2016 4:30 PM
4:30 & 5:30pm. Wilmington Railroad Museum. Space is limited so reservations are required by calling 763-2634. Each reading is followed by a visit from Santa
then hot chocolate is served to all. $5.00 per person with those under 2 free.
Dec 10, 2016 5:00 PM
5 & 7pm. Airlie Gardens. A New Hanover County tradition since 2005! Take in the sparkling sights and festive sounds of the season. Guests will experience a 0.5m stroll through the Gardens, on a self-guided walking tour while feasting their eyes
Kids & Family, Outdoor
Nightly, 5-8pm. Poplar Grove Plantation. Join Poplar Grove as they open the beautiful grounds that will be aglow with lights twinkling under the stars! Get in the holiday spirit with a campfire as it blazes for roasting marshmallows, or drop a letter
Dec 10, 2016 6:00 PM
Fridays 6-9pm, Saturdays, & Sundays 1-5pm. Independence Mall. Visitors will be enchanted by spectacular displays of model trains as they travel across miles of scale track through a wonderland of villages, parks and landscapes.
Dec 10, 2016 6:30 PM
Every Saturday evening 6:30-8:30. Carolina Beach. Come celebrate the holidays with different events every night featuring: Santa at the Welcome Center, fire pit with storytelling, hot chocolate at the Welcome Center, live Nativity scene, caroling,
Every Friday & Saturday 6:30-8pm. Wilmington Railroad Museum. This great show of trains and lights will bring the spirit of the season to all and includes the sounds and lights of Christmas with the trains running through a winter wonderland, Santa
6:30pm. Kure Beach. Come and see this Kure Beach tradition! Enjoy Frosty and his penguin friend, Harriet Hippo, The Grinch, Cookie Monster, the dancing bears and more, along with Santa Claus and crazy elves, as they entertain you with song, dance
Concerts & Live Music, Kids & Family, Outdoor
Dec 11, 2016 9:00 AM
Dec 11, 2016 11:30 AM
11:30am, Sundays. Cape Fear Museum. Get your hands on history and science! Examine artifacts and science specimens. Gain insight into topics featured in museum exhibits. Carts are stationed in Museum galleries and feature short hands-on, facilitated
Dec 11, 2016 2:00 PM
2pm. Wilson Center. Under the direction of Paula Brinkman, the 100+ voice Choral Society with soloists and chamber orchestra, open their 66th Season and second year in The Wilson Center with Parts I and II from Handel’s masterpiece, ‘Messiah’.
Concerts & Live Music, Kids & Family
Dec 11, 2016 2:30 PM
2:30-4pm. Cape Fear Museum. Investigate, experiment, and explore! In the Discovery Lab, the whole family can drop-in for fun, quick experiments and hands-on investigations. Themes vary. Ideal for ages 5 and up. Adult participation is required.
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