3:30pm, Thursdays. Children’s Museum. Join us in learning how to keep our bodies healthy and happy. Discover new exercises and games while learning all about the human body. Ideal for ages 5-9. more »

Kids & Family, Fitness

Dec 18, 2014 5:00 PM

Enchanted Airlie

Airlie Gardens

5-7pm & 7-9pm. Airlie Gardens. 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 tour while feasting their eyes on a spectacular array of lights more »

Vacation & Holiday, Kids & Family, Outdoor

Dec. 12-23, 6pm & 7:30pm. Downtown at Water St. Wilmington Trolley offers a festive 45-minute tour through the Port City's best decorated neighborhoods on an authentically reproduced (and heated) trolley, complete with music and narration. more »

Vacation & Holiday, Kids & Family

Sundown. Pleasure Island. An island-wide holiday festival featuring lighted displays around Carolina Beach Lake (nightly) along with businesses and residences decorated for the season. Enjoy the fantastic light displays and holiday cheer more »

Vacation & Holiday, Kids & Family, Outdoor

9:45am. Ms. Susan’s Room in The Art Works. Ages 6 months to 6 years. Sing, Dance and Creative Play. $10 per family with one to two children, $5 each additional child. more »

Education & Learning, Kids & Family

Dec 19, 2014 10:00 AM

Storytime at Hullabaloo

Hullabaloo

10am, Fridays. Hullabaloo, Hampstead. Bring your preschoolers and listen to a story followed by a themed activity. Themes change weekly. more »

Talks & Readings, Kids & Family

10am, Fridays. Children’s Museum. No registration necessary. Projects and activities for our youngest visitors (ages 4 and under) and their special grownups to work on together. more »

Kids & Family, Crafts

3:30pm, Fridays. Children’s Museum. Please pre-register. Bring your child to express their creativity through various forms of art including but not limited to painting, sculpture, music, theater, dance, drawing, and printing. more »

Kids & Family, Crafts

Dec 19, 2014 5:00 PM

Enchanted Airlie

Airlie Gardens

5-7pm & 7-9pm. Airlie Gardens. 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 tour while feasting their eyes on a spectacular array of lights more »

Vacation & Holiday, Kids & Family, Outdoor

Dec. 12-23, 6pm & 7:30pm. Downtown at Water St. Wilmington Trolley offers a festive 45-minute tour through the Port City's best decorated neighborhoods on an authentically reproduced (and heated) trolley, complete with music and narration. more »

Vacation & Holiday, Kids & Family

Dec. 19 - 24. 6pm - 10pm. Water & Market Streets, downtown. Come and sing Christmas carols with Santa and his special "reindeer." Snuggle under warm lap blankets while enjoying the beautiful Christmas lights. more »

Vacation & Holiday, Kids & Family

Sundown. Pleasure Island. An island-wide holiday festival featuring lighted displays around Carolina Beach Lake (nightly) along with businesses and residences decorated for the season. Enjoy the fantastic light displays and holiday cheer more »

Vacation & Holiday, Kids & Family, Outdoor

Dec 19, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Train & Light Spectacular

Wilmington Railroad Museum

6:30-8pm. Wilmington Railroad Museum. Evening walk-through show with 20,000 twinkling lights, operating layouts under twilight conditions, visit with Santa. Cider and cookies afterward. General admission $5, under age 2 free. more »

Vacation & Holiday, Kids & Family

Don't miss Wilmington's Grandest Nutcracker Ever!!!!!!!! December 20 & 21st at Kenan Auditorium, UNCW 3:00 pm for both Shows. Tickets available at the Kenan Box Office 910-962-3500 This year's Nutcracker is the biggest we have ever produced, ... more »

Theater & Dance, Concerts & Live Music

4:30 & 5:30. Wilmington Railroad Museum. In its 11th year of spreading holiday cheer, enjoy the telling of this wonderful holiday classic, followed by a visit from Santa! Afterwards, enjoy cookies, a special "first gift" and sip some cocoa too. more »

Talks & Readings, Food & Drink, Kids & Family

Dec 20, 2014 5:00 PM

Enchanted Airlie

Airlie Gardens

5-7pm & 7-9pm. Airlie Gardens. 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 tour while feasting their eyes on a spectacular array of lights more »

Vacation & Holiday, Kids & Family, Outdoor

Dec. 12-23, 6pm & 7:30pm. Downtown at Water St. Wilmington Trolley offers a festive 45-minute tour through the Port City's best decorated neighborhoods on an authentically reproduced (and heated) trolley, complete with music and narration. more »

Vacation & Holiday, Kids & Family

Dec. 19 - 24. 6pm - 10pm. Water & Market Streets, downtown. Come and sing Christmas carols with Santa and his special "reindeer." Snuggle under warm lap blankets while enjoying the beautiful Christmas lights. more »

Vacation & Holiday, Kids & Family

Sundown. Pleasure Island. An island-wide holiday festival featuring lighted displays around Carolina Beach Lake (nightly) along with businesses and residences decorated for the season. Enjoy the fantastic light displays and holiday cheer more »

Vacation & Holiday, Kids & Family, Outdoor

Dec 20, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Train & Light Spectacular

Wilmington Railroad Museum

6:30-8pm. Wilmington Railroad Museum. Evening walk-through show with 20,000 twinkling lights, operating layouts under twilight conditions, visit with Santa. Cider and cookies afterward. General admission $5, under age 2 free. more »

Vacation & Holiday, Kids & Family

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