9am-12pm. 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 more »

Crafts, Kids & Family, Outdoor

11am-12pm. Children’s Museum. Family concert with local favorite Mr. Mark! Come early and make jingle bell sticks with Mary Ellen before the show. Visit www.playwilmington.org for details. more »

Crafts, Concerts & Live Music, Kids & Family

3-4pm. Learning Express, Military Cutoff & Oleander locations. Free for ages 6+ with a helper. Please call 509-0153 or 313-3100 for a reservation. more »

Kids & Family, Crafts

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

4pm. Barnes & Noble, Mayfaire. Join us for a Hanukkah Storytime featuring Honeyky Hanukkah by Woody Guthrie. It's Honeyky Hanukkah time! A fun story celebrating Hanukkah with accompanying CD. more »

Talks & Readings, Kids & Family

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

5-8pm. Fort Fisher Aquarium. Enjoy holiday crafts, cookie decorating, story time, games and more. Watch as Santa goes diving alongside sharks, eels, and his favorite sea turtle friend, Shelldon, at this exciting holiday event. Visit www.visitkurebeac more »

Vacation & Holiday, Kids & Family

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

Dec 21, 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. 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

7pm. Thalian Hall. Revel in this world-wide Christmas Classic! Famous director Frank Capra's iconic holiday film has become a Wilmington holiday tradition and is shown yearly as it was meant to be seen--on the big screen. more »

Kids & Family, Film

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