Nov 28, 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

Nov 28, 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

5:30pm. Downtown Riverfront. features music and caroling, a visit with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, and the lighting of the Holiday Tree. Enjoy music, a holiday marketplace, and warm refreshments. more »

Vacation & Holiday, Kids & Family, Outdoor

5:45pm. Wrightsville Beach Town Hall. Bring the whole family to enjoy the annual tree lighting as well as a magical visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, hot chocolate, baked goods and, of course, Christmas Carols. more »

Vacation & Holiday, Kids & Family, Outdoor

Nov 28, 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

Nov 28, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Christmas by the Sea

Carolina Beach

The Carolina Beach Lake Park will be lit up with lights and displays every night during the holiday season! It all begins with the Island of Lights “Lighting at the Lake Ceremony” on Friday, Nov 28. There will also be events every Saturday includ... more »

Festivals & Fairs

7pm. Blockade Runner Beach Resort. The flotilla celebration kicks off with the Atlantic Marine Holiday Launch Party. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $25 at www.ncholidayflotilla.org, includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar more »

Vacation & Holiday, Concerts & Live Music, Food & Drink

7pm. Carolina Beach Lake. The brief opening ceremony, prior to the actual lighting, will feature the President of The Island of Lights Committee, Pleasure Island elected officials, and musical entertainment. Local Cub Scouts provide the Honor Guard more »

Vacation & Holiday, Kids & Family, Outdoor

The Holiday Flotilla is a two-day celebration beginning with the Launch Party on Fri, Nov 28 at 7pm at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort. There will be hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and live music by The Craig Woolard Band. The fun continues on Sat ... more »

Festivals & Fairs

8pm. City Stage, 21 N. Front St. Presenting A Christmas Story: The Musical, the popular holiday story of a boy who dreams of getting a BB gun for Christmas. Visit www.citystageco.com for ticket information. more »

Theater & Dance, Kids & Family

Nov 29, 2014 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Jingle Bell Breakfast with Santa

Cameron Art Museum

8:30-10:30am. Come in your pj’s or holiday sweaters and join us for a wonderful Saturday morning. Geared toward kids 3-8 years old, everyone will enjoy a full hot buffet breakfast, storytime in the trees, fun holiday activities more »

Vacation & Holiday, Food & Drink, Kids & Family

10am. Wrightsville Beach Park. Includes a large play area for children with several inflatable slides and bounce houses, a coloring contest, the always popular Arab Choo Choo, festival food, an antique car show, over 100 arts and craft vendors more »

Festivals & Fairs, Vacation & Holiday, Kids & Family

10am. Learning Express, Oleander location. Bring the kids and a camera for a special visit with Olaf! Call 313-3100 for more information. more »

This & That, Kids & Family

Nov 29, 2014 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Cape Fear Festival of Trees

Cameron Art Museum

10am-7pm, Daily. Cameron Art Museum. Nov. 21-Dec. 7. During the two-week festival, you are invited to wander through a winter wonderland of holiday elegance. Glittering trees decorated by local businesses, various organizations and individual artists more »

Festivals & Fairs, Vacation & Holiday, Kids & Family

Nov 29, 2014 3:00 PM

Super Saturday Fun Time

Theatre NOW

3pm Saturdays. TheatreNow. Join DOCK, the dog, and his two-legged friends as they uncover mysteries and discover artifacts (courtesy of Cape Fear Museum). Different adventure each week. Families welcome. $8/person. Visit www.theatrewilmington.com more »

Theater & Dance, Kids & Family

Nov 29, 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

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

Nov 29, 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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