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Wilmington has many free, family-friendly Independence Day celebrations happening in the week ahead. more

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Memorial Day weekend officially kicks off the beginning of summer, and it’s also the perfect time to have fun being patriotic with your kids. more

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Janie Fielder

A DIY craft that involves the whole family, costs nothing to make, and will be sure to become one of your most prized Christmas decorations. more

Parenting

Nutcracker Ballet

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U.S. International Ballet will debut in “The Great Wilmington Nutcracker” (Dec 16th and 17th) at the Wilson Center. more

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This year, why not change it up and give the gift of experiences instead of toys? more

Parenting

Santa Claus is making several local appearances this holiday season in the Wilmington area. Here’s a roundup of the free events in the area where children and adults alike can visit with Santa this month! more

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There are many free, family friendly Independence Day celebrations happening in the coming week all around the Port City. more

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Rounding out the Spring Break vacation will be a fun Easter weekend filled with Egg Hunts and sugar rushes! Although there is no shortage of eggs to be found all over Wilmington, here are some noteworthy Egg Hunts to check out. more

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The North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival has taken over Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre, with over 20 enchanted displays, each one comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights. more

Day Trips

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Here is a simple, DIY way to create play snow that is sure to please your little ones this winter! more

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Children are never too young to learn how to handle disappointment and display gratitude and thankfulness when they receive a gift from a loved one. more

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Annesophia Richards

Here are 3 simple quick and festive cookie recipes that require minimum time and effort, yet provide maximum flavor and smiles all around! more

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Santa Claus has officially arrived in the Port City, and he is making several local, free appearances this holiday season. more

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Here are a few ways you and your children can create family traditions and memories that honor the importance of Labor Day. more

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There are a variety of free family friendly 4th of July festivities happening this weekend in both Wilmington and surrounding areas. more

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Here are a few ideas that the whole family will enjoy of ways to put those canes to good use in your kitchen. more

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Cape Fear Museum

Need something for kids to do while on holiday break from school? Bring them to Cape Fear Museum to become an “ologist!” more

Events

Dragon - Festival of Lights

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Families can journey by car through three miles of over 700 magical light displays of all shapes and sizes. more

Destinations

Thanksgiving Craft

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There’s no better time than Thanksgiving to reflect on gratitude, and using arts and crafts as a method for children to express their thankfulness is a great way to begin a fun family holiday tradition. more

Family

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Holiday Travel: Biltmore Estate

A visit to the Biltmore Estate proves to be a holiday treat. more

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