Enjoy The North Carolina Holiday Festivities Here In The Wilmington, Leland, Hampstead, Carolina Beach, and Kure Beach Area.


This is our favorite time of the year! Great food, family and friends, decorations, twinkly lights, and festive music. who does not love the holiday?! Wilmington is a great place to be during the holidays, and we are lucky to live in a place that loves to celebrate! For a calendar of upcoming festivities, visit whatsonwilmington.com 

Here are a few of our favorite events that take place during the 2019 holiday season in Wilmington NC!


Trees and Lights!

Cape Fear Festival of Trees:

Everyone loves a decorated tree during this time of year. come visit and see some of the best festive trees decorated by local businesses, various organizations and the individual artists. These trees transform the aquarium space into an enchanted forest link no other.

Location: NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

When: November 18th - January 2nd, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 

Downtown Wilmington Tree Lighting:

Every great city has a big tree lighting to start off the holiday season right. Everyone can enjoy the Downtown Wilmington Tree Lighting event. With live entertainment, a countdown to the tree lighting, hot cocoa, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause, there is something for everyone. 

Location: Downtown Wilmington - Riverfront Park

When: November 29th, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm 

Enchanted Airlie:

Come out and visit a half-mile self-guided stroll through the gardens featuring festive lights, holiday displays, and Santa Claus plus local food and beverage vendors with coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn, cookies and more. Tickets pre-purchased, and are per carload.

Location: Airlie Gardens

When: December 6th - 22nd, 5:00 - 7:00 pm and 7:00 - 9:00 pm


Parades, Floats, and Boats!

Island of Lights: Christmas Parade:

Great parade staring from Atlanta Avenue going down Lake Park Blvd to Federal Point Plaza. some key features being floats, bands, and of course Santa Claus.

Location: Carolina Beach

When: December 6th, 7:30 pm

Christmas By The Sea Parade:

This parade showcases the businesses and organizations in the community and includes a float decorating contest. starting at Oak Island Town Hall, it traves down Oak Island Drive and ends in McGlamery Street. 

Location: Oak Island Town Hall

When: December 7th, 2:00 pm

17th Annual Holiday Parade:

In its 17th annual holiday parade, this parade has been around for a while. Starting at North Front and Walnut Streets and moves all over South on Front Street, ending at Castle Street.

Location: Downtown Wilmington, North Front, and Walnut

When: December 8th, 6:00 pm 

34th Annual North Carolina Holiday Flotilla:

This is maybe one of the most popular events that take place during the holiday season here. Previously attracting more than 50,000 people from surrounding areas, This flotilla kicks off with an amazing firework display, followed by a procession of colorfully lighted boats filling Banks Channel. Following the parade of boats, A traditional fireworks display takes place.

Location: Wrightsville Beach, Banks Channel

When: November 30th, 6:00 pm 



Holiday Market:

Who does not love shopping? During the holiday season, there are so many new options and experiences for you to enjoy. The Holiday Market at Ocean Front Park in Kure Beach, NC, involves artists, crafters, a DJ, and food trucks so you can shop local talent and enjoy great food while you shop.

Location: Ocean Front Park

When: November 30th, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Selling your Home During The Holiday Season

There are many buyers looking to start the year with a new home and lock in the record low-interest rates. Many people take their house off the market from September to - the beginning of January. Why do people take their house off the market? First, they assume its a slower maker. Second, they don't want buyers to come to see it while the house is decorated or not in normal condition. Since many sellers remove their property from the market during the holidays, that leaves fewer properties to choose from and less competition for you. 

You want an agent that is going to work hard get you and get the job done. you want an agent with a track record that sells the houses they list and not an agent that just list houses,

I will work hard to get your house sold while you enjoy the Holidays. Call (910) 239-1396 or e-mail me at Regina@Reginadrury.com. Don't let the opportunity to sell your house fly by like the holiday season. You know what they say, timing is everything.  

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