What are the Thanksgiving Events and Activities this 2021 in and nearby Wilmington?

It is that time of the year again when joy and cheer enliven our spirits. So here are some of the events and activities to join and see in and nearby Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Downtown Wilmington Tree Lighting

  • November 26 Friday 5:30PM

Enjoy the live entertainment and participate in the live countdown to tree lightning with your family and friends at the foot of Market Street (Market and Water Streets). And welcome with glee a special visit from our beloved Santa Claus. Free hot cocoa!(while supplies last)

Enchanted Airlie

  • November 26-27 | December 3-22

Feel the season spirit as you walk among holiday lights, and listen to festive music. Tickets must be pre-purchased online for $30-$55. Carload Ticket available for $30 plus service fee. ✆(910)798-7700

Cape Fear Festival of Trees

  • November 26-January 3        Mon-Sat 12NN-8PM, Sun 1-6PM

Located at Mayfaire Town Center and features a winter wonderland. Proceeds support Lower Cape Fear LifeCare’s mission. Admission is $10.95-$12.95 ✆(910)796-7900

Holiday Flotilla

Carolina Beach Snow’s Cut to Boat Basin v.v.  

  • December 4 Saturday 6PM

Wrightsville Beach Motts Channel to Coast Guard Station 

  • November 27 Saturday 6PM

Be mesmerized by the unique floats adorned with spectacular lights as these cruise on the water. So bring the family and enjoy a colorful evening.

Christmas Parade

Carolina Beach Lake Park Blvd

  • December 3           Friday 7:30PM

Downtown Wilmington North Front street

  • December 12         Sunday 5:55PM

Experience the holiday cheer and joy while you and your family celebrate the annual evening Christmas Parade with floats, bands, and Santa Claus.

Thalian Hall

  • December 1      Wednesday 4PM | 7:30PM

The Celtic Angels Christmas features beautiful vocals that captivate all ages with the magic of Christmas and combine the great music with the marvelous dance routines of The Celtic Knight Dancers. ✆(910)632-2285  

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Enjoy these activities with family and friends, and make memories this year with smiles and laughter all throughout the season.