North Carolina is known for their crystal coast beaches, fishing and small towns. As we enter into the most wonderful time of the year filled with family and friends. From parades to festivals, one of the many events hosted by cities near and far is sure to be a hit for the whole family. Have a holiday event you love that we missed, let us know!
11/26/2021: Christmas Flotilla – Swansboro, NC; This event begins at dusk on the Friday after Thanksgiving, gather along Swansboro’s waterfront and watch the spectacular parade of lights down the White Oak River. Treats, music, lights and an appearance by Santa himself
11/26/2021-1/2/2021: Christmas in the Country – Old Homestead Farm, Rocky Point, NC; open every night Nov 26th – December 30th. Load up the car with your family & gaze upon over 175,000 lights on a mile-long drive-thru Christmas light track synchronized to your favorite Christmas music! Visit with Santa, sip hot chocolate, find your perfect Christmas tree, take family photos, shop for Christmas gifts, purchase sweet holiday treats, and send Santa your Christmas lists.
11/26/2021-12/18/2021: Christmas at The Barnyard – Newport, NC; Head on over to the Barnyard to enjoy walking through hundreds of lights, visiting with the petting zoo animals, hanging around the bonfire with hot chocolate, and seeing Santa.
11/27/2021-11/28/2021: Holiday Market at The Barn – Leland, NC; A weekend craft market to shop local vendors. Enjoy holiday treats, food trucks and Santa
11/27/2021-12/12/2021: A Charlie Brown Christmas – Wilmington, NC; Get in the Holiday spirit with a special presentation of A Charlie Brown Christmas shown at Santa’s Workshop at Mayfaire Town Center. Check out show times here –
12/3/2021: Hampstead Christmas Tree Lighting – Hampstead, NC; Free family event with community entertainment, cookies, crafts and of course Santa.
12/4/2021: Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla – Beaufort, NC and Christmas at Portside – Morehead City, NC; A joint town effort, An evening parade of yachts and working boats decorated for Christmas along the Morehead City and Beaufort waterfronts. Waterfront merchants in both towns host open house in the afternoon. Enjoy cider, a delightful parade and dinner on the waterfront on this magical winter evening by the sea. Parade starts at 5:30 PM.
12/4/2021: Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – Cary, NC; This festive night features actors, singers, and musicians from the community and is finished by the lighting of the Official Town of Cary Christmas Tree.
12/6/2021: Holiday Marketplace – Wilmington, NC; To be held at the Country Club of Landfall from 4-8pm. The Landfall Foundation’s Holiday Marketplace is a holiday shopping tradition open to the public where shoppers enjoy buying seasonal gifts while supporting the greater Wilmington area nonprofit organizations.
12/11/2021: Greater Topsail Flotilla & Christmas Market – Soundside Park, Surf City, NC; Family fun at the Christmas Market and a flotilla light spectacular! Enjoy outdoor shopping, eating, and Christmas music! Doors open at 5:00PM
12/11/2021: Christmas Candlelight Tour – Beaufort, NC; The Christmas Candlelight Tour provides a rare glimpse into private historic homes, several inns, bed & breakfasts as well as churches, all elegantly decorated for the season.
From plays, breakfast with Santa, holiday markets and tree lightings you are sure to find some holiday fun on the crystal coast.
From our Maven Family to yours – we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!

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