At Just For Buyers Realty, L.O.V.E. stands for ‘Living On Vacation Every Day.’
One of the things we L.O.V.E. about living in the Cape Fear region in November is admiring the festive lights of the season. If you’d like, you can simply hop into your car, pick a neighborhood at random, and chances are you’ll be mesmerized by the extravagant displays some homeowners have put up. While such beauty can be found in neighborhoods across the country, what makes the holiday season even brighter down here are three official events. Here’s all the information you need.
Friday November 24th
The Downtown Wilmington Holiday Tree Lighting will take place on November 24th. As the sun sets and the city begins to sparkle with a warm, festive glow, you are inviting to gather in the heart of downtown to witness the magical illumination of our majestic holiday tree. This cherished tradition is more than just a lighting ceremony; it’s a celebration of community, togetherness, and the joy of the season. Imagine the joy on your family’s faces as the switch is flipped, and the tree bursts to life with a dazzling array of lights, casting a luminous spell over the entire square. The atmosphere is electric with holiday spirit, as carolers serenade the crowd, and the scent of hot cocoa and roasted chestnuts fills the air. Children’s eyes light up with wonder, and the sense of unity in the crowd is palpable. It’s a picture-perfect moment to capture, share, and cherish.
Event time: 5:30 PM until 07:00 PM | Countdown to Tree Lighting: 6:25 PM
Saturday November 25th
The 40th Annual NC Holiday Flotilla in Wrightsville Beach also takes place on November 25th! Picture yourself on the picturesque shores of Wrightsville Beach as the night sky is illuminated by a mesmerizing parade of beautifully decorated boats. It’s a true feast for the eyes as boats adorned with thousands of sparkling lights glide gracefully across the Intracoastal Waterway, creating a breathtaking spectacle that captures the essence of the holiday season. But the NC Holiday Flotilla is more than just a visual delight. It’s a lively celebration featuring live music, food vendors, and a festive atmosphere that will warm your heart.
Event time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Boat Parade & Fireworks: 6:00 PM
November 24th & November 24th/ December 1st- December 21st
Nestled in the heart of nature, starting in November Airlie Gardens transforms into the Cape Fear Region’s favorite winter wonderland. Stroll along meandering pathways lined with millions of twinkling lights, as the serene beauty of Airlie Gardens is transformed into a fairy tale realm. It’s an experience that engages all your senses – from the soft glow of the lights reflecting off the tranquil waters to the sound of joyful laughter and holiday melodies filling the air. Enchanted Airlie is the perfect opportunity to create cherished holiday memories with family and friends. Whether it’s a romantic date night or a family adventure, this event promises to kindle the holiday spirit in everyone who attends. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this extraordinary seasonal tradition that continues to delight and amaze year after year.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Typically its one ticket per car load.
Event times: Nightly 1-Hour Timed Tickets Begin: 5:30pm | 6:30pm | 7:30pm | 8:30pm