Where to See Holiday Lights In and Around Wilmington, NC
Airlie Gardens (SOLD OUT)
Stroll through Airlie Gardens and enjoy over one million festive lights, holiday flowers and musical entertainment with the whole family. Voted one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events, this beloved Wilmington event continues to please visitors year after year. Please purchase tickets in advance and check their Website and Social Media for the latest updates. Outside food and drink permitted for 2020 Enchanted Airlie.
Face Coverings are required
Please plan ahead this event is sure to sell out.
Nightly 1-Hour Timed Tickets: 5:30pm | 6:30pm | 7:30pm | 8:30pm
Price: Carload Ticket: $30- No large passenger vans or buses for this option| XL Van Ticket (10-15ppl): $55 per car | Large vehicles (buses/limos): Please contact Airlie Gardens for special reservations.
Drive Around Map
If you like to look at lights by driving around……. Check out this website!! It even has a map! You can see updates on their Facebook page too.
Cape Fear Festival of Trees
Dates: November 21, 2020- December 24, 2020
Location: 833-115 Town Center Drive (Beside H&M)
Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday: 12PM-8PM; Sunday: 1PM-6PM
Entry fee: $5 per adult, children under 12 free with paying adult
Enjoy the area’s favorite holiday tradition, Lower Cape Fear LifeCare’s Cape Fear Festival of Trees. Local businesses, groups, and families sponsor and decorate holiday trees, creating a winter wonderland that’s fun for the whole family! It’s the perfect way to entertain kids and holiday visitors. Proceeds support Lower Cape Fear LifeCare’s mission to ensure care and support to families in our community living with serious and life-limiting illness. To purchase tickets visit capefearfestivaloftrees.org. Attendees can vote on their favorite tree, as well as purchase holiday wreaths and commemorative ornaments.
Christmas in the Country
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The Great Christmas Light Show
NEW Lights! NEW displays! NEW experience! The Great Christmas Light Show is a park-wide lighted celebration that is sure to capture the true spirit of the season! The drive through light show will feature over 2 million lights festively displayed along a 2 mile drive throughout the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. Over 500 magical light displays, some up to 55 feet tall, have been custom made for The Great Christmas Light Show. Visitors will experience 30 NEW enchanting animated figures and holiday scenes where the lights will come to life.
After journeying through the light show, we invite everyone to park their car and visit Santa’s Village where they can enjoy hot chocolate and s’mores, get an up close look at the lights on the Santa Express Train Ride, and, of course, meet Santa!
2020 Dates and Hours
The Great Christmas Light Show, Drive Through Experience will be open November 23 through December 30. Closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, and Christmas Day, December 25.
Gates open 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
Santa’s Village is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday ONLY from November 27 through December 13. Open Nightly December 18 through 30 (Closed on Christmas Day).
$15 per Vehicle when Santa’s Village is Closed (up to 15 Guests)
$20 per Vehicle when Santa’s Village is Open (up to 15 Guests)
16 to 30 guests: $30 per Vehicle All Nights
31 or more guests: $60 per Vehicle
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Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday only from November 27 – December 13. Opens Nightly December 18-30 (closed Christmas Day).
Park you car and walk through our lighted boardwalk to Santa’s Village where you’ll find…
Visit with Santa…Free! Don’t forget your camera! (social distancing required)
Village treats…Hot chocolate and S’mores! Prices vary.
Fire pits…Roast marshmallows and make s’mores!
Village toys…prices vary.
Santa’s ROCKIN’ CHRISTMAS TREE…Show every 30 minutes.
Santa’s Express Train Ride (additional fee)
Santa’s Elf Hunt (additional fee)
Visit their Website for More Information…. Click Here