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Looking for holiday activities, events and celebrations for Christmas and New Year’s 2014? Here’s a listing of what’s happening in Wilmington, NC for the holidays.

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Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting

Friday, November 28th, 5:30 pm FREE Princess at North Water Street Downtown

Wrightsville Beach Christmas Tree Lighting

Friday, November 28th, 5:00 pm FREE Wrightsville Beach Park, 321 Causeway Drive, Wrightsville Beach

Light up the Lake

Friday, November 28th, 7:00 pm Carolina Beach Lake Park, Atlanta Avenue, Carolina Beach

Caroling in Downtown Wilmington

Date TBD 7:00 PM Front Street, Downtown

Caroling in Downtown Wilmington, an annual event where locals and visitors gather to sing festive carols in  downtown Wilmington restaurants and businesses. All are welcome. Carolers meet at 6:30 pm on steps of Main Post Office on Front Street.

Train & Light Spectacular

Fridays & Saturdays after Thanksgiving 6:30 to 8 pm Only $5, under age 2 free

The Wilmington Railroad Museum in downtown Wilmington NC, presents the Train & Light Spectacular. Take a look at something completely different starting right after Thanksgiving. Continuous shows with 20,000 twinkling lights, musical animations, special decorations, visits with Santa, new scenes and effects on the layouts, cider & cookies. November 28, 29, and December 5, 5, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27

A Christmas Spectacular

Saturday, November 29th, Downtown Darlings, 112 Market StreetDowntown Darlings in Wilmington, NC, presents A Christmas Spectacular featuring a chance to meet prince and princess characters, face painting, a visit with Santa, and live holiday performances (9am, 10:30am, noon and 1:30pm).

Christmas by the Sea

Saturday, November 29th, Christmas by the Sea at Carolina Beach Lake Park features an appearance by Santa Claus, campfire storytelling, hot chocolate, caroling, festive films, puppet shows, and an arts & crafts area. HOURS: 6:30-8:30pm. FREE

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