Looking for holiday activities, events and celebrations for Christmas and New Year’s 2012? Here’s a listing of what’s happening in Wilmington, NC for the holidays.
December 16, 2012 to December 23, 2012
$5.00 to $12.00
The Holiday Lights Tour in downtown Wilmington NC is presented by Wilmington Trolley and features a festive 45-minute tour through some of the Port City’s finiest decorated neighborhoods on an authentically reproduced trolley. Music and narration included. Tours depart at 6:00 pm and again at 7:30pm.
December 22 – December 23, 2012 6:30 pm
The Wilmington Railroad Museum in downtown Wilmington NC, in conjunction with WWAY-TV, present the Train & Light Spectacular featuring over 15,000 shimmering lights, cookies and cider, and a visit with S. Claus.
HOURS: 6:30 pm -8 pm.
December 21, 2012
First Presbyterian Church
125 South 3rd Street
December 21, 2012 to December 24, 2012
Market and Water Streets
Horsedrawn Tours presents Caroling by Horsedrawn Carriage, where festive crooners have a chance to sing Christmas carols with Santa, and view the beautiful lights of old Wilmington from an enclosed Christmas carriage or trolley, pulled by a special “reindeer.” Free candy canes for children. HOURS: 6-10pm. Phone: (910) 251-8889
December 20, 2012 to December 22, 2012
Viewing times: 5-7pm and 7-9pm.
300 Airlie Road
Airlie Gardens in Wilmington NC presents its annual Enchanted Airlie, a family friendly opportunity to share in the joy of the season with a stroll through the gardens featuring holiday flowers, festive lights and live music. The LEGO display, which last year reached 250,000 bricks and set a record as the largest crowd to see a single LEGO display in the United States, returns. Tickets must be pre-purchased. Parking pass available for $5, plus admission. Carload tickets available for $22. Phone: (910) 798-7700
December 21, 2012 to December 22, 2012
3500 Oleander Drive
The Holiday Train Expo at Independence Mall (Sears Wing) in Wilmington, NC, features a spectacular display of model trains choo-chooing through a wonderland of villages, parks and landscapes. Phone: (910) 392-1776
December 22, 2012 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.