Dreaming of a Coastal Christmas by the Water

Step back in time to the cobblestone streets, gaslight lampposts and vintage holiday decorations that create a picture-perfect backdrop for your holiday vacation in Historic Wilmington. Holiday magic fills the air as thousands of twinkling lights enchant our gardens, waters and beaches.  Stroll through open-air shopping courtyards on the riverfront, shopping villages and unique boutiques oceanfront, and then gather with loved ones to watch a flotilla, festival or holiday show.

Download our Holiday Brochure for a full list of seasonal events, and book your holiday getaway to Wilmington and our island beaches for a November and December to remember!

Highlight your holiday trip with a performance of Memphis on the stage of Thalian Hall, one of the oldest theatres in the country, or ring in the new year at the New Year's Eve Bacchanalia at Wilmington's one and only dinner theater.

Old-Style Candlelight Christmas and Festive Flotillas

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Thalian Hall

Treat your family to one of the performances held at Thalian Hall or the brand new CFCC Humanities and Fine Arts Center this holiday season!
New Year's Eve: Bacchanalia

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Enjoy flame acts, aerial acts, live music and more at the New Year's Eve Bacchanalia at Wilmington's first and only dinner theater, TheatreNOW!
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For the Kids

Let the kids in on the New Year's fun with New Year's Noon at the Children's Museum of Wilmington.
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