Island Lights & Flotilla Light Up the Season

Give the gift of a coastal holiday getaway to your family and friends and create magical memories strolling the Boardwalk decked out in evergreen swags, delighting in the Island of Lights Festival and many other ways to enjoy a holiday stay in Carolina Beach.

Go coastal this holiday season and see the beach light up during the month-long Island of Lights Festival. A lighting of the one-mile trail around Carolina Beach Lake officially kicks off the festivities November 24 followed by strolling the festively-decorated Boardwalk, visiting with Santa and sipping on hot chocolate while watching holiday-themed movies at the Gazebo on select nights for Christmas by the Sea. Festival celebrations continue with the Christmas Flotilla December 2 featuring a lighted boat parade where holiday spirit flows into the Boat Basin. Drop off the kids for Holiday Elf Camp at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher where they can make magical memories under the sea and gifts to put under the tree.

Enjoy Carolina Beach in a new way during the winter with fewer crowds and a sunshine-filled stay. Adventure outdoors on the trails at Carolina Beach State Park on a guided nature hike or educational program or visit the nearby North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher for behind the scenes tours or a surf fishing class. If you want to relax, dine and hear tales of the island, call Tasting History Tours to schedule a tour around the best eateries.

It’s the season of giving – and we’re giving you the gift of value with these special holiday rates starting from $75.  With holiday celebrations and specials like these at the one and only Carolina Beach, Santa may not ever return to the North Pole!