Glad Tidings Abound at this
Merry Little Beach Town

A peaceful retreat to Kure Beach is the perfect way to escape the mad rush of the holidays. From a quaint holiday seaside market to grand displays of island lights, your visit will be filled with delight.

See lights twinkling from Thanksgiving to the New Year as the annual Island of Lights Festival sets the scene for a magical holiday vacation. Watch the annual Christmas Parade and Flotilla, go on a self-guided Tour of Homes, or enjoy a Victorian Christmas Open House on December 5 with musical performances and an appearance by Father Christmas. Visit the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher for a series of enchanting events for all ages including the Cape Fear Festival of Trees now - December 31, Santa by the Sea December 16-17, or send your little elves to Holiday Elf Camp where they can make gifts, wrap them and you get the magical gift of free time.

The holidays are also a great time to take a much-needed break and treat you and your family to a relaxing getaway. Hike through six miles of undisturbed shoreline at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area or walk the grounds of the Fort Fisher State Historic Site and visit the museum inside for exhibits and artifacts. If you want to get out on the water, take a guided kayak tour as you learn about the island's ecology and history.

Let North Carolina’s Small Wonder be your destination for the most wonderful time of the year with special holiday rates starting from $51 per night.