North Carolina's Brunswick Islands Announces 2013 Holiday Events

This holiday season, North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands announces holiday events that will welcome visitors looking for a unique experience that goes beyond the beach. From the Southport Christmas Tour of Homes to parades, Christmas Flotillas and festivals, there’s plenty of variety and something for everyone.

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North Carolina’s Brunswick islands, located in the southernmost corner of North Carolina, stretch from south of Wilmington and the Cape Fear River to the South Carolina border.

Bolivia, NC (PRWEB) October 31, 2013

This holiday season, North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands announces holiday events that will welcome visitors looking for a unique experience that goes beyond the beach. From the Southport Christmas Tour of Homes to parades, Christmas Flotillas and festivals, there’s plenty of variety and something for everyone. For a complete event schedule and information on accommodations packages and deals, visit http://www.ncbrunswick.com.

Colonial Heritage Day
Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site
Nov 2, 2013 - Nov 2, 2013, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
8884 St Philip's Rd SE, Winnabow, NC 28479
http://www.nchistoricsites.org/brunswic/brunswic.htm
Donations accepted
Take a journey into America's past with living historians, dressed in 18th century attire, who demonstrate what life was once like in this early port town, including cooking and blacksmithing. Visitors will learn about 18th century electrical experiments, visit with the colonial dentist, take a turn in the stocks and pillory, try their hand at the militia drill, dip their own beeswax candle, and kids can play 18th century games.

Ocean Isle Beach Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting
November 30, 2013 – 2:00 p.m.
Ocean Isle Beach
(910) 579-2166
Start the holiday festivities with Ocean Isle Beach and their Super Saturday line-up. The Holiday Parade kicks off at 2:00 pm and is followed by the Tree Lighting on the causeway at 5:00 pm. Rounding out the afternoon activities will be a visit by Santa to the Fire Department at 5:30 pm. The annual boat flotilla will start at dusk. See listing for Ocean Isle Beach Flotilla. No viewing fee.

Ocean Isle Beach Flotilla
November 30, 2013 – 5:30 p.m.
Ocean Isle Beach, NC
http://www.oceanislebeachflotilla.com, (910) 612-7799
Starts at Inlet View Grill, Shallotte Point and ends with judging at Sharkey’s Restaurant, Ocean Isle Beach. Event benefits Brunswick Family Assistance, a private non-profit 501(3)(c) organization offering several programs to low-income families in Brunswick County, North Carolina. It started as a fun way for some friends to mark the start of the holidays, and is now in its 10th year, as a benefit to a worthy non-profit, with more than $10,000 donated last year. No fee to watch, $20 per boat to enter

Dailey and Vincent Bluegrass Christmas
December 5, 2013 – 7:30 p.m.
Odell Williamson Auditorium, Bolivia, NC
http://www.bccowa.com
(910) 755-7416
Jamie Dailey & Darrin Vincent return with a heartwarming Christmas concert that truly captures the reason for the season. The two quickly caught the attention of audiences with their stunning harmonies, immaculate vocal arrangements, and riveting performances, amassing an impressive collection of prestigious bluegrass awards and earning a Grammy nomination.
Adults $17, Students $12, Children 12 & Under $6

Calabash Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade
December 6, 2013 – 6:00 p.m.
Callahan's Gifts Parking Lot, Calabash, NC
http://www.ncbrunswick.com/event/281, (910) 579-6747
Calabash's tree lighting launches with a Spirit of Calabash Christmas parade marching down Beach Drive. Holiday music, live entertainment, cookies & cocoa and a visit from Santa. No admission fee.

December 7, 2013
61st Annual Shallotte Christmas Parade
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Christmas on the River/Stew & Que Cook-Off
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Just off N.C. 130 at Main Street, Shallotte Riverside Park
Shallotte, NC
No admission fee, Brunswick Stew tasting tickets $5.00
Stew and Que tasting, live music, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, a visit with Santa, kid's area and more. http://www.brunswickcountychamberevents.com/brunswick_county_chamber_brunswick_stew_cook_off.html
(910) 754-4032

Oak Island Christmas by the Sea Parade
December 7, 2013 – 2:00 p.m.
Oak Island, NC
http://www.southport-oakisland.com, (910) 457-6964 or (800) 457-6964
Bring your beach chair and join the locals for this traditional and fun hometown Parade that travels Oak Island Drive from 4601 E. Oak Island Drive to McGlamery Street. Bring a basket or bag for all the candy you will collect.

Southport Christmas Tour of Homes
December 14, 2013 – 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Southport, NC
http://www.southport-oakisland.com/index.php/event/2502/southportchristmastourofhomes
(910) 454-4327 or (910) 617-6720
This is a wonderful opportunity to spend time in one of the very special homes within the National Register historic district of Southport. Pre-Sale Tickets at Southport Visitors Center, Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, and Franklin Square Gallery.
$10.00 per person, $15.00 day of Tour

Southport Christmas Flotilla
December 14, 2013 – 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Southport Marina/Old Yacht Basin to Kingsley Street
Southport, NC
http://www.southport-oakisland.com, (910) 454-4327
Anywhere along the riverfront from the Southport Marina/Old Yacht Basin to Kingsley Street will afford you a view as the beautifully decorated boats pass by. Boats of all sizes and shapes, power and sail will illuminate the dark night all the way From the North Pole to Southport. Southport Elementary School art students will judge the boats on the variety and creativity of their decorations.

Leland Christmas Festival & Parade
December 14, 2013 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Leland Park behind Leland Town Hall
Leland, NC
http://www.ncbrunswick.com/event/594 (910) 371-9921. In addition to entertainment, there are activities for the children, craft vendors, food vendors and business vendors. The kids can also have their photos taken with Santa. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. and lasts until about noon.


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