The days are cooling off, the sun is setting earlier and the holiday season is coming up quickly! Here are a few events and activities that you might want to check out going into the fall season here in Wilmington!
Halloween Ghost Trolley
Get a tour of downtown Wilmington on a trolley that is led by costumed drivers and tell you a bunch of ghost stories that are popular in Wilmington’s historic district. Tickets are $14 for adults and $6 for children under 12 years old. The horses that pull the trolley even get to dress up in costumes!
Oysterberfest at Wrightsville Beach Brewery
Oysterberfest is hosted by Wrightsville Beach Brewery and will have the best prices on oysters, raw and cooked! Grab your friends, head to the brewery and enjoy some live music on the outdoor patio area. You can even bring your pup! Oysterberfest takes place at the brewery on Saturday, October 23, from 12 pm-7 pm.
Downtown Wilmington Holiday Tree Lighting
The most wonderful time of the year! Join the Wilmington community for the annual holiday tree lighting. There is live music and entertainment, as well as visits from Santa, so this is a perfect family event! The festivities start on November 26th at 5:30 pm and will go until 9 pm on Market and Water streets. The tree lighting will take place at 6:30 pm.
NC Holiday Flotilla – Wrightsville Beach
North Carolina’s Holiday Flotilla is back! This is one of Wrightsville Beaches’ most popular events of the year. This is the coastal version of a holiday parade, but on the water, and at nighttime. There are maps that you can locate places to view the parade of boats that are lit up for the holiday season, as well as docks. If you are feeling ambitious, enter your dock or your boat into the parade for a chance to win! The boats are scheduled to set sail on November 27th around 6 pm and are followed by fireworks.