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Click here for 2015 Holiday Parties & Events

We’d love to drive you to your Holiday and Christmas events and parties. We are proud to provide Christmas event transportation for parties of 2-24. We provide luxury transportation in our six 9-12 passenger Mercedes-Benz Party Shuttles, 24 passenger Executive Jet Sprinter XL, and a white Classic Roll-Royce Silver Wraith II.

The Holiday Flea at the Brooklyn Arts Center

Friday, December 5, from 3-9 p.m., Saturday, December 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, December 7, from noon to 5 p.m.


Renowned as the “ultimate vintage flea” and attended by more than 1,500 shoppers and dozens of vintage vendors from around the region, The Holiday Flea is a three-day event that will again be the go-to shopping experience of the season—with a wide array of vintage, retro, antique, and upcycled treasures—and tons of fun, with Wilmington’s finest food trucks feeding the crowds, a coffee shop in the courtyard, and the BAC cash bar serving liquid refreshments.

Admission to the flea is $5 at the door—good for all three days and includes a raffle ticket (kids 12 and under are free). Parking in the North Fourth neighborhood is free.

For more information about The Holiday Flea at BAC, please contact Heather at

Food Truck Schedule:
Friday – Wing Star
Saturday – Catch the food truck
Sunday – Vittles

NC Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach

November 28th-29th

nc holiday flotilla

The 31st Flotilla weekend kicks off with the fabulous Launch Party held at the Blockade Runner on Friday November 28th, followed by the family friendly Festival in the Park on Saturday November 29th and of course, the spectacular lighted boat parade and increasingly impressive fireworks will be that evening. From its humble beginnings thirty years ago, the Flotilla has grown to become one of the top 20 events in the Southeast and a must see family weekend, attracting an estimated 50,000 people to Wrightsville Beach annually. This is a free event.

Wrightsville Beach Turkey Trot benefiting Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity

November 27, 2014 (Thanksgiving Day)

Certified 5K and 1 mile walk around the Wrightsville Beach Loop

7:30 AM On-site Registration, 8:30 AM Start

Turkey Trot

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity’s annual Turkey Trot is Thanksgiving Morning at Wrightsville Beach Park.

Cost: $15-$45

Enchanted Airlie

In 2014, Enchanted Airlie will run Friday, Nov. 28 and Saturday, Nov. 29. In December, the dates are: 5-6, 11-14, 18-22. There are two run-times per evening, 5-7pm and 7-9pm. Tickets often sell out in advance! Click here to purchase tickets.


The year 2014 marks our 10th anniversary of Enchanted Airlie! NEW this year, in addition to more spectacular lights, The WOW Factor of Wilmington presents, a meet and greet with Winter Princesses!

Christmas Tree Lightings


Friday, November 28th 2014, 8pm

The Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting convenes at the parking lot on the corner of Water and Princess Streets, and features music and caroling, a visit with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus via horsedrawn carriage, and the lighting of the Christmas tree. Holiday entertainment begins at 5:30pm followed by the lighting of the tree at approximately 6:25pm. Look for carolers strolling the streets to spread holiday cheer and vendors with arts & crafts at Riverfront Park.


November 28, 2014 , 6:30 PM

In front of Mayfaire 16 Cinemas Theater.This is the biggest kickoff for the holiday season in Wilmington! Thalian Association will perform a scene from the beloved classics “A Christmas Carol” and “Yes Virginia”. The Wilmington School of Ballet will present the magical story of the Nutcracker and Elsa from the Disney movie ‘Frozen’ will sing “Let it Go”.

Then watch as children’s eyes sparkle when Santa magically arrives and we count down the lighting of Mayfaire’s 18-ft Christmas tree.

Wilmington Christmas Art & Craft Show

Saturday, December 27th-28th 2014

Wilmington Convention Center

Holiday Art Shows exist to bring talented, individual artists together with people who appreciate and support their creative endeavors. The person you meet in the booth is the visionary behind the work before you. When you make a purchase from one of our exhibitors you are buying the highest quality art from real working artists. Holiday Art Shows never knowingly allows exhibitors with less than genuine work nor do we accept those buying and selling imported production or manufactured items meant to be perceived as genuine art.”

12th Annual Holiday Parade

December 7, 2014, 5:40 PM


Downtown Wilmington (North Front and Walnut)

The 12th Annual Holiday Parade in historic downtown Wilmington, NC, begins at North Front and Walnut streets and travels south on Front Street to Orange Street, then back north on Water Street. The reviewing stand is located at Riverfront Park. Parade Route Map

The 12 Tastes of Christmas

Friday, December 12th, 7pm – 12am at the Brooklyn Arts Center.


Restaurants, bakeries, delis, and local businesses donate special holiday treats and cocktails to guests while honoring students who have learned to read and write through CFLC’s program. All donations, ticket sales, and sponsors gifts go directly to CFLC. $30 Advance tickets ONLY! Ticket includes food & drink tasters and tunes.

A Christmas Carol

December 11th, 2014 – December 21st, 2014

A Christmas Carol

A theatrical and spirited version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL puts the phantasmagoric qualities of Charles Dickens; classic tale center stage. A swirling, dancing chorus of ghosts that weave through this uplifting Holiday story of redemption, magic and hope. Join Thalian Association to celebrate the spirit of Christmas!