December

A Merry Little Christmas Festival Wilmington Events
Poplar Grove Historic Plantation
10200 U.S. Hwy. 17 N
Wilmington, NC 28429
(910) 686-9518

December 7-9 and 14-16, 2018  Poplar Grove presents A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL and will be glistening with holiday spirit!  The grounds of Poplar Grove will be specially lit and twinkling, a bonfire will be blazing for roasted marshmallows, food and gift vendors with something unique for those stockings, a Santa’s...more about A Merry Little Christmas Festival

Battleship Alive Wilmington Events
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Battleship North Carolina
1 Battleship Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 251-5797

April 28, September 29, December 1, 2018  (8:00 am to 5:00 pm) Watch and interact with World War II living history interpreters as they bring the Ship to life by re-enacting daily duties and drills. A great event for all ages. Bring your questions and cameras!...more about Battleship Alive

Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Wilmington Events
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1 Battleship Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 251-5797

December 7, 2018 (From 9 AM to 5 PM) Operating two stations aboard Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, the Azalea Coast Amateur Radio Club hosts a worldwide ham radio operator event commemorating the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. The Battleship is NI4BK and we look forward to hearing from YOU! Radio operators...more about Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance

Wilmington Choral Society Wilmington Events
  
PO Box 3771
Wilmington, NC 28406

TBA December, 2018  The Wilmington Choral Society, under the direction of Paula Brinkman, presents selections from Handel's masterpiece, 'Messiah' with chamber orchestra and soloists, at 4:00 PM at Cape Fear Community College's Allan and Laura Wilson Humanities & Fine Arts Center (located at 703 North Front Street). Tickets are available from the society's...more about Wilmington Choral Society

  
300 Airlie Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 798-7700

November 24 - 25, December 1 - 2 and 8 - 22, 2018  Capture the holiday magic at Airlie Gardens by visiting the Holiday Light Show. This elaborate show of landscape lighting and colorful light displays run from 5 to 7 PM and 7 to 9 PM....more about Airlie Gardens' Enchanted Airlie - A Holiday Light Show

  
Covenant Moravian Church
4126 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 799-9256

TBA December 2018  Come to this friendly church to enjoy a tour, a brief explanation of Moravian history, holiday music, spiced tea or sweet Moravian coffee with cookies and demonstrations of traditional Moravian crafts. See the putz (Nativity scene), which has a special sound and light show then go to the crafts...more about Candle Tea

  
Front St between Walnut and Church
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 341-7855

TBA December 2018  The city's annual holiday parade will be held in historic downtown Wilmington beginning at the corner of Front and Walnut traveling south on Front and ending at Church Street. Join schools, bands, businesses, and community groups as they celebrate the holiday season. Parade start time to be determined in...more about City of Wilmington Holiday Parade

  
Various locations
Wilmington, NC
(910) 470-3715

December 26 - January 1, 2019  The Kwanzaa Celebration is a seven-day celebration of African-American roots, culture, and tradition; it is held from the day after Christmas through January 1. A variety of events are featured throughout the week of Kwanzaa, culminating in a Kwanzaa Karamu that includes theatrical performances, crafts for...more about Kwanzaa Celebration

  
Various locations
Wilmington, NC
(910) 762-0492

TBA December 2018  This is one of the most popular holiday home tours. Each year, about 20 of Wilmington's most historic homes, churches and businesses are opened to guests for two days on the first weekend in December. Stroll into Christmases past and see how yesterday's lifestyles have been adapted to...more about Old Wilmington by Candlelight

  
Thalian Hall
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 343-1640
(910) 632-2285

January - December 2018  This weekly film series of foreign, classic and notable films is sponsored by WHQR and Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts. Show times at Thalian Hall are weekly at 7 PM with occasional variations in schedule due to holidays or film popularity.  To purchase tickets, visit...more about WHQR Cinematique

  
254 N. Front St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 343-1640

December 26, 2018  Public radio WHQR 91.3 FM broadcasts its Kwanzaa production, Season's Griot, created and performed by local storyteller and musician Madafo Lloyd Wilson together with other storytellers from around the country. This hour-long program is distributed nationally as a holiday special broadcast and starts at 1 PM....more about WHQR- A Season's Griot

  
Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St.
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 794-9590

TBA December 2018  Each Christmas season the talented performers in the Wilmington Ballet Company take to the stage for their annual performance of The Nutcracker. The Wilmington Ballet Company was founded in 1999 to perform professional quality ballets in the Wilmington area. For dates and tickets to this performance, call Thalian...more about Wilmington Ballet Company's Production of The Nutcracker

 
 
 
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