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Enchanted Airlie

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Enchanted Airlie is the perfect event to take your out of town guests visiting for

Tree decorated in lights and recycled glass bottles

Tree decorated in lights and recycled glass bottles

Thanksgiving and to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Located at Airlie Gardens,

Enchanted Airlie is a festival of lights spanning half a mile. Opening Friday, November 27th, the event runs every Friday to Sunday, 5:00pm until 7:00pm or 7:00pm until 9:00pm, through Christmas.

Since 2005, the self-guided walking tour takes visitors around the gardens where they will see over 750,000 festive lights. This year Santa Claus will be there as well to greet children and take pictures. Additionally, there are local food vendors serving coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn, cookies and more.

Tickets must be bought in advance at http://airliegardens.org/events-news/enchanted-airlie/. Tickets often sell out, so make sure to order yours soon!

Vineyard made out of lights at Enchanted Airlie

Vineyard made out of lights at Enchanted Airlie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrightsville Beach Holiday Flotilla

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The 32nd Annual Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach is this Saturday! The event that serves as a transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas is one of locals’ favorite events. The Flotilla is a parade of boats decorated in bright Christmas lights. The holiday boat decorations often incorporate marine themes too. In recent years the Flotilla has become more interactive with each boat labeled with a number and viewers can text in their vote for their favorite contestant. Last years winner was a boat decorated to look like a turtle wearing a Santa hat.

The holiday events at Wrightsville Beach kick off on Friday at 5:45pm with the Tree Lighting Ceremony and Visit with Santa. Then on Saturday starting at 10:00am lasting until 4:00pm, Wrightsville Beach Park hosts, “Festival in the Park.” The Festival includes craft vendors, food vendors, and a visit from Santa. The boat parade starts at 6:00pm and is followed by fireworks at 7:30pm.

Fireworks over the Intracoastal Waterway after last year's Flotilla

Fireworks over the Intracoastal Waterway after last year’s Flotilla

Wilmington Riverfest

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Riverfest is back! This weekend November 20th to the 22nd, Riverfest will be held in downtown Wilmington. The annual street fair along the Cape Fear River attracts 250,000 people yearly.

This family event is free to the public and includes street food, children’s play area, craft vendors, rowing regatta, car shows, arts and crafts, beer garden, skateboard tournament, motocross, wakeboard competition, and a stand up paddle board race. Additionally, there is entertainment on various stages with dance performances, film viewings, and nine live bands performing. Don’t miss the fireworks on Saturday night at 9:05, which is one of the most popular attractions.

For more about Riverfest visit their website, http://www.wilmingtonriverfest.com.

 

Feature Listing

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1429 South Moorings Drive

This Villa home has a European flair with over 3000sq ft of heated living space. The open floor plan has 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. The great room is the central part of the home, which flows naturally into the dining room, kitchen & breakfast areas. An entire wing is dedicated to the owners retreat which includes double walk in closets. The home’s library, found just off the foyer area, features an open view to the covered entry. Enjoy the outdoor living area with a gas fireplace and beautiful views for the Nicklaus Course. For more on this listing stop by our office in the Landfall Shopping center or call our office at (910) 256-6111.

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Cucalorus Film Festival

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Do you have a passion for art and film? Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? Wilmington’s annual film festival, Cucalorus, which starts today and lasts until Sunday, is a great event for you. The festival brings thousands of filmmakers, artists, and spectators to downtown Wilmington where the event is held.

Founded in 1994, Cucalorus has become one of the largest film festivals in the south. The film portion of the festival includes screenings for over 200 films from around the world. The films are viewed non-competitively and are shared with the public for their own entertainment. In addition to film screenings, there are keynote speakers, social events, installations, performances, music videos, panels, and workshops. Held at various venues and restaurants in downtown Wilmington, the festival gets the whole community involved.

For a list of screenings and more information on the event go to http://www.cucalorus.org/index.asp.

 

Landfall Realty’s Feature Listing: 1420 Quadrant Circle

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The Pinnacle of Southern Charm and Elegance! This large brick colonial home offers beautifully refinished hardwood floors, formal living and dining rooms, and a great gourmet kitchen with spacious breakfast room. From the adjoining family room, walk onto the porch which overlooks the glistening pool, and the emerald green fairway of the Pete Dye course. First floor master suite features larger than life closet and elegant fixtures. Second floor offers bedrooms, baths and an extra bonus room for media or grandchildren–you choose! With a total of 5 bedrooms this is an ideal house for anyone with children or grandchildren. Lots of built-in cabinetry, large 3 car garage. Heavily wooded lot, cool in the summer!

 

A view of 1420 Quadrant Circle from the street

A view of 1420 Quadrant Circle from the street

The backyard includes an inviting pool with a perfect view of the Dye Golf Course

The backyard includes an inviting pool with a perfect view of the Dye Golf Course

The Willie Stargell Celebrity Invitational

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This weekend, November 6th-8th, is the Annual Willie Stargell Celebrity Invitational at Landfall! This year’s celebrities include retired MLB, NBA, and NFL players, professional golfers, Olympians, actors, and coaches. A few of the celebrities attending include Cliff Livingston, Sydney Penny, Larry Rivers, Richard Roundtree, Greg Vaugn, and Cornelius Bennett.

Wilver (Willie) Stargell was a World Series Champion, Hall of Famer, All-Star, and MVP baseball player for the Pittsburg Pirates from 1962 until 1982. With 475 career homeruns Willie was quick to become a baseball legend. He was known for his leadership on and off the field resulting in his teammates affectionately calling him “Pops”.

The first event of the weekend is a private celebrity and sponsor reception on Friday night. Saturday 9:00am until 10:00am is the celebrity autograph signing at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Mayfaire, followed by The Willie Stargell Auction Dinner and Dance that night at 6:00 at the Country Club of Landfall. Then on Sunday morning it’s the Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament at Landfall. Passes for the golf portion of the event are available for $20. For more information on attending the event go to http://www.williestargellfoundation.org/2015-Attendees-Where.php#invite.

The Willie Stargell Foundation was started to raise funds to fight kidney disease. Thanks in part to the 12th Annual Willie Stargell Foundation held last year at Landfall, the Foundation was able to donate $100,000 in May 2015 to their grant recipients. The recipients include the Willie Stargell Kidney Dialysis Center at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, DaVita Dialysis Emergency Kidney Fund, and UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, Eastern Carolina University, and Carolinas Medical Center Transplant Programs. To make a donation, visit the Willie Stargell Foundation Website, http://www.williestargellfoundation.org/make-a-donation.php.