It’s almost time for the Annual Father-Daughter Snowball Dance! One of the most anticipated events hosted by the Country Club of Landfall, the Snowball Dance is a fun family night. Taking place at the Landfall Clubhouse on Saturday, January 19th, the enchanting evening starts at 6:00pm. There will be a DJ and plenty of dancing. Additionally, dinner will be served, featuring a beef tenderloin meal for fathers and a chicken tender meal for the daughters. This is a memorable night you don’t want to miss!
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One of the most beloved musicals of all time, Mamma Mia!, will be playing at Thalian starting this weekend! The musical, which is based on the music from the band ABBA, tells the story of friendship, female empowerment, and love. This show will have the audience dancing in their seats with hit songs including, “Dancing Queen”, “Super Trouper”, “Money, Money, Money”, and of course “Mamma Mia”. The musical will be playing at the legendary Thalian Hall starting this Sunday, December 30th through Saturday, January 19th. This show is presented by the Opera House Theatre Company.
For more information or to purchase ticket visit Thalian Hall’s website http://www.thalianhall.org/event/00a0c8f34a1b4718b261985f3f8327f0#map.
One of Wilmington’s most popular holiday events is back! Enchanted Airlie is now taking place at the stunning Airlie Gardens. Walk the half-mile tour path around the beautiful gardens and enjoy thousands of Christmas lights, detailed displays, and views of the Intracoastal Waterway.
There will also be a special guest at Enchanted Airlie, Santa Claus! Santa will be waiting to hear children’s Christmas Wish Lists and will be spread holiday cheer.
Additionally, there will also be local food and beverage vendors selling hot chocolate, popcorn, beer, wine, cookies, and more!
There are two times slots for guests to explore the gardens per night. The first one is from 5-7 and the second is from 7-9. Enchanted Airlie is currently running every night now through December 22nd. For more on the event visit their website http://airliegardens.org/events-news/enchanted-airlie/.
This Saturday is the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History’s annual Jingle Bell 5K Run. This festive run/walk event encourages all participants to dress up in holiday apparel! In addition to awards for the fastest runners there will also be awards for Best Overall Holiday Costume, Best Group Holiday Costume, Best Family Holiday Costume, and Best Pet Costume.
Last year there were 518 competitors and over 300 spectators enjoying the event. Proceeds from this run benefit the Wrightsville Beach Museum, which preserves the history of this special island.
For more information o this fun run visit their website http://wbmuseumofhistory.com/events/jingle-bell-run/.
December Events at the Country Club of Landfall
Sunday, December 2nd – Dinner with Santa
Dinner with Santa at the Landfall Clubhouse is a special annual holiday event. This dinner gives a chance for families to enjoy time with Santa and for children to make sure Santa hears their Christmas list.
Wednesday, December 5th – Holiday All Vendor Wine Tasting
The Holiday All Vendor Wine Tasting is the perfect time to discover your new favorite wine!
Thursday, December 6th – Holiday Tennis Party
Taking place at the Tennis Pro shop there will be a party from 5-7pm featuring drinks, light hors d’oeuvres, great sales, and a tennis exhibition!
Sunday, December 9th – CCL Holiday Cocktail Party
The Holiday Cocktail Party is a fun way to celebrate the holidays and see all your neighbors and friends!
Tuesday, December 4th and 11th – Gingerbread House Decorating
Sign up soon for this popular children’s event! The kids will love decorating their gingerbread and bringing it home to use as decoration at home.
Sunday, December 16th – Kenan Chapel Carols
This traditional festive event includes brass instrument musicians from the Salvation Army performing classic Christmas Carols for everyone to sing along too. Additionally, Santa and his elves will be there to welcome children of all ages!
The 35th Annual North Carolina Holiday Flotilla is taking place this weekend! One of Wrightsville Beach’s proudest events, the flotilla has become a tradition for many in the area. The parade of boats decorated in Christmas lights is the perfect transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
Events start on Saturday with the Festival In The Park and Antique Car Show from 10am-4pm at the Wrightsville Beach Park. There is something for everyone at the festival! For the kids there is a large play area complete with inflatable slides and bounce houses and the Choo Choo, which takes children all over the park. Additionally, there will be festival food, a classic car show, and an array of arts and crafts booths featuring goods from local merchants and artisans. This is perfect place to find unique Christmas gifts for your friends and family!
The much anticipated boat parade starts at 6pm. The parade route travels around portion of Wrightsville Beach, with ideal locations to watch the parade at the Banks Channel Bridge, one of the South Harbor Island mini-parks, or the West Side of Waynick Boulevard. Judges will be located at the Blockade Runner, but anyone can text in their vote for their favorite boat. Following the flotilla there will be a spectacular fireworks display. For more information on the North Carolina Holiday Flotilla visit their website http://ncholidayflotilla.org.
This Thanksgiving join us as the Country Club of Landfall. There will be a spectacular buffet from 11am until 2pm.
The buffet offers a large variety options, starting with tomato basil soup and butternut squash bisque. Salads offered at the buffet include a spinach salad, roasted beet salad, wheat berry arugula, and a smoke salmon display. Additionally, there will be a fantastic shellfish bar featuring oysters, shrimps, crab claws, and seared Atlantic salmon.
The main dish of the buffet, the turkey, will be served with homemade gravy, vanilla scented cranberry sauce, and garlic mashed potatoes. An herb roasted prime rib with au jus and creamy horseradish sauce is an enjoyable option as well. Finally, the dessert portion of the buffet offers numerous delectable desserts, including pumpkin pie, apple-cranberry cobbler, carrot cake, holiday cookies, and many more!
Come spend this holiday with friends and neighbors while enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving feast!
At the Country Club of Landfall there are always fun events taking place! These events are a great time to meet neighbors, try new things, and keep the kids entertained.
Happening this Tuesday night is an adult Wine and Design party. A ticket includes two glasses of wine, hors d’ouvres, and supplies. Enjoy some wine and paint a masterpiece to take home!
Wednesday enjoy Ukulele music with the Great Oaks Club. The Great Oaks Club is hosting Kent Knorr, the founder of the North Carolina Ukulele Academy, who will be sharing his story of the ukulele and entertaining the group with his songs. This event will be taking place at the Country Club of Landfall at 1:00pm.
Friday night is Family Bingo Night! Enjoy this event as a family or just drop off the kids. There will be pizza, prizes, and lots of bingo fun!
Then, on Saturday night it’s Double Digits Game Night. Taking place in the Kid’s Clubhouse from 6:30pm-9pm there will lots of exciting games!
Next weekend it’s the Annual Willie Stargell Celebrity Invitational at the Country Club of Landfall! Now in its 16th year this non-profit event brings together celebrities, sponsors, and the public for a weekend of fun and golf. The golf tournament is held in honor of baseball great, Willie Stargell, who died of kidney disease in 2001.
The event starts Saturday morning on November 10th at 9:00am – 3:00pm with a celebrity golf practice round. Later that night, the Willie Stargell Dinner and Dance will take place at 6:00 in the Landfall Ballroom. The golf tournament begins Sunday morning at 8:00 with a light breakfast for the golfers, followed by a shotgun start at 9:00. The event wraps up with lunch and an award ceremony at 2:00pm.
Celebrities at this year’s event are Olympians, actors, retired coaches, and retired athletes from the NFL, MLB, NBA, and college athletes. A few celebrity attendees include, Gregory Lloyd, Trot Nixon, Arthur Cullbreath, John Bunting, and Kelly Edge.
The Willie Stargell Foundation’s mission is to provide funds to support kidney disease research and treatment for those suffering from the disease. In April of this year the Foundation awarded $165,000 in grants.
For more on the Willie Stargell Foundation visit their website http://www.williestargellfoundation.org.
It’s time for the 18th Annual Collegiate Golf Tournament, The Landfall Tradition! Eighteen women’s
college teams, hosted by the UNCW Seahawks, will be competing for first place. Attending will be some of the best teams in the county, including Penn State, Notre Dame, Duke, Virginia, and Furman. Additionally, last years champion, Duke, will also be competing to defend their title.
The tournament takes place this weekend October 26-28th at the Dye Course at the Country Club of Landfall. For more information on this exciting event visit their website https://www.landfalltradition.com/.