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2nd Annual Wrightsville Polar Plunge

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Start 2017 off with a splash! Join in the 2nd Annual Wrightsville Plunge at Crystal Pier this

Sunday! In addition to the New Year’s dip in the ocean, there will be music, refreshments, competitions and more.

Not only is this an exciting way to start off the New Year, but also proceeds from the event go towards Communities in Schools of Cape Fear, an organization that supports at risk youth and encourages them to stay in school. Admission is between $10.00 and $25.00. Happy 2017!

New Year’s Eve at Landfall

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Come ring in the New Year at the Country Club of Landfall! There are two New Year’s Eve parties this year, one for families and one for adults only.

The Family New Year’s Eve Party takes place from 11:00am until 2:00pm in the Landfall Clubhouse Ballroom. There will be a DJ and a breakfast for dinner themed buffet.

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The adult party has two parts. First, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm is the dinner portion. The dinner has a delicious prix fixe dinner which includes, smoked chestnut bisque, ginger seared ahi tuna, king crab-crusted filet mignon, deconstructed lobster pot pie, pan-seared grouper, chocolate silk pie and more. Then from 9:00pm until 1:00am is the party and dance portion of the event. There will be a DJ, a midnight champagne toast, and live coverage of the ball drop in Times Square New York.

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Wherever you spend your New Year’s Eve, we hope you have a safe and fun night!

Happy New Year!

 

Holiday Trolley Tour

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Looking for a fun way to see Christmas lights all over scenic Downtown Wilmington? The Wilmington Trolley Company has the perfect tour for you! They offer a Holiday Lights Trolley Tour in December.

Tonight and tomorrow night at the last night of the tours, which start at 6:00pm and 7:30pm. The trolleys are heated and include music and narration making it an ideal setting to view holiday lights. The trolley goes all though historic Downtown Wilmington, where guests will enjoy the lights from commercial and residential areas. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. For more information visit Wilmington Trolley Company’s website http://wilmingtontrolley.com/tours/.

Annie Warbucks at Thalian Hall

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One of the most iconic musical characters is coming to Thalian Hall! Annie Warbucks the sequel to Annie starts showing tomorrow until Sunday. Annie Warbucks starts off where Annie finished, with Child Welfare Services telling Daddy Warbucks that he must marry in sixty days in order for Annie to have a mother. This becomes a much harder task than first thought due a plot to con Daddy Warbucks for his money. Showtimes are 7:30pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and 3:00pm Sunday. For more information on the musical visit Thalian Hall’s website http://www.thalianhall.org.

Holiday Events at The Country Club of Landfall

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The Country Club of Landfall has something for everyone. Whether you are interested in golf, tennis, the pool, music, food, dances, parties, or classes, The Country Club of Landfall has it for you. Now, in the Holiday Season, there are a lot of events in the next week that you won’t want to miss.

First, happening this Tuesday is the Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Class. This fun class helps you design the perfect gingerbread house, which will look great on display in your own home. It takes place in the Heron Room and Ladies 19th Hole and lasts from 3:30pm until 5:30pm.screen-shot-2016-12-12-at-11-57-21-am

Then, on Wednesday there are two events! The Great Oaks Club of Landfall is meeting at 11:30 at the Landfall Clubhouse for their annual Christmas luncheon. Later that day is the Silver Oak Wine Dinner in the Landfall Ballroom at 6:30. This dinner is a great chance to try new wine and savor a dinner that is perfectly paired with it.

On Thursday, it’s the Holiday Social, which is a fantastic time to catch up with friends and meet new ones while enjoying drinks and hors d’ouerves. The social starts at 6:00pm at the Landfall Clubhouse.

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Then, on Sunday, it’s one of Landfall’s newest traditions, the extremely popular Christmas Carol Sing. This event now in its second year, is a 30-minute musical program where everyone is encouraged to join in the Christmas Carols. There will be musical accompaniment and song sheets passed out to everyone. The caroling takes place at the Kenan Chapel at 5:00pm, and after everyone is invited back to the Country Club of Landfall for refreshments.

Jingle Bell 5K Run at Wrightsville Beach

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Santas, snowmen, reindeer running around the Wrightsville Beach Loop? That’s exactly what is happening Saturday morning at 9:00am.

The 7th Annual Jingle Bell 5K Run and Walk is a fundraising event with proceeds benefitting the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History. The Wrightsville Beach Museum educates visitors about the island’s island history and explains what makes the island so unique. Ranked as a “top 20 Best Surf Town” and one of the “Last Best American Beach Towns” by National Geographic, Wrightsville Beach has a lot to offer.

The Jingle Bell Race Fundraiser is one way the Museum is able to have free admission to all guests. The race, which is a 5K run or walk, encourages participants to dress up in holiday costumes, including Santas and snowmen. This Saturday join in the fun and sign up for the race or come cheer on the participants!

Enchanted Garden

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It’s the time of year again to get in the holiday spirit! And what better way than by a tour screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-12-28-11-pmaround one of the oldest and most enchanting gardens in Wilmington decorated in Christmas lights?

Airlie Gardens is hosting their Enchanted Airlie Series, which they have done annually since 2005. Every weekend thru December 22nd guests will walk the half-mile self guided tour through the gardens looking at the twinkling lights and holiday displays. Additionally, there are local food and beverage vendors at Airlie Gardens who will be selling coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn, cookies, and more.

Enchanted Airlie will run on December 2nd-4th, 9th-11th, and 15th-22nd, and there will be two run times per evening, one from 5:00-7:00 and one from 7:00-9:00. Tickets sell out so be sure to buy yours in advance. You won’t want to miss this celebration of the holidays!

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Country Club of Landfall Holiday Events

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This weekend at the Country Club of Landfall there are two fun holiday events! First on Friday, there is Dinner with Santa. Starting at 5:00pm and lasting until 8:00pm, Dinner with Santa includes a buffet, cookie decorating, pictures with Santa, a hot chocolate bar, an appearance by the Grinch, and a holiday movie.

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Then on Sunday evening at the Landfall Ballroom from 4:00-8:00 the Holiday Marketplace will be taking place. Now in its 6th year, the event is organized by the Landfall Foundation. With over 35 vendors the Holiday Marketplace is the perfect time to find gifts for your family and friends. Tickets are $20.00, which includes appetizers, shopping, and knowing that a portion of the proceeds from all purchases will go to local non-profit agencies in the Wilmington Area. To purchase tickets visit landfallfoundation.org.

 

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Landfall Clubhouse

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screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-11-36-39-amDon’t feel like cooking Thanksgiving Dinner this year? Then come to the Landfall Clubhouse and join in their Thanksgiving Feast! Lasting from 11:00am until 2:00pm this Thanksgiving meal has everything you could want, without the hassle of making everything yourself and having to worry about the cleanup. The menu at the Landfall Clubhouse has everything you could want including, autumn-spiced butternut squash bisque, chilled shellfish bar, garlic mashed potatoes, vanilla scented cranberry sauce, and a carving station with farm fresh turkey and prime rib. Additionally, there is a kid’s buffet and an array of desserts. To make a reservation call (910) 256-8411. Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Riverfest

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This weekend it’s one of Wilmington’s most anticipated festivals, Riverfest! The festival, which features street fairs, live music, fireworks, and more kicks off this Friday at 6:00pm.

Riverfest was started in 1979 by Wilmington locals who wanted to showcase Historic Downtown Wilmington along the Cape Fear River. In the 37 years since the festival was founded it has grown tremendously, and now attracts nearly 250,000 people every year.

Friday evening Riverfest opens with a concert featuring Chillin Dixie from 6:00-8:00 and Machine Gun 8:45-11:00. One of the main attractions, the street fair, opens at 9:00am on Saturday and 9:30am on Sunday. On Saturday afternoon the Bloody Mary Regatta takes place on the Cape Fear River, which is always an exciting event. Wrapping up Saturday activities are the fireworks, which happen at 7:30 along the Cape Fear River. Also happening all weekend is the Car Show, BMX Bike Show, a pirate parade along Water Street, live music, and live performances.

This weekend enjoy the gorgeous fall weather and come to Downtown Wilmington for the Riverfest.