Holiday Flotilla

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.

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