The Holiday Spirit is Alive and Well in Wilmington, NC

Illuminated Palms at Airlie
Illuminated Palms at Airlie

Here in the Landfall, NC neighborhood traditional holiday favorites are already underway and one of the most spectacular is Airlie’s holiday light display, Enchanted Airlie.  Running until the Saturday before Christmas, this Wilmington tradition started in 2005 and is a wonderful opportunity to bring the whole family together to share in the joy of the season. You can wander about the gardens at your own pace, enjoy beautiful holiday flowers, festive lights, and live musical entertainment.  If you’ve never been to Enchanted Airlie, you’re in for a special treat when you come upon the largest display of model trains running in the Southeast!  Enchanted Airlie, at the Gardens, runs every Friday and Saturday night until December 22nd. Some extra nights will be added this year closer to Christmas, so make sure you check their website for additional viewing times.

There are two viewing times per evening, 5-7pm and 7-9pm and tickets must be pre-purchased. No tickets are available at the gate.

Individual tickets $5.00 – $4.00 Children 4 to12 – Parking Pass $3.00 — Each Car MUST pre-purchase a parking pass if you’re using the individual ticketing option. Only 1 parking pass needed per automobile and all occupants must have tickets.

New this year is an Economical Green option where as many people as you can fit into your automobile gain entrance and park for one fee of $20.00. With a Carload Ticket you do not have to purchase individual tickets or parking passes, it’s an all in one ticket! (No buses or large multi-passenger vans).

Whether you’re visiting or a resident of our Wilmington, NC area, the Enchanted Gardens is a must see so log on to and get your tickets NOW!  Then share your thoughts on this delightful holiday treat by commenting below.

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