Wrightsville Beach Holiday Flotilla

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

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