35th Annual Wrightsville Beach Holiday Flotilla: Nov. 24th

The 35th Annual Flotilla weekend will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 23th and 24th, 2018.

Welcome to the North Carolina Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach. It is the Southern coastal version of a holiday parade – on water – at night.

The Flotilla Experience is a weekend full of fun events with something for everyone including an annual tree lighting ceremony with a visit from Santa on Friday, along with the Festival in the Park for families and children on Saturday afternoon prior to the actual Flotilla.

From our humble beginnings over thirty years ago, the Flotilla has grown to become one of the top 20 events in the Southeast and a must-see family weekend, attracting an estimated 50,000 people to Wrightsville Beach annually.

Also, don’t miss Santa and the Christmas Tree lighting at 5:30 on Friday, November 23rd at Wrightsville Beach Park. Come enjoy Christmas music and hot chocolate with Santa and Santa’s Elves.

Weekend Events Schedule:

FRIDAY, November 23rd:

Tree Lighting + Visit With Santa • 5:30 pm @ WB Town Hall

Tree lighting ceremony and visit with Santa at Wrightsville Beach Town Hall.  Tree lighting begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, November 23rd, 2018.  Santa will make an appearance at the Park.

Captain’s Meeting On Friday Night • 6:30 pm @ Bluewater Grill

The Captain’s Meeting is on Friday, November 23rd at 6:30 pm, at the Bluewater Grill at Wrightsville Beach.

SATURDAY, November 24th:

Festival In The Park & Antique, Classic & Special Interest Car Show • 10 am to 4 pm @ WB Park

The Festival in the Park is quickly becoming one of the highlights of the flotilla weekend. Held on Saturday, November 24th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at Wrightsville Beach Park.  This year’s festival will include a large play area for children including several inflatable slides and bounce houses, the always popular Arab Choo Choo, festival food, and more.

In addition to the children’s area, the Festival in the Park also includes a large selection of arts and crafts booths displayed by local merchants and artisans, and the Antique, Classic & Special Interest Car Show.

Boat Parade + Fireworks • 6 pm @ Banks Channel

The boat parade begins at 6 pm with fireworks following the parade.  The duration of the boat parade varies every year by the number of boat entries.  There is no official location to watch the parade, but you can park in the Wrightsville Beach park parking lot and walk to any number of vantage points along the parade route, including the Banks Channel Bridge, the two South Harbor Island mini-parks, or the west side of Waynick Boulevard.

There will be fireworks following the parade.

For more information visit www.ncholidayflotilla.org


Speak Your Mind