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Nov
21
Wed
Cape Fear Festival of Trees @ North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cape Fear Festival of Trees

The Cape Fear Festival of Trees returns November 19, 2018 – December 30, 2018, as one of the most heart-warming holiday traditions in our area.

During the two-week festival, you are invited to wander through a winter wonderland of holiday elegance.

Glittering trees decorated by local businesses, various organizations and individual artists transform the aquarium space into an enchanted forest for all to enjoy. In addition, enjoy performances by local musical groups and artists.

 

Treat your ears to the wonderful sounds of harps, handbell and ukulele choirs, A Capella singing and more. This is the perfect way to kick off your holiday celebrations!

Set amidst the inspiring and educational backdrop of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, this year’s Cape Fear Festival of Trees is sure to be one of the most unique festivities on the Cape Fear coast!

Hosted at the Aquarium, all visitors who purchase a general admission ticket to the Aquarium between November 19 and December 30 will also experience the Cape Fear Festival of Trees.

 

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 796-8099 Ext. 6Visit The Website
Nov
22
Thu
Calabash Turkey Trot @ Intersection of River Rd and Oak St , Calabash, NC
Nov 22 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

The 4th annual Calabash Turkey Trot on November 22nd, 2018 has something for everyone from a brand new 10k to the 5K and the “Mashed Potato 1 Miler” with all paces welcome!

There are all new certified routes for the 10K & 5K courses. The race will start and finish down by the waterway on River Rd.

Prize categories will include age group awards at every 5 years and best costume so join in the fun!  They will also have a drop box available for canned goods for the local food bank. Join us for what’s sure to be a new family tradition!

Click Here to Register

We always do fun shirts and medals for our races.  This year for the Calabash Turkey Trot, we’re going to have a 5? 10K medal, 4? 5K medal and a 3? Mashed Potato Miler medal.   All with a similarly themed turkey so if you run them all, you can proudly display your set together.  The shirt design will also include a cute turkey and using the same style soft tri-blend shirt you’ve loved at our other races.

Schedule:

10K Start – 7:00 am

5K Start – 8:30 am

1 Mile Start – 9:15 am

Awards at 9:30 am

Pumpkin Pie and warm beverages are served around the finish line while waiting for the age group awards.  Even though everyone gets a cool medal, we also like to recognize age group winners with a trophy (every 5 yr, Male/Female, 5K & 10K) Plus an extra category or two just for fun!

 

Holden Beach Turkey Trot @ Holden Beach Town Hall
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Come to Town Hall on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, at 8:00 a.m. for this fun, family-friendly run/ walk before partaking in your Thanksgiving feast.

Participants are asked to bring canned food items to donate. Please call (910) 842-6488 to pre-register for the event.

Wrightsville Beach Turkey Trot @ Wrightsville Beach Park
Nov 22 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Burn off those pre-Thanksgiving calories with the Wrightsville Beach Turkey Trot presented by The Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity.

The 14th annual Turkey Trot includes a 5K timed run or a one-mile walk around the beautiful Wrightsville Beach Loop. There will be prizes, food, and fun for everyone this Thanksgiving Day! Children 5 and under are FREE, but in order to be timed they must be registered and pay as an adult.

wrightsville-beach-turkey-trot-2016Thursday, November 22, 2018 – Thanksgiving Day!
The Loop
321 Causeway Dr.
Wrightsville Beach, NC

7:00 am  –  Registration Opens
8:00 am  –  Registration Closes
8:00 am – Costume Contest
8:15 am – Announcements
8:30 am  –  5K Starts
8:45 am  –  1 Mile Starts
9:30 am  –  Awards

Cape Fear Habitat has a tried and tested partnership approach that makes families of all faiths in need of affordable housing a key part of their own housing solution. Cape Fear Habitat works with volunteers and donors who invest time and money into the partnership – so that families can help build, then buy, their own home on terms they can afford. Since 1987, Cape Fear Habitat has been able to meet the challenge of providing safe, decent, and affordable housing with more than 189 hardworking families in New Hanover and Pender counties. Proceeds raised from the Turkey Trot help build more homes in the Cape Fear area. As a part of the 2016 Wrightsville Beach Turkey Trot, Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity was able to help build a home this year!

Visit the website for more information.

 

Click Here to Register for the Race

 

Cape Fear Festival of Trees @ North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cape Fear Festival of Trees

The Cape Fear Festival of Trees returns November 19, 2018 – December 30, 2018, as one of the most heart-warming holiday traditions in our area.

During the two-week festival, you are invited to wander through a winter wonderland of holiday elegance.

Glittering trees decorated by local businesses, various organizations and individual artists transform the aquarium space into an enchanted forest for all to enjoy. In addition, enjoy performances by local musical groups and artists.

 

Treat your ears to the wonderful sounds of harps, handbell and ukulele choirs, A Capella singing and more. This is the perfect way to kick off your holiday celebrations!

Set amidst the inspiring and educational backdrop of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, this year’s Cape Fear Festival of Trees is sure to be one of the most unique festivities on the Cape Fear coast!

Hosted at the Aquarium, all visitors who purchase a general admission ticket to the Aquarium between November 19 and December 30 will also experience the Cape Fear Festival of Trees.

 

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 796-8099 Ext. 6Visit The Website
Nov
23
Fri
Cape Fear Festival of Trees @ North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cape Fear Festival of Trees

The Cape Fear Festival of Trees returns November 19, 2018 – December 30, 2018, as one of the most heart-warming holiday traditions in our area.

During the two-week festival, you are invited to wander through a winter wonderland of holiday elegance.

Glittering trees decorated by local businesses, various organizations and individual artists transform the aquarium space into an enchanted forest for all to enjoy. In addition, enjoy performances by local musical groups and artists.

 

Treat your ears to the wonderful sounds of harps, handbell and ukulele choirs, A Capella singing and more. This is the perfect way to kick off your holiday celebrations!

Set amidst the inspiring and educational backdrop of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, this year’s Cape Fear Festival of Trees is sure to be one of the most unique festivities on the Cape Fear coast!

Hosted at the Aquarium, all visitors who purchase a general admission ticket to the Aquarium between November 19 and December 30 will also experience the Cape Fear Festival of Trees.

 

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 796-8099 Ext. 6Visit The Website
OIB Holiday Market @ Lot next to Museum of Coastal Carolina
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ocean Isle Beach Holiday MarketJoin us November 23rd, 2018 from 10 am to 3 pm at 11 E. Second St, Ocean Isle Beach, NC for the OIB Holiday Market.
Over 60 of the area’s finest artisans will participate to create a unique holiday shopping experience.  All items for sale will be handmade, homemade or homegrown.
Pictures with Santa will be sponsored by Pawsability with all proceeds from the photos benefiting animals in Brunswick County.

Southport Tree Lighting @ Franklin Square Park
Nov 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Southport Tree Lighting

Join Southport revelers in Franklin Square Park on November 23rd as the holiday season kicks off with a countdown to the lighting of our big holiday tree.

Sing favorite Christmas songs and delight in the reading of “The Night Before Christmas.” Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and some holiday cookies that will be provided under the glow of Southport’s holiday lighThe event is free, donations will be appreciated.

Refreshments at 4:30 p.m. and ceremony at 5:00 p.m.

Beer and Bratwurst Fundraiser @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Nov 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Why cook the day after Thanksgiving? The Museum of Coastal Carolina will hold its annual Beer & Brats fundraiser on November 23rd from 5 to 8 PM with live music provided by Opportunity Rocks. The event takes place at the Museum. Proceeds from the event will help the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach meet their educational mission.

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission is $25 for adults and $10 for children (age 12 and under). Tickets sold on the day of the event will be $30 for adults and $15 for children (age 12 and under). For more information or to purchase advance tickets, call the museum at 910-579-1016 or stop by during normal business hours. The museum is currently open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00 to 3:00.

For more information visit www.museumplanetarium.org or call 910-579-1016.

 

Enchanted Airlie @ Airlie Gardens
Nov 23 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Wilmington tradition since 2005, guests from around the world have visited Airlie Gardens from Thanksgiving to Christmas to take in the sparkling sights and festive sounds of the season. Guests will experience a 0.5m stroll through the Gardens, on a self-guided tour while feasting their eyes on a spectacular array of lights and holiday displays. Also in attendance, Santa Claus himself, and a few local food and beverage vendors with coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn, cookies and more! The year 2018 marks our 14th anniversary of Enchanted Airlie!

In 2018, Enchanted Airlie will be held on November 23rd & 24th, November 30th, and December 1st & 7th through the 22nd.

There are two run-times per evening, 5-7 pm and 7-9 pm. Tickets often sell out in advance!

To Purchase Tickets Click Here

Tickets must be pre-purchased. $30/Carload Pass – Ticket includes onsite parking and admission for all passengers in your vehicle.  All guests must arrive in the same vehicle(car, truck, SUV & Mini Vans ONLY)

Airlie Gardens is located at 300 Airlie Road Wilmington, NC 28403 Website: www.airliegardens.org

For more information call (910) 798-7700 or email: [email protected]