Oak Island Recreation Center
3003 E. Oak Island Dr.
Oak Island, NC 28465
(910) 547-1737

November 3-6, 2016  Artists 18 years of age and older are eligible to enter their original artworks that have been created within 2 years prior to the show. There are size and weight limits for the art pieces. Each artist may enter 3 pieces in each of the 2 main...more about Arts By the Shore

St. James Community Center
4136 Southport-Supply Road SE
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 457-6964
(800) 457-6964

November 20, 2016, November 19, 2017   The free Christmas Gift Show highlights local retailers and restaurateurs bringing convenience to your holiday shopping. On Sunday, November 20th from 1PM until 5PM at St. James Community Building, locals and visitors alike will have the opportunity to shop-till-they-drop in one convenient location. In...more about Christmas Gift Show

Bald Head Island Association Center
Light House Wynd
Bald Head Island, NC 28461
(704) 907-4287

November 25 - 26, 2016, November 24 - 25, 2017  Original artwork can be purchased at this two-day Art League Thanksgiving Show. The show includes watercolor and oil paintings, photography, fabric art, cards, ceramics and more. A portion of the proceeds is donated to a different nonprofit organization based on the...more about Smith Island Art League Thanksgiving Show


North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport
204 E. Moore St., Ft. Johnston
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 457-0003

December 17, 2016  Visit the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport from 1 PM until 3 PM and join its popular program, Victorian Holiday. It is Yule time and making unconventional holiday ornaments is fun for everyone. This year they have added new ornaments and kept a few old favorites. Take...more about A Victorian Afternoon

Oak Island Dr.
Oak Island, NC 28465
(910) 457-6964
(800) 457-6964

December 3, 2016, December 2, 2017  If you are looking for a way to kick off the holiday season with your family, you may enjoy starting with the Christmas by the Sea Parade in Oak Island. The parade begins at 2 PM at the Oak Island Town Hall on 46th Street...more about Christmas by the Sea Parade

Middleton Park
4601 Oak Island Dr.
Oak Island, NC 28465
(910) 278-5518

December 2, 2016  The Oak Island Christmas Tree Lighting will begin at 5 PM with holiday themed events. The tree lights will go on at 6 PM after which there will be a special visitor. Come enjoy a great beginning to the seasonal festivities on Oak Island....more about Oak Island Christmas Tree Lighting

Southport Waterfront
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 454-4327

December 10, 2016, December 9, 2017  If you love a parade and you love boats, you will love the Christmas Flotilla always held the second Saturday in December. Just find a spot anywhere along the Cape Fear River from the Old Yacht Basin to Kingsley Street and get comfortable. The flotilla,...more about Southport Winterfest - Christmas Flotilla

Southport Historic District
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 457-7927

December 10, 2016 - December 9, 2017  Always held the second Saturday in December, this tour of homes all dressed up in their Christmas finery includes historic homes as well as more modern homes. Be sure to wear soft soled shoes to protect the wood floors in these homes. Tickets are...more about Southport Winterfest - Christmas Tour of Homes

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