The holiday season is here and there are several fun and exciting events going on around Brunswick County this Christmas, 2019. Here are just some of our favorites.

Christmas Events in and Around Sunset Beach NC

Sunset Beach Holiday Market – on December 7 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM you can enjoy over 60 of the area’s finest artisans participating in a unique holiday shopping experience. Located at 206 Sunset Boulevard, this holiday market features pictures with Santa, several food trucks, homemade hot chocolate and treats, music, food, and lots of unique gifts you won’t find anywhere else. Admission is free so plan on getting a jump on your holiday shopping with the Sunset Beach holiday markets.

Calabash tree lighting and parade – on December 6 in downtown Calabash North Carolina starting at 6:00 PM is this year’s tree lighting ceremony and parade. This is the 24th annual Spirit of Calabash parade in Christmas tree lighting in downtown. Santa will be transported to the event and the tree lighting begins immediately after the parade on the main stage.

Creampuffs and Bourbon at Mavericks Pointe – on Saturday, December 7 starting at 6:00 PM at 307 Sunset Boulevard N. this is a fun musical event happening at this very popular Sunset Beach coffee shop.

Oak Island Christmas by the Sea Parade – December 7 at 2:00 PM Oak Island will feature a Sea Parade starting at the town hall. Many businesses and local organizations will participate featuring floats, music, food, laughter, and the big guy himself.

Festival of Trees – at the Museum of Coastal Carolina through December 14 from 10 AM until 5 PM you can come experience the magic of this holiday tradition. Walk-through custom trees decorated from local businesses and participants. It’s a great way to get into the holiday mood and get some good ideas for your own tree.

Tree lighting ceremony at Holden Beach – this is the annual tree lighting ceremony on Friday, December 6 at 6:00 PM with entertainment provided by the West Brunswick high school harmony choir.

Christmas Wine/Pilsner Glass Paint and Sip – on December 5 from 6 PM to 8:30 PM at the SJB art and painting parties located at Tap Time, 1560 Market Place Blvd. in Ocean Isle Beach. Come paint either a wineglass or a beer glass as a Christmas gift or just something to do to help get you in the Christmas mood.

Christmas at the Old Sunset Beach Bridge – On December 3 at 6:00 PM, Christmas at the Old Bridge event will feature a community sing-along featuring the West Brunswick high school chorus and singers from the Seaside United Methodist Church. There will be holiday-themed refreshments and this event is free.

Southport Winterfest December 7-14. Let the holiday festivities began at various venues throughout Southport. Enjoy a live theater, Nutcracker Tea Party, cookie contests, supper with Santa’s elves, a Polar Express movie night, costume history tour, Christmas fire engine parade, and on December 9 is the winter craft Festival at Franklin Sq., Park. There are lots of events going on including a Christmas tour of homes in downtown Southport. Browse all of the events and their schedules here.


From our family to yours, we wish you Happy Holidays!

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