Beach Holiday Parades and Tree Lighting

Sunset Beach North Carolina house rentalsWhatever the reason you are here enjoying coastal North Carolina and staying in our Sunset Beach North Carolina house rentals make sure the area holiday ceremonies are on your list of things to do and places to go. The holiday season is underway and it’s a good time of year to be here staying in one of our Sunset Beach North Carolina house rentals. Following are some events you won’t want to miss.

The Annual Ocean Isle Beach Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting  & Flotilla takes place on Saturday, November 26, 2011 beginning at 2 p.m. The Holiday Parade kicks off at 2:00 p.m. and is followed by the Tree Lighting on the causeway at 5:00 p.m. Rounding out the afternoon activities will be a visit by Santa to the Fire Department at 5:30 p.m. Also that evening, the Annual Boat Flotilla will make its way from the Shallotte River in front of Inlet View Bar & Grill at 5 p.m. and proceeds down the Intracoastal Waterway to the commercial canal in front of Sharkey’s Restaurant. The parade of boats covered in Christmas lights and decorations is a great way to help celebrate the start of the holiday season. T-shirts will be available. All proceeds benefit Brunswick Family Assistance. To enter a boat call 910-612-7799 or 910-612-2793.

Shallotte Christmas Tree Lighting takes place on December 2, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. The annual Christmas Tree Lighting for Shallotte is held in Rourk Gardens, which is in front of East Coast Engineering. (4918 Main St.) The tree lighting kicks off the holiday festivities with music and entertainment provided by local school children and residents. Santa has even been known to make an early appearance at the event. Rourk Gardens, 4918 Main St, Shallotte, NC.

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