Now that the holiday season is upon us, we’re counting the days until Santa comes down the chimney to visit the homes of all good little boys and girls.
So much is going on at this time of the year that it’s hard not to get swept up in all the excitement. If you’re not quite feeling it (or especially if you are!), you should get outside and take in some of the following local Brunswick County events to celebrate the holiday season. We guarantee you’ll get caught up in the excitement of the holidays, too, and before you know it you’ll be humming Christmas carols with the rest of us.
Season of Light in Sunset Beach
See many of the world’s holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season – from the burning of Yule logs and sparkling Christmas tree lights to the traditional ritual of the Hanukkah Menorah.
Learn winter constellations and astronomical explanations for the “Star of Bethlehem.”
A fun and entertaining show for all ages runs twice a day, once right before the seasonal favorites sing-along show, "Laser Holidays," each Thursday, Friday and Saturday (except Saturday, Dec. 23) and each day from the day after Christmas until New Year’s Eve.
Per-show admission is $9.50 for adults (13-61), $8.50 for seniors (62 and +), $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for ages 2 and under.
7625 High Market Street, Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Holiday Lighthouse Tours of the Oak Island Lighthouse
Join the Holiday Lighthouse Tours of the Oak Island Lighthouse on December 27, 28, 29 and 30 starting at sunrise.
Santa will have a well-lit beacon over the holidays. Climb the lighthouse to see miles of holiday decorations and burn off that extra holiday weight (you might or might not have gained), or simply enjoy the history and ocean views.
The complete tour usually takes about 30 – 45 minutes.
300 Caswell Beach Road, Caswell Beach, North Carolina.
New Year’s Eve Bonfire and Anchor Drop
Cheers to a new year! Gather along the riverfront at 9975 Nance Street, Calabash, North Carolina, to enjoy the Calabash celebrations, live entertainment and the midnight anchor drop and toast to the new year! Events start at 8:30 p.m. and last through midnight.
All of us at Sloane Vacations wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!