Island of Lights Holiday 2016 Schedule of Events

The Island of Lights holiday celebration is a Pleasure Island tradition not to be missed! Be sure to mark your calendar for the following...

Island of Lights Holiday 2016
Schedule of Events

The Lighting at the Lake Ceremony - November 25 @ 7 pm
Come see the beautiful light displays surrounding Carolina Beach Lake illuminate, officially starting the month-long Island of Lights Festival. The brief opening ceremony, prior to the actual lighting, will feature President of the Island of Lights Committee, Pleasure Island elected officials, and musical entertainment. Local Cub Scouts provide the Honor Guard and display the flag for the signing of the National Anthem.


Big Daddy's Restaurant in Kure Beach Now Open Year-Round

Big Daddy's, a favorite Kure Beach restaurant for visitors and locals, will now be open all year long!

Now no matter what time of year your craving for seafood hits, you can head to Big Daddy's at 208 K Avenue in Kure Beach (across from the Kure Beach Pier) and indulge in some of their signature dishes. From grilled fresh catch-of-the-day to golden-fried flounder to an assortment of soups, salads, burgers and sandwiches, there's something for just about everyone at Big Daddy's. Even if seafood isn't your thing, their ribs, steaks and wings will have you coming back for more.

Did you know Big Daddy's also does brunch on the weekends? Join them for for a casual and delicious brunch Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm and Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm. Enjoy traditional breakfast items or try one of their specialty omelets (the Carolina Blue Crab Omelet features blue crab meat local to our NC waters), Southern Style Biscuits & Gravy, a BLT, or maybe something light like a yogurt parfait.

Are you hungry yet??

Make plans to head to Big Daddy's tonight! They're new year-long (off season) hours are...

  • Friday: 4 pm - until...
  • Saturday & Sunday: 9 am - until...

  • Saturday Brunch: 9 am - 1 pm
  • Sunday Brunch: 9 am - 2 pm


Kure Beach Holiday Market & Toys for Tots Donation Drive

Tired of the big box stores with the same ‘ole ho-hum gift ideas year after year? Shop local this year at The Kure Beach Holiday Market, your one-stop holiday shopping experience by the sea for unique gift ideas. Come browse for spectacular presents from over 35 amazingly talented local designers, artists, crafters, and merchants offering hand-crafted fashions, jewelry and accessories, soaps, skin scare, décor, gourmet foods, sweets, and wine.


Registration Now Open for 2016 Christmas Flotilla

See more photos of previous Flotilla participants here.
Ready to deck the masts and stern with boughs of holly and strands of light to give spectators an ooh-la-la experience they’ll be glad to skip the neighborhood light tours for?

Boat parades are big part of holiday celebrations along coastal communities, and the annual Pleasure Island Christmas Flotilla is no exception. The flotilla means gathering together along the banks of the basin with friends and family watching fishing boats, pontoons, sail boats, and the like light up the waterway as part of the 25th annual Island of Lights celebration. And now is your chance to be part of the action.


A Pleasure Island Holiday Getaway

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do on Pleasure Island. Quite the contrary! Pleasure Island is renowned for great entertainment, great food, and great experiences all year long. So whether you’re footloose-and fancy-free empty nesters, or a young family looking for a holiday adventure away from the house, make Pleasure Island your holiday getaway destination where you’ll find no shortage of fun ways to celebrate the season.


A Girl’s Weekend Guide to Pleasure Island

From the beach to the boardwalk and everything in between, Pleasure Island is already a family vacation destination. Now that the season is changing and the rates are lower, it’s the perfect time for a girl’s weekend get-away. With spas, shopping, sight-seeing, and dining experiences extraordinaire, Pleasure Island offers a weekend full of girl time adventures.


Early Voting on Pleasure Island

Exercise your right to vote!

If you're eager to cast your ballot and make your voice heard, be sure to take advantage of early voting on Pleasure Island! There will be early voting opportunities now through Saturday, November 6th, 2016 at the Carolina Beach Town Hall Multi-Purpose Room. See below for times and details.

EARLY VOTING 2016 - Pleasure Island

Thursday, October 20th to Wednesday, November 2, 2016

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday, November 3rd and Friday, November 4th, 2016

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

FINAL DAY OF EARLY VOTING, Saturday, November 6th, 2016

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

ELECTION DAY, Tuesday, November 8th

6:30 am - 7:30 pm

*Please note, the voting location for ELECTION DAY will be at the Carolina Beach Recreation Center. EARLY VOTING will be at the Carolina Beach Town Hall Multi-Purpose Room

To see a sample ballot, click here.


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