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.
Christmas Parade - December 2 @ 7:30 pm
Residents and visitors of all ages look forward to the annual Christmas Parade, featuring creatively decorated floats, local businesses, bands and of course St. Nick himself!
Christmas Flotilla - December 3 @ 6 pm
An event unique to coastal communities, flotillas are parades on water, and the Island of Lights Christmas Flotilla is a spectacular and fun event for the whole family. Come see creatively designed displays atop local boat captain's vessels as they compete for prizes and add to the holiday spirit!
Tour of Homes - December 10 @ 4 pm - 9 pm
Enjoy a self-guided tour through some of Pleasure Island's most beautiful homes while they're decorated for the holidays. Those on the Tour of Homes will experience Southern hospitality at its finest as owners welcome them into the privacy of their homes for this special holiday treat. Tickets can be purchased for this event at businesses on Pleasure Island including touche' at 201 N. Lake Park Blvd.
New Year Celebration - December 31 @ 9 pm
Come down to Kure Beach Ocean Front Park and Pavilion to ring in the new year, Pleasure Island style! Count down with friends and neighbors as the giant beach ball descends at midnight and be sure to stick around for the fireworks display immediately following. There will also be a DJ, dancing and refreshments and party favors available for purchase. And, in an Island of Lights tradition, there will be a raffle, with the winner taking home the original artwork for the Island of Lights 2016 official Christmas card and ornament.