North Carolina Holiday Wonders

Raleigh (December 19, 2005) — In a season of tradition and family, North Carolina helps create new family traditions throughout the state this year. Take time to discover the wonders of a North Carolina holiday with family and friends. Build lasting memories by taking part in one of North Carolina’s many holiday events in the Mountains, Piedmont or Coast.

Treat the family to Christmas at Biltmore Estate through January 1, 2006. Savor Yuletide cheer at America’s largest home. In the Piedmont, Paramount’s Carowinds is transformed into a sparkling holiday wonderland for Winterfest: Home for the Holidays. And on the Coast in Wilmington, Battleship North Carolina is a beautiful sight, dressed for the holidays with lights strung from bow to stern.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in North Carolina
It’s time to ring in 2006! From fireworks on North Carolina’s snowy slopes to city celebrations to a coastal countdown, travelers will find fun for the entire family on New Year’s Eve in the Old North State.

Take the family to the slopes for torchlight skiing and fireworks at the Blowing Rock New Year’s Eve Celebration. In the Piedmont at First Night Raleigh, help ring in the New Year in our state’s capital. Or on the Coast, enjoy fun for all ages at the Carolina Beach Island of Lights New Year’s Eve Countdown Party and Fireworks.

Ski North Carolina
North Carolina has the second-largest ferry system in the nation and more paved roads than any other state, but if travelers prefer to get from point A to B on skis, snowboards, snowshoes, inner tubes or ice skates, the North Carolina Mountains await you with seven major winter sports locations.

And before hitting the slopes, hit the Ski and Snow Report on VisitNC.com where updated information is provided daily throughout the season.

Natural scenic beauty, adventure and relaxation, a dining experience for every taste, rich history and warm Southern hospitality come together in North Carolina. Call 1-800-VISIT NC or go to VisitNC.com to plan your next getaway.

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