Carolina Beach to Host a Variety of Family Fun Events This Holiday Season

Popular beach destination provides visitors with a festive yet tranquil getaway.

Carolina Beach, N.C. (PRWEB) November 1, 2006 — The town of Carolina Beach, N.C. will be hosting a series of family-fun, holiday-themed events this season. The festivities begin with the “Island of Lights – Light Up the Lake” ceremony on November 24 and end with the “Island of Lights New Year’s Eve Countdown Party and Fireworks” on December 31.

Following is a schedule of some of the events planned for this holiday season in Carolina Beach:

On Friday, November 24, the Island of Lights – Light Up The Lake ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. There will be lighted displays along a one-mile path around Carolina Beach Lake that can be enjoyed through December 31.

On Friday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. there will be an Island of Lights Night-Time Christmas Parade. This nighttime electric parade will feature floats, bands, clowns, horses, Santa Claus, and much more.

On Saturday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m. is the ever-popular Island of Lights Holiday Flotilla. Visitors can enjoy a parade of fishing boats and pleasure crafts, electrically decorated with thousands of lights, which will cruise from Snows Cut to Carolina Beach Boat Basin and back.

On Sunday, December 31 from 10:00 p.m. – until, will be the annual Island of Lights New Year’s Eve Countdown Party/Fireworks. This family-fun event features fireworks, music and a New Year’s Eve countdown with the lowering of a giant lighted beach ball on the beach at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.

“Visitors can choose from a variety of events guaranteed to put them in the holiday spirit,” said Kim Hufham, interim president of the Care Fear Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau. “And while they are here, they can discover what makes Carolina Beach so special. We offer an atmosphere that takes you back to a simpler time when the focus was on the family. It is the perfect setting for a family to escape to a tranquil setting, away from the hustle and bustle of the season.”

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About Carolina Beach
Carolina Beach is located 19 miles south of Wilmington, N.C., on the northern end of Pleasure Island, the larger of two barrier islands on the Cape Fear Coast. This charming seaside town of approximately 4,700 permanent residents offers a variety of accommodations and attractions, as well as several miles of Atlantic oceanfront and natural sand dunes, marinas and offshore fishing excursions.

More information is available online at or by calling 1-800-351-5102.

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