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Discover the holiday spirit in Wilmington, North Carolina this year with a our curated list of Christmas events! We compiled a list of light displays, local markets, shopping, tours and for you to enjoy and get in the Christmas mood!

To start, there are so many Christmas markets around town this time of year, here are a few to get you started!

Poplar Grove All is Bright Christmas lights- Open November 24-December 23 from Thursday-Sunday, 5-9pm, except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve. Get your tickets on the Poplar Grove website!

Bellamy Mansion Night of Lights Holiday Open House– Tour the Bellamy Mansion decorated for Christmas. December 20-22 from 4-7PM. No ticket needed.

Holiday Sweet Treats- Check out this list for some sweet, festive treats you can try around town this holiday season! Everything from baked goods to coffee to brews!

A Christmas Shoppe- Get some shopping done at the year-round Christmas shop in Downtown Wilmington!

Downtown “Reindeer” drawn Carriage ride– Sing carols and see beautiful Downtown Wilmington decked out in Holiday decor with Santa and his special reindeer! Open December 15 & 16 and December 22 & 23 from  6-10PM.  Market & Water Streets, downtown Wilmington.  $16.00 per adult, $8.00 per child under 12.  Free candy canes for children. Learn more on their website.

Polar Express Holiday show– Reading of the Polar Express story, golden train ticket for children, cookies & hot coco with Santa. For dates, times and prices check out their website or Facebook page.

Live Production- Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)– “Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season!” For showtimes and tickets, visit the Thalian Hall website.

For even more events, visit the Wilmington and Beaches website.

Don’t miss out on the festive fun! There’s something for everyone on this list, and Wilmington has a lot of Christmas events to offer! Embrace the season and make the most of this joyful time and join in the celebrations that make our coastal city shine during the holidays.