Ten Events to Put You in the Holiday Spirit


2019 has flown by and we can’t believe that the holiday season is upon us. Before we wrap up the year, be sure to check out these ten local events to get you in the holiday spirit!


Shallotte Holiday Market

What: Kickstart your holiday shopping with more than 20 vendors at the Shallotte Holiday Market!

When: Saturday, November 23rd | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Mulberry Park | 123 Mulberry Street, Shallotte, NC

For more information, visit the town’s webpage.





Lighting of the Landing

What: Head south to North Myrtle Beach as they kick off the holiday season with their annual Lighting of the Landing event! The event includes a tree lighting show, followed by the lighting of the Christmas tree with a firework show to top off the night. Kids will also be able to visit with Santa until 8 p.m. that evening!

When: Saturday, November 23rd | 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | The event will feature holiday activities from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the tree lighting show will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the lighting of the tree & fireworks at 7 p.m.

Where: Barefoot Landing | 4898 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Get all of the details on this exciting event here!



Pet Photos with Santa

What: Kids aren’t the only ones who get to visit with Santa this year! Bring your four-legged friends to meet Santa Clause this season. All dog

When: Sunday, November 24th & Saturday, December 7th | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.s must be on leashes to participate.

Where: Dirty Dawg Large Dog Park in NMB Park & Sports Complex | 150 Citizens Circle, Little River, SC

Click here for more information on this event.





The Great Christmas Light Show

When: Monday, November 25th – Monday, December 30th (closed on Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day) | Gates open 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

What: Witness this amazing display of over 2 million lights as the NMB Sports Complex transforms into a winter wonderland for the

Where: North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex | 150 Citizens Circle, Little River, SCir annual light show. After seeing all of the fantastic light displays, visitors can stop into Santa’s Village to enjoy hot chocolate, s’mores and more!

Be sure to visit this page for more information including the price per vehicle.



Calabash Turkey Trot


What: The 5th Start your Thanksgiving morning off with the Calabash Turkey Trot! The event offers a 10K, 5K, and the Mashed Potato Miler.

When: Thursday, November 28th | 7:00 a.m. If you’re feeling up to the task, you can compete Ultimate Feast Challenge which includes all three races! Pumpkin pie will be served when you cross the finish line.

Where: The intersection of River Road and Oak Street, Calabash, NC

To book your spot in the Turkey Trot, click here!



Ocean Isle Beach Holiday Market

What: With over 60 vendors, you’re sure to find the perfect holiday gifts for your loved ones. Photos with Santa will also be available along with food trucks and Christmas treats!

When: Friday, November 29th | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: West Third Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Learn more about this year’s holiday market here!





Ocean Isle Beach Flotilla

What: The Ocean Isle Beach Flotilla is a local favorite that you don’t want to miss! Find your spot along the Intracoastal Waterway to view all of the boats decorated for Christmas. Nothing starts off the holiday season quite like the flotilla.

When & Where: Saturday, November 30th |The flotilla begins at 5:30 p.m. in front of Inlet View Bar & Grill in Shallotte Point and ends around 7:00 p.m. at Sharky’s restaurant in Ocean Isle.

Get all of the information on this year’s flotilla from their webpage.


Christmas at the Old Bridge

What: Join the Old Bridge Historical Society with their annual Christmas tradition. The event will include a Christmas tree lighting, holiday sing-along, holiday refreshments and more!

When: Tuesday, December 3rd | 6:00 p.m.ing-along, holiday refreshments and more!

Where: Sunset Beach Swing Bridge & Museum | 109 Shoreline Drive W, Sunset Beach, NC

You can find all of the details on this exciting event on this webpage.



Calabash Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade

What: Join us for the 24th Annual Spirit of Calabash Parade & Tree Lighting which will feature popular Christmas carols and crafts, as well as local vendors to celebrate the start of the season. Plus, Santa will be in the "Santa Land" tent to visit with the kiddos and there will even be a mailbox for children to mail their letters to Santa!

When: Friday, December 6th | 6:00 p.m.as well as local vendors to celebrate the start of the season. Santa will be in the "Santa Land” tent as well to visit with the kiddos and there will even be a mailbox for children to mail their letters to Santa!

Where: Callahan’s of Calabash, Downtown Calabash

Visit the town webpage to learn more!


Shallotte Christmas Village

What: The Shallotte Christmas Village will include a wide variety of local farmers and vendors as well as some Christmas surprises!

When: Saturday, December 14th | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Mulberry Park | 123 Mulberry Street, Shallotte, NC

More details on the Christmas Village and other Mulberry Park events can be found here.



We wish everyone a very happy holiday season!