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Rivermist 5K/10K Turkey Trot / Run

The 10th annual Rivermist 5K and 10K Turkey Trot is almost here! Walk or run with family and friends while raising money for Powerwalking Ministries! This local non-profit ensures that every Brunswick County student has socks and tennis shoes. As an added bonus, you'll find refreshments afterward in the Amenity Center, and there will also be raffles to partake in. Location: 1022 Bonner Bussells Drive, SE. Entry Fee: $15.

Southport Tree Lighting Ceremony

The annual Southport Tree Lighting event is one of our favorite holiday pastimes! Join Mayor Hatem as the City of Southport's Downtown Christmas Tree at Whittler's Bench is lit for the season. There will be carols by the Trinity United Methodist Church Children's Choir to enjoy, and 'Twas the Night Before Christmas will be read. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided.

Christmas by the Sea Parade

Join us in kicking off the holiday season with the annual Christmas by the Sea Parade on Oak Island this December 3rd at 2pm! If you haven't visited the North Carolina coast for Christmas before, this is one event not to miss. Decorated floats and golf carts showcasing our favorite local businesses will make their way from Town Hall on East Oak Island Drive to McGlamery Street. And, make sure you stick around for the final float to see Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Southport Light Up the Night Christmas Parade

The Southport Fire Department presents this annual interactive parade! Children will be able to board the fire engines at the Southport Fire Station at 5:30pm and the parade will begin at 6:30pm. The route will be as follows: Waterfront Park, down Howe Street, and then back to the Southport Fire Station. Afterwards visit with Santa, and enjoy concessions from local vendors.

Oak Island's Holiday Craft Market

Coffee, hot chocolate, and unique gifts? Yes, please — sip away as you browse through a wide range of goodies from local area vendors and artisans at the 8th annual Holiday Craft Market. This holiday-themed craft fair will be held at Middleton Park from 9am to 2pm.

More Holiday Events

Learn all about what's happening for Southport's Winterfest 2022, the Festival of Trees, the best places to shop this season, and more on our blog.
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