While Wilmington offers our guests and visitors an infinite variety of activities and events year-round, the holiday months bring a welcome combination of exciting new events and traditional seasonal favorites. Listed below are a few of our favorites.
Known as the biggest and best of its kind in the region, this annual indie film festival has been named by Moviemaker Magazine as “One of the Coolest Film Festivals in the World.” From November 13-17, you’ll find a myriad of movies screening at various venues, along with music, live dance, entertainment, and more fun events to mark the city’s reputation as “The Hollywood of the East Coast.”
Join us on November 24 for our annual Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting. You’ll find dazzling lights and decorations, music, refreshments, a holiday marketplace, and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
Kick-off the holidays with a little magic when you visit Arlie Gardens. This event will feature nightly visits from Santa, along with music and holiday lights. Ongoing from November 29-30 and December 6-22.