• Saturday, December 5th 2:00 PM

The small coastal town of Oak Island has a big dose of holiday spirit, and visitors can ring in the Christmas season in style by cheering on the annual Christmas by the Sea Parade. Held in the heart of town, this annual event that features the efforts of local businesses and celebrations is a merry way to enjoy the coastal community while starting off the holiday season with plenty of cheer.

The Christmas by the Sea Parade kicks off at the Oak island Town Hall, which is centrally located and easy to find for newcomers and vacationers alike. From there, the parade winds down Oak Island’s main drag – also known as Oak Island Drive – before turning onto McGlamery Street. Many area businesses and local organizations in the community participate year after year, and the parade also features a float decorating contest for participants to sweeten the experience. A joyous time for participants and spectators alike, the Christmas by the Sea Parade is free for the general public, and is always a great afternoon event that rings in the season with style. Discover how merry this community by the sea can be, and plan a trip to enjoy the contagious seasonal spirit of the Christmas by the Sea Parade.

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