• Saturday, November 30th - Saturday, December 14th

Head to the Carolina Beach Boardwalk for a festive atmosphere that will inspire everyone to embrace the relaxed holiday spirit along the coastline. The annual Christmas by the Sea event is a multiple day celebration of colorful lights, cookies, storytelling, treats, and so much more, and is a great way for holiday visitors to explore this charming community in truly jolly style.

The Carolina Beach Boardwalk is decked out in holiday lights during the Christmas by the Sea event, and visitors will find much more to discover along this popular shoreline destination as well. Throughout the course of Christmas by the Sea, visitors will be treated to an assortment of holiday activities, which includes visits with Santa, cookies and hot chocolate, stories by a roaring fire, marshmallow roasting, and an arts and crafts area with ornament making and much more. A favorite outing for children and families alike, Christmas by the Sea is a great way to explore everything Carolina Beach has to offer while enjoying a myriad of ways to toast the upcoming holidays. Open to the public for a good chunk of December, Christmas by the Sea is a can’t-miss event that will leave everyone smiling and ready to celebrate.