• Friday, November 29th 8:46 AM

Start the holiday season with style and plenty of community spirit by attending the annual Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting in the heart of Wilmington. This annual event is a community celebration that features plenty of music, refreshments, and a glittering tree lighting, and is a great opener to the festive spirit of Wilmington during the holidays.

The event takes place at Riverfront Park, which is located on the edge of the Cape Fear River, and which is nicely easy to reach for visitors throughout the Wilmington area. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will make a special appearance to the delight of young attendees, and everyone is invited to enjoy a little caroling that accompanies the lighting of the town’s Holiday Tree. A holiday marketplace will be on site for visitors who want to get a jump start on their shopping, and warm refreshments will also be provided so that visitors can beat the chilly weather. With many area shops and restaurants staying open for visitors to explore after-hours, folks can also enjoy a stroll through the town to see what goodies the downtown region has in store for the holidays. With lots of cheer to go around, the annual Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting is a great opportunity to sample the festive spirt of downtown Wilmington.