Get a jumpstart to your holiday celebrations with this annual event that is always a crowd pleaser for visitors and local Cape Fear residents like, The NC Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach is an enchanting evening that combines holiday celebrations with the allure of the coastline, courtesy of a festive boat parade, fireworks, and so much more.
The event technically begins after the day-long Wrightsville Beach Festival in the Park, and is an enjoyable capper to a full morning and afternoon of festive fun. The Flotilla (also known as a lighted boat parade) begins Saturday at 6:00 p.m., and spectators are welcome to admire the colorful vessels that are decked out for the holidays, and to vote for their favorites via the annual "People's Choice" and "Crowd Favorite" awards. After the parade, stick around as the flotilla is immediately followed by a spectacular fireworks show. The event is free and wide open to the public, and is an especially enticing event for young holiday fans, thanks to the corresponding Festival that is overflowing with activities, rides and games for children. With ample ways to celebrate, the NC Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach is a joyful way to ring in the season.