• Sunday, December 4th - Saturday, December 10th

Join in the fun of the season and enjoy a days-long festival that highlights the community spirit of Southport by attending the highly anticipated WinterFest festival. This annual celebration features a wealth of activities at landmarks and popular spots throughout the coastal town, and is a great way to enjoy the spirit of the holidays while taking in everything this popular vacation destination has to offer.

There is a full schedule of things to see and do during WinterFest, and visitors will want to reserve ample time to enjoy it all. Highlights of the festival include an annual WinterFest Tea, a supper with Santa’s elves, an annual cookie contest, a holiday tour of the North Carolina Maritime Museum, a tour of homes, and a Friends of the Library Book Sale. In addition to the contests, tours, and sales, the festival also features a parade through the heart of downtown Southport, as well as a Christmas Flotilla that cruises along the Cape Fear River. Featuring a ton of activities virtually every single day, with ample options for visitors of all ages, and of all tastes, WinterFest is an all-encompassing celebration that highlights the beauty, history, and all-around fun of Southport and the Cape Fear region.