2016 Downtown Holiday Events


Tuesday, Nov 29

Event

When

Where

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis ($)

7:30 PM

CFCC Wilson Center
703 N. 3rd St.

Thursday, Dec 1

Event

When

Where

Elf Jr The Musical ($)

7:30 PM

Hannah Block Historic USO Building
120 S 2nd St

Friday, Dec 2

Event

When

Where

Holiday Flea at the BAC ($)

3:00 PM-9:00 PM

Brooklyn Arts Center
516 N 4th St

Christmas Train & Light Spectacular ($)

6:30 PM- 8:00 PM

Wilmington Railroad Museum
505 Nutt St

Holiday Lights Cruise with Live Music by Johanna Winkel ($)

6:00 PM

Wilmington Water Tours
212 S. Water Street

Elf Jr The Musical ($)

7:30 PM

Hannah Block Historic USO Building
120 S 2nd St

A Tuna Christmas- Dinner Theater ($)

7:00 PM

TheatreNow
19 S. 10th Street

The Nutcracker ($)

4:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Thalian Hall
310 Chestnut St

Saturday, Dec 3

Event

When

Where

Santa 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM Cotton Exchange
321 N Front St
Hoggard Hit School Orchestra 1:00 PM Cotton Exchange
321 N Front St

City Ballet – A Carolina Nutcracker ($)

7:00 PM

CFCC Wilson Center
703 N. 3rd St.

Old Wilmington by CandleLight Tour ($)

4:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Latimer House
126 S Third St

Christmas Train & Light Spectacular ($)

6:30 PM- 8:00 PM

Wilmington Railroad Museum
505 Nutt St

Elf Jr The Musical ($)

7:30 PM

Hannah Block Historic USO Building
120 S 2nd St

The Nutcracker ($)

10:00 AM

Thalian Hall
310 Chestnut St

A Tuna Christmas- Dinner Theater ($)

7:00 PM

TheatreNow
19 S. 10th Street

City Ballet- A Carolina Nutcracker ($)

3:00 PM

CFCC Wilson Center
703 N. 3rd St.

Holiday Flea at the BAC ($)

10:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Brooklyn Arts Center
516 N 4th St

Sunday, Dec 4

Event

When

Where

City Ballet – A Carolina Nutcracker ($)

3:00 PM

CFCC Wilson Center
703 N. 3rd St.

Holiday Flea at the BAC ($)

Noon- 5:00 PM

Brooklyn Arts Center
516 N 4th St

Old Wilmington by CandleLight Tour ($)

1:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Latimer House
126 S Third St

Elf Jr The Musical ($)

3:00 PM

Hannah Block Historic USO Building
120 S 2nd St

Polar Express Holiday Show ($)

4:30 PM & 5:30 PM

Wilmington Railroad Museum
505 Nutt St

Santa

1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Cotton Exchange
321 N Front St

Patrick DiGuiseppe on piano/keyboard   

1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Cotton Exchange
321 N Front St

14th Annual Wilmington Holiday Parade

6:00 PM

Downtown Wilmington

Monday, Dec 5

Event

When

Where

Holiday Tea at the Bellamy Mansion ($)

11:00 AM & 2:00 PM

Bellamy Mansion
503 Market St

Friday, December 9

Event

When

Where

Ribbon Cutting & performance by Westermark Voice Studio Student Ensemble

4:30PM- 5:30 PM

Reflection Pool- First Bank
201 Market St

Open House @ Shops and Galleries 

6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Downtown

Walking tour of beautifully decorated historic neighborhoods- $5 suggested donation

6:00 PM

Meet guides at Riverwalk at foot of Market St.

12 Tastes of Christmas ($)

7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Brooklyn Arts Center
516 N 4th St

Cameron Tinklenberg, a jazz pianist

5:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Art in Bloom Gallery
210 Princess Street


Holiday Reception for Cape Fear River Watch
6:00 PM- 8:00 PM Art in Bloom Gallery
210 Princess Street

Christmas Train & Light Spectacular ($)

6:30 PM- 8:00 PM

Wilmington Railroad Museum
505 Nutt St

Holiday Lights Cruise with Live Music by Monica Jane ($)

6:00 PM

Wilmington Water Tours
212 S. Water Street

A Tuna Christmas- Dinner Theater ($)

7:00 PM

TheatreNow
19 S. 10th Street

Roger Davis- local guitar musician 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM Chandlers Wharf
225 S. Water Street
Mrs. Claus 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM Chandlers Wharf
225 S. Water Street
Hot Chocolate and Cider 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM Jenn’s Vin North Carolina Wines
Chandlers Wharf
Wine Tasting 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM Jenn’s Vin North Carolina Wines
Chandlers Wharf

Saturday, December 10

Event

When

Where

Open House @ Shops and Galleries 

6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Downtown

Christmas Train & Light Spectacular ($)

6:30 PM- 8:00 PM

Wilmington Railroad Museum
505 Nutt St

Holiday Lights Cruise with Live Music by Johanna Winkel ($)

6:00 PM

Wilmington Water Tours
212 S. Water Street

Santa

12:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Cotton Exchange
321 N Front St

Ashley High School Chorus  1:00 PM Cotton Exchange
321 N Front St

A Tuna Christmas- Dinner Theater ($)

7:00 PM

TheatreNow
19 S. 10th Street

A Christmas Stroll Through the Past ($)

4:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Bellamy Mansion
503 Market St

Walking tour of beautifully decorated historic neighborhoods

6:00 PM

Meet guides at Riverwalk at foot of Market St.

Cameron Tinklenberg, a jazz pianist

5:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Art in Bloom Gallery
210 Princess Street

Hot Chocolate and hot apple cider 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM Jenn’s Vin North Carolina Wines
225 S Water Street
Mrs. Claus All Day Chandler's Wharf
225 S Water Street
Wine Tasting 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM Jenn’s Vin North Carolina Wines
225 S Water Street

Sunday, Dec 11

Event

When

Where

Polar Express Holiday Show ($)

4:30 PM & 5:30 PM

Wilmington Railroad Museum
505 Nutt St

Santa

1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Cotton Exchange
321 N Front St

Patrick DiGuiseppe on piano/keyboard   

1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Cotton Exchange
321 N Front St

Wilmington Choral Society presents Handel’s Messiah ($)

2:00 PM

CFCC Wilson Center
703 N. 3rd St.

Wednesday,  December 14

Event

When

Where

Elf the Musical ($)

7:30 PM

CFCC Wilson Center
703 N. 3rd St.

Thursday, December 15

Event

When

Where

Elf the Musical ($)

7:30 PM

CFCC Wilson Center
703 N. 3rd St.

Friday, December 16

Event

When

Where

Holiday Lights Cruise with Live Music by Kim Dicso ($)

6:00 PM

Wilmington Water Tours
212 S. Water Street

A Tuna Christmas- Dinner Theater ($)

7:00 PM

TheatreNow
19 S. 10th Street

Holiday Lights Tour ($)

6:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Wilmington Trolley
101 Water Street

Christmas Caroling with Santa and his “Reindeer” ($)

6:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Foot of Market and Water St

Christmas Train & Light Spectacular ($)

6:30 PM- 8:00 PM

Wilmington Railroad Museum
505 Nutt St

Saturday, December 17

Event

When

Where

Christmas Train & Light Spectacular ($)

6:30 PM- 8:00 PM

Wilmington Railroad Museum
505 Nutt St

Holiday Lights Cruise ($)

6:00 PM

Wilmington Water Tours
212 S. Water Street

A Tuna Christmas- Dinner Theater ($)

7:00 PM

TheatreNow
19 S. 10th Street

Wilmington Ballet Presents Nutcracker ($)

7:00 PM

CFCC Wilson Center
703 N. 3rd St.

Holiday Lights Tour ($)

6:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Wilmington Trolley
101 Water Street

Polar Express Day ($)

9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Children’s Museum
116 Orange Street

Santa

12:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Cotton Exchange
321 N Front St

Murray Middle School Orchestra & Murray Middle School Chorus     

12:00 PM- 4:00 PM Cotton Exchange
321 N Front St

Christmas Caroling with Santa and his “Reindeer” ($)

6:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Foot of Market and Water St

Kraken Christmas Concert with L- Shape Lot ($)

6:30 PM

Brooklyn Arts Center
516 N 4th St

Sunday, December 18

Event

When

Where

Wilmington Ballet Presents Nutcracker ($)

3:00 PM

CFCC Wilson Center
703 N. 3rd St.

Holiday Lights Tour ($)

6:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Wilmington Trolley
101 Water Street

Christmas Caroling with Santa and his “Reindeer” ($)

6:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Foot of Market and Water St

Santa

1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Cotton Exchange
321 N Front St

Patrick DiGuiseppe on piano/keyboard   

1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Cotton Exchange
321 N Front St

A Tuna Christmas- Dinner Theater ($)

7:00 PM

TheatreNow
19 S. 10th Street

Tuesday, December 20

Event

When

Where

Christmas With The Celts ($)

3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Thalian Hall
310 Chestnut Street

Christmas Caroling with Santa and his “Reindeer” ($) 6:00 PM- 10:00 PM Foot of Water and Market

Wednesday, December 21

Event

When

Where

Christmas Caroling with Santa and his “Reindeer” ($)

6:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Foot of Market and Water St

Holiday Lights Tour ($)

6:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Wilmington Trolley
101 Water Street

Patrick DiGuiseppe on piano/keyboard   

1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Cotton Exchange
321 N Front St

6th Annual Holiday Screening of It’s A Wonderful Life ($)

7:00 PM

Thalian Hall
310 Chestnut St

Thursday, December 22

Event

When

Where

Holiday Lights Tour ($)

6:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Wilmington Trolley
101 Water Street

Christmas Caroling with Santa and his “Reindeer” ($)

6:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Foot of Market and Water St

Patrick DiGuiseppe on piano/keyboard   

1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Cotton Exchange
321 N Front St

The North Carolina Symphony – Holiday Pops ($)

3:00 PM & 7:30 PM

CFCC Wilson Center
703 N. 3rd St.

Friday, December 23

Event

When

Where

Holiday Lights Tour ($)

6:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Wilmington Trolley
101 Water Street

Christmas Caroling with Santa and his “Reindeer” ($)

6:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Foot of Market and Water St

Patrick DiGuiseppe on piano/keyboard   

1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Cotton Exchange
321 N Front St

Christmas Train & Light Spectacular ($)

6:30 PM- 8:00 PM

Wilmington Railroad Museum
505 Nutt St

Saturday, December 24

Event

When

Where

Christmas Caroling with Santa and his “Reindeer” ($)

6:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Foot of Market and Water St

Christmas Train & Light Spectacular ($)

6:30 PM- 8:00 PM

Wilmington Railroad Museum
505 Nutt St

Monday, December 26

Event

When

Where

Christmas Train & Light Spectacular ($)

6:30 PM- 8:00 PM

Wilmington Railroad Museum
505 Nutt St

Friday, December 30

Event

When

Where

Christmas Train & Light Spectacular ($)

6:30 PM- 8:00 PM

Wilmington Railroad Museum
505 Nutt St

Saturday, December 31

Event

When

Where

New Year’s Eve Gala ($)

7:00 PM

Thalian Hall
310 Chestnut

New Year’s Eve: Bacchanalia ($)

7:00 PM

TheatreNow
19 S. 10th Street