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Holidays

A can of food gets kids into the Children's Museum free Saturday

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videoThe Children’s Museum of Wilmington’s Inaugural ThankFULL Wilmington, a day of celebration, giving, and entertaining Thanksgiving-centered activities at the Museum, will be held Saturday, November 23, 2013. Full story...
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Christmas spirit takes over Southport

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video A visit from Charles Dickens gets everyone in Southport ready for the holidays. He'll be there in spirit, of course, as the streets are transformed into everything Dickens. Full story...
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Scholar discusses mystery of Star of Bethlehem

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video The Gospel of Matthew claims a mysterious star appeared at the birth of Jesus. Tonight at UNCW, a scholar is trying to explain the mystery of the Star of Bethlehem. Full story...
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Bulkhead work forces move of Wilmington Christmas tree

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videoIn downtown Wilmington, the city Christmas tree is in a new location this year. Instead of its traditional home in Riverfront Park, it is across the street in the open lot at the corner of Princess and Water streets. Full story...
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Happening This Weekend: 3rd Annual Pleasure Island Shopping Spree

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videoHappening this weekend you can shop till you drop at the third annual Pleasure Island Shopping Spree. More than a dozen shops, restaurants and cafes will take part with special discounts, raffles and a party on Sunday to announce winners of awards. Full story...
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Families asked to host Marines for Thanksgiving dinner

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video Thanksgiving is just five weeks away. The organizers of the Marines for Thanksgiving program are asking for your help getting ready for another happy holiday for some of America's finest. Full story...
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Wilmington groups mark start of Kwanzaa

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video To honor the first night of Kwanzaa, Life Changing Ministries and the Burnett-Eaton Museum are celebrating the holidays' seven principles: umoja (unity), Kujichagulia (self-determination), ujima (collective work and responsibility), ujamma (cooperative economics), nia (purpose), kuumba (creativity), imani (faith). Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mother of fallen soldier remembers son on Christmas

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videoChristmas is a time to celebrate and count your blessings, but this holiday season has been especially tough for the Butler family. Army Sgt. T.J. Butler was killed in action in October by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Now, his family is trying to figure out how to celebrate Christmas while remembering their own angel. Full story...
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Santa surprise at Fort Fisher Aquarium

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videoSanta was in an unlikely visitor in the tank at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. The man in the red suit traveled all the way down from the north pole to take a dive at the aquarium. Though the kids could not squeeze in any last minute request through the thick glass, they were happy to almost touch hands with Mr. Claus himself. Full story...
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Santa surprises sick kids at New Hanover Regional

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videoThe holidays got a little brighter with a miracle on 17th street at New Hanover County Regional Hospital where sick kids were surprised by Mr. and Mrs. Claus. While other children are wondering what toys to add to their Christmas list, these kids just want to feel better. Santa helped grant that wish, if only for a short while. Full story...
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