Santa and holiday cheer take over Downtown Wilmington


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Santa and holiday cheer have taken over Downtown Wilmington as the lights now shine bright with the annual lighting of the tree at the corner of Water and Princess Streets.

City officials kicked off the holiday tree lighting at 5:30 with entertainment and flipped the switch around 6:25.
The event is a partnership between the Downtown Business Alliance and the City of Wilmington’s Recreation & Downtown Services Division.

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And just down the road the Christmas Train and Light Spectacular kicked off at the Wilmington Train Museum.
You can stroll through the Museum to see 20,000 twinkling lights & music, Christmas layouts, tell Santa if you’ve been bad or good, and get some hot cider & cookies afterward.

The event runs Fridays & Saturdays through Dec. 27, 6:30-8 pm.
GENERAL ADMISSION only $5 each, kids under age 2 free.

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