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Christmas tree lightings, flotillas highlight weekend events

With Thanksgiving behind us, it's time to get into the Christmas spirit. And if you're looking for something to get you in the holiday mood, there are plenty of things to do around the region this weekend.
New Years Events Wilmington

New Year’s Eve events in Wilmington area

Looking for things to do in Wilmington on New Year’s Eve? Check out the following events happening around town. All events will be held on December 31st.

New firework show planned for Island of Lights NYE beach ball drop

Organizers are excited about the Island of Lights New Year's Eve celebration this year including a new firework show.

Weather threat washes out Pleasure Island New Year’s Eve tradition

A New Year's Eve tradition in the Cape Fear will not happen this year.

Island of Lights Committee president shares beach ball history

A more than 20-year Pleasure Island tradition will add another year this Thursday night. The giant beach ball will drop to welcome in 2016 on Carolina Beach. And there is an interesting history behind this New Year's tradition.

The show must go on in Carolina Beach after the Flotilla is cancelled

video The official Carolina Beach Flotilla may be off but the Island Men are making sure folks still have something to celebrate this weekend along the Yacht Basin.

Island of Lights Flotilla cancelled

videoA holiday tradition in southeastern North Carolina will not hit the water this year. Organizers have cancelled the annual Island of Lights Christmas Flotilla scheduled for Saturday night.

Pleasure Island ushers in New Year with a bang

videoThousands from around the Cape Fear region came together on Pleasure Island to witness the beach ball drop and shuffle their way into 2014.

Island of Lights New Year’s Eve celebration to be held at pier; town apologizes...

video The Island of Lights New Year's Eve celebration will be held in Kure Beach this year, but not at a new park as the town had hoped. The town of Kure Beach apologized on its website today that construction of Ocean Front Park is not completed.

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