Come for Thanksgiving and spend a long weekend with family and friends at the coast celebrating the North Carolina Holiday Flotilla. This Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event includes a weekend full of activities and family fun. Kick off the holiday season with the annual tree lighting ceremony and visit from Santa. Saturday, the Festival in the Park at Wrightsville Beach Park features over 100 arts and crafts vendors, festival food, an antique car show, a large play area for children and the popular Arab Choo Choo. That evening, watch the decorated boats parade along the waterways. Adorned in Christmas lights and yuletide-themed inflatables, each boat seems more dazzling than the last with multiple parade vantage points throughout Wrightsville Beach. Afterward, enjoy a fireworks show along the water and ring in your holiday season coastal style at Wrightsville Beach.