Carolina Beach decks the hulls and halls in this island-wide festival featuring a month of yuletide-themed events. Island of Lights kicks off with Lighting at the Lake, featuring a one-mile trail of beautiful lighted displays around Carolina Beach Lake Park and a visit from Santa. The annual Christmas Parade features floats, a band and Santa Claus with an evening full of entertainment and holiday cheer. The traditional parade of lights gets a coastal twist at the Christmas Flotilla, featuring boats decorated in their holiday best cruising the waterways and competing for prizes. See how coastal residents decorate their homes for the holidays at The Holiday Tour of Homes. Celebrate New Year’s Eve on the beach with the New Year’s Eve Celebration, a family-friendly event featuring a DJ, dancing, refreshments and party favors available for purchase.