Come for Thanksgiving and spend a long weekend with family and friends at the coast celebrating the Annual North Carolina Holiday Flotilla. This multi-year Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event winner includes a weekend full of holiday fun. Kick off the festivities on Friday with the annual tree lighting ceremony and visit from Santa. Saturday, the Festival in the Park at Wrightsville Beach Park features more than 100 arts and crafts vendors, festival food, an antique car show, a children’s play area and the Arab Choo Choo. That evening, watch 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. Afterwards, enjoy a spectacular fireworks show along the water and ring in your holiday season in Wrightsville Beach.