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 holiday lights coastal-style as Pleasure Island twinkles with special decorations. 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.


Jeanne Martin

Carolina Beach Blvd
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

(910) 458-5507

Updated September 30, 2022