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 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. Please check the website for schedule of events.

2023 New Year's Eve fireworks at Kure Beach but can be seen on Carolina Beach


Jeanne Martin

Carolina Beach Blvd
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

(910) 458-5507

Updated February 16, 2023