Kick off the holiday season with a week of celebration and events throughout the downtown area. Guests of all ages may enjoy live theater, a Winter Tea Party, cookie contest, supper with Santa’s elves, Christmas fire engine parade, Santa's elves workshop, a book sale, the Winter Craft Festival and much more! View the movie "Polar Express” out on the beautiful waterfront Garrison lawn, step back in history with a costumed history tour, take an historic jail tour and enjoy the Holiday Tour of Homes around historic Southport. Feel the holiday spirit with decorations and events all around town.
Celebrate Southport's nautical history on Saturday with the Christmas Flotilla! Come early and bring a chair or find a bench, and select your viewing spot along the historic banks of the Cape Fear River. Boats of all sizes (power, paddle and sail) will be dressed in holiday finery. Lights twinkling on the water and lighting the night sky.