Holiday Happenings

Summer isn’t the only time to plan a vacation to the beach. The holiday season is also a great time to visit us. Temperatures are mild, prices are low, and there is an abundance of holiday activities for the entire family, so start making your plans today! Here is just a sampling of events in the area.

Raleigh Ringers – Nov 19 – 8-10pm – Wilmington, NC
One 17-member ringie-dingie that’s 50% classics & rock, 50% holiday favorites — and 100% awesome. Performing on one of the most extensive collections of bells and bell-like instruments in the world. Count on “Jingle Bells” from jingling bells, seasonal classics with a familiar ring – plus hits from Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Who, Led Zeppelin & Queen.

Ocean Isle Beach Flotilla Saturday, November 26.. There will be a boat parade starting at 5 p.m. and traveling down the Shallotte River in front of Inlet View Bar & Grill and proceeding down the IntraCoastal Waterway to the commercial canal in front of Sharky’s next to the bridge of Ocean Isle Beach.

The Nutcracker December 1st and 2nd 7-8pm Thalian Hall Enjoy this holiday classic’s favorite characters & highlights in a condensed, narrated 60-min. version perfect for the whole family, little ones included.

Cape Fear Festival of Trees December 3rd and 4th Wilmington, NC. The festival of trees and Nutcracker is a community event organized by the Wilmington Ballet Company and Minnie Evans Performing Arts Center/Ashley High School where a significant portion of the proceeds benefit Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter.

Christmas on Ice now through Dec 31 Start Christmas in style as Santa and his merry helpers take you on an unforgettable nostalgic Christmas journey on a 40ft ice skating rink and a massive winter wonderland stage.

Carolina Opry Christmas Special now through Jan 2, 2012 A holiday tradition for over 25 years, The Carolina Opry Christmas Special brings the spirit of Christmas to life with music, comedy and dance.

New Years Eve!

December 31, 2011 8:00pm ~ Sharky’s Restaurant of Ocean Isle Bring in the New Year as the Shark drops from a three-story crane at Jimmy Buffet’s favorite nightlife spot on Ocean Isle Beach.

Make the Ocean Isle Inn a part of your holiday tradition

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