The Best of the Holiday Season in Topsail, NC
As the holiday season rolls in, it's time to start planning for a coastal Christmas on Topsail Island, NC. The holiday events and festivals are plentiful and family fun abounds, so add a few of these local events and things to do to your end-of-the-year calendar. Our holidays are always merry and bright with extra help from sparkling ocean waters, sunny beach days, and twinkling stars on the cool coastal nights. Here's what's happening as we lead up to the holiday season from Thanksgiving to the New Year. Make the most of the remainder of 2018 and celebrate here with us. We'd love to have you!
November 17, 2018 @Soundside Park
'Tis the start of the holiday season in Surf City with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Soundside Park. Check out the Santa Photo Booth from 4p.m. - 6p.m., food and beverage vendors on hand beginning at 4p.m., the Wilmington Celebration Choir performs at 4:30p.m. and the Ceremony and Tree Lighting happening at 6p.m. It's free and open to all. Ring in the holidays, island style!
November 22, 2018
Everything is better at the beach and that includes the holidays! Add a little sun, sand and sea to your Thanksgiving this year. Enjoy all of the traditional elements of Thanksgiving complemented by the beauty and tranquility of the beach. Your Topsail vacation rental has all you need to celebrate in style, convenience and comfort. Plus there's plenty of holiday fun and activities to keep you busy around town. Happy Thanksgiving!
November 23, 2018
Shop local, buy local! Get your discount card from the Topsail Chamber of Commerce (see the Hometown Christmas event below) and support small businesses owners on the island. Buy unique gifts for all of your friends, family and loved ones and skip Amazon, Walmart and all of the other big shopping retailers this year in exchange for one-of-kind purchases around town in North Topsail Beach, Surf City, and Topsail Beach. Thank you for shopping local!
November 24, 2018 @Town Center
Brush the sand off your feet, put your jingle bells on and get in the mood for Christmas at Topsail Beach. The 14th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is a locally loved event filled with spirit of the season. Save the date and share in the festivities with family, friends and community gathered round and ready to light up the night. Santa Claus will be there to see all the children and Church Bells will play so all can sing along as the lighting begins.
November 23, 2018
The Topsail Holiday Boat Flotilla typically takes place the Friday after Thanksgiving, just after sundown when decorated and lighted boats sail down the Intracoastal Waterway beginning in Surf City and continuing past the south end of Topsail Beach. Other than from a private dock, the best place for the public to watch the flotilla is from the Assembly Building, or any of the sandy, sound-side beaches along the route (though not visible from Soundside Park).
November 25-December 20, 2018
Hometown Christmas is the Shop Local program for the Greater Topsail Area Chamber of Commerce and includes "Shop Local" discount cards, business open houses, food and toy charity drives, prize giveaways and a Hometown Christmas Breakfast with Santa Celebration at the Surf City Community Center. Thank you for supporting the businesses on our island. Shop local, buy local, support local!
December 1, 2018
There's nothing better than a Christmas celebration at the beach. Join in the festive holiday fun at the Topsail Beach Christmas Parade with all of the jolly merriment you and your family will love. It's the perfect way to kick off the month of December and get into the holiday spirit with your friends and neighbors. The parade begins at 11a.m. at the Emma Anderson Memorial Chapel. We hope to see you there!
December 1, 2018 @The Assembly Building
Get your tickets for a night filled with dinner, dancing, and drinks in a magical winter wonderland setting. The Jingle Bell Ball in Topsail is a an annual favorite organized to raise money for the Topsail Island Historical Society. Not only is it a marvelous evening of elegance in a festive ambiance, but it's also raising money for a good cause. What's not to love? Save the date and get ready for a big night out on Topsail Island.
December 8, 2018 @Surf City
Looking to get your pic with Ole St. Nick? Join in the community fun on Saturday, December 8 from 1-3p.m. at Soundside Park for your coastal Christmas photo op! This is a free event hosted by Surf City Parks and Recreation. They are providing cookies, cocoa and a fun afternoon for the whole family. Wear your holiday colors, practice your best smile, and bring your Christmas cheer. See you in the park!
December 25, 2018
We love a coastal Christmas at the beach. There's all of the holiday fun and merriment plus a little sun, sand and surf to make it even better. Cozy up in your Topsail oceanfront rental and take in the beautiful Atlantic waters and sprawling sandy beaches. Celebrate the holiday however you please. You're on island time and the beach vibe helps you slow down and appreciate it all even more. Happy Holidays!
January 1, 2019 @Surf City Beach
It wouldn't the New Year without the Dolphin Dip! There's no better way to get a fresh start in 2019 than by running wild and carefree into the Atlantic Ocean on January 1, if you dare. Even if you don't do The Dip, come out and support those who do. There's plenty of fun to be had whether you participate or not. Just be there! Go ahead and make it your annual Topsail Island New Year's Day tradition—as many of us do. Happy New Year and cheers to 2019!
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