Why Christmas is the Most Wonderful Time of Year in Topsail

Topsail Christmas

The holiday season on Topsail Island is pretty fabulous. You have all of the things you already love: wide open beaches, sparkling Atlantic waters, pristine sands, and a lot of peace and quiet all set against a breathtaking coastal color palette. Now you have the added sparkle and beauty of lighted boat docks trimmed with festive wreaths, brightly illuminated decorative trees, icicle lights dangling from beach houses and just the perfect blend of coastal and Christmas that you ever did see. 


So what else can you look forward to during the holidays in Topsail, North Carolina? We have the highlights of a coastal Christmas and New Year at the beach for you right here. Make your list and check it twice. Your Topsail vacation rental is the ideal setting to celebrate the Christmas and New Year. You may love the holidays on the Carolina coast so much that you decide to make it your new family tradition. Consider it! 


Vacation Rental 

What Christmas Looks Like in Your Topsail Vacation Rental

Your Topsail Island Christmas celebration can be hosted right in your vacation rental. Whether it's just the two of you or your entire extended family spending the holidays at the beach, you will always have what you need right in your rental. Your vacation rental kitchen is equipped for entertaining and allows you to serve up a fabulous meal right in the comfort and convenience of your own space. 
Find some festive touches to add to the warmth and holiday spirit at the local Topsail markets and shops. Spend your mornings looking out over the water, catching a coastal sunrise and strolling the beach before your day gets started. Come home after a busy day of shopping, eating, sightseeing or all of the above and put your feet up on the oceanfront deck as you slowly and deeply breathe in the salty sea air. 
Start new holiday traditions with your family like having a sandman building contest or creating Christmas shell ornaments together. Head over to Soundside Park in Surf City and check out the lighted tree in all its glory. Stroll through town and enjoy the quaint shops all dolled up for the holiday season. Set up a crab pot tree or get imaginative with a coastal-inspired tree instead of the usual Christmas decorations this year. Make family walks on the beach part of your every day.
The best part of your holiday celebration and Christmas at the beach is you get to choose how busy or how not busy you want to be. You're on island time now and you'll find that a slower pace is much appreciate this time of year. So what will you do? How will you spend your time?


RELATED READING: What You Need to Know About Christmas in Topsail



Dolphin Dip 

Start Your New Year Off With a Splash at the Dolphin Dip in Surf City

As the current year winds down and the new year rolls in, think about celebrating January 1 in true Topsail style with the annual Dolphin Dip event on the beach in Surf City. Defy winter and delve into the Atlantic waters, if you dare. 
Join 6,000 of your closest friends on the Surf City beach at noon when the horn sounds and everyone is shrieking with delight as they run into the ocean to "wash away” the previous year. It’s fun and exhilarating, and festivities kick off at the Roland Avenue Beach Access at 11a.m. complete with belly dancers, acrobats, pirates, and more.
The Dip happens at noon sharp, so make sure you're there and ready to go! There is no cost to attend, whether you're participating or just watching from the sidelines. It's free fun for the whole family (including your pets) and sure to be memorable. Whether you plan to jump in or not, come on out and enjoy the entertainment on the first of January. If you come early enough, you may even get to see dolphins swimming just off the pier.
The best part of all is that proceeds from t-shirt sales at the Dolphin Dip Extravaganza benefit the local charity Share The Table. So it's great fun for a great cause. Won't join us this year?


RELATED READING: The Most Refreshing Start to the New Year You Could Ever Have on Topsail Island


It's never too early or too late to start planning your next Topsail beach vacation. A Topsail beach vacation makes the perfect gift to give to yourself and/or your loved ones. Whether it's over the holidays or any day when you can make the great escape to our island paradise, you should do it. Seas the day! Happy holidays!


Give the Gift of a Topsail Beach Vacation


Are you spending Christmas and the New Year at the beach on Topsail Island? We want to know!

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