Festivals, Events & More

FESTIVALS Through Dec. 14

North Carolina

Raleigh, Dec. 12-14. Bulls, Bells & Barrels (bull-riding event). Details:

Ayden, Dec. 11. Ayden Annual Christmas Parade. Details:

Carrboro, Dec. 12. Carrboro Tree Lighting. Details:

Ahoskie, Dec. 13. Ahoskie Christmas Parade. Details:

Morehead City, Dec. 13. Morehead City Christmas Parade. Details:

Cashiers, Dec. 13. Cashiers Christmas Parade. Details:

South Carolina

Camden, Dec. 13. Colonial Christmas in Camden. Details:

Charleston, Dec. 13. Holiday Parade of Boats. Details:

Mount Pleasant, Dec. 14. Christmas Light Parade. Details:


SOUTHPORT Dec. 12-13

The quaint coastal town of Southport features two holiday processions next weekend – one on land, one on water. At 6:30 p.m. Friday, the Fire Engine Parade kicks off with marching bands, local floats and classic cars. The grand marshal this year: Mimi Kirkland, the young, Raleigh-born actress who played Lexie in the movie “Safe Haven.” At 7 p.m. Saturday, the two-hour Christmas Flotilla features decorated boats heading from Southport Marina and Old Yacht Basin to Kingsley Park. Details on visiting the area: John Bordsen