Festivals, Events & More

FESTIVALS Through Dec. 31

North Carolina

Wilmington, Dec. 18-22. Enchanted Airlie. Details:

Clayton, Dec. 18-24. Lights on the Neuse. Details:

Linden, Dec. 19-23. Christmas Lights at Denton Ridge. Details:

New Bern, Dec. 20. Eve of Revolution Candlelight Christmas at Tryon Palace. Details:

Flat Rock, Dec. 27. Christmas at Connemara. Details:

South Carolina

Aiken, through Dec. 27. Christmas in Hopelands. Details: (“Christmas in Hopelands”).

Columbia, through Dec. 30. Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo. Details:

Sumter, through Dec. 31. Fantasy of Lights. Details:

Florence, Dec. 19-20. Festival of Lights. Details:


Extra holiday programs at aquarium

Nearly two dozen programs are free (with regular admission) during the “Holidays Under the Peaks” promotion at the Tennessee Aquarium, in Chattanooga, Tenn. The extra immersive programs, offered through Jan. 4, help visitors get closer to turtles, meet macaws, feed birds and discover facts about many more creatures. Details: John Bordsen