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Holiday Fun

Holiday Fun is Here!

No shortage of local December events

story by Ami Brown

From Holiday Craft Fairs, To Santa Parades, To Movies in the Park, this festive season is full of fun family activities celebrating the Winter Holidays in style! Take a look at some of the highlights you may want to check out! (our events calendar includes more as well)

Come out to the Riverwalk Park in Belville on December 1st. At 5pm, you can get your photo made with Santa followed by performances from local dance troupes, the Tree Lighting ceremony and end the night by watching The Polar Express. Bring a chair, blanket and maybe some hot cocoa to warm your bellies. There will be free hot dogs and other snacks too.

Leland Cultural Arts Center

December 1st - Holiday Art Market from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Stop by and check out all the holiday gifts made by local artists Admission is free.

Leland Town Hall

December Christmas Festival, starting at 4 p.m., lighted parade at 5 p.m., tree lighting at 6:30 p.m., with Christmas Around the World and a workshop with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Check for more details.


WHEN: 12.11.2018 - 9AM

This magical event features breakfast, arts and crafts, story time and Santa Claus. Each parent will receive pictures of their child with Santa.


WHEN: 12.1.2018: 10AM - 3PM

Don’t miss this popular one-day holiday event at the Leland Cultural Arts Center! Our Holiday Art Market features unique handmade gifts that are sure to please everyone on your list, and a fun shopping experience sure to please everyone who attends!

Family Dog Naturals

On December 3rd Bring your pets for pictures with Santa at Family Dog Naturals, 1120 E. Cutlar Crossing, Suite 200. Pictures are $25, with proceeds benefiting local rescues and shelters Cal 910-859-7605 for more information.

The Moonlighters

On Dec 14 see The Moonlighters Orchestra live in concert as part of the award-winning Leland Cultural Arts Center Concert Series! The LCAC presents: The Moonlighters Friday, December 14 | 7-9pm | Doors: 6:30pm Join the Leland Cultural Arts Center for a night filled with Big Band Music. The Moonlighters are not your typical Big Band, they play all your favorites with a little swing. Purchase your tickets NOW! You do not want to miss this show.

The nutcracker ballet

Saturday, December 15 – 6pm & Sunday, December 16 – 3pm, Tickets for this performance range from $25 – $55+ taxes & fees. Every attendee, regardless of age, must have a ticket. The US International Ballet (USIB) performs the Great Wilmington Nutcracker under the leadership of Italian Ballet Stars, Walter Angelini and Ines Albertini. USIB mesmerizes audiences with over 30 professional dancers from 5 countries. The Great Wilmington Nutcracker is typically “sold out” before the first show and is the only ballet to ever sell out the Wilson Center!

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Saturday -- December 8, 2018, Showtime: 2pm -- Doors: 1pm, Saturday, December 8 – 2pm, Tickets $10* for Adults; $8* CFCC Faculty, Staff, & Students; Children 12 & under FREE (please no more than 4 children per adult) *Tax and facility fee included in price. A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, by Charles M. Schulz Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson, Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer, By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson

Enjoy the 1965 Peanuts’ cartoon Christmas special we all love with live actors and jazz musicians! Bring the whole family. It’s a great chance to celebrate together with this holiday classic. A fast-paced 28 minute show with the original Vince Guaraldi jazz score, you’ll be doing the Snoopy dance in your seat

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