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Holiday Calendar of Events - 2012

Southport, Oak Island and Surrounding Areas

11/15-12/3 - Santa Calling Program -Santa is making a list and checking it twice. He is also keeping a record of your good and bad habits. Santa will call children ages 10 and under either of two nights in early December on the Oak Island Santa Hotline. "Santa Calling" forms will be available for parents to pick up at the recreation center after November 15thand must be returned by December 3. Call 278-5518 for more information.

11/30-12/8 - Winter Fest -Downtown Southport Events listed separate in calendar.

11/30-12/1 - Brunswick Arts Council's Charles Dickens Christmas @ Southport -The Charles Dickens Christmas Festival is one way the Brunswick Arts Council is reaching out to promote education in arts and culture in the community, attract customers to local and county businesses and raise awareness of various arts venues. At the same time it is recognizing the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens! Transforming the streets of Southport into everything Dickens. School children will be involved in dramatic performances, out of town Dickens dramatists and educators will perform, there will be singing groups of all types, plays, artists and specialty craftsmen, a gingerbread house, Christmas tree and costume contest, and, of course, FOOD. Some will be English fare including high tea at several Bed and Breakfasts! Join us for two days of fun and festivity.
Contact: Meg Dellinger 910/754-5102 or 910/508-8116 Admission/Fees: $10 for adults; $5 for children 7-12, 6&under free. Ticket locations Online at www.brunswickartscouncil.org or BCC Odell Williamson Box Office 910/755-7416.

11/30-12/1 - Victorian Tea -1pm-4pm @ Participating Southport Bed & Breakfast Inns. In honor of the Holiday Season and the first annual Dickens' Festival in Southport, three of the City's Inns have teamed up to offer a delightful tea, delicious pastries, special holiday decorations, music and more! Limited Seating. 910/363-4169 Admission/Fees: $10.00 Tee Fee at each of the inns.

12/1 - Pink Heels Fire Truck Visits Oak Island -12pm-1:30pm @ McNeil's Furniture. "Cares Enough to Wear Pink" selflessly put women first in the battle against cancer, at the very least they wear her color to let her know they CARE! They bring Love & Hope to communities around the country in the form of Pink Fire Trucks. Guardians of The Ribbon, dressed in pink fire suits, will drive pink fire trucks across the country every year to spread our awareness campaign supporting all women in their fight against cancer. We inspire cities and empower leaders to support the women of their communities to Care Enough to Wear Pink. The Guardians bring the tour to help raise money and awareness for the non-profit entities that help women in their City and State. In addition, this non-profit supports and helps other non-profit programs raise money by bringing the pink fire trucks to various fund raisers to assist in the efforts at no charge to the organization. As Guardians of The Ribbon, are goal is to spread the "Cares Enough to Wear Pink" campaign until all are in pink shirts. Why? Because Pink Heals! McNeil's Furniture 6102 E. Oak Island Drive,Oak Island.

12/1 - Secret Santa Workshop -12pm-8pm @ Oak Island Teen Center. Children can purchase a gift and leave with it wrapped for their parents. Gifts range from $1-$5. Examples of past gifts include: bath products, candles, car cleaning products, jewelry, household items, etc. Oak Island Teen Center, 4601 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island. Contact: Oak Island Parks & Recreation Department 910/278-5518. Admission/Fees: Gifts range from $1 - $5.

12/1 - Christmas by the Sea Parade - 2pm @ Oak Island This is a hometown parade where friends and neighbors line the streets to cheer in the holiday season as beautifully adorned homemade floats and decked out vehicles pass filled with local children, members of clubs and organizations, business people and local heroes. The Christmas by the Sea Parade on Oak Island has been holiday tradition in the Southport-Oak Island area for almost 30 years. The parade will begin at 46th Street and traveling Oak Island Drive to McGlamery Street on Oak Island. There are plenty of places to watch the parade and with the completion of the second bridge to Oak Island getting to and from Oak Island is much easier. The parade is an event of and organized by the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce in full cooperation with the Town of Oak Island and Town of Caswell Beach.

12/2 - Oak Island Beautification Club's Christmas by the Sea House Tour -1pm-5pm -25th Annual Event. Six beautifully decorated private homes will be open to the public to welcome the 2012 holiday season. Advance tickets will be available at the following locations: Seaside with Coffee, Oak Island Recreation Center, the Southport/Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, and N.C. Maritime Museum @ Southport. "Day of Tour" tickets will be available at the Oak Island Rec Center only. Contact: Jane Henderson or Amy Kleva, 910/278-7752-Jane or 910/620-3714-Amy. Admission/Fees: $8.00 pp in Advance. $10 pp Day of Tour.Tour begins with refreshments and maps at 3003 East Oak Island Drive, 28465, Oak Island Recreation Center. This is an event organized and benefiting the Oak Island Beautification Club.

12/4 - Santa's Fire Engine Ride -6pm-8pm @ Southport Fire Department - Leaves Southport Fire Department rides through downtown Southport.

12/6-12/7 - SeaNotes Choral Society Holiday Concert-7:30pm @ Hatch Auditorium N.C. Baptist Assembly @ Fort Caswell-The Sea Notes Choral Society presents its 36th Annual Free Holiday Concert - Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Director Dianne Hoffman. Accompanist: Susan Linton. Featuring Alex Hill, Baritone. Donations are gratefully appreciated. www.sea-notes.com  Admission/Fees: Free. Donations Accepted.

12/7 - Movies on the Coast & Children's Tree Lighting -5pm-9pm @ Ft. Johnston Southport Museum & Visitor's Center Garrison Lawn "Arthur's Christmas" Contact: Southport Parks & Recreation Department 910/457-7945. Admission/Fees: Free.

12/7 - North Pole Adventure -5pm-7pm @ Oak Island Recreation Center Ever wanted to go to the North Pole? Here is your chance. The Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department will transform the Recreation Center into the North Pole. Each room will represent a different area of the North Pole with a cookie decorating station, Christmas themed crafts and activities, and a "special visitor." There will also be a Secret Santa Workshop that evening, so kids will have one last chance to shop for their parents. Gifts range between $1-$5.Oak Island Recreation Center 3003 E. Oak Island Drive Oak Island. Contact: Oak Island Parks & Recreation Department 910/278-5518. Fees: Gifts range from $1 - $5.

12/7 - First Friday Gallery Walk @ Franklin Square Gallery - 5pm-7pm - Needlework projects by members of "Why Not Stitch", a needlepoint group from Southport will display their latest holiday work along with holiday crafts, paintings and pottery by members of Associated Artists of Southport during the monthly Gallery Walk and reception at Franklin Square Gallery this month. Contact: Associated Artists of Southport 910/457-5450. Admission/Fees: Free. Sponsored & Organized by Associated Artists of Southport.

12/7 - First Friday Gallery Walk - 5pm-7pm @ Wine & appetizers are served at Franklin Square Gallery, Art @ 211 The Ricky Evans Gallery, Lantana's Gallery, Howe Outrageous & Southport's Silver Coast Winery & Gallery. Public is invited to browse and shop. Admission/Fees: Free

12/7-12/8 - Christmas at the Amuzu 2012 -7:30pm @ Amuzu Theater-Live Show. Music including old time Christmas Carols. Advance Tickets @ Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. Historic Amuzu Theatre 111 N. Howe Street, Southport, Contact: Bill & Cathy Furpless 910.523-2552 -Bill, 910.547-9123-Cathy. Admission/Fees: $15.00 per person.

12/8 - North Carolina Christmas Parade & Festival -9am-4pm @ Leland - Food, Entertainment, Kids Games & Parade. Parade begins at 10am(roads close at 9am)Parade lineup starts at 7am on Village Road, Leland. Downtown Leland. 910/616-2671 or 910/371-9921. Admission/Fees: Free Admission.

12/8 - Santa Claws with Paws -10am-2pm @ Oak Island Teen Center-People can bring their pets and buy presents to give to their human best-friends. Presents are already wrapped and a treat is placed on top of each one; animals select a present by eating the treat on top. Presents range from $1 to $5. Proceeds will go toward next year's event. Contact: Oak Island Parks & Recreation Department 910/278-5518. Admission/Fees: Gifts range from $1 - $5.

12/8 - Santa's Workshop- 10:30am-12pm @ Southport City Gym- Children's Crafts and activities. Contact: Southport Parks & Recreation Department 910/457-7945.

12/8 - An 18th Century Christmas 1pm-6pm @ Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson Historic Site-Visitors will get the opportunity to explore how American colonists celebrated Christmas. Costumed interpreters will provide guided tours of St. Philips Anglican Church and historic Brunswick on the hour. The highlight of the evening will be a period candlelight service in the ruins of St. Philips Anglican Church. Activities and refreshments will be available. Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site 8884 St. Philips Road, Winnabow, NC 28479 Contact: Jim McKee 910/371-6613. Admission/Fees: Free. Sponsored by Friends of Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson and organized by Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site.

12/8 - Brunswick High Schools Choirs & Theater Troupes - 1pm-4pm @ Ft. Johnston Southport Museum Garrison Lawn. Admission/Fees: Free.

12/8 - Southport Historical Society's Christmas Tour of Homes 2pm-7pm @ Southport- Southport Historical Society's Annual Christmas Tour of Homes. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend time in one of the very special homes within the historic district of Southport. Tickets are $10 per person. Pre-Sale Tickets @ Southport Visitors Center, Southport- Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, & Franklin Square Gallery. Contact: Southport Visitors Center 910/457-7927. Admission/Fees: $10.00 per person. Sponsored & Organized by Southport Historical Society.

12/8 - Old Brunswick Jail Tours- 2pm-7pm @ Old Jail-Southport Historical Society opens up the old Brunswick County Jail and will give tours.Corner of Nash & Rhett Streets Southport. Admission/Fees: Donations Accepted.

12/8 - Southport Christmas Flotilla -7pm-9pm @ Cape Fear River-Anywhere along the river-front from the Southport Marina/Old Yacht Basin to Kingsley Street will afford you a view as the beautifully decorated boats pass by. Boats of all sizes and shapes, power and sail will illuminate the dart night all the way "From the North-Pole to South-Port". Once again, Southport Elementary School art students will judge the boats on the variety and creativity of their decorations. Cape Fear River, from the Southport Marina/Old Yacht Basin to Kingsley Street. Contact: Woody Wilson 910/454-4327.Admission/Fees: Free. Organized & Sponsored by Downtown Southport Inc (DSI), Cape Fear Yacht Club and the City of Southport Department of Tourism.

12/9 -  SeaNotes Choral Society Holiday Concert-3pm @ Hatch Auditorium- Hatch Auditorium N.C. Baptist Assembly @ Fort Caswell-The Sea Notes Choral Society presents its 36th Annual Free Holiday Concert - Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Director Dianne Hoffman. Accompanist: Susan Linton. Featuring Alex Hill, Baritone. Donations are gratefully appreciated. www.sea-notes.com  Admission/Fees: Free. Donations Accepted.

12/13-12/15 -  Christmas at the Amuzu -7:30pm @ Amuzu Theater- Live Show. Music including old time Christmas Carols. Advance Tickets @ Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. Historic Amuzu Theatre 111 N. Howe Street, Southport, Contact: Bill & Cathy Furpless 910.523-2552 -Bill, 910.547-9123-Cathy. Admission/Fees: $15.00 per person.

12/14 - Brunswick Concert Band Christmas Holiday Concert -7:30pm @ Hatch Auditorium-Christmas concert featuring Brunswick County Concert Band directed by Tom Smicklas and the Brunswick Little Theater Singers. Contact: Mary Helen Turek 910/253-1643 Admission/Fees: Free. Donations Accepted.Organized by Brunswick County Concert Band.

12/15 - A Victorian Holiday -1pm-3pm @ NC Maritime Museum @ Southport- Enjoy sugar cookies, ginger snaps and hot apple cider as we share Victorian holiday customs. Visitors can make ornaments to take home and hear stories from the era. Suitable for all ages.Contact: NC Maritime Museum @ Southport 910/457-0003 Admission/Fees: Free. Registration Required.

12/15 - Family Ornament Hunt -8pm @ Oak Island Teen Center-Each family will compete against each other to try to be the first one to find all of their ornaments. Pre-register at the Oak Island Teen Center after 6pm or the Oak Island Recreation Center. Limited spaces, please pre-register by December 12th. Contact: Oak Island Parks & Recreation Department 910/278-4747 or 910/278-5518.Admission/Fees: $5 per family up to four. Pre-registration Required.

12/16 - Christmas at the Amuzu -3pm @ Amuzu Theater- Live Show. Music including old time Christmas Carols. Advance Tickets @ Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. Historic Amuzu Theatre 111 N. Howe Street, Southport, Contact: Bill & Cathy Furpless 910.523-2552 -Bill, 910.547-9123-Cathy. Admission/Fees: $15.00 per person.

12/16 -Brunswick Concert Band Christmas Holiday Concert -3pm @ Hatch Auditorium-Christmas concert featuring Brunswick County Concert Band directed by Tom Smicklas and the Brunswick Little Theater Singers. Contact: Mary Helen Turek 910/253-1643 Admission/Fees: Free. Donations Accepted.Organized by Brunswick County Concert Band.

12/22 - Bolivia Christmas Parade -11am @ Downtown Bolivia -Contact: Bolivia Volunteer Fire Department 910/253-5025.


 


 


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