Check out the Historic Wilmington Holly Jolly Holiday Stroll! On December 8th and 9th, area residents and visitors are invited to visit and stroll the historic downtown to experience holiday sights, sounds, flavors and activities.
This free, family friendly event kicks off on Friday evening with a ribbon cutting event at Riverfront Park that will also feature a musical performance. As night falls, the Historic Wilmington Foundation will offer walking tours to view the exteriors of well-lit, nearby historic homes.
Saturday will begin with Santa’s arrival at Riverfront Park. Everyone can get in the spirt by donning fun holiday apparel (dress as an elf, nutcracker or even wear tacky sweaters) to enter a costume contest prior to the big man’s entrance.
Throughout the day, Downtown merchants will provide refreshments and holiday gift ideas in an “open house” setting. Musicians, choral groups, and other entertainers will provide free entertainment. A free scavenger hunt will also for strollers to find clues at select locations and qualify for prizes.
Visitors can also check out merchants competing in the annual Downtown Window Decorating contest and vote for their favorite. Take all weekend to explore windows in the Brooklyn Arts District along N. 4th Street, Castle Street and the Downtown core.
Come Get Your HOLLY JOLLY ON!