Historic Downtown Wilmington kicks off the season of celebration with the annual tree and menorah lighting hosted by the City and DBA with Mayor Bill Saffo welcoming Santa Clause.  Festive activities abound throughout the five Districts.  Shop small throughout the season at the diverse and unique boutiques and galleries where you will find the perfect gift for everyone on your shopping list.  Take the little ones to see Santa who will visiting The Cotton Exchange each weekend up until Christmas week.  Holiday tours, theatre, and music for your enjoyment can be found listed on Whats On Wilmington calendar.



The Downtown Business Alliance of Wilmington, NC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to unite, promote and support the Downtown Wilmington community. We are a membership-based organization that, through civic activism, annual special events and corporate sponsorship, are able to help make downtown a viable & attractive community for residents, business owners & visitors.