There are just a few short weeks left in 2015…and we want you to make the most out of them. Here are some fun, family-friendly activities that will ensure you start 2016 with no regrets!

1. Let Santa Know What You Want For Christmas

Santa is all over the place in December. You can see him in downtown Wilmington at the Cotton Exchange, at the Mall, at Mayfaire, Airlie Gardens and more.

You can also see Santa on the Henrietta III for just the admission price of 6 non-perishable food items.


2. Take the Family on a Sightseeing Tour

Do you have family coming into town for the Holidays? Show them why Wilmington is the best place to live by taking them on a sightseeing tour of the finest sights in the area.
Some of our favorites include:

3. Watch a Live Holiday Performance

Nothing brings on the warm and fuzzies like live theater. Check out a Christmas play, musical or concert. With incredible venues like Thalian Hall, the CFCC Performing Arts Center, and City Stage, there is something for everyone. Find more live shows here.

4. Go on a Romantic Date

Surprise your sweetheart with a thoughtfully planned date night. Remind them that you’ll love them more with every year you’re together. More date ideas here.


​5. Complete the ILM Epic Explorer Selfie Challenge

Earlier in 2015, we challenged our fans to complete our Epic Selfie Challenge of notable sights around the Port City. From the Cape Fear River to Wrightsville Beach – this challenge will be entertaining, introduce you to beautiful sites, and make for some great posts on your social media accounts. View the full Epic Selfie Challenge here.


We hope the rest of 2015 is simply fantastic. If you’re looking for a fun way to ring in the New Year, consider joining us for our New Year’s Eve Cruise!
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