The Lighting at the Caroina Beach Lake Ceremony officially began the month long Island of Lights Festival in Carolina & Kure Beaches. The event is always the night after Thanksgiving and the opening ceremony is at 7 PM. Families can walk the one mile around the lake to view all of the beautiful lighted displays. The Christmas Parade will take place December 1st, at 7:30PM along Lake Park Blvd. The Holiday Flotilla will take place December 2nd, at 6:00PM at the Carolina Beach Municipal Marina.