Annual Light Up The Lake and Christmas Parade Coming Soon

By / Local Events / Wednesday, 05 November 2014 05:00

The Island of Lights Committee is celebrating its 25th Season of making Pleasure Island a little brighter! Events kick off Friday, November 28th at 7:00pm for the Lighting of the Lake Celebration! Friday, December 5th starting at 7:00pm Lake Park Boulevard will become the parade route for the Annual; Christmas Parade. The Flotilla will be Friday, December 5th at 6:00pm at the Carolina Beach Boat Basin, applications can be picked up at the Checkered Church Gift Shop. The Tour of Homes will be December 13th; organizers are currently looking for homes to be featured at the annual event. If you would like to show off your home and decorating efforts, please call James Allen at 458-5006 or Teresa Clontz 910-612-2487 for more details. We will say good-bye to 2014 in Kure Beach this year for the Island of Lights New Year Celebration December 31st, festivities will begin at 9:00pm!
This season is the 25th Holiday Season for the Island of Lights organization.  With your help, we look forward to continuing the tradition. This brief history of the organization may inspire you to join us. The Island of Lights committee began in 1989 as a project of the Pleasure Island Jaycees. The Jaycees disbanded early in 1990 and the Island of Lights Committee became an organization of community volunteers. The main purpose was and is, to promote tourism for Pleasure Island (Carolina and Kure Beaches) from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve.  We had five displays that first year and today w have over 20 displays.  Activities that have been added since the first year are a Fashion Show, Light Up at the Lake, a nighttime Christmas Parade, a Holiday Flotilla, a Tour of Homes, and a New Year’s Eve Countdown and fireworks.  With the help of the towns of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach and businesses in our community, our events have brought people to Pleasure Island from as far way as Ohio and Pennsylvania each year, so we have definitely helped increase tourism for our island.  As a group, we hope to continue our activities for many more years to come and have everyone enjoy our activities as much as we do.


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