2021 Island of Lights Events Announcement

2021 Island of Lights Events Announcement

2021 Island of Lights Events Announcement Featured

By / Local News / Tuesday, 26 October 2021 19:33

After last Season’s shutdown, volunteers are exciting to bring back the Island of Lights event! This year there will not be an official “Lighting of the Lake” but the displays will be lit up and available for viewing nightly starting November’26th around Carolina Beach Lake!

The Island of Lights Christmas Parade will return Friday, December 3rd starting at 7:30pm the parade proceeds from Atlanta Avenue down Lake Park Boulevard to the Federal Point Plaza in Carolina Beach. Floats, bands and Santa Clause will be there to add to the festivities of the season and provide a night of entertainment for families. ​ To be a part of this exciting parade, you can register online at carolinabeach.org, you may also stop in the Carolina Beach Recreation Center for help registering. 

The Island of Lights Flotilla will return Saturday, December 4th starting at 6pm. Fishing boats and pleasure craft electrically decorated with thousands of lights present a spectacular display on the Intracoastal Waterway. They cruise form Snows Cut to the Carolina Beach Boat Basin and back. The boats compete for prizes and add to the wonderful holiday spirit. A panel of judges will be on hand to choose the winners. Bring the family and enjoy the evening at Carolina Beach.

The Island of Lights Tour of Homes has been canceled but the New Year’s Eve Celebration will be held in Kure Beach Friday December 31st. Starting at 9:00am all are welcomed to enjoy this free family-friendly event will feature a DJ and dancing with refreshments and party favors available for purchase all in Kure Beach’s beautiful Oceanfront Park!

Island of Lights is a non-profit organization that was created to promote tourism on Pleasure Island during the off-season.  For more than 25 years, they have made Pleasure Island one of the top spots to visit during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday and New Year’s Eve.  Throughout the year, IOL puts on many activities the whole family can enjoy. 

The Island of Lights is always looking for volunteers! Members can join various committees that work on each of the events. All events are a group effort and you can meet new people and have fun while supporting the organization. For more information you can call Francis Massey at (910) 458-5507 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..






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