Spend Fourth of July at Holden Beach

Spend 4th of July at Holden Beach

Are you and your family vacationing to Holden Beach for the 4th of July celebrations? If the answer is yes, then you will be in for a treat here in Brunswick County. Many families love to come to Holden Beach every year to celebrate the fun holiday with their friends and family. Staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals can help you save money and still have the whole family stay with you. Let’s take a look at what some of the fun things that you and your family can do while you stay with us below.

4th of July Celebration in Ocean Isle Beach

Spend 4th of July at Holden Beach

Head over to Ocean Isle Beach on Thursday, July 4th where you and your family can watch the 4th of July Parade that will be held at 10:00 am. Here you will be able to see the spectacular decorated floats, golf carts, bicycles and more in which will be judged and awarded a prize.  If you are in search of fireworks while you are vacationing with us, then head over to Ocean Isle Beach Pier on July 3rd. Don’t miss the fun that Ocean Isle Beach has to offer you on your next family vacation to Holden Beach.

Southport 4th of July Festival

Every year the City of Southport has a wonderful 4th of July celebration that begins on July 1st and ending on July 4th, 2019. Here you and your family will be able to enjoy several different things such as the Flag Raising Ceremony, Veteran’s Recognition Ceremony and so much more. There will be plenty of things for the kids to do as there will be entertainment, games and even a pancake breakfast. Make visiting this festival for years to come as there is something for everyone to celebrate!

Wilmington Fireworks

Spend 4th of July at Holden Beach

Wilmington has some great fireworks display that you don’t want to miss this year. There are many different places where you and your family can sit down and relax to watch the annual 4th of July fireworks. One of the best places to sit and watch them would be at Battleship Park or even on the deck of the historic Battleship North Carolina. Bring a blanket or towel to sit down and enjoy the amazing display. Another great place to watch them is Riverfront Park near downtown. The fireworks will begin around 9:00 pm so come downtown and grab a quick bite to eat and go grab yourself a nice spot by the waterfront to watch the fireworks display. What a fun evening to spend in nearby Wilmington with the family.

While there are many other fireworks displays going on July 4th, these are the ones we thought you’d enjoy. If you still haven’t found a place to stay for your vacation, then check out some of these Holden Beach vacation rentals today. We look forward to seeing you and your family on your next vacation.

Visit Holden Beach During the Holidays

Are you and your family wanting to come to the beach during the month of December for a fun vacation? If you happened to answer yes, then come stay in one of our Pet-Friendly vacation rentals. Staying in one of our vacation rentals next month will help you get in the spirit of Christmas this year. Instead of worrying about how to get your home ready for the holidays, you can instead come to Holden Beach and relax while enjoying these events. Let’s see why coming to Holden Beach during the holidays is a must!

A Parade Just for the Pups

Visit Holden Beach During the Holidays

Who doesn’t like bringing their pet on vacation with them? We know of many families wouldn’t consider a vacation unless they brought their best fur friends with them. And bringing them on this trip can be extra special for them as the Sandy Paws Parade happens. On Friday, December 7, 2018 you can come celebrate the holiday season with your pup on our pet-friendly beaches. Bring your pup out for a short stroll as part of the doggie parade. The parade will begin at Town Hall at 2:00 pm and after the parade you and your pup can head over to the Holden Beach Pavilion. Here you will get to have the opportunity to take a picture with Santa and your pups. What a fun way to start out the holiday season with your pets and family!

Handcrafted Gifts

Do you know someone who loves receiving extra special handcrafted gifts? Why not head on over to the Holiday Craft Market on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Oak Island Recreation Center. Here you will be able to find some pretty unique gifts that we know someone will love. Handcrafted gifts are always the best to give to someone because it means it came from the heart. Not only are you helping out a local artist, but you are also finding that perfect gift for someone you love prix viagra pour femme. There will be coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies for you to enjoy that will help make this year’s holiday market the best!

It’s a Boat Parade

For those who would like to come see a different kind of parade, we have the perfect one for you. Come to the Southport Marina in Southport on Saturday, December 8th beginning at 7:00 pm. Here you and the family will be able to see the best holiday parade on the water around town. Be sure to bring a chair, a blanket and find that perfect spot to view along the historic banks of the Cape Fear River. You will see boats of all sizes dressed up in their finest holiday decor and witness the twinkling lights on the water and the sky. Cheer for your favorite decorated boats judged by many and students from the Southport Elementary School Art Class. Come early so you can enjoy one of the many activities that will be happening in town!

Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt

Visit Holden Beach During the Holidays

On Friday, December 14, 2018 bring the family to the Bill Smith Park in Southport and hunt for candy canes. Be sure to bring a flashlight because we don’t want to have a Flashlight Candy Cane hunt without one. What fun would that be if you couldn’t find any? Here you will be able to find candy canes, green and red eggs on the softball field. And to help you warm up a bit after spending some time to find the goodies, there will be hot chocolate and even a visit with Santa. This can be a perfect photo opportunity for all those who don’t want to wait in the line for Santa at the mall.

While there are many other holiday activities happening in the month of December, we thought these might help with your decision. If you are still searching for that perfect pet-friendly vacation rental, we still have availabilities. We can’t wait to see you and your family this December as you celebrate the holidays in Holden Beach!

When There’s No Room at the Inn, Come Stay With Us

When There's No Room at the Inn, Come Stay With Us

We just love this time of year! Everywhere you look there are beautiful decorations strung up for the holiday, lots and lots of local events to take part in, and the joy of the season just seems to be filling everyone! All of us at Brunswickland Realty would like to wish you and your family a very blessed and Merry Christmas!

If you have guests arriving from out of town but don’t have adequate sleeping quarters give us a call and secure one of our holiday vacation homes close by. We’ll set your visitors up in comfortable accommodations that are fully furnished and beautifully decorated. We don’t think they’ll mind at all that you didn’t have room for them at your inn.

So many people come to the area and want to be near the beach. We have plenty of vacation rental homes that are oceanfront or near by providing phenomenal views up and down the coastline. Your guests will enjoy strolling the waterfront each day, looking for shells while feeling the rejuvenating effects that can only be found right here at the beach. It’s far more relaxing than fighting the crowds at the local mall!


Don’t miss the Season of Light Holiday Shows at Ingram Planetarium this year. See many of the world’s holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season – from the burning Yule log and sparkling Christmas tree lights to the traditional ritual of the Hanukkah Menorah. Learn winter constellations and astronomical explanations for the “Star of Bethlehem.”  A fun and entertaining show for all ages runs twice a day, once right before the seasonal favorites sing-along show, Laser Holidays, each Thursday, Friday and Saturday (except Saturday, Dec. 24th) and each day from the day after Christmas until New Year’s Eve. Per-show admission is $9.50 for adults (13-61), $8.50 for seniors (62 and +), $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for ages 2 and under. Location: 7625 High Market St, Sunset Beach, NC.

When There's No Room at the Inn, Come Stay With Us

The 27th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes in Southport is from 2-7 p.m. on December 10 in Historic Downtown Southport. Tickets and maps are available at the Fort Johnston-Southport Museum Visitor’s Center and the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. Complimentary trolley transportation will be available. Tickets are: $10.00 per in advance. $15.00 per on day of tour. Limited number of tickets sold.

The 24th annual North Carolina Christmas Festival and Parade is at the Leland Town Hall Park. The parade is 10 a.m. – 12 noon on Saturday, Dec. 10, and will follow Town Hall Drive, from Division Drive to the BB&T entrance way. Immediately following the Christmas parade, the Christmas Festival will last until 4pm. There will be food vendors, children’s entertainment, music and holiday performances.

Grissettown Longwood Fire & Rescue in Ocean Isle Beach, NC, will be hosting their 11th Annual Christmas Train Show on Dec 10, 2016 – Dec 11, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Layouts from the smallest “Z” scale to larger N, HO, O and G-scale models in over 20 different layouts. The show is fun and enjoyable for train enthusiasts and kids of all ages. The displays are highlighted with authentic train sounds, adding bells and whistles to an already popular pastime. There will be baked goods, train vendors, a train raffle and Santa Claus! Free admission. Location: 758 Longwood Road, Ocean Isle Beach, NC.

Make and Take Gifts for Children will take place at the Museum of Coastal Carolina from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on December 22 and 23. The museum will supply children with a shell, paints and craft supplies to make their own ornament to take home for the holidays. Children can stop by the Museum to pick up a template letter to Santa (or bring their own letter with complete return address indicated). Completed letters can be dropped off through December 17 in our Santa Mail Box located at the front of the museum. Location: 21 E 2nd St, Ocean Isle Beach, NC.

Holiday Events Being Held In The Area

Polar Express Holiday Show

With so much going on in the area for the holidays we try to get out to as many holiday events as we possibly can. There’s plenty to see and do around Wilmington that you won’t want to miss out on. We’ll share with you just a few of them here. Remember — if you’re spending any part of this year’s holiday season on the Brunswick Islands be sure to check out the affordable vacation rentals that we have available.

11th Annual Polar Express Holiday Show

This year’s holiday festivities in Wilmington include the 11th Annual Polar Express Holiday Show at the Wilmington Railroad Museum, 505 Nutt St., Wilmington, NC. Come enjoy a special reading of the “Polar Express” story, a visit from Santa Claus, hot cocoa and more. Shows are Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 12-13 and Dec. 19-20 at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Just $5 per person, children under age 2 admitted free. Prepaid reservations are required. Call 763-2634 for more information..

The Railroad Museum also has The Christmas Train and Light Spectacular going on every weekend through Dec. 27. The museum lights up their model railroads for night viewing under thousands of holiday lights. This light show takes place every Friday and Saturday evening from 6:30-8 p.m. A one-of-a-kind show not to be missed, it costs just $5 per person. New train displays and over 2,000 additional lights have been added this year.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church presents Coastal Carolina Christmas:
The Wilmington Boys Choir

Friday, December 11 at 7 p.m.
A concert featuring carols by the Wilmington Boys Choir and selections from Handel’s Messiah by the choir of St. Paul’s, soloists and chamber orchestra. A Sparkling Chocolate Reception will follow. $25 per person.

Saturday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m.
A jazz cabaret performance by Al DiMarco. Includes an appetizer and beverage reception. $25 per person.

Sunday, December 13 at 5:30
The Wilmington Boys Choir will perform “Christmas by Candlelight” –a collection of carols and holiday classics.

Contact St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at spechurch.com or 910-762-4578. Tickets are available online.

All of us at Brunswickland Realty would like to wish you and your family a delightful holiday season!