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December Local Events

Jacksonville, NC (Onslow County) and Surrounding Areas

**Events are added throughout the month so be sure to come back and see if anything’s been added!**

Christmas in the Ferry

Enjoy a fun evening with a Chili Cookoff, breakfast with Santa, Festival of Trees Lighting, music and a musical, kids activities, craft vendors, concessions, bounce house and more!

When? Friday, December 8th, 2023 at 6:00 PM &

Saturday December 9th at 4:00 PM

Location: Sneads Ferry Community Center

126 Park Ln, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460

Richlands NC Annual Illuminated Christmas Parade

Meet Santa and enjoy some light refreshments after Richlands’ Annual Christmas Parade! The parade route follows Onslow Street, left on Foy Street, left on Wilmington Street, right on Hargett Street, left on Academy Street, left on Franck Street, right on Wilmington Street, left on Pete Jones Drive and left on Sylvester Street.

When? Saturday December 9th, at 5:30 PM

Location: Richlands

362 Cow Horn Rd, Richlands, NC 28574

The Great Topsail Area Flotilla

Enjoy beautifully decorated boats, vendors, food trucks, and local beer available for purchase. Face painting will be available from 12 PM to 2 PM and pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus from 3 PM to 6 PM. Flotilla T-Shirts will also be available for purchase during the event and live music on the boat at 3 PM.

When? Saturday, December 9th, 2023 from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: South Side Park

513 Roland Ave, Surf City, NC 28445

Lights Over Onslow Christmas Tree Lighting

Celebrate the arrival of the holiday season with a 40ft Christmas Tree Lighting and Drone Show!

When? Sunday, December 10th, 2023 at 2:00 PM

Location: Onslow Pines Park

1250 Onslow Pines Rd, Jacksonville, NC 28540

Pictures with Santa & Carteret County Humane Society

Help make this season special for local pets in need. Bring your Family & Pets ad get you photo taken with Santa and his favorite Offshore Fishing Boat!

When? Thursday, December 14th, at 8:00 AM

Location: Parker Boats

878 Laurel Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516

Kids’ DIY-U Workshop

Kids will enjoy building a Holiday Delivery Truck that’s also a gift card holder!

When? Saturday, December 16th 2023 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Lowe’s Home Improvement

1255 Western Blvd Jacksonville, NC 28546

Story Time with Mrs. Claus

Enjoy hot cocoa, cookies, letters to Santa, and story time with Mrs. Claus!

When? Friday, December 15th 2023 from 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Location: Northwoods Rec

621 Henderson Dr, Jacksonville, NC 28540

Grinchy Skate Day

Come skate with the Grinch, and enjoy a photo opportunity and cookie decorating. Admission is just $8 all day

When? Thursday, December 21st 2023 from 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Roller City of Jacksonville

120 Bridget Lane, Jacksonville, NC 28540

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