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A North Carolina Beach rental is all I want this year. Christmas by the Sea is where I want to be! I’m dreaming of sandcastles, blue waters, and cool soft sand. Send me to my happy place, Kure Beach Pier; I’ve been extra good, I promise!


It’s never too early or late to start planning your North Carolina Beach rental getaway. Join in on the Christmas cheer and festive fun as our community comes together to celebrate some of our favorite annual events and activities. We hope you can join us!


After you’re checked in and unpacked in your North Carolina Beach rental, join us Friday, November 25, as Pleasure Island becomes the Island of Lights! This annual event kicks off the Holiday Season here in Carolina and Kure Beaches. Enjoy live music, carollers, and festive fun! The opening ceremony starts at 7 pm, followed by the lighting of the tree. visit their website for more details.

The fun doesn’t stop there! On December 2, we celebrate with the annual Island of Lights Christmas Parade! As far back as we can remember, we’ve all enjoyed admiring decorative floats, golf carts, boats, and more! It’s fun entertainment for the whole family! 

We can’t forget The 2022 Island of Lights Christmas Flotilla. On December 3, the community boat owners come together to cruise along the intercoastal waterway from Snows Cut to the Carolina Beach Boat Basin and back. All are decorated to the nines in their holiday lights and decor. 

Take a self-guided tour of Caroline and Kure beach neighborhoods for the Island of Lights Holiday Tour of Homes. Enjoy sweet treats and holiday goodies as individual owners open their doors for genuine southern hospitality this Christmas season. 


Enjoy a live Nativity scene, and as you stroll the famous Carolina Boardwalk, visit their website for dates and event details, and don’t forget to stop by Santa’s workshop. Enjoy a little gift shopping as you walk along the Atlantic Ocean. 

Want to give the gift of something one-of-a-kind and special? Be sure to shop this year’s Holiday Markets!

2022 Kure Beach Holiday Market – November 19 & 26 at Ocean front park 

2022 Carolina Beach Holiday Market – December 3 at Lake Park Shelter 


“No matter how different a Who may appear, he will always be welcomed with holiday cheer.” — Cindy Lou Who. Dress in your best Whoville attire and join us for this year’s Kure Beach Holiday Whoobie Whatty. Kicking off the night by announcing the 2022 Kure Beach Cheermeister! The Cheermister represents the Town’s most decorated and festive home, voted by the public! Stroll the park for face painting, crafts, cookie decorating, and pics with the Grinch as the 2000 version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” plays on the lawn. The Town will collect donations for the Help Center of Federal Point; please consider donating to this wonderful cause. 


Christmas Dinner is a tradition many families share and is often the highlight of festive meals. This year, pass on the prepping, cooking, and cleanup.

Enjoy a Christmas meal at the SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar! They’ve already started accepting reservations. For menu details, visit their website or call them at 910-707-0533.

 Michael’s Seafood is open on Christmas eve and available for dine-in, take-out, and delivery. Serving a special Christmas menu, warm appetizers, delicious entries, and more! Reserve your table today.


SW102:3rd Perfect Alignment, Kure Beach Rental

Enjoy an unobstructed ocean view this Christmas! SW102: 3rd perfect Alignment is a beautiful 5-bedroom home in the Sea Watch community. Quick and easy beach access via the community’s private beach access. Take in an OBX sunrise via the covered ocean-view decks. Enjoy most of every oceanfront amenity at a fraction of the price.

NF507: Popeye’s, Kure Beach Rental

NF507: Popeye’s is a beautiful 6-bedroom Kure Beach home. Be among the first guests to stay in the new-construction home! Not able to visit for an entire week? No worries, you can book a partial Christmas getaway with a 3-night minimum. Beach days are easy and convenient, with access only 100 yards away.

CN1206: The OdySea, Carolina Beach Rental

CN1206: The OdySea is a large oceanfront home in Carolina Beach. Start and end your day with incredible, unobstructed views of the beautiful Atlantic ocean!

As you can see, Christmas is a magical time on Pleasure Island. Celebrate with Carolina Beach Realty for an unforgettable Christmas vacation.


We can help! If you’re vacationing in Carolina Beach or Kure Beach, you will find a selection of pet-friendlyoceanfront, and even monthly winter rentals among our selection of rentals. Enjoy a warm hot tub after a day of celebratory fun on Pleasure Island. Or relax on your balcony and unwind to the gulf’s beautiful views and the calming splash of waves breaking along the shore. Either way, you’ll find the coziest accommodations at Carolina Beach Realty.

One of our friendly vacation specialists will be happy to assist. Call 844-633-1152 or book online today!


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