Topsail Island for the Holidays
What's better than the spending the holidays together with family, friends and loved ones? Spending the holidays with family, friends and loved ones on the beach, of course! Do something different this year and join us on Topsail Island for the holidays.
Our beach vacation rentals offer all of the comforts of home, but with a better view! There are plenty of options, whether you're planning an intimate holiday getaway for two or you're bringing the extended family along with you. Personalize your vacation by choosing the location you desire, the type of accommodation you want, and the amenities that are important to you. Ready? Start right here.
Now that you've got your Topsail rental all picked out, check out what's happening on Topsail Island during the holiday season. There's something for everyone with holiday activities and events that are both resident and vacationer approved and touched with coastal flair.
Here are the Topsail Island holiday highlights:
Surf City Christmas Tree Lighting
Saturday, November 21
6p.m., Soundside ParkEnjoy complimentary cookies, coffee and hot chocolate as you watch the Surf City Christmas Tree Lighting annual ceremony light up the night. Christmas Carols courtesy of Surf City Baptist put you in the holiday spirit. Santa makes his first appearance of the season here, so be sure to say hello. It's the premier Topsail Island holiday event, so don't miss it!
Surf City Holiday Market
Friday, November 27
11a.m.-4p.m., Soundside ParkGet a head start on your holiday shopping! The Surf City Holiday Market is held each year the day after Thanksgiving. Shop and buy locally for your holiday gift giving. Hot coffee and hot chocolate are available from Pirate's Brew Coffee in Hampstead, hot grape cider from Bettini Farms, Firehouse Kettlecorn, and most of the Summer Market Artists are going to be there.
Topsail Island Flotilla
Friday, November 27
5p.m., Surf City to Topsail BeachTraditionally held the Friday after the Thanksgiving holiday, the Topsail Island Flotilla is a local favorite. It most certainly adds an island vibe to the holiday season! Festively decorated boats light up the Intracoastal Waterway in Surf City and make there way toward the southern end of Topsail Beach. Catch the best views from the Assembly Building, any soundside dock or beach, and Soundside Park. See you there!
Topsail Tree Lighting
Friday, November 27
6p.m., Topsail BeachThe Town of Topsail Beach holds its annual tree lighting at 820 S. Anderson Boulevard to welcome in the holiday season. Come and enjoy the views and warm holiday ambiance!
Topsail Beach Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 5
11a.m., Topsail BeachCome join the Town of Topsail Beach's annual Christmas Parade starting at Emma Anderson Memorial Church, continuing through the downtown area, then turning right onto Davis Ave and ending in front of the Assembly Building. Get your spot and enjoy the show.
Sneads Ferry Winter Fest
December 11 & 12
Community Bldg on Peru RoadThe annual Sneads Ferry Winterfest happens the second full weekend of December. Friday evening welcomes the Christmas season with the lighting of the trees and a special seasonal musical program. Saturday, enjoy Breakfast with Santa, as well as a craft and gift show for your holiday shopping pleasure. Make sure the kids bring their letters for Santa!
Breakfast with Santa in Surf City
Saturday, December 12
8a.m., Surf City Community CenterEnjoy breakfast with the big guy! Have a tasty pancake and sausage breakfast as you visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. There's a holiday craft project for the kids, too. The cost for Breakfast with Santa is $5 in advance, $6 at the door.
Help out those in need this holiday season by bringing non-perishable food items, new unwrapped gifts, and monetary donations for the Community Holiday Assistance Program.
What's on your Topsail Island holiday agenda?