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✨ The holiday spirit in Onslow County is here! ✨ Our locals and small business owners are what make it so much fun to visit our area. Check out this round-up all the Fun Things to Do in Onslow County throughout the month of November and December.  We hope you join us at our local festivities and events that have become memory-making traditions!  We look forward to seeing you, #OnlyinOnslow!

Christmas Tree Lighting at Onslow Pines Park – CANCELLED due to weather

Unfortunately, due to the report received from the National Weather Service forecasting showers, scattered thunderstorms and strong wind gusts; the Lights Over Onslow event rescheduled for this Sunday, December 17th has been cancelled until 2024. Due to this forecast it will not be safe to operate the drones for the Christmas Light Show. The safety of the community and everyone involved in this event is the main concern of our department. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we hope you will join us next year once a date is set! Beginning Friday, our 40 ft. Christmas Tree at Onslow Pines will be lit; please stop by with the family and feel free to take pictures.

DATE: CANCELLED due to weather
TIME:  2 pm to 6 pm
LOCATION: 1244 Onslow Pines Road, Jacksonville, NC
ADMISSION: FREE
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

Mike’s Farm Festival of Lights & Holiday Events


What would Christmas in Onslow County be without a trip to Mike’s Farm?  All the scoop and information about dinner & hayride reservations, the annual Ho Ho Christmas Show, Supper with Santa, private mini-wagon rides, and their annual Festival of Lights can be found on their website. INSIDER TIP:  Get some Christmas shopping done at the NC Products Barn where you will find a wide assortment of gift ideas that are all produced, manufactured and crafted in the State of North Carolina.

DATE:  November 16th thru December 23rd and December 26th-30th
TIME:  6 pm to 9 pm
LOCATION:  1600 Haw Branch Rd., Beulaville (Richlands)
ADMISSION: See Mike’s Farm Website for Pricing
FACEBOOK PAGE

Christmas Town at ELJ Farms


This family-friendly, animated Christmas light experience is something you do not want to miss! Starting at Swingin’ Things, you will be able to purchase tickets for you and your family to drive through a myriad of Christmas lights, giant toy soldiers, and more! We are offering two ways to enjoy the lights…You can either take a tractor ride or drive through in your own vehicle. (no buses, please)  Yes, moms and dads, this means you don’t have to worry about pulling kids in and out of car seats.

DATE: Hours and days open listed above on the flyer or check out their website at https://eljfarms.com/christmas-town. (See ELJ Farms Facebook Page for updates.)

TIME: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
LOCATION: 133 Batting Cage Trail, Jacksonville
ADMISSION: See flyer above

Wreaths Across America


REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

Wreaths Across America will be at Coastal State Veteran’s Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud.

DATE: Saturday, December 16th
TIME:  12 pm
LOCATION:  Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Montford Point Rd., Jacksonville
ADMISSION: FREE
WEBSITE:  WreathsAcrossAmerica.org

Pogie’s Festival of Lights

 Pogie’s Adventure Center is offering Walk Through Light Show at their Farm in Maysville this year. A quirky mixture of classy and tacky holiday fun will be filling the trail through the farm. With plenty of dedicated “instagram worthy” photo stops along the path. Also, offering dog friendly on Fridays. Other fun includes hot chocolate, food trucks and Christmas craft vendors.

DATE:  Every Friday and Saturday from November 24th – December 16th
TIME:  5 pm to 9 pm
LOCATION: 117 Williams farm Rd, Maysville NC 28555
ADMISSION: Free
FACEBOOK PAGE

Coffee Haven’s 2nd Annual Merry Ferry Coffee & Christmas

Join us for our second annual Merry Ferry event. We will have vendors, live music and more. If were lucky, Santa may pay us another visit right before Christmas.
DATE:  Saturday, December 16th
TIME:  10 am-3 pm
LOCATION: 113 Silver Sands Drive, Sneads Ferry, NC
ADMISSION: FREE

Antique 2 Chic Christmas Gift Market

Join us for our Largest Event of the Year! The A2C 2023 Christmas Gift Market! Shop til You Drop, Visit with Santa & The Grinch, Savings throughout the Store, Samples, Great Food & Sweet Treats, Crafts for Kids, Giveaways, Fun & More!

DATE: December16th and 17th
TIME:  10 am to 6 pm
LOCATION: 2501 Onslow Drive, Jacksonville
ADMISSION: Free
EVENT WEBSITE

Sk8 with Grinch at Roller City

He’s baaaaaackkkkK!!!!! Join us for skating with our Grinchy friend on Thursday, December 21 from 2pm-9pm. Photo opportunities with the Grinch, cookie decorating, green slushees and lots of fun! Admission just $8 all day!
DATE:  Thursday, December 21st
TIME:  2 pm-9 pm
LOCATION: 120 Bridget Ln, Jacksonville
ADMISSION: $8 admission