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Holiday Happenings at NC’s Southern Coast

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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 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!

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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 17th thru December 23rd
TIME:  6 pm to 9 pm
LOCATION:  1600 Haw Branch Rd., Beulaville (Richlands)
ADMISSION: See Mike’s Farm Website for Pricing

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. More information can be found on the ELJ Farms Website.

DATE: Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays from November 4th up to December 30th. (See ELJ Farms Facebook Page for updates.)
TIME: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
LOCATION: 133 Battingcage Trail, Jacksonville
ADMISSION:  See ELJ Farms Website

Christmas in the Ferry, Sneads Ferry NC

A day full of fun for the whole family! There will be vendors for shopping, food for the family, caroling, hayrides, fun free activities for the kids, and photos with Santa all FREE! Check out the Facebook page for more details.

DATE: Friday, December 9th & Saturday, December 10th
TIME: 6 pm to 9:30 pm
LOCATION: Sneads Ferry Community Center, 126 Park Lane, Sneads Ferry

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 17th
TIME:  12 pm
LOCATION:  Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Montford Point Rd., Jacksonville

Christmas Tree Lighting at Onslow Pines Park

“Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring tingle tingling too.” That’s right, Tis the season to be jolly. You are invited to our Christmas Tree Lighting Event. Come visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and enjoy live music by The Stanley Baird Group and @arborstrings. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to @toysfortotsjacksonville and receive free s’mores and a cup of hot cocoa. If you’re looking for a fur baby, Onslow County Animal Services will be on-site to adopt a new family member just in time for the holidays.

DATE:  Saturday, December 10th
TIME:  2 pm to 6 pm
LOCATION: 1244 Onslow Pines Road, Jacksonville, NC

Let It Snow At Sturgeon City

“Let It Snow” is a treat for the eyes and ears. Watch this festive 30-minute full-dome video while listening to classic Christmas music. This fun animated show will have kids, parents, and grandparents singing along. The show is suitable for all ages. Bring your comfy blanket, beach chair or pillows as it is floor seating inside the planetarium. Groups are limited to 10 people per showtime. For groups larger than 10 people please call (910) 750-5876 to reserve a show.

DATE:  Saturday, December 3rd – January 14th
TIME:  2 pm to 6 pm
LOCATION: 50 Court St Building 100 Jacksonville, NC
ADMISSION: $5 per person

Rockin’ Ugly Sweater Back To Back Music Bingo Parties

Rockin around the Christmas Tree just got a lot more UGLY at Dini’s! Join us for Back to Back Music Bingo and Ugly Sweater Parties on December 13th and 14th! “Worst Dress” Raffle, Drink and Dessert Features. Music Bingo is from 7pm-10pm. Free Reservations by texting 910 708 0404 with your Name, Date in mind, and Party Size! Limited Seats Available. Specific Table or Seat Requests will be considered, but not Guaranteed.
DATE:  Tuesday, December 10th & Wednesday December 14th
TIME:  7 pm
LOCATION: 50 Court St Jacksonville, NC 28540
ADMISSION: Cost of food & drinks

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 17th
TIME:  10 am-3 pm
LOCATION: 113 Silver Sands Drive, Sneads Ferry, NC

Kringle Mingle

Come to the mall dressed as Santa or his elves to receive a free drink ticket redeemable at Red Robin, a goodie bag filled with coupons, gift cards, treats, and more! Guests that dress up as Santa or his elves will be entered in a raffle to win a $100 retailer gift card. During the event, guests can take a photo with The Grinch as a part of their Santa Photo Packages for no additional cost.
DATE:  Friday, December 9th
TIME:  4 pm- 6 pmc
LOCATION: 375 Jacksonville Mall Jacksonville, NC 28546