By Lynne Doyle
Wrightsville Beach, NC – Put it on your calendar and plan an entire day around it. The 39th North Carolina Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach is Saturday, November 26.
The popular boat parade begins at 6 p.m. with watercraft staging north of the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge.. According to this year’s parade route map, the holiday-themed vessels will traverse their normal route along the Intracoastal Waterway, Motts Channel, and Banks Channel before ending near Masonboro Inlet.
No more than 30 boats are expected to be part of the 2022 parade.
The Holiday Flotilla includes a full day of activities with a Day in the Park at the Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, 321 Causeway Drive, Wrightsville Beach, NC.
Day in the Park runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. with food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, and the holiday car show. Judging of entries in the car show will begin at noon with winners announced at 2 p.m.
To cap off the North Carolina Holiday Flotilla, the spectacular fireworks display will follow immediately after the boat parade concludes.
2022 boat parade award winners will be announced after the captain’s breakfast Sunday, November 27.
To learn more about the holiday flotilla, visit https://www.ncholidayflotilla.org.