Special Events

Due to inclement weather, the final night of Christmas in the Park, Thursday, December 20, has been cancelled. FCPR acknowledges the unpredictability of outdoor programming and apologizes for any inconveniences this unusually wet season has caused.

2018 Christmas in the Park



Christmas in the Park

Christmas in the Park is celebrated at Arnette Park, a beautiful combination of developed facilities and natural woodland spanning 100 acres adjacent to the Cape Fear River.

Bring your family and friends for a leisurely stroll on a ½ mile paved walking trail while taking in the sights and sounds of the Christmas season. You’ll enjoy entertainment provided by local artists, roast marshmallows at the fire pit and get creative at the craft station. Relax and watch some of your favorite holiday movies on the outdoor movie screen and take a ride on the Christmas Express train. Don’t forget to stop by and visit with Santa!

Arnette Park is located at 2165 Wilmington Hwy, Exit 100 off Hwy 87.

December 6-20; 6-9 pm

Service Animals Only

Cash Only

Admission: $10 per family vehicle, $30 per commercial vehicle and $75 per motorcoach/bus
Photos with Santa: $5 per photo (no personal cameras)
Marshmallow Roasting: $1 per stick, $1 per four marshmallows (no personal supplies)
Train Ride: $1 per person
Kid's Craft Projects: $1 per craft

For more information, call (910) 433-1547. For inclement weather, call (910) 306-7325.

Christmas in the Park Food Vendors

Big T's: Hot Dogs, Sausage Dogs, Taco on the Go, Nachos, Pretzels, Popcorn, Funnel Cakes, Ribbon Fries, Boiled Peanuts, Chips, Assorted Candy, Beverages, Coffee and Hot Chocolate
Reuben's Concessions: Funnel Cakes, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, Beverages and Hot Chocolate

2018 Christmas in the Park Stage Line Up

If you or your group is interested in performing at Christmas in the Park, please call (910) 433-1021.

Date 7 PM 7:30 PM 8 PM
Fri., Dec. 7 Pine Forest Dance Team YDA All-Stars Dance Team
Sat., Dec. 8 Aloha Ka'naka O Hula Halau
Mon. Dec. 10 Stedman Mini Cheer Team
Thurs. Dec. 13 Morganton Road Elementary Chorus 71st High School Cheerleaders
Fri., Dec. 14 Elizabeth Cashwell Elementary Chorus EE Smith Ensemble
Sat., Dec. 15 Catch the Beat (Reggae Dance Group) Reid Ross Classical High School Eastover Zumba
Tues., Dec. 18 Massey Hill Classical Chorus
Wed., Dec. 19 71st Classical Middle School Massey Hill Classical High School
Thurs., Dec. 20 South View Middle School Band

Christmas in the Park Sponsors

Media Sponsor

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Silver Level Sponsor