North Carolina Holiday Flotilla


Welcome to the North Carolina Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach. It is the Southern coastal version of a holiday parade – on water – at night.  

The Flotilla Experience is a weekend full of fun events with something for everyone including an annual tree lighting ceremony with a visit from Santa on Friday, along with the Festival in the Park for families and children on Saturday afternoon prior to the actual Flotilla.

The 35th Annual Flotilla weekend will be held on Saturday the 24th, 2018.  

When was the last time that you spent Thanksgiving weekend at the beach?!  Y’all come on down!

Our newest award is the Paula Sturdy Award for the Best Wrightsville Beach themed boat. This award was established from donations given by her family and friends. Because of their generosity, it will be funded for many years to come.

How To enter a boat

Looking for a place to Stay while in town?

Then the Blockade Runner, overlooking both the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal waterway has you covered!

This contemporary resort hotel faces the ocean on one side and the sound on the other, with lush landscaped gardens and beach access on both. It's adjacent to US Route 76 and 1 mile from Johnnie Mercer's Pier. The bright rooms all have balconies, plush bedding, free Wi-Fi and TVs, while suites add marble bathrooms with soaking tubs and come with room service. Free perks consist of a breakfast buffet and an airport shuttle. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a gym, an oceanfront restaurant and a seasonal pool bar. The resort also offers multiple recreation facilities for a fee, including water sports instruction, fishing and boat tours.

Special Room Packages are available for the Holiday Flotilla!

Package includes a three night stay

Thanksgiving Feast

Wine & hors d'oeuvres delivered to your room

Breakfast three mornings

Late check out of 1 pm Sunday

Click below to visit the Blockade Runner website to learn more!

click here for Room package information

Thank you to Our 2018 Sponsors

Thank you to Our 2017 Sponsors

2018 Sponsor Details

2017 Flotilla Winners