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WinterFest – Southport Christmas Flotilla

Annual illuminated Christmas Flotilla. The Flotilla starts at the entrance to the Old Yacht Basin and the Intracoastal Waterway near the Old American Fish Company. The flotilla will start at 7 pm with the firing of the Historical Society’s cannon, THOR.  The flotilla will cruise slowly down the Southport waterfront to Kingsley Park and returning to the Old Yacht Basin.

All boaters including commercial and paddle vessels can decorate their boats with colorful lights and designs, the flotilla is free to all who wish to enter.  Southport Elementary School fourth grade art class students  have the honor of judging the categories for first, second and third place winners for power, sailing and paddle vessels.

The Flotilla is sponsored by the Department of Tourism, Downtown Southport, Inc. (DSI) and the Cape fear Yacht Club.

Light Up the Night, Christmas Fire Engine Parade

Annual Fire Truck Parade. Children may board a fire engine at the Southport Fire Station at 5:30 with the parade starting at 6:30pm. The parade will take you to Waterfront Park and down Howe Street and ending back at the Southport Fire Station.  Following the parade you can visit with Santa and enjoy refreshments.