Deck the Halls for the Holiday Season
You will find wonderful one-of-a-kind gifts (for yourself as well as others) in Wilmington, NC, especially in the Historic Downtown shopping district along the Cape Fear River. Downtown Wilmington is the culturally vibrant and economically prosperous center of the southeast region, and is recognized nationally for its outstanding quality of life. We were just voted America’s #1 Riverfront by USA Today!
In the center of historic downtown on Front Street, be sure to visit Crescent Moon, a fabulous destination shopping experience. They call themselves a retail shop of Handcraft in America. You will find selections from artists throughout the USA with unique items priced from $10 up in art glass, pottery, fiber, metal and visual.
On Market Street visit Candles Etc. for unique, handmade candles that capture fragrances such as Sea Salt and Rum, Spiced Pumpkin and Wilmington Rain. They have dozens of unique fragrances to choose from. Their candles are of the highest quality and environmentally safe. Candles Etc. is a resource that both tourists and locals have come to know and love. Oh, and they are open 7 days a week! “We are always searching for unique items to make each trip to Candles Etc. a new and interesting experience.”
The horse and carriage tour and the trolley tour will take you past historic mansions decorated for the holidays
On tree-lined Castle Street explore the Antiques and Art District featuring Urban Revival and All Good Things Artisan Gallery for upcycled, recycled and original art, jewelry and unique hand crafted gifts for the hard-to-buy people on your list. Of course check out the many antique shops and the specialty antique glass shop. This area has free parking as well. While there enjoy a latte at Luna Café or lunch at Jester’s Café. Drop into Wilmington Wine for a bottle of wine to take to Rx Restaurant where there is no corkage fee and you will find the best farm to table food presented with passion.
For holiday lights be sure to get your tickets for the Candlelight Tour the first weekend in December. Stroll luminary lit streets from house to house and enjoy the holiday decorations unique to each home.
Consider a C.W. Worth House Gift Certificate for this time of year. Purchase a $200 certificate for $150 now through December 24th 2014.
The weather is predicted to be mild, bright and sunny from the mid 50s to the mid 60s during the day and a little cooler at night. So plan accordingly and pack clothes for anything goes!
For more information about special holiday events that take place all month, visit www.wilmingtonandbeaches.com and www.wilmingtondowntown.com