December Newsletter
Dec 2018
Issue No. 47

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Fourth Friday Gallery Walk
Date:   Fri, December 28
Time:    6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Location:    Downtown Wilmington

Fourth Friday Gallery Nights are free monthly events where downtown galleries, studios and art spaces open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art and culture. The self-guided tours have made downtown Wilmington a popular destination for art lovers.

Visit t he   Arts Council of Wilmington and NHC to learn more about the galleries involved.
Last Minute Gift Ideas

Are you looking for that "one of a kind" gift to w rap up your holiday shopping?  Or so you still have some stockings that need to be stuffed?  We have some amazing ideas for you.  Visit this link to see great last minute gift ideas you can pick up in Historic Downtown Wilmington at our unique shops and restaurants.  
(Keep checking this list. New Ideas are getting added every minute.)
Holiday Parking
There is plenty of parking available on the street and in the parking decks, so make sure to visit your favorite Downtown Merchant.
Metered parking will be FREE all day December 24th - 26th as well as January 1st.

Metered parking is regularly free Monday - Saturday after 6:30 p.m. and all day on Sundays.

Parking decks are $1 an hour up to $8 for the day with the FIRST HOUR FREE at all decks. 
For more info about parking in Downtown,   click here  .
2018 Window Decorating Contest- People's Choice
There is a fierce battle taking place to be named the People's Choice Winner in the Window Decorating Contest.   We decided to give you more time to support your favorite downtown business.  Help us select your choice for Best Holiday Window Decorations. Voting ends at midnight on Wednesday, December 26th at midnight.

Use this link to cast your vote.  

Date: Thurs, Dec 20
Time: 7:30 PM
Tickets:  $25 - $65
Location: Wilson Humanities and Fine Arts Center

Date: Fri, Dec 21 - Sun, Dec 23
Time: Fri and Sat 7:00 PM/ Sun 5:00 PM
Tickets:  Dinner and Show $45 - $48/ Show Only $22 - $27
Location: TheatreNow

Open Mic Comedy
Date: Every Thursday
Time:  7:00 PM
Location:  Dead Crow Comedy Club

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 8:00 PM


Date: Fri, Dec 21
Time: 9:30 PM
Location: Hell's Kitchen
Date: Sat, Dec 22
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Date: Sun, Dec 23
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Goat & Compass
Date:  Every Tuesday
Time:  8:00 PM
Location:  Rusty Nail Saloon
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 9:00 PM
Location: Bottega Art & Wine
Other Happenings
Date: Thurs, Dec 20
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Date: Thurs, Dec 20
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Cape Fear Museum
Date: Thurs, Dec 20 - Sat, Dec 22
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Bellamy Mansion
Date: Fri, Dec 21
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Cape Fear Museum
Date: Fri, Dec 21- Sat, Dec 22
Time: 10:00 AM
Date: Sat, Dec 22
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Cape Fear Museum

Spirit of the Holidays River Cruise
Date: Fri, Dec 21 - Sat, Dec 22
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tickets: Adults $20/ Child $10
Location: Wilmington Water Tours

Date: Wed, Dec 26
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Date: Every Monday & Thursday
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Hell's Kitchen

Date: Every Thursday- Saturday
Time: 6:30 PM
Tickets: Adults $13.00/ Seniors, Students or Military $11.00
Location: Foot of Market and Water Street
Date: Every Saturday
Time: 7:30 PM
Tickets: $17.50
Location: Black Cat Shoppe
Date: Every Saturday & Sunday
Time: 2:00 PM
Tickets: Adults $13.00/ Seniors, Students or Military $11.00
Location:  Foot of Market and Water Street
Date: Every Saturday
Time: 2:15 PM & 3:15 PM
Tickets: $55 - $75
Location:  101 S. Water
Date: Every Day
Time: Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM/ Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Bellamy Mansion

Date : Every Day
Time:  Call for Tour Times
Location:   Foot of Market and Water St

Date: Mon - Sat
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tickets: $12 for adults/ $10 for AAA/Military/ $6 for students and children over 5
Location: Latimer House
Bring it Downtown

bringitdowntownlogo The Bring It! Downtown Marketing Campaign was created to help market and rebrand downtown Wilmington and to define a universal image for downtown that all businesses can embrace and utilize to create a unified message. 


Ultimately, the campaign's goal is to encourage locals and visitors to spend more time in historic downtown Wilmington through branding and education.  By educating people on the ease and abundance of parking and the many options for entertainment, we can convince people to make downtown their destination.  Watch a Video.


Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to promote the economic growth and development of downtown Wilmington.


Events listed in this newsletter are pulled from the WDI website. To submit a downtown event, click here. WDI will not be held responsible for the information contained herein. Before traveling any distance, please contact event organizers to confirm dates and times.


Wilmington Downtown, Inc.

P.O. Box 2235

Wilmington, NC 28402

Phone: 910.763.7349