Christmas by the Sea Parade celebrates coastal living, set for Dec. 4

OAK ISLAND, N.C. — The Christmas by the Sea Parade will be on Saturday, December 4 at 2:00 p.m. at the Oak Island Town Hall on 4601 E. Oak Island Drive and continues to the intersection of Oak Island Drive and McGlamery Street.

The Christmas by the Sea Parade on Oak Island showcases coastal living during the holiday season with its coastal themed elaborately decorated floats and jovial atmosphere. While enjoying the parade expect to see floats, fire trucks, marching bands and more. Rumor has it there will be an appearance from Santa & Mrs. Claus! Bring your family to the parade for an exciting start to the holiday season. 

A float decorating contest will be held prior to the start of the parade. Recognition will be given to 1st and 2nd place in two categories: Group/Club/Non-Profit and Commercial Businesses. An Overall Judges Award will also be awarded. Floats will be judged on Spirit of the Holidays, Personalization and Coastal Element (this is our community, what does it mean to you?). 

The Christmas by the Sea Parade is an event of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. It is one of two events organized by the Chamber during the holiday season which include the Shop Small Southport-Oak Island. For more information about the parade, other holiday events or to enter the parade please call the chamber at (910) 457-6964 or visit the Chamber’s website at

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