The Lighting at the Lake Ceremony officially begins the month long Island of Lights Festival in Carolina & Kure Beaches. The Lake is located at the intersection of Atlanta Ave and Lake Park Blvd in Carolina Beach, NC. There is parking in the lot at the lake, a lot across the street from the lake and on Lake Park Blvd where indicated.

The event is always the night after Thanksgiving and the opening ceremony is at 7 PM. The brief opening ceremony, prior to the actual lighting, will feature the President of the Island of Lights Committee, Pleasure Island elected officials, and musical entertainment. Local Cub Scouts provide the Honor Guard and display the flag for the singing of the National Anthem. 

Families can walk the one mile around the lake to view all of the beautiful lighted displays. After the Lighting at the Lake Celebration head to the Carolina Beach Boardwalk for Christmas By The Sea where Santa will visit. For information on how to be a part of the day contact Teresa Clontz @ or 910.612.2487.

Photo Gallery: 2016 Lighting at the Lake

The Lighting at the Lake Celebration

Friday, November 24th 2017 - 7 PM @ Carolina Beach Lake

Island of Lights

 Pleasure Island, NC