Lighting Up Leland
Celebrate the holidays with these events sponsored by the Town of Leland.
The Town of Leland will host family fun for everyone in December. The month is packed with holiday events to help your family enjoy the magic of the season.
Pack the Patrol Car
December 1, 10 am to 3 pm
Help the Leland Police Department and Leland Fire/Rescue Pack the Patrol Car at the Leland Walmart. Nonperishable food items and new unwrapped toys for children ages 12 and younger will be collected and donated to Brunswick Family Assistance.
Leland Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 2, 6 to 8 pm
Join the Town of Leland for the annual Lighting of the Leland Tree on Town Hall Plaza at 102 Town Hall Drive. Help Santa light the tree, visit with Saint Nick, take a train ride on the Leland Express and enjoy local food trucks. Town Hall Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic between Village Road and Old Fayetteville Road from 5 to 8:30 pm. Free parking will be available at First Baptist Church of Leland at 517 Village Road NE, with a free shuttle beginning at 5:30 pm. Due to Founders Park renovations, Leland in Lights will be scaled back this year, featuring lights only at Town Hall and other town facilities. The lights will be illuminated at dusk every evening through January 2.
Holiday Art Market
Saturday, December 2, 10 am to 3 pm
Don’t miss the popular Holiday Art Market at Leland Cultural Arts Center (LCAC) at 1212 Magnolia Village Way. The free event features unique handmade gifts from nearly 40 vendors that are sure to please everyone on your shopping list.
Cookies with Santa
Wednesday, December 6, 6:30 pm
Breakfast with Santa
Wednesday, December 13, 9:30 am
Santa is heading to the Leland Cultural Arts Center for two special events: Cookies with Santa and Breakfast with Santa. Registration is required for both events, which will feature holiday treats, crafts and story time. Register online for the Cookies with Santa wait list. Breakfast with Santa registration is available online or in person at the LCAC.
Wilmington Band Holiday Concert
Friday, December 8, 7 to 9 pm
Swing into the holidays with Wilmington Big Band and guest vocalist Lauren Meehan at Leland Cultural Arts Center. Wilmington Big Band will be playing holiday classics and big band favorites all night. Tickets are $15 and available online or at the LCAC.
Sensory-Friendly Visits with Santa
Saturday, December 16, 12 to 2:30 pm
Children with specific needs can enjoy the time-honored tradition of visiting Santa in a subdued and
calm environment. Registration is required for this free event and available online.
Want more information?
Visit The Town of Leland website.