What to Do in Wilmington: December Edition
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What to Do In Wilmington: December Edition

A new month is upon us, so that means there are a host of new activities around town. Here are just a few of the fun festivities in Wilmington this December. 

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3: ARTISTRY IN JAZZ BIG BAND

For the Jazz lovers among us, the Cameron Art Museum hosts theArtistry in Jazz Big Band on Thursday, December 3. The 21-member band will perform in the style of Stan Kenton and perform familiar songs, old and new. Show starts at 6:30pm.

Cost: varies

Contact & Location: Cameron Art Museum, 3201 South 17th Street; Jerry Tate at 910.686.7451

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5: 151st ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF FORT FISHER

Step back in time as you commemorate the 151st anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher with re-enactors, cannon fires and lectures on the area history. Tours start at 11am and 1pm and cannon firings will be every two hours beginning at 10am. Take this opportunity to learn more about the history of Fort Fisher.

Cost: Free! (Tours $10)

Contact & Location: Fort Fisher State Historic Site, 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd South; 910.458.5538 or fisher@ncmail.net.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5: WILMA EXPO

Hosted by Wilmington’s premiere women’s magazine, WILMA, this event is a chance to see a real life version of the popular magazine we’ve come to love. Get great ideas on home decor, meet locals, find out ways to improve your health, and get great gift ideas. The event starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.

Cost: $5.00

Location: Wilmington Convention Center, 515 Nutt St., Wilmington, NC

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12: MUSIC DISCOVERY WITH THE NC SYMPHONY

Rescheduled from a rained-out October date, this concert will give your kids the opportunity to learn about instruments and music from members of the NC Symphony Orchestra. Your kids will hear the double bass as well as hear how it contributes to music today. There will be a musical instrument zoo after the performance with kids getting the chance to play their favorite instrument.

Cost: Free!

Contact & Location: Main Library, 201 Chestnut Street; Susan DeMarco: 910-798-6353

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16: PRESCHOOL MATH & SCIENCE

Let the New Hanover County Public Regional Library help teach your kids how to explore match and science! Kids ages 3 to 6, along with their parents, will learn through interactive stories, experiments and exploration stations. Pre-registration required.

Cost: Free

Contact & Location: Northeast Regional Library, 1241 Military Cutoff Road; 910.798.6368; nhclibrary.org

MONDAY, DECEMBER 21 TO TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22: LITTLE EXPLORERS NATURE PROGRAM

If you have a child between the ages of 2 and 5, bring them down to Halyburton Park for a fun morning of exploring and discovering! This week’s theme is Animal Tracks and Scat. The kids will be taken on a short hike, then enjoy story time and a fun craft. Monday times are 10am and 11:30am; Tuesday is 10am only. Pre-registration is required.

Cost: $3.00

Contact & Location: Halyburton Park, 4099 South 17th Street; info@halyburtonpark.com

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30: WHAT’S WRONG WITH DIFFERENT?

The Cape Fear Museum will be hosting the What’s Wrong With Different? racial justice program. This program allows kids to realize the differences and similarities of humans and create a dialogue around culture. Children will learn how to value and respect the differences between people. The suitable age for this program is 7-10 and registration is required. This program is being run in conjunction with the For All The World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights exhibit at Cape Fear Museum.

Cost: Free

Contact & Location: Cape Fear Museum, 814 Market Street; 910.798.4362; cfmprograms@nhcgov.com

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