If you’re headed out from Brunswick Forest North Carolina this New Year’s Eve there are plenty of places to take advantage of to bring in the new year. This is your last opportunity to see the City of Wilmington's annual downtown Christmas tree lighting. The Lighting of the Ship has been illuminated from the bow, up to the masts and down to the stern. It’s lit up from dusk until 11:00 p.m. on Dec. 31, with the best view from downtown Wilmington.
Another end of season event is Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland — a one-of-a-kind drive-through Christmas lights and music spectacular from 5-10 p.m. nightly through December 31, 2011. Guests can drive through a maze filled with hundreds of thousands of LED lights performed in synchronization with Christmas tunes on their radio. Presented by Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland Organization at Pelican's Stadium Parking Lot, SC.
Closer to Brunswick Forest North Carolina an event you won’t want to miss is the 2012 Ocean Isle Beach Bridge Run For Food 5K Run/Walk & Half-Marathon will take place on Saturday, January 7, 2012. In its ninth year, the race is a major fund-and-friend raising event for the South Brunswick Interchurch Council Food Pantry. The course will take runners over the scenic high-rise Odell Williamson Bridge to the mainland and back to the island. Views of the Intracoastal Waterway on one side of the island and the Atlantic Ocean on the other makes the journey even more pleasant and exciting. Check in at Town Hall, 3 West 3rd St, Ocean Isle Beach, NC on Friday January 6 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Race Day Packet Pickup at Town Hall Saturday January 7, 7:00 – 8:45 p.m. Race start time 9:00 a.m. Runners and walkers of all ages are also invited to register on-line at www.active.com no later than 1/03/11 for this event.
We'd like to wish everyone a happy and safe New Year's celebration. Don't forget, there's plenty of firework displays up and down the beachfront on New Year's Eve.