Cape Fear Festival of Trees is one of the area’s oldest and favorite holiday traditions – be a part of the magic!
The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher becomes a colossal winter wonderland under the sea for the Cape Fear Festival of Trees. Exhibits from freshwater streams, open ocean, reefs and coastline serve as the backdrop for an array of ornately adorned Christmas trees placed throughout. Local businesses, organizations and artists have decorated each tree, transforming the Aquarium into an enchanted holiday forest. Make memories with loved ones while enjoying a seasonal take on a beloved attraction.
Once again at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, this year’s festival will run from Friday, Nov. 18 until Monday, Jan. 2, open all hours and days as the aquarium (Sun-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Christmas Day).
Admission to the aquarium is all you need to delight in a forest of festively decorated trees disbursed throughout the wildlife and aquatic exhibits of the aquarium. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance.
The festival is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit, get tree-trimming ideas of your own, or entertain kids on holiday break or out-of-town visitors.
Businesses, groups, organizations and even individuals can sponsor a tree. Your sponsorship displays your brand of holiday cheer to thousands of visitors throughout the season and it is your invest in Lower Cape Fear LifeCare’s mission.
All proceeds from this year’s Cape Fear Festival of Trees benefit Lower Cape Fear LifeCare’s mission to provide individuals and families in our community living with serious and life-limiting illness with the care and support they need when they need it most. These funds will go to work immediately in our community.
Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, First Citizens, for their continued support of this event!
The festival will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Cape Fear Festival of Trees is a great way to get in the holiday spirit, find decorating inspiration for your own home, or entertain children on holiday break or out-of-town guests. It’s sure to delight ALL ages.
November 18, 2022 9:00 am – November 23, 2022 5:00 pm
November 25, 2022 9:00 am – December 24, 2022 5:00 pm
December 26, 2022 9:00 am – January 2, 2023 5:00 pm