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Our Grand Opening Celebration Welcomes Thousands of Guests Eager to Explore More

On December 3, thousands of potential new homeowners and community members joined us at our RiverLights Grand Opening Celebration to celebrate the holiday season and experience firsthand what life at Wilmington’s newest waterfront community will be like.

Guests met representatives from our hand-selected team of homebuilders and toured model homes. The tours showcased each Wilmington homebuilder’s models, as well as allowed our guests to speak with others interested in calling RiverLights home.

While some guests toured the model homes, others explored Marina Village, the hub of community activity. Local vendors displayed artwork inspired by Wilmington and its coastal lifestyle — the perfect first piece of art for a home in RiverLights! Homebuilders were also on hand in Marina Village to answer any questions guests had about home options within RiverLights.

Guests who registered for the Grand Opening had access to the VIP area, where they received complimentary food and beverages.

Smoke on the Water was packed from the beginning of the Grand Opening at 3 pm to well past the end of the event at 8 pm with guests who were eager to taste the local seafood dishes and enjoy the stunning sunset views on the Cape Fear River.

As dusk fell over the Cape Fear River, almost 500 runners took off in the Dashing Thru the Glow 5K and 1-mile runs. The event benefited Toys For Tots. Once runners crossed the finish line, they got to enjoy a Santa-approved snack of milk and cookies.

Everyone was in the holiday spirit while sipping hot cocoa and taking pictures with Santa, surrounded by Christmas lights. The community looked truly magical!

The Grand Opening was such an enjoyable event for our guests and the team at RiverLights. If you missed it, don’t worry. We will be hosting multiple open house and community events in early 2017. Plus, the RiverLights community information center is officially open seven days a week. Simply sign up for our VIP list to receive community updates and invitations to upcoming events — or stop in the Information Center at Marina Village.