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29 November . 2018

'Tis The Season for Holiday Lights, Treats and Cheer at the Second Annual RiverLights Holiday Festival of Homes & Dashing Thru The Glow 5K

RiverLights, Wilmington's premier coastal community, welcomes the return of the RiverLights Holiday Festival of Homes on Saturday, Dec. 2 from noon until 3 p.m. at Marina Village followed by the Second Annual Dashing Thru the Glow 5K at 5:30 p.m. Join RiverLights in the spirited celebration full of treats, holiday activities, live music and none other than Santa Claus himself.

Festival attendees are sure to enjoy the holiday magic through a variety of event offerings. There will be live local music at Live Oak Commons along with holiday-themed activities for the little ones at the Kids' Corner. Children and families can take their photos with Santa Claus along the riverfront, while carolers sing joyous melodies. Event goers can quench their thirst with hot cocoa and cocktails and also indulge in a lunch buffet filled with classic holiday dishes from noon until 2:30 p.m. Once you have your fill, hop on a shuttle and tour the RiverLights model homes and the new Del Webb active adult community, all beautifully decorated for the holidays. Toys for Tots will also be accepting toy donations to help spread the holiday cheer.

The holiday fun doesn't end there. After the festival, attendees are encouraged to return for the Second Annual Dashing Thru the Glow 5K at 5:30 p.m. Bring the whole family and dress up in your favorite holiday attire for a fun run through the holiday lights. If you bring a Toys for Tots donation, receive $5 off of your race registration. Register Here.

After the run, the RiverLights community will light up every evening throughout the holiday season at 5:30 p.m. for the community to enjoy.

“The Holiday Festival of Homes marks our one year anniversary at RiverLights, and we are grateful to our residents and the Wilmington community for such a great year,” said Jim Henry, vice president of operations of Newland Communities. “We invite everyone in the Wilmington area to attend and are looking forward to celebrate and spread holiday cheer with our friends, families and neighbors.”

Don't miss out on a fun-filled day of holiday merriment at RiverLights. Register to VIP access today. VIP check-in will be held at the RiverLights Information Center. Learn more


RiverLights is an approximately 1,400-acre planned mixed-use community located in Wilmington, N.C. RiverLights features a variety of residential home sites, commercial space, eight public parks, a beautiful 38-acre freshwater lake, community gathering spaces, and views and access to the Cape Fear River. Upon completion, RiverLights is planned to have approximately 2,290 single family, patio, and multifamily homes. RiverLights is developed by Newland Communities, the largest private developer of planned residential and urban mixed-use communities in the United States. Approaching 50 years of experience, Newland and its affiliates have completed or have underway more than 140 diverse real estate developments, over 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space, and 175,000 residential units in 14 states. Visit NewlandCommunities.com.


The Brandon Agency, Emily Trogdon

etrogdon@thebrandonagency.com, (843) 916-2000