Swansboro by Candlelight

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2024  5pm to 9pm

☔ Rain or Shine Event
Historic Downtown Swansboro becomes a magical winter wonderland on November 9th, 2024 from 5 pm - 9 pm as the Swansboro Downtown Merchants & Restaurants host their Annual Swansboro by Candlelight. Luminaries line the streets, shop windows display whimsical scenes, and ribbons & bows put the finishing touches on a journey back to the days of yesteryear.

Live entertainment in the Olde Towne Square, Wine Tasting at Bake Bottle & Brew, and The Gray Dolphin. The downtown merchants will be offering refreshments to all of their guests and they will be open until 9 pm.
Don't miss the Swansboro Dance Studio as they perform scenes from their Nutcracker Ballet at 5 pm!
A highlight of the evening will be the Annual Town of Swansboro Christmas Tree Lighting at 6 pm at Olde Town Square!
Instigator Fishing & Diving Charters will have freebie megalodon shark teeth fragments for the kiddos as well. This is a great time to get your Christmas gift and/or stocking stuffer! "Way better than a lump of coal!"  Located at 135 Front Street next to their Viking boat!
We invite you to stay for a long weekend in Swansboro! Visit our website at www.VisitSwansboro.org for information on where to stay, including Swansboro's award-winning Hampton Inn & Suites!

Live music on the Pug Pavillion Stage in Olde Towne Square is brought to you by the Seaside Arts Council.

The Will & Tony Show


Enter the Win the Swansboro Cool & Breezy Getaway Contest

Discover the charm of Swansboro! Enjoy the quieter cooler vibes of the fall and winter seasons! Throw on a sweater and shop and stroll in our historic downtown. Adventures on the water and excursions to Bear Island are available nearly year-round. Enjoy the fall sunsets, island treasure hunting, and shelling. Savor the waterfront views and flavors of our local eateries!
2 Nights Stay for Two at Hampton Inn & Suites - Swansboro*
1 $50 Gift Card from Bake, Bottle & Brew
1 $100 Gift Card from The Boro Restaurant & Bar
The winner will be randomly selected and announced on our Facebook Page on Monday, November 27th.
*One room for two individuals for two nights at the Hampton Inn & Suites - Swansboro. Valid through November 11, 2024. Certain exclusions and black-out dates apply. Reservations must be made 7 days prior to arrival. Total value is a maximum of $350.

Kids Can Enjoy the Night Out Too While You Shop!

Where to Park

Street closures will be at 3 pm and will re-open at 9 pm, immediately after the event.
Streets affected by the closures include:
• All of Church Street
• All of Front Street
• Main Street will be closed up to Elm Street
• Moore Street and Church Street will be closed up to Water Street

Download Merchants & Restaurants Guide & Map

We look forward to seeing you in Swansboro!