Winter 2023 Events

The Cargo District Winter Fest

December 9-10 from 12pm-8pm

Come enjoy a family-friendly winter festival in The Cargo District of Wilmington, NC! More than 20 local businesses will be joining in the fun—we'll have movie nights, local art markets, flash tattoos, holiday shows, food and drink specials, and more! Read on for a list of some of the things we have in store for this exciting weekend:

Saturday, December 9

  • Hello, Love Pop-Up (12pm-4pm): True Blue Bakery
  • Fairy Hair with Black Sheep Cosmos @ Alcove (12pm-4pm): get some fairy hair, hair extensions, and feathers for Winter Fest!
  • Movie Night @ Alcove Beer Garden (5:30pm-7:30pm): Come watch “Home Alone” while eating popcorn and delicious food from Beat Street,  and sipping on spiked hot peppermint cocoa! 
  • Holiday Flash Tattoos @ Queen Street Tattoo (11am-7pm): festive pre-drawn tattoos from in-house artists
  • The Roasted Bookery's Grand Opening (10am-6pm): morning story times, a wrapping station by The Teen Council from DREAMS (donations accepted), a Toys for Tots Drive, caricatures by HP Fangs (free with new unwrapped toy donation for Toys for Tots!), in-store giveaways, and diverse vendors including: HP Fangs, Be Sweet's Bakery, Unwind Collection, The Painted Snail and Jarogue Art!
  • Ho Ho Ho Holiday Market @ Fermental (4pm-8pm): Enjoy local art, vintage goods, live music, drinks, and a food truck
  • December Market @ The Starling Bar (5pm-9pm): 18 local vendors, NSEA Oyster, seasonal hot drinks, live music, Santa, and more!
  • Bones Pet Boutique (12pm-5pm): holiday sales

Sunday, December 10

  • Bookworm Pottery's 1st Annual Holiday Pottery Show (12pm-4pm): Come celebrate their student and staff achievements while shopping for pots, enjoying free libations, and making new pottery pals in DesignWorx
  • Cake Man's Bakes Pop-Up @ DesignWorx (1pm-6pm)
  • Hello, Love Pop-Up (12pm-4pm): Peach Honey Clayworks, Goddess Dry Goods, and Plants of Heather
  • DIY Marimo Jar Station with Plants of Heather (12pm-5pm): make your own marimo jar, grab your own moss art kit, or buy a kokedama for a planty Christmas gift!
  • Bones Pet Boutique (12pm-3pm): holiday sales
  • Holiday Flash Tattoos @ Queen Street Tattoo (11am-7pm): festive pre-drawn tattoos from in-house artists

Food & Drink Specials

  • Beat Street: Corndogs
  • Superfree Food: holiday specials - raw peppermint patties, cardamom vanilla maca butter, and special gift boxes
  • Cheesesmith: food & drink specials 
  • The Starling Bar: drink specials
  • Alcove Beer Garden: drink specials

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