WILMINGTON, NC – The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is getting all decked out this holiday season. On the evening of November 23, 2012, the gazebo in Battleship Park will have a beautiful glow thanks to Downtown Business Alliance and the donation of lights from Costco. December 1, 2012, the Ship will reflect the holiday spirit from bow to stern on the “up and over” line, lights will be strung and create an amazing picturesque view from downtown Wilmington.
Before the lights come on in the evening, visit the Ship’s Store for unique collectibles and stocking stuffers. Exclusive items such as a model of the NORTH CAROLINA, cannot be found anywhere else. The Christmas Corner offers ornaments and other holiday related items and with gifts as low as $.99 it is a must stop and see. Get a jump on your shopping even before Black Friday, as the Ship and Gift Shop both open at noon on Thanksgiving. Parking is always ample and free. If not in the driving vicinity of the Ship, make sure to visit the online store at battleshipncstore.com for all of your holiday needs.
The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is self-supporting, not tax supported and relies primarily upon admissions to tour the Ship, sales in the Ship’s Store, donations and investments. No funds for its administration and operation come from appropriations from governmental entities at the local, state or federal levels. Located at the junction of Highways 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River. Visit the Battleship’s website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more information.
The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is a unit of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. For more information on North Carolina arts, history and culture, visit Cultural Resources online.