Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - 11:05am

Dear Citizens of Kure Beach,

I am writing today on behalf of the Commissioners, Staff and many Volunteers of our Town. This season at Kure Beach, lets all step away from the din of the modern holiday season and let our small town atmosphere prevail. Forget about credit cards and stressing over things we want, trade them in for these events brought to you courtesy of town staff and volunteers. Please mark your calendars and put on your small town frame of mind.  Come out and enjoy your neighbors. Grand Parents remember the beauty of your own childhood and family events,  bring your grandchildren.

Kure Beach Holiday Market  Saturday, November 18th and 25th from 9am-3pm

Support local artists, crafters, and food vendors while checking off that holiday shopping list. Bring a new, unwrapped toy or cash donation for TOYS FOR TOTS to enter the raffle for an incredible basket of goods donated by participating vendors.

Community Center Crafts & Cookies  Sunday, December 3rd from 1-4pm

Join members of the Kure Beach Community Center Committee for a $5 lighted globe craft project, a homemade cookie exchange and free craft projects for kids.  Remember to bring canned goods for the Help Center and those less fortunate.

Holiday Whoobie Whatty  Friday, December 15th from 6:30-8:30pm (FREE)

Put on your best Whoville attire for a Grinch-themed celebration. The evening kicks off with the announcing of the 2023 Kure Beach Cheermeister, (award for best Holiday decorations) followed by a viewing of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” While the film is playing visit different stations setup throughout the park for face painting, Grinch crafts, cookie decorating, and photos with the Grinch.

Holiday Story Time by the Sea  Saturday, December 16th from 11am-12:30pm (FREE)

Another visit from the Princesses of Fairytales and Dreams by the Sea for a magical morning of Christmas themed stories and crafts.

Island of Lights New Year’s Eve Celebration  Sunday, Dec. 31st starting at 9pm (FREE)

Kure Beach hosts this year’s Island of Lights New Year’s Eve celebration. Festivities kick off at 9pm. The lighted beach ball drops at midnight, followed by a spectacular fireworks display.

If you would like to volunteer for any of these events, please contact the Recreation Dept. via  It is our hope that during this holiday season we remember that it takes a community to develop a small town atmosphere.

Best Wishes,

Craig Bloszinsky

Mayor Kure Beach