Fort Fisher Special Events

2017 Cape Fear Festival of Trees

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 20 through Jan. 1

The Lower Cape Fear Hospice hosts this beloved tradition amidst the inspiring backdrop of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Thanks to the generosity of the presenting sponsor First Citizens Bank, visitors delight in dozens of dazzling, decorated trees in a unique aquatic setting. All visitors who purchase a general admission ticket to the Aquarium will also experience this festive event!

Santa by the Sea

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec.16-17

A magical holiday experience with Santa and his aquatic friends. Meet a live penguin! Take photos with Santa! Play games and explore the Aquarium’s decked halls. Santa will delight the entire family by diving alongside sharks, eels and one of his favorite sea turtle friends in three dive programs per day. Santa dives at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Free with general Aquarium admission. 

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