Sand Tiger Shark in habitat during Festival of Trees

No where else does the brilliance of the holiday season harmonize with breathtaking aquatic life to create such a magical experience as the Festival of Trees. The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is excited to welcome back the 2022 Cape Fear Festival of Trees from Nov. 18-Jan. 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sponsored by First Citizens Bank, the 2022 event will feature 54 trees beautifully adorned by generous sponsors supporting Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Foundation. Admission to the Aquariums sells out during this fan favorite.

Touring the Festival of Trees is complimentary with the purchase of Aquarium admission—as a reminder, advance tickets are required to visit us. To find out more about Festival of Trees and to plan an exceptional trip to the Aquarium, please visit 2022 Festival of Trees.

Please note the Aquarium will close early on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 at 1 p.m. with the last ticket being sold at noon.