Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with family fun for everyone in the Town of Leland! December is packed full of holiday events, headlined by a bigger and brighter Leland in Lights than ever before.
Experience magic and create traditions with Leland in Lights! The annual display features a festive walking tour of Founders Park, located at 113 Town Hall Drive, as it transforms into a winter wonderland for a month. Join us for the Grand Illumination to kick off the dazzling display on Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. Help turn the lights on, visit with Santa, take a train ride on our very own Leland Express, and enjoy local food trucks. Leland Fire/Rescue and the Leland Police Department will be accepting canned goods to donate to Brunswick Family Assistance. Leland in Lights is free and starts at dusk every evening through Jan. 3. Visit LelandinLights.com for more information including parking and dates the Leland Express train will be in service.
Also on Dec. 3, don't miss the popular Holiday Art Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Leland Cultural Arts Center (LCAC), located at 1212 Magnolia Village Way. The free event features unique handmade gifts that are sure to please everyone on your shopping list.
Come show off your most festive outfit at the Ugly Sweater Party on Dec. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the LCAC. Enjoy your favorite holiday tunes and original rock songs with live music from Holy Heat. Adults and kids can enter the ugly sweater competition for a chance to win prizes from local businesses. Tickets are $15 and available online or at the LCAC.
Join us for a special Movie in the Park showing of The Polar Express surrounded by the magic of Leland in Lights on Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. Bring a blanket or chairs, family and friends, and a picnic, or purchase food from the First Bite food truck. After the movie, the Leland Express train will be running from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. This event is free.
Finally, sensory friendly visits with Santa will be offered on Dec. 17 at the LCAC. This gives children with specific needs the opportunity to enjoy the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa in a subdued and calm environment. Space is limited for this free event. Registration is required and available online.