Catch ‘Elf’ and tree lighting at Greenfield Lake

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Greenfield Lake Christmas Tree. Photo courtesy of the City of Wilmington.
Greenfield Lake Christmas Tree. Photo courtesy of the City of Wilmington.

The holiday season is in full swing in the Port City, and decorations are continuing to go up around town.

The latest area to get a taste of the festivities is Greenfield Lake Park, where a Christmas tree will be lighted Thursday night at the world’s largest Rotary wheel, located at 1941 Amphitheater Drive.

The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. and will be followed by Santa’s arrival at the Rotary Wheel Gazebo. Volunteers from Toys for Tots will be helping Santa with coloring books and crayons. At 7 p.m., a screening of the holiday movie “Elf” starring Will Ferrell will start at the adjacent Greenfield Lake Amphitheater.

Admission to the family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Seating for the movie at the 900-seat outdoor venue is first come, first served. Snacks as well as both hot and cold beverages will be available for sale.

The events are made possible by a partnership between the City of Wilmington and the Greenfield Lake Collaborative.