Music and other holiday entertainment featured at Fort Fisher’s annual open house is your source for free news and information in the Wilmington area.

Masonboro Parlor will be among the entertainers at the Holiday Open House. Courtesy photo.
Masonboro Parlor will be among the entertainers at the Holiday Open House. (Courtesy photo).

KURE BEACH — Fort Fisher State Historic Site is set to celebrate the upcoming holiday season with its annual Holiday Open House.

The 2016 Holiday Open House will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fort Fisher visitor’s center. The open house is free and open to the public. At the open house, visitors can enjoy seasonal refreshments, decorations, and entertainment throughout the day.

The event will feature an array of holiday music leading off with selections by the Carolina Beach Elementary School Chorus, under the direction of Heather Kurtz, followed by the Murray Middle School Jazz Band, under the direction of David Tyson.

The Open House will also feature storyteller and musician John Golden, as well as John Bennett and Masonboro Parlor, a group of local musicians who offer a unique combination of lively 18th and 19th century dance and period music. A 15 percent discount will be offered on all museum store merchandise during the Holiday Open House, so visitors can stock up on gifts for the history enthusiast on their list.

Fort Fisher is also a Toys For Tots collection location. The event is sponsored by Fort Fisher Chapter 2325 of the UDC, the Friends of Fort Fisher and New Hanover County, Town of Kure Beach and the Town of Carolina Beach.

Fort Fisher State Historic Site is located at 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd S. in Kure Beach. For more information, contact Paul Laird at 910-612- 7067 or via email at