Although the higher elevations on the western side of North Carolina have a good chance of enjoying a white Christmas each year, for many in the Tar Heel State, the notion of being in a winter wonderland during the holidays can be achieved by other means. Over in Kure Beach, for instance, the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher has teamed up with the Lower Cape Fear Hospice for a magical Festival of Trees set among the aquarium’s stunning exhibits.

Ticket prices vary but general admission tickets are all under $10. See the full list of admission costs here. Learn more about the Festival of Trees here, and more about the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher here. You can also follow along on Facebook.

Want to see more like this? Visit Christmas Town U.S.A. right here in North Carolina!

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