Town of Holden Beach

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Town News

Town Hall Closed: Town Hall will be closed November 23rd and 24th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Turkey Trot: Join us on Thanksgiving Day (November 23rd)  at 8:00 a.m. for this fun, family-friendly run/ walk before partaking in your Thanksgiving feast. We ask that participants bring canned food items to donate to the One Can Ministry at Sharon United Methodist Church. If you will not be in town, but would still like to donate, you can drop your canned good donation off at Town Hall up to one week prior to the event. Please call Christy at (910) 842-6488 to pre-register for the event. 

10th Annual Tree Lighting: The Town will hold its 10th Annual Tree Lighting on Thursday, November 30th at the HB Pavilion. Entertainment by the West Brunswick High School Chorus will kick off the event at 5:30 p.m.  Don't miss the countdown to light the tree at 6:00 p.m. There will be games and a visit from a special guest (hint: ho, ho, ho).

Chili or Soup Cook-Off: Do you have what it takes to win the prize? Prepare your favorite soup or chili and drop it off at Town Hall November 30th at 11:30 a.m. Judging will be at noon. Your dish must be prepared beforehand and presented exactly as it is intended to be served.  The winner will be announced at the Tree Lighting. Call (910) 842-6488 or return the registration form by November 29th to sign-up. 

Breakfast with Santa: Enjoy a light breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 9th at 9:00 a.m. The event will be held in the Town Hall Public Assembly and is for ages 10 and under. Pre-registration by December 1st at noon is reguired. Call (910) 842-6488 and speak with Christy to sign up.

Sandy Paws Parade and Pictures with Santa: Bring your pup out for a short stroll in the doggie parade and then have a picture made with Santa on December 9th. The event will begin at Town Hall at 10:30 a.m. Pictures opportunities will take place at the Holden Beach Pavilion after the parade. Call Christy at (910) 842-6488 to pre-register.

Holiday Social: Join us for lunch to celebrate the holiday season on December 14th. The Town will provide the meat for the event. Each participant should bring a covered dish. Register by calling (910) 842-6488 by December 7th at noon if you plan to attend.

Youth Ice Skating Trip: Join us on December 21st for an ice skating trip on the first day of winter. We will meet at Town Hall at 10:00 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. We will be traveling by BTS transportation to the Wilmington Ice House. The fee is $20 per child for ages 8 - 13. Pre-registration is required by December 15th at noon. Call (910) 842-6488 to pre-register. Space is limited.

Skating at Scooters: Burn some out-of-school energy with us on December 29th at Scooter's Skating Rink. We will be traveling by BTS transportation to Wilmington. Participants should meet at Town Hall at 10:00 a.m. and we will return by 4:30 p.m. The fee is 20 for children ages 8 - 13. Pre-registration by calling (910) 842-6488 is required by December 15th at noon. Space is limited.

Brunswick Transit System: In need of a ride? Call Brunswick Transit System at (910) 253-7800. Reservations must be made in advance. Click here for more information. 

Curbside Trash Collection: All carts must be placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on collection days. Waste Industries has notified us that they will no longer remove cans from homeowners’ racks. This service has not been included in our contract with Waste Industries for years, however they were lenient and continued removing the cans from the racks when homeowners were not in compliance.

Make sure to have your carts by the curb by 6:00 a.m. on collection day to avoid your trash not being collected.

Kayak Launch: The Town has two kayak launches for the public's enjoyment at Bridgeview Park.  The launches are part of our Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant project. 

Annual Beach Monitoring Report: Fran Way from Applied Technology and Management presented the Annual Beach Monitoring Report results at the October 18th BOC meeting. Click here to view his slideshow.

Transient Dock: Our new transient dock at Bridgeview Park is now open. Click here to view the registration form.

Artificial Reef Guide: Sunken vessels, aircraft, train boxcars and old bridges are all underwater treasures located along North Carolina’s coast, strategically situated to promote fishing opportunities. Now, the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries Artificial Reef Guide will show you where to find them. Click here to view the online version of the guide.

EV Station: Check out our new EV Station on Jordan Boulevard. This station is free of charge, courtesy of Brunswick Electric.

Volunteers: The Town is always looking for people to volunteer on our various boards and committees. If you are interested, submit a resume form to

Recreational Activities: Make sure to check out our Parks & Recreation page for information on activities.

Safety Tips: Chief Layne reminds everyone to not leave valuables in your vehicles when they are unattended. Always lock your doors.

Mobile App: We are excited to announce the release of our Town mobile app. This new social media tool is a mobile friendly version of our website. Push notifications can be sent to assist in communications during an emergency situation. This is a FREE app. Visit the Apple Store or Google Play and search "Holden Beach" to download the app.

Town Flags: The Town has Town Flags in stock. You can purchase one for $40.

Vegetation and Sand Fence: The Town encourages owners to vegetate their properties and install sand fencing. This is a great way to protect your property and accumulate sand on your dune. Please contact the CAMA Officer at (910) 842-6080 if you would like further information.