Be Safe Out There!
Arrive at least two hoursbefore your ight.
Travel light, which includesleaving your car at home and
taking public transportaon, ashule or a taxi to the airport.Carry essenals, including an ample supply of anymedicaons you use, in your carry-on luggage.Also keep copies of your travel informaon in aconvenient, safe place.Review the TSA list of prohibited items to avoidhaving them seized at the airport. Travelers with
mobile phones can download or access the online
TSA mobile applicaon, which provides crowd-sourced informaon about security line wait mesand informaon about airports which may experiencea weather delay.Do not carry wrapped gis in carry-on luggage, asgis may need to be inspected at security checkpoints and in some instances they will be unwrapped.
According to the American Automobile Associaon (AAA), 42.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this holiday season. Hereare just a few ps from the experts to help make your travels as safe and unevenul as possible. Adapted from AAA and The Weather Channel.
If possible, have your carexamined before you leave.
Let someone know where youare going, what route you will
be taking, and when you expectto arrive. During the holidays more than ever, beprepared for a change in course.Adjust speed as appropriate for the weather and roadcondions. Increase following distance to provideaddional braking distance.
Stay hydrated and make frequent rest stops during
your journey to help ght fague.Pack a winter safety kit for the car.
Try to avoid driving during the evening hours onThanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years when the
likelihood of impaired drivers is greater.
Friday, 11/25/2011 - Wednesday, 01/04/2012
Holiday Lighng of the Baleship
Part of historic downtown Wilmington’s annual holiday light
celebraon, the Baleship will be dressed in lights strungfrom the bow up to the masts and down to the stern.(910) 251-5797 or www.baleshipnc.com
Friday, 11/25/2011 - Saturday, 12/31/2011
3rd Annual Christmas by the Sea
The Carolina Beach Boardwalk oceanfront landscaped coves
will come alive with merriment and decoraons, thanks
to local businesses and groups who have sponsored the
various coves. Every Saturday through December 31.(910) 470-8666 or www.boardwalkmakeover.org
A Selecon of Family Friendly Events around Wilmington
Friday, 11/25/201 - Wednesday, 12/21/2011
The celebraon will showcase a Poinsea Paradise withmore than 400 holiday plants, an elaborate seng of morethan 300,000 fesve lights, live musical entertainment,three massive model train exhibits and a meet andgreet with Santa. Airlie will again present its spectacularWilmington-themed LEGO display featuring more than250,000 LEGO bricks! Tickets must be pre-purchased.www.airliegardens.org
Thursday, 12/01/2011 - Friday, 12/02/2011
Ballet for Young Audiences: The Nutcracker at Thalian
Here’s a dierent take on this holiday classic - where
you’ll be introduced to the ballet’s favorite characters &highlights in a condensed, narrated 60 minute version
perfect for the whole family, lile ones included.(910) 632-2285 or www.thalianhall.orgConnued on page 3