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Christmas Festivities at Bladen County Vineyards 

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By Cara Beth Lewis 

Lu Mil Vineyard and Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery are the hosts of many great events throughout the year in Bladen County. Both of these local Vineyards have announced their festive plans for Christmas.

Lu Mil’s annual Festival of Lights is a Bladen County favorite that brings visitors in the Christmas spirit from near and far every year. In addition to the drive-through light show, the vineyard also offers a country buffet, candy shop, and gift shop. Lu Mil Vineyard also announced that you can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus for free!

Lu Mil Vineyard’s Festival of Lights Schedule:

  • November 26th – November 28th: 6-10 pm
  • December 2nd – December 5th: 6-10 pm
  • December 9th – December 12th: 6-10 pm
  • December 16th – December 23rd: 6-10 pm

Tickets for the light show are $10 per person, and children ages five and under are admitted for free. For large groups, a double-decker bus is available. To book the bus, contact Kayla at

That is not all for Vineyard Christmas festivities in the mother county — At the end of this month, on November 28th, Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery in Elizabethtown is hosting a brunch or lunch with Santa!

For brunch, the winery will serve pancakes, bacon, pastry, grits, and toast. The price for kids is $20, and for adults is $15.

For lunch, they will serve a delicious meal of country-style steak, oven roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, buttered corn, southern style green beans, white rice, buttered sweet peas, and cornbread. Dessert and salad will be sold separately. Lunch prices are the same as brunch prices listed above.

To reserve your spot, pre-register here: viewform.

Additionally, on November 11th, Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery is hosting a “Christmas Sled Sip and Paint” event. This is an evening event, where you will get to relax and enjoy painting an 18-inch Christmas Sled, with your choice of three designs! The host says your creation will be “Perfect for the front porch or by the fireplace as part of your Christmas Home Decor.”


Tickets are $45 and include all of the supplies you will need — An 18-inch, pre-traced, assembled sled, step-by-step instructions, and your first drink! There will also be door prizes and a giveaway.

Sarah with “Paint and Create with Sarah” added, “Beginner painters are welcome, and encouraged! This is FUN art!”

Feel free to arrive early and eat ahead of time at The Cork Room restaurant or you are welcome to order food from the bar menu and eat as you paint.

This is a Pre-Pay event, and registration closes today, November 5th. Sign up today and purchase your ticket via the ticket link:

The Christmas season is just kicking off in the Mother County. Be sure to take advantage of all that our county has to offer!