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CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) - More than fifteen restaurants and shops participated in the fourth annual Holiday Walk on Sunday in Carolina Beach.
From noon until six, people had the chance to tour businesses and enjoy refreshments.
Business owners say said the third annual Holiday Walk is a way to bring visitors to the island during the off season.
"We're trying to bring locals to Carolina Beach Boardwalk, so they can see the restaurants and what great shops we have here," said Roxanne Thompson of Island Florals by Roxanne. "So they'll support us through the year when the tourists are gone and all the local people will come to Carolina Beach and support us."
Starting on Friday, Carolina Beach will begin its first Christmas by the Sea event. Businesses will string up lights and some will have carolers.