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Kenansville, county seat of Duplin County, is a peaceful small town rich in history and proud of its heritage. Kenansville is located in the fertile Coastal Plains of southeastern NC.

Settled in 1735 by immigrants from Northern Ireland, these early pioneers called their town "Golden Grove". The present town of Kenansville was chartered in 1852 and named for James Kenan. Kenansville is just 55 miles north of Wilmington and 80 miles southeast of Raleigh. Kenasville also is the home of Vidant Duplin, a 101-bed community hospital, James Sprunt Community College, Duplin County Events Center and Liberty Hall.


A Kenan Park Christmas

December 7, 2019 (Rain Date is December 9, 2019)

504 South Main Street | Kenansville, NC 28349

5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Tis’ the Season! It’s the night Santa trades in his sleigh for a big, red fire engine and visits all his Duplin County friends young and old! Be merry with Santa himself, Mayor John Garner, the Town Board of Commissioners and the Chamber of Commerce as they illuminate Kenan Park for a second time with holiday cheer! Indulge in favorite holiday treats and foods hosted by the Pack 50 Scouts and Kenansville Recreation!  Dress cordially; Bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy an all-time Christmas classic on the big screen in a way Kenan Park has never beheld before.  Delight in the sounds of the season throughout the night as we kick off this wonderful season.  Don’t miss out on your chance to get a picture with Santa! Deck th’ Halls and Jingle all the Way as the Town of Kenansville and Chamber of Commerce hosts its Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony presented as A Kenan Park Christmas wishing you and yours, a very, merry, Christmas!


Proudly Sponsored by the Town of Kenansville, the Kenansville-Duplin County Chamber of Commerce & the Duplin County Library