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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.


11/26/2018 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. A Kenan Park Christmas 

504 South Main Street | Kenansville, N.C. 28349 

Tis’ the Season! It’s the night Santa trades in his sleigh for a big, red, fire engine and visits all his Kenansville friends young and old! Be merry with the Mayor, Town Board of Commissioners, and Santa himself, as they illuminate Kenan Park with holiday cheer! Indulge in favorite holiday treats hosted by Troop 50 Scouts! - Dress cordially; Bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the all-time Christmas classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in a way Kenan Park has never beheld before. Delight in the sounds of the season performed by the Adult Choir and Praise Band of Kenansville Baptist Church. Laugh, giggle, and join N.C. Pre – K’s rendition of the Reindeer Hokie! Don’t miss out on your chance to get a Selfie with Santa! Deck the Halls and Jingle all the Way as the Town of Kenansville hosts its Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony presented as A Kenan Park Christmas wishing you and yours, a very, merry, holiday season!