Holiday Happenings At The Beach

Holiday Happenings at the beach

While we may be a well-known summer destination, the Myrtle Beach area also makes for a great place to spend the winter holiday season. From Christmas parades and festivals to breathtaking theatrical performances and light shows, the Grand Strand offers everything to make your holiday season complete. Check out this list of top seasonal things to do, shows to see, and festive fun still to be had at the beach.

Dazzling Light Shows

       Nights of a Thousand Candles

Where: Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet
What:  Walk through a soft glowing sculpture and wildlife preserve, with several themed botanical gardens with over 2,700 hand-lit candles and millions of sparkling lights. Enjoy live music entertainment, refreshments, and holiday-themed exhibits. Tickets must be pre-purchased, and space is limited.
When: November 25 & 26, 27, & 30 December 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 27-31, 2003 | 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Celebration of Lights in Conway

This drive-through light show is set to your favorite holiday tunes and is $2/person.
WHEN: 6:00-9:00 p.m. Nov. 30 - Dec.24
View Conway Event Info Online

The Great Christmas Light Show at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex

Even if you’ve been before you’ll want to see the new lights and new displays at this amazing light show perfectly set to music. Then bundle up as you enter Santa’s Village. There you’ll find a petting zoo, an elf hunt, train rides and of course visits with Santa himself.
WHEN: 5:30-9:30 p.m. every night through December 30 except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Santa's Village is open nightly beginning December 15. 

Winter Wonderland at The Beach

Head to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk for a mile-long FREE light display with oceanfront photos with Santa, fun family-friendly events, live entertainment, shopping, and a brand-new Family Fun Zone with s'mores, inflatables and so much more. 
WHEN: 6-9 p.m, November 24, 2023, to January 1, 2024 (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

Santa Sightings


The Polar Bus Express at The Market Common
Hop on the Big Red Bus for the coolest Polar Express themed-ride in town. Riders will receive their very own “Believe” bell, chocolate chip cookie, water and hot cocoa at the end. You might even see the man in red if you ring your bell loud enough!
WHEN: Dec. 15 & 16 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Dec. 22 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. & 23 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Complimentary Carriage Rides at The Market Common

Take a free ride in your private carriage with your loved ones around The Market Common this month!
WHEN: Monday, December 26th and Tuesday, December 27th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. decked out for the holidays.>>View Market Common Event Info Online


These Myrtle Beach restaurants and attractions will have special visits and meals with Santa this year! 

BASS PRO SHOPS & CABELAS | Nov 5–Dec 23. Book online for photo opps.


PHOTOS WITH SANTA AT TANGER OUTLETS | Nov 24–Dec 20th, see link for more

SANTA EVENTS AT BROADWAY AT THE BEACH | Events at The Hangout, Bfast w/ Santa at Dave & Busters, Bfast w/Santa at Hard Rock Cafe, Bfast w/The Grinch at Hard Rock Cafe

PHOTOS WITH SANTA AT THE MARKET COMMON | Sundays and Thursdays, Dec 3–21 from 5–7pm

SANTA AT COASTAL GRAND MALL | November special rates available now!

SANTA & THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN | Sat & Sun, 1–5pm on Dec 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17

WICKED HOLIDAY MARKET | Saturdays 11a–3p until Dec 16

Looking for more activities to get out and experience all the Grand Strand has to offer? Check out our list of 99 Things to Do! Top Things To Do On The Grand Strand

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