There is nothing more magical about the Yuletide Season than admiring festive lights all around the Grand Strand. We’ve put together a list of Myrtle Beach Christmas light and festivities for you to enjoy with your family in merriment.
Pawleys Christmas Festival at the Island Shops - November 21
Let the holiday season begin in Pawleys Island! Gather at the Island Shops for their annual tree lighting, free activities, entertainment, cookie decorating, and some facetime with Santa! The holiday event is from 3-5:30 PM, Saturday, November 21.
The Great Christmas Light Show - Nov. 23-Dec. 30
Head to North Myrtle for a drive-through light experience unlike any other! North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex put on a spectacular holiday light complete with music and cheer. The show runs November 23 through December 30 (closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day) from 5:30-9:30 PM. Admission is $20 per car for up to 15 guests. After you drive through you can also stop and enjoy Santa’s Village where kids can get a picture with Santa!
Night of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens - Nov. 27-Dec. 31
People flock from all over the country to see the lights at Night of a Thousand Candles in Brookgreen Gardens, it's one of the best things to do in Myrtle Beach in the Winter. The gardens really go all out and the entire property is covered in twinkling lights and over 2,800 hand-lit candles –it’s truly a sight to behold. Be sure to purchase advance tickets to this event as they do not let you purchase at the gate. Night of a Thousand Candles begins November 27 and runs through December 31. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children.
Intracoastal Christmas Regatta - November 28
If you’re looking for something that screams Christmas at the beach, join in the fun at the annual Intracoastal Christmas Regatta! Watch the holiday decked-out boats as they parade down and light up Little River Inlet. The parade begins at 5 PM and this event is FREE! The best places to watch the parade include the Marina at Dock Holiday’s, Cricket Cove Marina, Anchor Marina, any restaurant along the waterway.
Christmas Tree Lighting at McLean Park - December 1
The lighting of a Christmas tree always makes December feel a little more magical! Join the city of Myrtle Beach as they host their annual lighting of the tree at McClean Park. Drop by around 6 PM to see the tree light up and to enjoy other holiday festivities, refreshments, and more!
Surfside Beach Christmas Tree Lighting - December 3
Surfside Beach is also hosting their annual lighting of the tree at Surfside Beach Town Hall. You and your family can enjoy music, activities, and a visit from Santa from 6-8 PM on December 3.
Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade - December 6
Local and visitors gather for the annual Christmas Parade in Murrells Inlet. Watch the festivities or join in on the fun by registering and decorating your own float. The parade begins at 3 PM on Wilcox Avenue and ends at Wachesaw Road.