28 Things to Do in Myrtle Beach in the Winter
Parents With Children Having Fun On Winter Beach Together, one of the most fun things to do in Myrtle Beach in the winter.

If you and your family are searching for what to do this winter in Myrtle Beach, look no further! We have created a list of all the great attractions and holiday festivities happening around the Grand Strand during the winter months.

Whether you are looking to escape the inevitable snowstorms of the north or just experience the fun of Myrtle Beach without all the crowds, book your Winter Vacation today at Dunes Village at a great rate! Just because the temperatures have cooled down, doesn’t mean the excitement has.

Attend A Christmas Show At The Beach

The Christmas Show of the South

Myrtle Beach is home to many great theaters, and each of them puts on unique shows that help people get into the holiday spirit. The Carolina Opry celebrates 36 seasons of The Christmas Show Of The South which features new cast members, endless holiday decorations, the Calvin Gilmore orchestra and much more.

The South’s Grandest Christmas Show

The Alabama Theater is bringing back The South’s Grandest Christmas Show once again! The talented cast of the Alabama Theater will be performing many of your favorite holiday tunes as well as some new tunes you’ll be sure to love. Get ready to laugh, sing and celebrate this season with the Alabama Theater.

Other theaters in the area that have holiday-themed shows include: Happy family celebrating at a Christmas show, one of the things you can do this winter in Myrtle Beach.

Enjoy Holiday Activities In Myrtle Beach

Nights of a Thousand Candles

Like most cities, Myrtle Beach has a plethora of holiday activities going on throughout the winter months. One of the most popular among both locals and visitors is Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens. Guests stroll the beautiful gardens that shine brightly with more than 2,800 hand-lit candles and more sparkling holiday lights than you can count. There is live music, delicious food and hot cider for everyone to enjoy. Tickets must be purchased in advance online or by calling 843-235-6000.

Ripley’s Festival of Trees

Another festive attraction is Ripley’s Festival of Trees at the Ripley’s Aquarium. See the magic of the underwater world surrounded by more than 55 beautifully decorated Christmas trees, one for each U.S. state and territory. There is an extra-large tree for South Carolina that represents what makes our state wonderful. All the festive fun is available with your general admission ticket.

Christmas Lights & Festivities

All throughout December and creeping into January, there are loads of Christmas Lights & Festivities from North Myrtle Beach to Pawleys Island. From holiday parades to Breakfast with Santa, there are numerous holiday celebrations to keep your spirits full of cheer.

New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Closing out the holiday season is a variety of New Year’s Eve Celebrations. One of the best is the Southern Times Square at The Market Common. There will be live music, food and drink vendors, a one-of-a-kind ball drop and amazing fireworks at midnight to ring in the new year.

Golf Along The Grand Strand

Holiday festivities are not the only popular winter activities in Myrtle Beach. Many golfers make their annual trip to Myrtle Beach during the winter months for cheaper rates and cooler weather. Since South Carolina rarely sees snow in the winter, golf courses are open even when it’s cold. When northern golf shuts down for the winter, golfers will come south and keep their seasons alive. Check out one of the hundreds of golf courses that Myrtle Beach has to enjoy like The Dunes Golf Club, Caledonia Golf Club or any of the three courses at Myrtle Beach National.

Shopping a great thing to do this winter in Myrtle Beach, like the young woman shopping for Christmas in this photo.Shop The Deals Before & After The Holidays

With the holidays quickly approaching, winter is the time to get some shopping done, and once the holidays are past, the specials sometimes get even sweeter. Since it may be a little too chilly to spend hours on the beach, take the opportunity to be productive and get presents for the loved ones in your life or a little gift for yourself. Myrtle Beach has plenty of places to find those perfect gifts:

Tanger Outlets

Tanger Outlets has two locations in the Myrtle Beach area, one on Hwy 501 and another on Hwy 17. Both have hundreds of stores and countless deals for you to explore this most wonderful time of the year. If it’s too cold for the outlets, Myrtle Beach also has indoor malls: If you can’t find what you’re looking for at the malls, you may want to check out the unique shops at: 

Visit Some Of The Best Year-Round Attractions

During this Winter in Myrtle Beach, we want to be sure you and your family are having fun and staying safe. Some events have been canceled or postponed, but there are still plenty of attractions where you can safely have fun and enjoy your vacation. Here are a more ways for you to enjoy your stay while in Myrtle Beach this winter:

Hollywood Wax Museum

Where: 1808 21st Avenue North, Myrtle Beach Snap a pic with life-like wax figures of your favorite celebrities.


Where: 1313 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach An indoor "edu-tainment" amusement park with over 100 hands-on exhibits.

Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

Where: 1110 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach Soar above the surf aboard this seaside observation wheel, one of the tallest on the east coast.

Alligator Adventure

Where: 4604 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach One of the world's largest reptile facilities that is also home to exotic birds and mammals.

Edventure Children's Museum

Where: 4005 Howard Avenue, Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach's home for learning and playing for young children.

Myrtle Beach State Park

Where: 4401 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach An oceanfront escape from Myrtle Beach's bustling beaches.

Broadway Grand Prix

Where: 1820 21st Avenue North, Myrtle Beach Nearly all ages can burn rubber at this outdoor go kart park.

Fun Warehouse

Where: 2349 Dick Pond Road, Myrtle Beach An indoor arcade, skating rink, laser tag, and much more.

Playing at the Indoor Waterpark at Dunes Village Resort is one of the most fun things to do in Myrtle Beach in the winter.Relax & Enjoy An Indoor Pool & Waterpark

One source of entertainment you can count on year-round is Myrtle Beach’s Best Indoor Waterpark at Dunes Village Resort. Kids can experience a deep-sea adventure in our Silly Submarine. There are also whirlpools, lazy rivers, a waterfall bucket, and waterslides all inside a warm, climate-controlled environment.

The cold winter weather won’t stop you and your family from enjoying some quality pool time. And if you’d like to take a stroll down the beach, just walk across one of our two boardwalks that lead right to the sand and sea.

Book your stay today at Dunes Village Resort for an unforgettable winter retreat. We have great off-season deals available, and now you know what fun you and your family can have this winter in Myrtle Beach.