What To Do This Winter In Myrtle Beach
What to Do this Winter in Myrtle Beach

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. Just because the temperatures have cooled down, doesn’t mean the excitement has too.

Holiday activities

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; purchase them online or call 844-271-3410.

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 state in the U.S. plus a few more. 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.

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.

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 2021. This year’s event requires tickets.


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 can stay open for most days 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 King’s North at Myrtle Beach National.


With the holidays quickly approaching, winter is the time to get some shopping done. 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. Myrtle Beach has plenty of places to find those perfect gifts.

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 like Coastal Grand Mall on Hwy 17 Bypass and the Myrtle Beach Mall on N. Kings Hwy. If you can’t find what you’re looking for at the malls, you may want to check out the individual stores at The Market Common, Broadway at the Beach, and Barefoot Landing.

Christmas Shows

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 35 seasons of The Christmas Show Of The South which features new cast members, endless holiday decorations, the Calvin Gilmore orchestra, and much more.

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 theatres in the area that have holiday-themed shows are Theatre of the Republic in Conway, the GTS Theatre in Myrtle Beach, and Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show in Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach Marathon

Another great activity to do this winter in Myrtle Beach is the Myrtle Beach Marathon. New for the 24th year, the Myrtle Beach Marathon will be offering a Virtual Race Option. Organizers of the event want to be sure all of their participants feel safe and have an option they are comfortable participating in. The Myrtle Beach Marathon draws thousands to the area for a fun, competitive experience. The 2021 Myrtle Beach Marathon will be taking place on March 6, 2021. Check out the Worry-Free Registration option and all of the precautions being taken for this year.

Attractions & More

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 few more ways for you to enjoy your stay while in Myrtle Beach this Winter.

  • Hollywood Wax Museum
  • WonderWorks
  • Myrtle Beach SkyWheel
  • Alligator Adventure
  • Edventure Myrtle Beach
  • Myrtle Beach State Park
  • Broadway Grand Prix
  • Fun Warehouse

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 some great off-season deals available. And now you know what fun you and your family can have this winter in Myrtle Beach.