Christmas on the Grand Strand

The Christmas season is a magical time of year no matter where you are, and the Myrtle Beach area is no exception. The area is full of exciting Christmas shows, holiday lights, seasonal dinners and fun events for all including several chances to see Santa himself! Here are a few of our favorite ways to celebrate the holiday season in Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach Christmas Lights

There are plenty of places to see Christmas lights all over Myrtle Beach and beyond. Nights of a Thousand Candles takes place at Brookgreen Gardens the first three weekends in December and features over 4,000 hand lit candles, twinkling lights, themed exhibits, refreshments and live entertainment. The Great Christmas Light Show in North Myrtle Beach is fun for all ages with a drive-through light show set to Christmas carols plus an ice-skating rink for children, a petting zoo and train rides in Santa’s Village. Don’t miss out on your chance to tell Santa what’s on your list while you’re there.

Nights of a Thousand Candles

Myrtle Beach Christmas Shows

No trip to Myrtle Beach is complete without visiting one of the great theaters in town. The South’s Grandest Christmas Show at the Alabama Theatre has been a Southern tradition for as long as we can remember and showcases your favorite Christmas songs, dance numbers and a special comedy act. The Christmas Special at The Carolina Opry is a real crowd pleaser with world-class song and dance performances as well as special appearances from All That! clogging group. Legends in Concert brings your favorite tribute artists live to the beach with fun, holiday themed shows throughout the season. Pirates Voyage also offers a holiday themed dinner show during the Christmas season.

Christmas Special at The Carolina Opry

Christmas Parades Around Myrtle Beach

Christmas Parades line the Grand Strand in early December. The Broadway at the Beach Holiday Parade is held the first Saturday in December around the complex. Visit Main Street in North Myrtle Beach in the early evening that same day for their annual parade. Other parades are held in Surfside Beach, downtown Conway and Murrells Inlet.

Main Street Parade

Christmas Events Near Myrtle Beach

Looking for more Christmas events in Myrtle Beach? The downtown area comes alive during Holidays on the Boardwalk each weekend with twinkling lights, live entertainment and special appearances from Santa, The Grinch and more. Ripley’s Aquarium hosts its Festival of Trees each year with one tree for all of the 50 states positioned throughout the aquatic exhibits. Hard Rock Café, Tupelo Honey, Children’s Museum of South Carolina, The Barefoot Princess Riverboat and several other restaurants and attractions offer special meals with Santa Claus throughout the holiday season in Myrtle Beach. Call early for reservations as spots fill quickly!

Festival of Trees

Christmas Dinner In The Myrtle Beach Area

Several local restaurants are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day serving holiday feasts for their guests. These Grand Strand restaurants offer holiday meals (be sure to call for hours and reservations).

Greg Norman’s Australian Grille: Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach, SC
New York Prime: 405 28th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC
The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro: 4269 State Rd S-26-852, Little River, SC
California Dreaming: Surfside Beach, SC & Myrtle Beach, SC
Carolina Roadhouse: 4617 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, SC

Condos & Resorts

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