It’s no secret that spending the holidays in Myrtle Beach is a treat. Ocean views, less crowds, parades, shows, shopping…there’s so much to do! We’ve broken down a few of our favorite events for the holidays in Myrtle Beach below so you can skip the snow and enjoy a brighter holiday season.
The Great Christmas Light Show
Each November and December, the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex is transformed into a wintery wonderland. The drive-through light show features over 2 million lights along a 1.5 mile stretch of winding road through the complex. Some displays are up to 55 feet tall and feature animated figures and holiday scenes where the lights come to life. Once your drive through the show is complete, park your car and enjoy a ride on the Santa Express Train Ride. Indulge in hot chocolate, s’mores, and even meet Santa!
Nightly, now through December 30 (closed December 25)
North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex
150 Citizens Circle, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
1-15 Guests: $15 per vehicle
16-30 Guests: $30 per vehicle
31+ Guests: $60 per vehicle
Tickets can be purchased for some of the attractions, including Santa’s Express Train Ride, Candy Cane Scramble, Santa’s Elf Hunt. Ticket prices are as follows:
1 Ticket: $3
4 Tickets: $10
8 Tickets: $18
Nights of a Thousand Candles
Named the “Best Christmas Lights in South Carolina” by Travel+Leisure Magazine, Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens is a must-see. With more than 2,700 hand-lit candles and over 2 million lights, the gardens come alive in this spectacular display. Hear the sounds of holiday music with live performances some Thursday through Sunday nights, and a pair playing bagpipes roam the gardens between the live shows. Homemade hot apple cider, gourmet hot chocolate, and a complete low-country menu is available, catered by Inlet Affairs of Murrells Inlet.
Thursday – Sunday nights, now through December 21
3pm – 10pm
1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Click here to purchase tickets.
The South’s Grandest Christmas Show
Celebrate the holidays in Myrtle Beach with Alabama Theatre’s The South’s Grandest Christmas Show. Featuring local comedian Ricky Mokel, the show is filled with laughs, song and dance. The show is a combination of contemporary holiday music and traditional Christmas classics. The special effects are so amazing, you’ll want to see this show over and over again!
Nightly, now through December 31 (closed December 24 & 25)
4750 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
$43.80 – 56.75 (varies based on seating)
Contact Saltwater Grande at 888-472-6330 to purchase your tickets.
Still looking for a last minute rental for the holidays? Saltwater Grande has a few properties available! Search availability and book online here.
How do you like to celebrate the holidays in Myrtle Beach? Saltwater Grande wishes you the best during the holiday season!