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Capture Magical Moments at Myrtle Beach Holiday Photo Spots

  By  Olivia Elswick

Capture Magical Moments at Myrtle Beach Holiday Photo Spots

The holidays are all about memories. In Myrtle Beach you’ll find perfect places to capture these special Christmas memories. Throughout the Grand Strand you’ll find gorgeous Christmas trees, holiday decor and stunning light displays, perfect to take your family’s holiday photos.

Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach has many exciting new Christmas decorations! Around the 350- acre shopping and entertainment complex you’ll find beautiful ornaments, lights, clusters of trees, and a 56 foot lit Sequoia tree! The tree features 580 branches and glows with 14,500 RGB LED lights. A synchronized music and light show, lasting over six minutes can be seen every 30 minutes between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m., with the last show beginning at 9 p.m. When the music is not playing, the tree cycles through a variety of color changing effects. Spend the day at Broadway finishing up your Christmas shopping and find all of the beautiful photo ops!

 Broadway at the Beach Christmas Tree

Ripleys Christmas


Myrtle Beach’s iconic Boardwalk has colorful lighting displays throughout. The SkyWheel of course is always beautifully lit!

Christmas at the BoardwalkChristmas at Boardwalk

Market Common

The Market Common is an upscale shopping and entertainment district with a city feel. The area is beautifully decorated for the season with sleighs and decorations dotted throughout the stores. Near the movie theater enjoy a huge tree and drop a letter to Santa off at the North Pole’s mailbox.

Christmas Market Common

North Myrtle Beach Christmas Light Show

The Great Christmas Light Show in North Myrtle Beach has over 2 million lights festively displayed along a 1.5 mile drive. After the journey, guests can visit Santa’s Village with Santa Express Train, tubing and ice skating, petting zoo, and meetings with Santa! There are several beautiful photo spots along the way!

NMB Light Show

NMB lights

Nights of a Thousand Candles

Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens is an evening filled with 4,500 hand-lit candles, countless sparkling lights, carolers, and festive entertainment. The event is the recipient of the Charles A. Bundy Award for Excellence in Tourism from the South Carolina Parks and Recreation Department OR that Travel+Leisure Magazine named Nights of a Thousand Candles the “Best Christmas Lights in South Carolina.” Get there before sundown and you’ll find beautiful scenic spots to capture holiday photos with the sunset in the background, and once the sun sets the incredible light display is perfect for your Christmas photos.


Theater Lobbies

A local’s tip for great Christmas photos is any of the beautiful theater lobbies in Myrtle Beach. Carolina Opry and Alabama Theatre have gorgeous decorations throughout their buildings, and visitors are free to stop by!

Carolina Opry lobby

Olivia Elswick

Olivia Elswick was born and raised in Myrtle Beach, SC, and her parents also grew up in Myrtle Beach, making Olivia about as local as you can get. Olivia has traveled extensively, beginning with a trip to Switzerland at 4 months old, and most recently, Iceland. Olivia has lived in China and India, and traveled to more than 25 countries, but keeps coming back to Myrtle Beach. Olivia loves anything outdoors, but especially reading on the beach, playing tennis, and biking. In her free time Olivia enjoys cheering on the Clemson Tigers, live music, craft beer, and crafting.