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Magical Christmas Tree Lightings in the Myrtle Beach Area

  By  Ashley Daniels

Magical Christmas Tree Lightings in the Myrtle Beach Area

We may be known worldwide here in Myrtle for our sun and sand, but we can also turn our oceanfront into a winter wonderland! Broadway at the Beach kicked off the holiday season with their Christmas tree lighting last weekend (Nov. 12), but here is a full list of more tree lightings that will light up the night in the area and get you into the holiday spirit.

Nov. 19

Annual Tree Lighting at The Market Common

5-8 p.m.

The most wonderful time of the year arrives when Santa comes to town at The Market Common to light the tree in front of Grand 14 Cinema. The three hours of festivities also include holiday performances, complimentary carriage rides starting in front of Dulce Lusso, vendors with holiday treats, and photo ops with Santa in his sleigh!

Lighting of the Landing

6-8 p.m.

Starting with the tree lighting Barefoot Landing’s Dockside Village at 6 p.m. hosted by WPDE’s Ed Piotrowski, this joyous celebration continues with fireworks immediately after, visits with Santa, and holiday entertainment by Alabama Theatre, NXT LVL DANCE EXPERIENCE, The Academy of Dance and Fine Arts & More, and Phoenix Carolers.

Dec. 1

City of Conway Tree Lighting

6 p.m.

Historic downtown Conway rings in the holiday with their annual Christmas Tree Lighting in front of the charming backdrop of Town Hall on Main Street. The special event also features live music, a chance to visit with Santa and stay for some holiday shopping, as downtown stores stay open later on Thursday nights. 

Winter Wonderland at The Beach Christmas Tree Lighting 

6 p.m.

Celebrate the start of the holiday season with a tree lighting at Winter Wonderland at The Beach along the Boardwalk. Enjoy the lights display and the Family Fun Zone after the magical tree lighting. For this special evening only, enjoy works of art from local artist along the way. The Seacoast Artist Guild Art Walk will feature art display at the street ends of 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Ave. North.

Dec. 2

Town of Surfside Beach Christmas Tree Lighting

4-8 p.m.

Take in the sights of the twinkling lights from the Christmas Tree Lighting in Surfside Beach’s Memorial Park at 6 p.m. Families can also expect holiday music and a special appearance from Santa Claus.

Dec. 3

North Myrtle Beach Christmas Tree Lighting

6 p.m.

McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach will host a holiday spectacular, complete with the tree lighting, kids’ activities, live entertainment, refreshments, and visits with Santa and his friends.

Murrells Inlet Christmas Tree Lighting

4-6 p.m.

Cozy up to the Murrells Inlet Tree Lighting, which will take place at Morse Park Landing next to the Hot Fish Club. Additional highlights include visits and photos with both Santa and Mrs. Claus, live music, holiday crafts, hot chocolate, and cookies. 

Dec. 4

Annual Garden of Hope Christmas Tree Lighting

4-7 p.m.

The official tree lighting for the City of Myrtle Beach, this merry event will be in downtown Myrtle Beach on Carver Street and filled with loads of fun, including live music, hot chocolate, cookies, and photo opportunities with Santa. 

Ashley Daniels

Ashley Daniels of Myrtle Beach is a full-time freelance writer, editor, wife, and mother of three sons (not necessarily in that order), and two fur babies. A native of Eastern PA, Ashley received her bachelor’s in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh and her MA in Writing from Coastal Carolina University. Today, her folio boasts nearly 25 years of regional and nationally published printed magazine features, blogs, and web copy for a lineup of clients on the East Coast, and ADDY award-winning copywriting. For more info, visit