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Magical Christmas Tree Lightings in the Myrtle Beach Area

  By  Ashley Daniels
Christmas tree lighting at Barefoot Landing

Get Into the Holiday Spirit!

We may be known worldwide here in Myrtle for our sun and sand, but we can also turn our oceanfront into a winter wonderland! Here is a full list of Christmas tree lightings that will light up the night in the area and get you into the holiday spirit.

Broadway at the Beach Tree Lighting Celebration

November 11, 5:30 pm

Get into the Christmas spirit at the Broadway at the Beach Tree Lighting Celebration with live performances, an appearance from Santa Claus, fireworks, and more. The tree lighting of the 46 foot Christmas tree will take place at 7 pm. 

Annual Tree Lighting at The Market Common

November 18, 6-8 pm

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

November 18, 6-8 pm

Starting with the tree lighting Barefoot Landing’s Dockside Village at 6 pm hosted by WPDE’s Ed Piotrowski, this joyous celebration continues with fireworks immediately after, visits with Santa, and holiday entertainment by Alabama Theatre, The Academy of Dance and Fine Arts & More, Luke Smith from Next Level Showcase Productions, and Greg Rowles from The Legacy Theatre.

North Myrtle Beach Christmas Tree Lighting

November 28, 6 pm

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.

City of Conway Tree Lighting

November 30, 6 pm

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. 

Town of Surfside Beach Christmas Tree Lighting

December 4, 4-8 pm

Take in the sights of the twinkling lights from the Christmas Tree Lighting in Surfside Beach’s Memorial Park at 6:30 pm. Families can also expect holiday music from the Lakewood Elementary School Chorus and The Entertainers, and a special appearance from Santa Claus. And if that's not enough to keep you holly-jolly, decorate gingerbread cookies, get your face painted like a Christmas character, and get a bite to eat from the event vendors on hand.

Annual Garden of Hope Christmas Tree Lighting

December 3, 4-7 pm

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. The first 100 children in attendance will receive a free gift!

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