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Make Your Myrtle Beach Christmas One to Remember: December Events Round-Up

  By  Katie Hunter
Make Your Myrtle Beach Christmas One to Remember: December Events Round-Up

The holiday season is underway here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! Trees are up, Santa is making his rounds and we’re welcoming visitors to enjoy all the Christmas season has to offer at The Beach. Below we’ve gathered some of the events we’re most looking forward to in the weeks leading up to Christmas:

A Very Broadway Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Location: 29th Avenue North Side of Broadway at the Beach

Time: 11 am

Enjoy a very merry parade at Broadway at the Beach as well as holiday sales, visit from Santa at The Holiday House from 2-6 pm, and fireworks over Lake Broadway at 8 pm. 

Rivertown Christmas Celebration

Thursday, December 1, December 8, December 15, and December 22, 2022

Location: Mainstreet and Third Avenue, Conway

Time: 6 to 8 pm

Conway’s Annual Rivertown Christmas Celebration features an array of activities, such as candle light shopping, visits with Santa, carriage rides, snowfall, living window displays and entertainment celebrating the holiday season. All events are free.

Let It Snow Family Fest

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Location: Crooked Hammock, Barefoot Landing

Time: 12 to 4 pm

Spend the day enjoying hot chocolate, cookies, a gingerbread house contest, and a visit from Santa - along with 4 different holiday brews and drinks for those over 21 years. Tickets can be purchased online. 

Christmas at the Farm

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Location: L.W. Paul Living History Farm

Time: 9 am to 4 pm

Experience what life was like on a family farm in Horry County from 1900-1950 at Christmastime. There will be seasonal activities including cooking, decorating the Christmas tree, kids activities and more! 

Tanger Outlets Myrtle Beach Merry Movie Night

Saturday, December 3, 2022


Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm                               

Special episodes of Elf Pets will play on an inflatable screen by Adidas. Families are encouraged to come dressed in pajamas and bring blankets and chairs to stay cozy outside! The first 250 guests will receive The Elf on the Shelf activity kits. 

Surfside Beach Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Location: Ocean Boulevard/Surfside Drive

Time: 2 to 4 pm

This family-friendly holiday parade in Surfside Beach is a favorite with locals and visitors alike to ring in the holiday season.

MarshWalk's 8th Annual Santa Crawl

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Location: MarshWalk, Murrells Inlet

Time: 5 to 10:00 pm

Start the evening off with drinks and dinner specials at the MarshWalk restaurants. Then, Secret Santas will be strolling the MarshWalk looking for the best Christmas attire from 6 - 9 pm to win a variety of prizes.

Happy Dolly Days 

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Location: Kingston Resort

Enjoy the magic of the holiday season the Dolly Parton way with a Sunday Supper beginning on December 11, cookie decorating with Santa, Dolly-themed hotel suites, a Dolly spa day, and more! 

Holiday Golf Cart Parade at Barefoot Landing 

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Location: Barefood Landing, Parade begins at Greg Norman's

Time: 3 pm

Dress your golf cart (or walking group) up in your holiday finest for a chance to win prizes! LuLu's will then host an after party with music and more. To register, fill out the attached form and return or call (843) 361-7949.

The Market Common's Complimentary Holiday Carriage Rides

Tuesdays in November and December, 2022

Location: Pick up and drop off is in front of Dolce Lusso Salon on the corner of Howard Avenue and Nevers Street in The Market Common.

Time: 4 to 7 pm

Enjoy The Market Common’s holiday decorations from a free horse-drawn carriage ride with family. 

Other Ongoing Holiday Events Worth Checking Out:

Ripley’s Festival of Trees

Monday - Saturday in December, 2022

Location: Ripley’s Aquarium / 1110 Celebrity Circle, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach

Time: 9 am to 7 pm

Included with regular admission to the aquarium, visitors in December have the chance to enjoy the beauty of over 55 decorated to represent every state in the United States and more! The entire aquarium has been transformed into a winter wonderland with lights, bows, and, of course, trees all set against the backdrop of colorful and mesmerizing aquatic galleries.

Winter Wonderland at The Beach

November 17, 2022 – December 23, 2022

Location: Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Downtown Myrtle Beach

Time: Light Display open Sunday-Saturday 6-9pm; Family Fun Zone open Thursday-Sunday 6-9pm

Winter Wonderland at The Beach is bigger and beach-ier! Complete with walkthrough light displays along the Boardwalk, this event is sure to inspire some holiday cheer. There's also a brand-new Family Fun Zone filled with holiday activities for all ages, tons of entertainment near the SkyWheel, oceanfront photos with Santa and special events throughout the season.

Carolers in Barefoot Landing

Saturdays and Sundays through December 18th

Location: Barefoot Landing

Time: 12:30-2:30pm

The Phoenix Carolers will be strolling throughout Barefoot Landing spreading holiday cheer through music! 

Holidays at the Hammock

Saturday, December 3 - December 24, 2022

Location: 4924 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach

Time: Every weekend for the month of December

There's a 100% chance of snow every weekend at Crooked Hammock Brewery (with the help from some snow machines)! There will also be four holiday beers on tap, with the return of the favorite, Lift Ticket. The whole family will enjoy Santa's Workshop where you and your kids can make a custom gift with all the materials provided. 

Holiday Markets by the Waccamaw Market Cooperative

Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays through December 20, 2022

The Waccamaw Market Cooperative is giving shoppers the chance to buy local this holiday season with select Holiday Market locations and times in December. Offerings will vary per market but may include: fresh produce, baked goods, wood crafts, artisan soaps, gourmet popcorn, holiday fudge, eggs, pottery, hand blown glass, ceramic art, handmade jewelry, honey, and much more. The markets can be found Tuesdays in Surfside Beach, Fridays in North Myrtle Beach, and Saturdays in Valor Park. For locations, visit the website.

The Great Christmas Light Show

Nightly starting November 21 through December 30, 2022 (with the exception of Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day)

Location: NMB Park and Sports Complex / 150 Citizen Circle, Little River

Time: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

The Great Christmas Light Show is a huge lighted celebration that is sure to capture the true spirit of the season. The drive through light show will feature over 2 million lights festively displayed along a 1.5 mile drive. ‘Santa’s Village’ is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, with an assortment of holiday activities. The cost per vehicle up to 15 passengers is $15 when Santa’s village is closed and $20 per vehicle up to 15 passengers when Santa’s Village is open.

Nights of A Thousand Candles

Location: Brookgreen Gardens / 1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet

Time: 4 to 9 pm

See Brookgreen Gardens come to life amid the soft glow of more than 2,700 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights. Attendees can walk the garden pathways with a warm cup of cider, cocoa, or wine, and hear the sounds of holiday music, carolers singing with family and friends! All tickets must be purchased in advance. 

MarshWalk Wonderland of Lights 

Friday-Sunday November 25th-December 23rd

Location: MarshWalk, Murrells Inlet

Time: 5 to 9 pm

Come out to the MarshWalk and celebrate the holidays at this all new lights display throughout the month of December. The event will feature a Candy Cane Arch, a Gingerbread House, Santa, and a giant Christmas Ornament along with holiday music and more! 

Visit the Visit Myrtle Beach Holiday Vacation Guide to help plan the most magical holiday at The Beach yet! 

Katie Hunter

Katie Hunter recently relocated to Myrtle Beach, SC, but she is a true South Carolinian at heart. Growing up in Charleston, SC and living in the SC Upstate, Katie cherishes the rhythm of southern hospitality and a refreshing sea breeze. Katie has written stories for her friends and family to enjoy ever since she was little and is excited to uncover everything that makes Myrtle Beach, The Beach. Katie loves baking, the beach, and her Clemson Tigers. She can often be found walking her black labrador retriever or checking out a new restaurant in the Grand Strand with her husband.