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Myrtle Beach December Events Round-Up

  By  Visit Myrtle Beach
Grinch on the street at the Conway Christmas Parade

Make Your Myrtle Beach Christmas One to Remember

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 2, 2023
29th Avenue North Side of Broadway at the Beach
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's, December 7 - December 21, 2023
Downtown Conway
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.

Surfside Beach Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 9, 2023
Ocean Boulevard/Surfside Drive
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 9th Annual Santa Crawl

Saturday, December 9, 2023
MarshWalk, Murrells Inlet
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.

Holiday Golf Cart Parade at Barefoot Landing 

Sunday, December 10, 2023
Barefoot Landing, Parade begins at Greg Norman's
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.

Other Ongoing Holiday Events Worth Checking Out:

Ripley’s Festival of Trees

Monday - Saturday in December, 2023
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

Lights Nightly 5-9 pm, Holiday Festival December 1-3, 2023
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Downtown Myrtle Beach

Winter Wonderland is a spectacular event for the whole family featuring a free lights display along a gorgeous mile of oceanfront area along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. 

This year there will also be a 3-Day Winter Wonderland at The Beach Holiday Festival with activities for all ages including a tree lighting, a holiday market, lots of entertainment and special holiday events! 

Holiday Markets by the Waccamaw Market Cooperative

November 3 - December 19, 2023

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 in Surfside Beach, North Myrtle Beach, and Saturdays in Valor Park in The Market Common.

The Great Christmas Light Show

Nightly starting November 20 through December 30, 2023 (with the exception of Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day)
NMB Park and Sports Complex 
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

Select dates, November 25 - December 31, 2023
Brookgreen Gardens
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. 

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

Visit Myrtle Beach

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