Category - Events - Festivals - Concerts

Holiday Fun At The Great Christmas Light Show

Friday, December 6, 2019 9:00 AM by Nora Battle

One of the holiday events our family looks forward to most each year has to The Great Christmas Light Show in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Great Christmas Light Show is a lighted celebration featuring over 2 million lights festively displayed along a 1.5-mile drive through the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. The drive-through light show is open nightly now through December 30, 2019, except for Christmas Day, so there are plenty of opportunities to check it out! While the light show is magical at any age, it seems…

The long Thanksgiving holiday weekend is the perfect time of year for a family reunion or getaway. The Myrtle Beach area takes entertaining our holiday visitors seriously, and there is plenty going on around turkey day this year. Below we’ve included a round-up of events happening Thanksgiving week in Myrtle Beach, along with a list of just some (because there are countless!) restaurants offering special Thanksgiving menus and buffets. There is no shame in skipping the kitchen this Thanksgiving—especially when so many fantastic Myrtle Beach…

Tis the Season for holiday fun and Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach has decked the halls with Christmas Trees for all guests to enjoy! For the entire month of November and December, all guests to Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach get to see the Festival of Trees that includes more than 55 Christmas Trees decorated for every state in the United States plus trees that are themed for the venue! The entire Aquarium transforms into a Winter Wonderland with lights, bows, and beautifully decorated trees all set surrounding the awesome aquatic…

Myrtle Beach Area Christmas Tree Lightings in 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:00 AM by Nora Battle

As the Grand Strand covers over 60 miles of coastline, we have our fair share of Christmas tree lightings and celebrations as we head into the holidays! The first one of the season is this coming Saturday, November 16. The Christmas tree lightings will continue for around a month, and most of them feature visits with Santa and kids activities. Having attended every single one of them at some point, I’d have to say it’s too hard to pick a favorite—all Christmas tree lightings are fun and beautiful events! We just keep switching it up and trying…

This coming weekend will be full of fun pre-Thanksgiving activities and even a Christmas tree lighting here and there! There are lots of great deals to be found around the Myrtle Beach area on hotels and at restaurants and attractions, and it’s really beginning to feel like the holidays. But before we get to Christmas, one of the events we’re most looking forward to this coming weekend is the South by Southeast Music Feast at the historic Myrtle Beach Train Depot at 851 Broadway. This intimate music festival (the Train Depot holds a max…

Growing up in the Myrtle Beach area, one of the big kick-offs for the holiday season (besides the fantastic live Christmas shows) was always The Dickens Christmas Show and Festival, and it still is today! This year marks the 38th year for the ever-popular Victorian Christmas show and festival, and as usual, it will be held in the 100,800 square-foot exhibit hall at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The Dickens Christmas Show and Festival begins on Thursday, November 14, and runs through Sunday, November 17. Thousands of holiday shoppers and…

Myrtle Beach, SC - On Saturday, October 26, Visit Myrtle Beach, in partnership with Tin Roof Myrtle Beach and Cocktail Artist®, a line of premium mixes and bar ingredients, will host an exciting night of bartending challenges. Myrtle Beach bartenders will compete in a bartending challenge where each contestant will be paired up with one of Cocktail Artists’ award-winning mixologists as they compete for a grand prize. Also, that night, Cocktail Artist will crown their National Champion in the brand’s 1st Annual Mix Off Competition. Finalists for…

The event organizers have advised that the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon will be cancelled due to wind and rain forecasted due to Tropical Storm Nestor. The race was scheduled to start at 7:00 a.m., Sunday, October 20. The race will not be rescheduled, as no rain date is planned. The Coastal 5K road race scheduled for Saturday morning at The Market Common is still on for tomorrow morning. For more information visit the City of Myrtle Beach website.…

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Lowcountry Zoo at Brookgreen Gardens will serve as setting for their annual ‘Brew at the Zoo’ event. This fall event is one of my absolute favorites as it manages to combine craft beer sampling, Brookgreen’s remarkable animals and perfect weather into one evening. Attendees can enjoy more than 30 regional and national craft beers from breweries, including Wicked Weed, Stone, Terrapin, Holy City, Palmetto and many others. Tickets are $40 for Brookgreen members, $45 for the general…

Those of us who call the Myrtle Beach area home love October. It’s easy to understand once you’ve visited the Grand Strand in the fall. The weather is sunny and still oh-so-warm, and there is something to do practically every day of the month. Listing every single October festival and event in a blog post would require some hefty reading from our visitors, so we’ve compiled a good list rounding out some of the many events celebrating Halloween in Myrtle Beach instead. You’ll find both family-friendly events and some more adult geared events…