The holidays are all about memories. In Myrtle Beach you’ll find perfect places to capture these special Christmas memories. Throughout the Grand Strand you’ll find gorgeous Christmas trees, holiday decor and stunning light displays, perfect to take your family’s holiday photos.
Broadway at the Beach
Broadway at the Beach has many exciting new Christmas decorations! Around the 350- acre shopping and entertainment complex you’ll find beautiful ornaments, lights, clusters of trees, and a 56 foot lit Sequoia tree! The tree features 580 branches and glows with 14,500 RGB LED lights. A synchronized music and light show, lasting over six minutes can be seen every 30 minutes between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m., with the last show beginning at 9 p.m. When the music is not playing, the tree cycles through a variety of color changing effects. Spend the day at Broadway finishing up your Christmas shopping and find all of the beautiful photo ops!
Myrtle Beach’s iconic Boardwalk has colorful lighting displays throughout. The SkyWheel of course is always beautifully lit!
The Market Common is an upscale shopping and entertainment district with a city feel. The area is beautifully decorated for the season with sleighs and decorations dotted throughout the stores. Near the movie theater enjoy a huge tree and drop a letter to Santa off at the North Pole’s mailbox.
North Myrtle Beach Christmas Light Show
The Great Christmas Light Show in North Myrtle Beach has over 2 million lights festively displayed along a 1.5 mile drive. After the journey, guests can visit Santa’s Village with Santa Express Train, tubing and ice skating, petting zoo, and meetings with Santa! There are several beautiful photo spots along the way!
Nights of a Thousand Candles
Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens is an evening filled with 4,500 hand-lit candles, countless sparkling lights, carolers, and festive entertainment. The event is the recipient of the Charles A. Bundy Award for Excellence in Tourism from the South Carolina Parks and Recreation Department OR that Travel+Leisure Magazine named Nights of a Thousand Candles the “Best Christmas Lights in South Carolina.” Get there before sundown and you’ll find beautiful scenic spots to capture holiday photos with the sunset in the background, and once the sun sets the incredible light display is perfect for your Christmas photos.
A local’s tip for great Christmas photos is any of the beautiful theater lobbies in Myrtle Beach. Carolina Opry and Alabama Theatre have gorgeous decorations throughout their buildings, and visitors are free to stop by!