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 4, 2021
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. 

Tidal Creek Brewhouse's Sunday Family Fun

Sunday, December 5, 2021
Location: 3421 Knoles Street, Myrtle Beach
Time: 1 - 5 pm
This fun holiday festival includes a visit from Santa, Christmas music and crafts, face painting, petting zoo and more. 

Backyard Winter Wonderland

Beginning Monday, December 6, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022, Thursday - Sunday
Location: Crooked Hammock Brewery, Barefoot Landing
Time: 4 to 8 pm
Snow will fall in the backyard of Crooked Hammock for a magical winter wonderland experience. 

Pictures with Santa at the Grand 14 Movie Theater

Tuesdays in December, 2021
Location: 4002 Deville Street, Myrtle Beach
Time: 5 to 7 pm
Visit The Market Common’s Grand 14 Movie Theater for a complimentary photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus in front of our majestic tree in Grand 14 cinema plaza.

Rivertown Christmas Celebration

Thursday, December 2, December 9, and December 19, 2021
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.

Surfside Beach Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 11, 2021
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 7th Annual Santa Crawl

Saturday, December 11, 2021
Location: MarshWalk, Murrells Inlet
Time: 5 to 9:30 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.

Sunny and Sandy Save Christmas at Plyler Park

Saturday, December 11, 2021
Location: Plyler Park, Downtown Myrtle Beach
Time: 11 - 11:20 am, Noon - 12:20 pm, 1 - 1:20 pm. 
Head on down to Plyler Park to enjoy Long BayTheatre's Sunny and Sandy Save Christmas, a 20-minute holiday musical perfect for the whole family. Sunny and Sandy are two Myrtle Beach elves are determined to help Santa find his Naughty or Nice list. Each performance is free. 

Let It Snow Family Fest

Sunday, December 12, 2021
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 drinks for those over 21 years. Tickets can be purchased online. 

Christmas at the Farm

Saturday, December 18, 2021
Location: L.W. Paul Living History Farm
Time: 9 am to 12 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! 

Winter Warmer Bucchanal

Saturday, December 18, 2021
Location: Crooked Hammock, Barefoot Landing
Time: 2 to 6 pm
Crooked Hammock will host local breweries, Grand Strand Brewing, Tidal Creek Brewhouse, New South Brewing, Pawley's Island Brewing Company, as well as Twelve 33 Distillery, for an fun afternoon of beer tasting, holiday feasting and live music. 

Christmas at Charlie's Place

Sunday, December 19, 2021
Location: 1420 Carver Street, Charlie's Place
Time: 4 to 7 pm
Charlie's Place is hosting an evening of games and live music performed by Long Bay Theater and Myrtle Beach High School's Show Choir to celebrate the holiday season! 

The Festive Brass of Myrtle Beach

Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Location: Dulpin Winery, North Myrtle Beach
Time: 6 to 7 pm
Join the members of The Festive Brass on the courtyard at Duplin Winery for patriotic and holiday tunes. The Festive Brass was selected to play at the 80th Anniversary Commemoration of Pearl Harbor this year, and play often at the city's Memorial Day and Veterans Day Ceremonies. Proceeds from this event will contribute to the travel expenses of the group and veterans. 

Holidays on the Boardwalk

Every Friday and Saturday in December, 2021
Location: Plyler Park / 1309 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach
Time: 2 pm to 6 pm
Celebrate the season by the seaside at Plyler Park on Friday and Saturdays in December. Children of all ages will be able to visit and take pictures with Santa, enjoy Christmas crafts, live entertainment, and more. This free entertainment is hosted by the Oceanfront Merchants Association.

The Market Common's Complimentary Holiday Carriage Rides

Sundays in December, 2021
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: 3 to 6 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, 2021
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

Daily from November 26, 2021 - January 2, 2022
Join us for the newest holiday event in Myrtle Beach - Winter Wonderland at The Beach! Complete with walkthrough light displays and a real ice rink for skating, this event is sure to inspire some holiday cheer. This event is located at Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion in downtown Myrtle Beach. For ticket prices and hours, please visit the event page. 

Holiday Markets by the Waccamaw Market Cooperative

Saturdays through December 18, 2021
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 Saturdays through December 18 at Valor Park in The Market Common from 12 to 4 pm.

The Great Christmas Light Show

Nightly (with the exception of Christmas) throughout December, 2021
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. 

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