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It's A Wonderful Life for the holidays in Surfside Beach

  By  Visit Myrtle Beach
Surfside Beach Golf Cart Parade


Get ready to unwrap the magic of the holiday season in sun-soaked Surfside Beach!

Surfside — known as "The Family Beach" — comes alive with a joyful array of holiday events from spirited parades to dazzling light displays, the coastal town is the perfect destination to make cherished memories with family and friends.

Experience the warmth of the season against the backdrop of sandy shores. Whether strolling through twinkling lights or sipping cocoa on a trolley ride, Surfside Beach offers a holiday celebration like no other. 

1. Surfside Beach Christmas Tree Lighting

Dec. 4, 2023

Time:  4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. • Lakewood Elementary School Chorus performs at 4:15 p.m. • The Entertainers Band will kick off at 5:00 p.m. • The Lighting of the Christmas Tree is at 6:30 p.m. Location: Memorial Park (Surfside Dr. & N Willow Dr., Surfside Beach, SC, 29575) FREE ADMISSION

Jingle all the way to the Town of Surfside Beach for the merriest event of the year: The Christmas Tree Lighting! Santa himself will lead the way on Monday, Dec. 4, as we light up the night sky with the most magnificent tree in town.🎅 But that's not all! Brace yourself for a chorus of angelic voices from the Lakewood Elementary School Chorus and toe-tapping tunes from The Entertainers. And if that's not enough to keep you jolly, snag a family photo with Mr. Jolly himself, Santa Claus on Santa's sleigh, decorate gingerbread cookies, or get your face painted like a Christmas character!🎅 Feeling peckish? No worries! Sample the most scrumptious bites from our event vendors while you browse for that perfect gift. Come one, come all, and make this a night to remember with your loved ones. After all, Santa Claus, activities for the kiddos, good food, live music, shopping, and great fun are all on the menu!🎅

We hope to see you and yours celebrate Christmas at The Family Beach! Merry Christmas!

For more event information visit, call 843-913-6111 or visit our Facebook page: Town of Surfside Beach

2. Surfside Beach Christmas Parade

December 9, 2023

Embark on a magical journey through the spellbinding wonderland of a classic Christmas parade. The annual family-friendly Surfside Beach Christmas Parade will take place on Ocean Boulevard in Surfside Beach at 2:00 p.m. The parade route will begin on Melody Lane, travel north on Ocean Boulevard, turn west onto Surfside Drive, and end at Poplar Drive.  Spectators are encouraged to bring a chair and enjoy the parade participants giving out candy. Santa himself will steal the show, reminding us that the holidays are finally here! Free event.  

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3. "The Polar Express" Movies Under The Stars

December 9, 2023

Bring a chair and the family to Martin Field and snuggle up with a festive flick under the stars. The annual Christmas Movie under the Stars will take place in Martin Field located at 624 Dogwood Drive, Surfside Beach, SC at 6:00 p.m. Free showing of The Polar Express along with free cocoa and popcorn. Hotdogs and beverages will be available for purchase. Free event.

4. Breakfast with Santa

Dec. 16, 2023

The annual Breakfast with Santa will take place at the Golden Egg Pancake House located at 415 Highway 17 N, Surfside Beach, SC 29575 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Reservations required. Contact Golden Egg Pancake House at (843) 238-4923.  

Surfside Beach Golf Cart Parade
5. Yuletide Christmas Golf Cart Parade

Dec. 16, 2023

Get ready to decorate your golf carts in the holiday spirit for the highly anticipated annual Yuletide Christmas Golf Cart Parade at 1:00 p.m.! The parade route will start at 16th Ave S, turning onto Surfside Drive, and ending at Poplar Drive. Spectators are encouraged to bring a chair and enjoy the parade participants giving out candy. Register before 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14, to be considered for sweet prizes at this family-friendly event. Free event.

Surfside Beach Christmas Trolley
6. Trolley of Christmas Lights

Dec. 20 & Dec. 26, 2023

The Town of Surfside Beach is lighting up the town. Gather your friends and family for the Trolley of Christmas Lights nights. This free, family-friendly event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on December 20th and 26th. Meet in Memorial Park, grab a cup of cocoa, and listen to the music while you wait to hop aboard the trolley.  On the trolley enjoy singing Christmas carols and looking at all the Christmas lights in town. Free event.