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December Events in Myrtle Beach: Holiday Roundup


Myrtle Beach may be very well known for its sunny beach days and warm weather, but the coastal city also features plenty of cheery events to get you into the holiday spirit during the holiday season. From holiday parades to decorative tree lightings, discover what you can expect during a December trip to Myrtle Beach! 


Ripley’s Attractions Myrtle Beach Holiday Parade | Broadway at the Beach | December 2, 11 am

Join Ripley’s Aquarium, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, and other Ripley’s attractions at Broadway at the Beach for a holiday-themed parade that’s sure to get you in the holiday spirit! The parade begins at WonderWorks and ends at Dave & Buster’s and is free to attend.

North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade | Main Street, North Myrtle Beach | December 2, 5:30 pm

Take a trip to North Myrtle Beach for this year’s North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade! Enjoy the evening with family and friends as decorated floats from all across the Grand Strand travel down Main Street to ring in the holiday season.

Surfside Beach Christmas Parade | Surfside Beach | December 9, 2 pm

Grab the family and head to Surfside Beach for the Surfside Beach Christmas Parade featuring floats, marching bands, and much more! This Christmas parade starts on Ocean Boulevard from Melody Lane to Poplar Drive in Surfside Beach.

Holiday Shows

The Nutcracker | Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre | December 16-17

The Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre presents a production of the popular Christmas tale, The Nutcracker, along with students from Coastal Dance Centre. Featuring spectacular dancing, vibrant costumes, and much more, this is a can’t miss holiday event! The show will be held at Conway High School for the December dates. Contact (843) 839-5678 for more details.

Crazy Country Christmas | GTS Theatre | Through December 30

If you’re looking for laugh-out-loud entertainment with a holiday spin, the Crazy Country Christmas at the GTS Theatre in Myrtle Beach is the show for you. A Crazy Country Christmas places guests in the middle of a country family Christmas, complete with comedy hijinks, heartwarming stories, and renditions of classic Christmas songs. Contact (843) 765-4386 for more info.

South’s Grandest Christmas Show | Alabama Theatre | Through December 31

Ring in the holiday season with one of the most exciting holiday shows around at the Alabama Theatre at Barefoot Landing! Featuring wonderful performances of song and dance, the South’s Grandest Christmas Show is a premier destination for visitors and locals alike during the holidays. Call (843) 272-1111 for more details.

The Christmas Show of the South | The Carolina Opry | Through December 31

Both a local’s and visitor’s favorite, The Christmas Show of the South at The Carolina Opry is a must-see for December travelers. You can expect laugh-out-loud performances, terrific dancing, amazing singers, and magnificent scenery and production for this holiday extravaganza. For more information, call (843) 913-4000.

Christmas at Pirates Voyage | Pirates Voyage | Through December 31

Whoever said pirates don’t have Christmas spirit? For Christmas at Pirates Voyage, you will enjoy a journey of epic proportions, featuring skilled acrobatics, heart-stopping drama, and loads of cheery fun while you enjoy a hearty four-course meal. Watch as Christmas toys come to life and a live Nativity scene is created with wise men and live animals. For more details, contact (843) 497-9700.

Tree Lightings

Night of a Thousand Candles | Brookgreen Gardens | December 1-2, 7-9, & 14-17

Night of a Thousand Candles isn’t necessarily a tree lighting, but it is a beautiful display of lights nonetheless. Check out one of the Grand Strand’s most popular and breathtaking holiday attractions at Brookgreen Gardens. As the name suggests, thousands of candles are placed throughout the gardens, and as evening approaches, the gardens produce a beautiful glow. Live music fills the air through the evening. For more info, call (843) 235-6000.

A Very Broadway Christmas Tree Lighting | Broadway at the Beach | December 2, 6 pm

Take a visit to Broadway at the Beach for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting! From 1pm-4pm you can enjoy live entertainment and refreshments, leading up to the penultimate celebration of lighting the tree. Be sure to stay afterward for a holiday fireworks display at 8 pm.

North Myrtle Beach Christmas Tree Lighting | NMB Park & Sports Complex | December 5, 5:30 pm

Bring the family to the North Myrtle Beach Christmas Tree Lighting at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex for a round of holiday cheer! There will be holiday activities for kids, along with refreshments, entertainment, and the man in red himself, Santa Clause! Call (843) 280-5570 for more information.


Visit our Myrtle Beach Attractions Page for even more information about area things to do to keep you busy this holiday season!