Holiday Events Near Surfside Beach, SC You Can't Miss

 

Christmas at the beach makes for some wonderful memories and Surfside Beach offers some great holiday events that you can’t miss! Here are some family-friendly holiday events near Surfside Beach to add to your must-do list:

Surfside Beach Christmas Parade

Surfside’s Christmas parade is December 10th from 2pm-3pm and local businesses have already started eagerly designing floats. The parade is sure to be a fun holiday event for everyone in the family and is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season!

Breakfast with Santa

Have young children? They’ll love eating breakfast with Santa! Santa will be at the Golden Egg Restaurant in Surfside Beach on December 20th from 9:00am-10:30am. The breakfast is for children ages 10 and under. Santa will arrive with bags of candy and will treat all of the children to a free breakfast, but call ahead to make reservations because the big man is in high demand this season!

“The South’s Grandest Christmas Show”

Just north of Surfside Beach, Alabama Theatre is home to The South’s Greatest Christmas Show. No, seriously! It’s actually been voted the “most outstanding holiday show” in the area by the Myrtle Beach Herald. The show is family friendly and full of both traditional and fun Christmas songs.

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Night of a Thousand Candles

Brookgreen Gardens' Night of a Thousand Candles has become an annual favorite in the area. On certain dates in December, the gardens sparkle with 5,500 hand-lit candles and at precisely 5:45 each night, an 80-foot Christmas tree decorated with 70,000 lights is lit. It’s a spectacular event that will leave you in awe and fill you with the holiday spirit.

You can attend Night of a Thousand Candles from 3-10pm, December 3-5, 10-12 and 12-20. Tickets must be purchased in advance, so view their website for more info.

Celebrating the holidays in Surfside really is a can’t miss opportunity and it’s never too early to let Surfside Realty help you start planning your family’s next holiday at the beach.

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Halloween Events in Myrtle Beach

Ghouls and goblins and ghosts, oh my! Halloween is upon us, and Myrtle Beach is as festive as they come. From festivals and fairs to haunted houses and trick-or-treating, there’s plenty of spooky fun to be had this month! Here’s a round-up of must-see Halloween events in Myrtle Beach:

Fall Fun

  • Thompson Farm & Nursery – Conway, SC
    10-acre corn maze, hay ride, giant jump pad, giant slide, animal feedings, visits with the Pumpkin Princess, pumpkin slingshot, pumpkin patch, lunch with Willow the Witch, fire pit with s’mores kits, and more!
  • Indigo Farms – Calabash, NC
    Pumpkin patch hayrides, pig races, and the haymaze.
  • Ripley’s Aquarium
    Boo-Quarium Bash on 10/31 from 1 – 6 pm with scavenger hunts, games, and crafts.
  • Barefoot Landing
    BooFest on October 24 from 12 – 4 pm, featuring kids & pets costume contest, and more!
  • Huntington Beach State Park
    October 23 & 24 from 6 – 9:30 pm, the whole family can enjoy haunted houses, carnival games, movies, bonfire, and more. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for kids.

Spooks & Scares

  • Boardwalk Fright Nights
    Myrtle Beach Boardwalk will be full of zombies, haunted attractions, and discounts all month long! Join for Fright Night every Friday night through 10/31.
  • Haunted Forest
    The Haunted Forest, hosted by Broadway Grand, takes place every night through 11/1. It takes about 25 minutes to complete and is NOT recommended for children under 10.
  • Scream’s Haunted House
    2 haunts for the price of 1! Find it across from the Hollywood Wax Museum.
  • Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
    This year-round haunted house is especially scary during Halloween! Tickets are $9.99 for kids and $14.99 for adults.
  • Nightmare Haunted House
    Walk through over 3,000 square feet of terror on North Ocean Blvd!
  • Outbreak: Dread the Undead
    Enjoy zombie-infested labs and other spooky areas inside the Hollywood Wax entertainment complex. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.
  • Terror Under the Bridge
    Enjoy this year’s Horror Hospital theme at X Sports Mall! Tickets are $12.
  • Conway Ghost Walk: Spirits of the Lowcountry
    Professional storytellers will enthrall you with spooky and silly ghost stories as you walk the streets of downtown Conway. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for kids.
  • Haunted Myrtle Beach Ghost Tours
    A costumed tour guide will lead you by lantern through the streets of downtown Myrtle Beach for a 90-minute tour featuring tales of Lowcountry ghosts. Tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for kids.
  • Miss Chris’ Inlet Walking Tour
    Held Wednesday – Sunday, you’ll be guided along the MarshWalk with stories about Alice Flagg and the Gray Man and more!
  • Ghosts of Georgetown Tour
    This 1.5 mile walking tour is led by lantern and takes about 1.5 hours to complete. Prepare to be scared!

Trick-or-Treating:

  • Broadway at the Beach - Free
    10/31 – 4:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Barefoot Landing - Free
    10/31 – 5 – 7 pm
  • Market Common - Free
    10/31 5 – 7pm
  • The MarshWalk - Free
    10/31 – 5 – 6 pm, Costume Contest at 6 pm
  • North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex - $5 per vehicle
    10/31 – 5 – 8 pm

For Boredom, We Have the Solution

Believe it or not, coming to the beach to relax is not everyone’s idea of a good time. You don’t have to have HDD to get restless and bored at the beach. It can happen to any of us! Some people just want to stay busy and need a constant stream of activities available to them. We can help with that. We have the solution for boredom and restlessness! If there’s one thing you can count on, it’s that if you follow these suggestions you’re sure to be having a good time!
 
30th Annual Taste of the Town in Myrtle Beach SC
 
Going on right now is the 30th Annual Taste of the Town. A popular culinary event that provides samples of a variety of food, wine, and desserts from its many competitors. Takes place from 4-10 p.m. on October 21 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Nearly 50 restaurants compete for Best Entree, Best Dessert, People's Choice and several other accolades during the event. Attendees can buy $6 admission tickets at the door. Children 14 and under are admitted free. Tasting tickets ($1) are purchased at the event and are good for samples from participating restaurants as well as in the beer and wine garden. Convention Center parking is $3 per car. Alternate parking is available at the site of the former Myrtle Square Mall, across from the Myrtle Beach Convention Center (adjacent to Oak Street).
 
Endless Summer Festival in North Myrtle Beach
 
The annual Endless Summer Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 25 at Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. Free concerts will begin at noon and feature The Sea Cruz Band, The Marsha Morgan Band, and Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot. Bring a beach chair or a blanket and definitely bring your dancing shoes! There will be arts and crafts vendors, plenty of great food and fun activities for the kids. Sponsored by the City of North Myrtle Beach.
 
Conway Ghost Walk: Spirits of the Lowcountry
 
Every year one of the most popular Halloween events in the area is the Conway Ghost Walk: Spirits of the Lowcountry. This storytelling festival revolves around around the historic town of Conway and is enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Storytellers share spooky tales about the town and take you on a 60-minute tour around Conway. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Reservations are recommended or tickets can be purchased at the Conway Visitor Center. Tours starts at the box office every 10 minutes.
 
Family Fun with Tricks and Treats
 
Grand Strand Kids' Directory invites everyone out to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center for a day of Family Fun with Tricks and Treats from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 25. Dress up your little ones for a fun, safe trick-or-treating experience. Stick around for the inflatables, a costume contest, balloon art, face painting, arts and crafts and more. Local vendors will be on hand to show off their information and your family can take home goody bags. Admission is free to all!
 
All of us at Surfside Realty wish all of you a safe and fun filled Halloween celebration this year!