4 Festive Events in Myrtle Beach this December

Long gone are the days when we had ample natural light well into the evening hours and could take a late afternoon stroll on the beach as the sun was setting. Now, we’re welcoming frosty mornings, and maybe even a light dusting of snow on the beach in the upcoming winter season! Whether you call Myrtle Beach home, or you’re looking to celebrate the holidays a la coastal style, there’s plenty of cheer-packed activities happening around town!

Night of a Thousand Candles

What: Stroll through Brookgreen Gardens to see the luminous glow of 4,500 hand-lit candles and sparkling lights. Optional (but recommended) sip on a hot cup of gourmet hot chocolate or cider as you take in the immaculate scenery and are immersed in Christmas songs.

Where: Brookgreen Garden; 1931 Brookgreen Drive

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Date/Time: December 6-22 from 3-10pm

Cost: $25 adult non-member, $20 adult member; $15 child non-member, $12 child member

The Great Christmas Light Show

What: Gather the whole family and drive 1.5 miles as you relish in over 2 million lights carefully adorned and 20 animated displays are waiting to greet you. We encourage you to park your car and visit Santa’s Village where you can warm up with a piping cup of hot cocoa and indulge in a s’more or two, and of course, meet Santa in his winter wonderland.

Where: North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex

Date/Time: Open nightly until the 30th of December from 5:30-9:30pm (Closed on Christmas)

Cost: 1-15 guests: $15 per vehicle

Holiday Carriage Ride

What: Enjoy a complimentary carriage ride in genuine Hallmark style as you soak in the town of Myrtle Beach.

Where: Howard Avenue & Nevers Street at The Market Common

Date: Each Saturday prior to Christmas from 3-6pm

Cost: Free

Fireworks at Broadway at the Beach

What: Ring in the new year at Myrtle Beach as crackling fireworks shoot into the sky over the water. There’s no better way to welcome in a new year than with friendly locals and visitors alike gazing out over the ocean.

Where: Broadway at the Beach

Date/Time: December 31st at 8pm

Cost: Free

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