This time of year you will discover tree lighting ceremonies, Cantata’s, Christmas parades, and Santa Claus showing up all over the region. If you’ll be in the Grand Strand area this month there will be lots of local events to join in on in celebration of the holidays. You won’t want to miss a single one.
The Christmas Cantata is an annual tradition and for many the highlight of the holiday season. Church choirs from the North Myrtle Beach area join to create a musical program you will not soon forget. Tickets are required for admission and are available at the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce. Open to all ages. Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church; 6th Ave. S. & Hillside Drive. Times: Saturday, December 1st at 4:00 p.m. (ticket required). Sunday, December 2nd at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (ticket required). Free. Call 843-280-5584 with questions.
Santa Claus is at Myrtle Beach State Park on Saturday, December 1. Bring your camera for a unique family photo on the beach with Santa from noon until 3 p.m. Santa loves pets, so feel free to bring your leashed pet. Holiday activities will include bingo, story times, reindeer relay races, games, and much more! Roast your own marshmallow and hot dogs over a fire! Holiday activities will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Get in the holiday spirit with the annual Murrells Inlet Community Christmas Parade beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 2! Come and enjoy the fun as the parade starts at Wilcox Avenue (Booty’s) and proceeds down Business 17 with marching bands, beauty queens, dogs, cycles, and lots and lots of goodies for the kids! Immediately following the parade, meet at Morse Landing Park (next to Hot Fish Club) for the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Santa Claus will be there to visit with the children at the park. The Christmas tree will be lit and the Boy Scouts will light a bonfire to take the nip out of the air. Christmas music will entertain the crowd at the park. Don’t miss out. This is a free event.
If you’re looking for a Garden City Beach resort to stay in over the holidays or you have family arriving here from out of town, give Surfside Realty a call. We are sure to have perfect accommodations for anyone looking for a Garden City Beach resort.