As the holiday season approaches, North Myrtle Beach transforms into a magical wonderland filled with festive events and enchanting attractions for the whole family. This year, from the end of November through December, North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation presents many ways to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Whether you’re a local looking for holiday cheer or a visitor seeking a unique Christmas experience, there’s something for everyone.
Dashing Through the Glow – A Festive Adventure for All
Mark your calendars for Nov 17-18 because Dashing Through the Glow is back by popular demand. This two-mile non-competitive walk/run through the Great Christmas Light Show will ignite your holiday spirit. Dress in your most spirited holiday-themed outfit for a chance to win prizes for the best-dressed individual and best-dressed family. The journey concludes at Santa’s Village, where a cup of hot chocolate and exciting activities await. The event starts at 7 p.m., and participants must arrive at the NMB Park & Sports Complex by 6:45 p.m. for entry.
The Great Christmas Light Show – A Spectacle of Lights
From Nov. 20-Dec. 30 (excluding Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day), the Great Christmas Light Show will immerse you in a dazzling display of over 2 million lights spread across a 2-mile drive through the NMB Park & Sports Complex. This year will feature new lights, exhibitions, and enchanting animated figures. After the drive, park your car and step into Santa’s Village, where hot chocolate, s’mores, the Santa Express Train Ride, and a meeting with Santa await.
Santa’s Village – A Winter Wonderland
From Nov. 24-Dec. 10 (Thursday through Sunday) and nightly from Dec. 14-30 (excluding Christmas Day), Santa’s Village invites you to explore its lighted boardwalk wonderland. Enjoy a petting zoo, photo ops, visits with Santa, village treats like hot chocolate and s’mores, festive fire pits, unique village toys, and the captivating Santa’s Rockin’ Christmas Tree show. Don’t forget to embark on the Santa’s Express Train Ride and the Santa’s Elf Hunt for an unforgettable experience.
Christmas Tree Lighting – Illuminate the Season
Join Santa and his friends on Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. at McLean Park for the City Christmas Tree Lighting. Enjoy stage performances, caroling, Christmas music, refreshments, and a heartwarming start to the holiday season. This FREE event is open to all ages, making it a perfect family outing.
Wreath Making Workshop – Craft Festive Decor
On Nov. 30, from 1-4 p.m., at the J Bryan Floyd Community Center, unleash your creativity at the Wreath Making Workshop. Learn the art of crafting a Christmas wreath using provided greenery and instructions. Bring a wreath form, preferably straw, and dive into this FREE drop-in event.
Pet Photos with Santa – Even Furry Friends Deserve Holiday Fun
On Nov. 26 and Dec. 9, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., bring your beloved pets to the Large Dog Park in the NMB Park & Sports Complex for Pet Photos with Santa. Capture adorable Christmas card-worthy moments with your furry companions. Leashed dogs and other well-behaved pets can join this FREE public event.
Christmas Cantata – A Musical Extravaganza
On Dec. 2, at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., the 39th Annual All City Christmas Cantata occurs at Living Water Baptist Church. Choirs from around North Myrtle Beach come together for an unforgettable musical experience that’s free to attend, and no tickets are required this year.
North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade – Sparkling Evening Delight
Celebrate the holiday season on Dec. 2, at 5:30 p.m., with the North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade. Join friends and neighbors on Main Street to witness the brilliance of lighted floats and vehicles representing groups from the area. The parade route takes you through the heart of the city, ensuring a festive atmosphere for all.
This Christmas season, North Myrtle Beach offers opportunities to experience the joy, magic, and community spirit of the holidays. From stunning light displays to heartwarming events, there’s no better place to create lasting memories with your loved ones. Embrace the warmth and charm of North Myrtle Beach as it comes alive with the spirit of Christmas.
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