Myrtle Beach may be a popular summer destination, but what most people dont know is that the fall and winter months in Myrtle Beach bring just as much excitement.You can enjoy walks on the beach with minimal crowds, milder temperatures, and the holiday season and events kick into full gear during the months of November and December. Myrtle Beach hosts a wide variety of events, from Christmas shows to shopping Events and much more! If youre thinking about planning a trip to Myrtle Beach to escape the cold, come on down and visit!

A Glimpse of What’s Happening In December in Myrtle Beach

Holidays on the Boardwalk

From November 24th through January 3rd, you can experience Holidays on the Boardwalk. Locals and visitors alike join in on the festival fun listening to live music and spreading the holiday cheer. You can also enjoy camel rides and even a ride on the Polar Express train! Expect special appearances from Santa and his elves, the Grinch, and princesses! You can view the full schedule of Holidays on the Boardwalk hereto plan your trip accordingly.

North Myrtle Beach Christmas Tree Lighting

On Tuesday, December 4th, at 6:00 PM, join Santa and his friends at McLean Park to watch the Christmas Tree Lighting and get into the holiday spirit! There will be many activities for children, refreshments, and more.

Night of a Thousand Candles

Named the Best Christmas Lights in South Carolina by Travel+Leisure, the Brookgreen Garden in North Myrtle Beach holds its annual Night of a Thousand Candles. Walk along the paths of the garden with a warm cider in hand, listen to the beautiful sounds of the carolers, and take in all of the light displays. You can view dates for Night of a Thousand Candles and ticket details here.

The South’s Grandest Christmas Show

The Alabama Theatres award winning production of The Souths Grandest Christmas Show is a spectacular event for everyone and will get you and your family into the holiday spirit. Experience the holiday musical and its excitement of traditional Christmas classics and holiday favorites. You can purchase your tickets by calling 1-800-342-2262 or online here. The show runs until December, 30th.

Ripleys Festival of the Trees

With more than 100 decorated and themed Christmas trees, you are sure to be in awe when you attend the Ripleys Festival of the Trees. The festival contains a tree that represents each state and the South Carolina tree which stands over 18 feet tall features all of what people love about South Carolina. The event is held at Ripleys Aquarium. The price is included in the aquarium admission and the event runs from November 20 until December 31st.

The Great Christmas Light Show in North Myrtle Beach

The Great Christmas Light Show is one of the most popular events in the area during the holiday season. Drive through a mile and a half light display through the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex to enjoiy this show. Experience animated figures, custom scenes, and more when you visit this spectacular display. After the show, visit Santa’s Village and cap the night off with a cup of hot chocolate and delicious s’mores. Find out more information here.