Though it may not be perfect beach weather, there are so many fun holiday things to do in Myrtle Beach in December. Grab the family, take advantage of our winter specials and plan a holiday getaway!
Visitors come far and wide to see some of the best shows here in Myrtle Beach, but during the holiday season, the theaters around the Grand Strand really go all out. Here are a few of our favorite Christmas shows!
Not only is this one of the best variety shows in Myrtle Beach, but it’s also the most beautifully decorated. They have more than 35 fully decorated trees, 75 wreaths, innumerable Christmas ornaments, thousands of twinkling lights and piles of Christmas snow. You’ll enjoy Christmas classics performed by top-notch musicians and dancers. It’s fun and laughter for the whole family! Tickets start at $42.95 for adults and $27.95 for children.
This one-of-a-kind dinner and show tells a unique Christmas tale! Join Captain Scrooge on a magical journey as Christmas Spirit takes him through Christmas Past, Present and Future. While you watch you’ll enjoy a delicious four-course meal of veggie soup, bread, roasted chicken, BBQ pork, corn, baked potato and apple pie. Did we mention the beautiful live nativity with real animals? Adult tickets are $59.99 and child tickets are $29.99.
Enjoy the sounds of Christmas as you make memories your family will never forget. This spectacular show has a mix of favorite holiday songs and new Christmas creations. It will be a fun-filled evening as you experience performances from some of the greatest dancers and singers on the East coast. Of course, there are a few laughs thrown in to make for an all-around spectacular evening! Tickets start at $44.95 for adults and $19.95 for children.
For a more quaint, low-key show, visit the Theatre of the Republic in Historic Downtown Conway. For more than 50 years, TOR has been hosting live musicals and vibrant productions staring local performers. Theatre of the Republic is presenting a melodious Christmas production this December. Joy to the World is a festive Christmas celebration of favorite holiday tunes. This production is running December 9th-12th and 16th-19th, and tickets are $30 per person.
There is no quicker way to get into the holiday spirit than to gaze at bright and festive Christmas lights. Whether you take a walk or drive through, there is no shortage of places to go to see a light spectacular in Myrtle Beach. Check out some of our favorites.
Every square inch of Brookgreen Gardens is decked out in holiday splendor including more than 2,800 hand-lit candles, thousands of twinkling lights and festive holiday decor – it’s truly a sight to see! Walk the gardens and enjoy carolers, musicians, hot cocoa, cider, wine and more! Tickets for non-members are $30 for adults and $15 for children. Remember tickets must be purchased before your arrival! This jovial event runs through January 2nd.
A magnificent sight to see is The Great Christmas Light Show in North Myrtle Beach at the Park & Sports Complex. This 2-mile drive features more than 2 million lights across 500 magical displays. It’s the most brilliant lights you’ll see on the Grand Strand! You can also enjoy hot chocolate and s’mores at Santa’s Village while you’re here and even meet the head elf himself! Pricing starts at $15 per vehicle (1-15 guests). The show is open through December 30th, but is closed on Thanksgiving day and Christmas day.
Get into the holiday spirit at the annual community Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade on December 5th at 3:00 p.m. The parade will run from Wilcox Ave to Wachesaw Road along Hwy 17 Business. This event is free to the public. Be sure to get there early to snag a great spot along the parade route.
Hard Rock Cafe at Broadway at the Beach will host two Breakfast with Santa events this December and two Breakfast with The Grinch events. Kids will enjoy breakfast, Christmas cookie decorating, a coloring contest, wooden ornament decorating and photos with Santa. There’s even a holiday outfit contest for the cutest dressed kid! Check out a detailed menu for the event and reserve your spot at this year’s event online. Prices are $17.95 for adults and $11.95 for kids.
December is a busy month for everyone, and in Myrtle Beach, it doesn’t slow down! We have tons of shopping, holiday events and more for you and your family to enjoy.
All Aboard! The Market Common and the Big Red Bus present the 2nd annual “Polar Bus Express!” Dress in your pajamas or favorite holiday attire and experience the magic of Christmas. Guests will receive a souvenir golden ticket, a “Believe” sleigh bell, a chocolate chip cookie and complimentary hot cocoa at their end destination – The North Pole of The Market Common. This year’s schedule includes 11 rides between December 3rd and 22nd. You’ll find the full schedule online. Tickets are $34.95 per person and must be purchased in advance.
In the heart of Pawleys Island, you’ll find the Hammock Shops Village. Join us for an old-fashioned Christmas tree lighting, live entertainment and the Christmas Trackless Train on December 5th at 6:00 p.m.. ‘Tis the season to shop local, so head down to the south end for a fun day of holiday shopping! Grab a delicious bite to eat at BisQit or LOCAL while you’re there.
No matter where you are along the Grand Strand for the day, there is a Holiday Market near you. Vendors include fresh produce, handmade crafts, delicious treats and more! You and your family can shop until your heart’s content at these festive Holiday Markets.