The holiday season is upon us and Myrtle Beach is filled with Christmas cheer! From exciting local parades to lively holiday themed entertainment, you are sure to find plenty to keep you busy throughout the month. Snowbirds and holiday visitors alike are sure to enjoy these top entertainment choices – many of which are located right near Coral Beach Resort.
Myrtle Beach Holiday Shows
The holiday fun officially kicks off right after Halloween weekend for many Myrtle Beach area theaters. The Alabama Theatre, The Carolina Opry, and Legends in Concert will all debut their Christmas shows the first week of November.
Alabama Theatre “The South’s Grandest Christmas Show”
The Alabama Theatre knows how to put on a show and their holiday spectacular is no exception! Enjoy lively performances of both classic and contemporary holiday tunes at this annual show that will run from November 2nd – January 2nd.
The Carolina Opry “Christmas Show of The South”
The Carolina Opry is proud to once again present their annual “Christmas Show of The South”. This grand spectacle showcases some of the top musical talent along the Grand Strand and will run from November 2nd – January 2nd.
Legends In Concert
See your favorite celebrities performing your favorite holiday tunes at Legends in Concert! Conveniently located across from Broadway at the Beach, Legends in Concert always features a spectacular impersonator lineup and performances that will keep you on your feet!
If you are looking for a great holiday event for the whole family, be sure to check out the seasonal show offered at Pirate’s Voyage! This dinner and show combo runs from November 5th – January 2nd and includes a decadent four course meal.
Myrtle Beach Area Christmas Parades
The Grand Strand offers several Christmas parades throughout the holiday season to help put you in the holiday spirit!
· Little River: Intracoastal Christmas Regatta, November 28th, 5pm
· North Myrtle Beach: North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade, December 3rd, 5:30 pm
· Myrtle Beach: Broadway at the Beach Holiday Parade, December 5th, 11am
· Murrells Inlet: Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade, December 6th, 3 pm
· Conway: Downtown Conway Christmas Parade, December 12th, 10am
· Surfside Beach: Surfside Beach Christmas Parade, December 12th, 2pm
Myrtle Beach Holidays on the Boardwalk
The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a popular draw for guests throughout the year and the holidays are no exception. Head just a few short blocks from Coral Beach Resort to take advantage of the following festive holiday activities:
· November 26th – Tree lighting ceremony at Plyler Park
· December 3rd – Santa Paws Doggie Contest Benefiting Grand Strand Humane Society
· December 10th – Family Christmas movie & hot chocolate on the lawn
· December 20th – Community candlelight caroling & family scavenger hunt
· December 31st – New Year’s Eve oyster roast
Additionally, each event will feature family friendly games and activities along the boardwalk, like camel rides, polar express train rides, live music and entertainment, special appearances from Santa & Mrs. Claus, and much more.
A Very Broadway Christmas | Broadway at the Beach | December 3rd
Get in the holiday spirit and get a little holiday shopping done at Broadway at the Beach! The fun kicks off with the annual Broadway at the Beach Christmas parade at 11am. The parade starts at The Ripley’s Aquarium and meanders all the way around the Broadway complex. Following the parade, Broadway will offer an array of family friendly games and entertainment throughout the afternoon. This is the perfect time to explore the local shops and enjoy the festive decorations. The evening will conclude with the annual Broadway at the Beach tree lighting at 6pm, followed by a spectacular fireworks show over the lake.
Festival of Trees | Ripley’s Aquarium | November 6th – December 31st
Experience the area’s most colorful and comprehensive display of Christmas trees at The Ripley’s Aquarium. The annual Festival of Trees event offers fifty uniquely decorated trees, one for each state. The entire facility will be decked from top to bottom with holiday cheer, including decorations for each exhibit. Come see this impressive display and enjoy all of the other year-round aquarium attractions, including the famous Dangerous Reef exhibit. This holiday event is included with regular aquarium admission. Call (800) 734-8888 for more information.
Night of a Thousand Candles | Brookgreen Gardens | Various Dates
The Night of a Thousand Candles event at Brookgreen Gardens is one of the area’s most highly anticipated annual events. As the name suggests, this special event will feature more than 5,000 hand lit candles scattered throughout the scenic gardens, creating a truly enchanting atmosphere. Guests can enjoy perusing the holiday themed exhibits while sipping on warm cider or cocoa and listening to live holiday entertainment. This event takes place on select weekends before Christmas:
· December 1st – 3rd
· December 8th – 10th
· December 15th – 18th
Call (843) 235-6000 for more information or to purchase tickets.
What holiday event are you most looking forward to during your holiday visit to Myrtle Beach?
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