From one end of the Grand Strand to the next, Christmas celebrations are underway. But no fear, we are here to guide you in how to celebrate Christmas in Myrtle Beach this year! Myrtle Beach in the winter may be chillier than June or July, but the fun doesn’t stop just because the temperatures cool down. Check out all the ways you can celebrate Christmas in Myrtle Beach during your stay at the Coral Beach Resort & Suites!
Holiday Lights Around Town
- The Great Christmas Light Show @ North Myrtle Beach Parks & Spot Complex: Running now thru Dec. 30th, enjoy this 1.5 mile drive through nearly 2 million Christmas lights all synced to music that you can play with your car radio. Entrance is $15 per car for up to 15 people. The Great Christmas Light Show is open 5:30 – 9:30pm daily. Santa’s Village is open for hot chocolate and s’mores on the weekends.
- Nights of a Thousand Candles @ Brookgreen Gardens: Open now thru Dec. 31st, guests are invited to stroll through the gardens while enjoying a hot cup of cider and listening to carolers sing holiday classics. There are a variety of dining options on-site. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Adults are $30, and children are $12.
- The Lighting of the Menorah @ Valor Park in Market Common: Join us each evening at 5:15pm on Dec. 10th-17th for the Lighting of the Menorah.
Christmas Shows on the Grand Strand
- The Christmas Show of the South @ The Carolina Opry: The 35th season of this Christmas show runs now thru Jan. 6, 2021. Guests will be greeted with over 35 decorated Christmas trees, 5 miles of Christmas lights, and over 75 wreaths. You and your family are sure to feel the holiday spirit as you enjoy live music and performances from some of the nation’s most talented musicians and vocalists. Tickets are for purchase and daily show times are found here.
- The South’s Grandest Christmas Show @ The Alabama Theatre: Enjoy this holiday combination of scenery, talent, and special effects now thru Jan. 2, 2021. Guests will experience Christmas classics throughout the show with contemporary holiday favorites mixed in. Children’s tickets are $19.95, and adult tickets start at $43.80. See the full schedule of showtimes here.
- Christmas at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show: Starting now and running thru Dec. 31st, guests will receive a four-course meal while enjoying a pirate spin on the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Children are $29.99, and adults are $54.99. You can purchase your tickets here.
Here are more details on The Best Myrtle Beach Christmas Shows this year!
Festive Holiday Events Near You
- Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade: Join the spectators on Dec. 6th starting at 3pm. The parade begins at Wilcox Avenue and runs down Hwy 17 Business to Wachesaw Road. Free to enjoy!
- The Festival of Trees @ Ripley’s Aquarium: During the whole month of December, visit Ripley’s Aquarium to see their spectacular Christmas trees. This year features over 55 trees with one decorated for every state in the US. Participation is included with all tickets.
- The Polar Bus Express @ The Market Common: Every Saturday evening in December leading up to Christmas, you and your family have the opportunity to join in on a ride to the “North Pole of the Market Common.” With each ticket purchased, guests will receive a souvenir golden ticket, a “BELIEVE” sleigh bell, a chocolate chip cookie, and hot cocoa. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Scrumptious Holiday Meals
- Breakfast with Santa or The Grinch @ the Hard Rock Cafe:
- Santa Breakfast: Kids will get to write and deliver a letter to Santa, take a picture with him, and decorate Christmas cookies. Breakfast tickets are $9.95 for kids and $11.95 for adults. Movie tickets are $5; Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will be shown. This event will be held on Dec. 13th & 20th, 9am – 1pm each day.
- The Grinch Breakfast: Kids will get to meet the Grinch and try to cheer him up, take a picture with him, and decorate Christmas cookies. Breakfast tickets are $9.95 for kids and $11.95 for adults. Movie tickets are $5; How the Grinch Stole Christmas will be shown. This event will be held on Dec. 12th & 19th, 9am – 1pm each day.
- Tacos with Santa @ Nacho Hippo (Market Common location): Join us for this first-come, first-serve event on Dec 5th & 6th. From 11am to 1pm each day, guests are invited to enjoy some yummy taco with Santa. Admission is $10 per person; kids 3 and under are free.
- Local Restaurants Open on Christmas Day: (not an all-inclusive list)
- Carolina Roadhouse: 4617 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, 1-9pm
- California Dreaming: 2657 Beaver Run Blvd, Surfside Beach, 1-9pm
- Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse: 8211 Marina Parkway, Myrtle Beach, 2-10pm
- Hard Rock Cafe: 1318 Celebrity Circle, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, 12-8pm
Christmas Shopping Venues
- Holiday Markets (sponsored by Waccamaw Market Co.):
- Surfside Beach: Corner of Surfside & Willow Ave., Noon – 4pm, Tuesdays thru Dec. 15th
- Magnolia Row: 44th Ave N. & Kings Hwy, 11am – 4pm, Thursdays thru Dec. 17th
- Valor Park: in Market Common, Noon – 4pm, Saturdays thru Dec. 19th
- The Christmas Mouse:
- 4852 N Kings Hwy, North Myrtle Beach, open 7 days a week, 10am – 10pm
- 2306 South Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, open 7 days a week, 9am – 10pm
- 10880 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, Mon.-Sat. 10am – 5pm, Sun. 11am – 5pm
- Tanger Outlets:
- Hwy 17 located at 10835 Kinds Road: Mon.-Sat. 10am – 9pm, Sun. 11am – 7pm, Christmas Eve 10am – 6pm, Closed Christmas day
- Hwy 501 located at 4635 Factory Stores Blvd: Mon.-Sat. 10am – 9pm, Sun. 11am – 7pm, Christmas Eve 9am – 6pm, Closed Christmas day
Please remember to put safety first this holiday season. Wearing a mask, social distancing, and washing your hands regularly are all ways to keep yourself and others safe. We recommend contacting each business to see what their health and safety regulations are at this time.
If you haven’t yet booked your stay with us this season at Coral Beach Resort & Suites, be sure to check out our specials page with the latest deals and packages!