You’ll want to get out of your new house for these holiday events and festivals being held in the Myrtle Beach area during the most wonderful time of the year! 


Nov. 30, 5-7 p.m.
35th Annual Intracoastal Christmas Regatta, Little River

Take a seat somewhere along the river for this holiday tradition that’s merry and bright! The parade of boat floats launches from Little River Inlet at 5 p.m. and travels south through the Little River Waterfront to Dock Holiday’s Marina by 7 p.m.

Nov. 30, noon to 5 p.m.
Holiday Spirits Music Fest, La Belle Amie Vineyard, Little River

Get in the spirit of the holidays with a little music and a little spirits from the wines of the vineyard. Admission is reduced by $2 if you bring two canned/dry good food items for the area food bank.

Dec. 7, 1-3 p.m.
LuLu’s Billy Claus and the LuLuBelles, LuLu’s at Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach

You’re invited to join Billy Claus, Santa’s brother who lives in the Caribbean, and his LuLuBelles, Billy’s elves, for a free fun day of photo ops, arts and crafts activities and a reading of “Billy Claus and the Spirit of Christmas Island” children’s book, written by LuLu’s owner, Lucy Buffett. 

Dec. 7, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Lunch with the Grinch, Dave & Buster’s, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach

After Broadway’s Christmas parade, head over to Dave & Buster’s to meet up for lunch with everyone’s favorite green grump. In addition to the lunch buffet, there will also be games and crafts. 

Dec. 7, 5:30-7 p.m.
North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade, Main Street, North Myrtle Beach

Don’t miss the lighted, decorated floats and bands from all across the area as they march down Main Street.

Dec. 7, noon to 2 p.m.
SkyWheel Winter Wonderland, Myrtle Beach

The boardwalk’s biggest sight to see will be hosting Santa and his crew, who will be there with you for oodles of family-friendly activities, like ornament decorating, a letter to Santa station, hot cocoa and candy cane bar and photos with Santa. Kids get a free ride on the SkyWheel when they enter the coloring contest!

Dec. 7-Dec. 15, 3 p.m.
The Nutcracker, Wheelwright Auditorium, Coastal Carolina University, Conway

This is the 14th production of Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker,” a timeless holiday tradition performed by professional guests artists and the ballet’s local dancers of all ages, and one not to be missed. 

Dec. 8, 3:30-5 p.m.
North Myrtle Beach Community Band Christmas Concert, North Myrtle Beach High School Auditorium, Little River

This free concert will feature both holiday favorites and classical works, as performed by this community band and local vocalists. 

Dec. 14, 4 p.m.
Christmas and All That Brass, Trinity United Methodist Church, North Myrtle Beach

The Carolina Master Chorale presents this joyful medley of seasonal sounds. 

Dec. 14, 10 a.m.
Conway Christmas Parade

The sights and sounds of the season will float along downtown Conway for this annual tradition that makes all things merry and bright. 

Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ocean’s One Craft Fair, Ocean’s One Resort, Myrtle Beach

This winter craft fair only requires guests to bring a non-perishable food at entry to be donated to the Low Country Food Bank in Myrtle Beach. Once inside on the second floor lounge, you’ll be able to shop through vendor booths stocked with knitted and sewn goods, paper crafts, wooden ware, glass, jewelry, ornaments, and many more handmade gifts for the holidays. 

Dec. 14, 2-4 p.m.
Surfside Beach Christmas Parade 

This holiday-themed parade along Ocean Boulevard features fun, floats and music, with free candy for the kids.

Dec. 14, 7 p.m.
The Legends of a Beach Music Christmas, Spanish Galleon, North Myrtle Beach

This live Christmas show features the Long Bay Symphony, with featured performers Bo Schronce, Jackie Gore, Big John Thompson, Durwood Martin and Tony Davis. 

Dec. 17-21
CresCom Holiday Invitational, Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach

This longtime basketball tournament lands, once again, here in Myrtle Beach with some of the best high school teams in the country.

Dec. 19, Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
Rivertown Christmas Celebration, Downtown Conway

Free activities downtown include live entertainment, visits with Santa at Blackwater Market, carriage rides, and hot chocolate and cookies. 

Dec. 21, 8-11 a.m.
Festive Four Miler, Grand Park at The Market Common, Myrtle Beach

This four-mile run/walk to benefit Fostering Hope loops around the scenic Grand Park at The Market Common and also features a kids run and a Jurassic Jaunt 50-yard dash along the lake in which competitors are dressed in their favorite costume.

Dec. 21, 5 p.m.
Santa Crawl on the Marshwalk, Murrells Inlet Marshwalk

Things are beginning to look a lot like Christmas along the Marshwalk, with holiday drinks served by each restaurant, festive foods and seasonal costumed guests. Awards will be handed out to the top three most spirited outfits at Bovine’s back deck at 10 p.m.

Dec. 21, noon to 5 p.m.
Yuletide Music and Bonfire, La Belle Amie Vineyard, Little River

Warm yourself up on a winter’s day by the bonfire or with a glass of wine and live music at the vineyard. Admission is reduced by $2 if you bring two canned/dry good food items for the area food bank. 

Through Dec. 21, Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m.
Holiday Bazaar at The Market Common

Christmas shopping has never been more delightful at this holly jolly holiday market set up each Saturday on Howard Avenue along the esplanade. Shop local from businesses selling seasonal crafts, live greens, fresh food and more. 

Dec. 22-30, 5:15-5:45 p.m.
Lighting of the Menorah, Valor Park at The Market Common

Gather in Valor Park each evening for the lighting of the Menorah. Temple Shalom will hold the service the first night.

Dec. 27-31, 6-9 p.m.
Light Up the New Year, Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet

These special evenings will take place in the sculpture garden where you can witness thousands of hand-lit candles, holiday lights, and music. Space is limited and advanced tickets are required. 

Dec. 28, noon to 5 p.m.
New Year Bonfire, La Belle Amie Vineyard, Little River

Warm yourself up on a winter’s day by the bonfire or with a glass of wine and live music at the vineyard. Admission is reduced by $2 if you bring two canned/dry good food items for the area food bank. 

Through Dec. 29, Sundays, 3-6 p.m.
Complimentary Holiday Carriage Rides, The Market Common, Myrtle Beach

Take a ride on a one horse open sleigh each Sunday throughout December and snuggle into the true comfort of the season through The Market Common. The carriages depart from Dulce Lusso Salon at the corner of Howard Avenue and Nevers Street. 

Through Dec. 30
The Great Christmas Light Show, North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex, Little River

This drive-through light show features more than 2 million holiday lights laid out along a 1.5-mile drive through the park. Take in the more than 500 custom-made light displays, some up to 55 feet tall, and 20 animated figures and holiday scenes. After the drive, park at Santa’s Village for hot chocolate and s’mores, the Santa Express Train Ride, a petting zoo, the Chris-maze and even meet Santa.

Through Dec. 31
Designer Holiday Showcase, A 250th Celebration!

The spectacular historic Kaminski House Museum in Georgetown is open for special holiday tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., including candlelight tours Dec. 5 and 12, and Family Night Dec. 21, with a Candy Cane Express tour tram, hot cocoa, cookies and a holiday scavenger hunt. 

Through Dec. 31, 2 and 7:30 p.m.
“The South’s Grandest Christmas Show,” Alabama Theater, North Myrtle Beach

This award-winning musical combines a talented cast of vocalists and dancers, scenery and special effects to put you in the Christmas spirit. You’ll enjoy a wintry mix of Christmas classics and contemporary hits, plus humor from comedian Ricky Mokel. 

Through Dec. 31
Ripley’s Festival of Trees, Ripley’s Aquarium, Myrtle Beach

Ripley’s rings in the holidays with more than sea life scenes this time of year. More than 55 Christmas trees decorated for every state of the country, plus aquarium-themed trees, deck the halls of this popular venue. Be sure to check out the new exhibit for 2019: Aloha Cove, a glimpse at Hawaiian life and culture.

Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to midnight
A Southern Times Square, Valor Park at The Market Common

The Big Apple may have Times Square, but here in Myrtle Beach, we count down to the new year Southern-style at The Market Common, where you can celebrate throughout the night with food and drink vendors, inflatables, kids’ games and, of course, the ball drop at midnight followed by a fireworks display.

Dec. 31, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LuLu’s Noon Year’s Eve Celebration, LuLu’s at Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach

Can’t stay up for the ball drop at midnight? LuLu’s has kids and grownups covered with their “Noon Year’s Eve” celebration, featuring crafts, kid-safe fireworks, games, a live band, face painting, balloon animals and, of course, a huge beach ball drop over LuLu’s beach. 

Dec. 31, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance, House of Blues, Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach

The popular live band Tru Sol will rock in the new year in style at this awesome event that also includes dinner, party favors, a champagne toast, two complimentary tickets to a 2020 concert, BOGO Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre AND Gospel Brunch tickets, and 25% off in the House of Blues gear shop.

Dec. 31, 8 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks Extravaganza, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach

Broadway will help start off the new year with a bang as they light up the skies over Lake Broadway for a Fireworks Extravaganza.

Dec. 31, 2:30-5 p.m.
Strauss on the Strand, First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach

Ring in the new year in the classic Viennese musical tradition. Presented by the Long Bay Symphony, the concert will feature familiar waltzes, polkas and other dances by the legendary Strauss family.

Through Jan. 3
Pirates Voyage, A Perfect Pirate Christmas, Pirates Voyage, Myrtle Beach

Sail away on a seasonal journey into Christmas past, present and future with Captain Scrooge and his first mate Bob Crachit in this creative holiday show that also includes amazing live animals in a nativity scene. What steals the show, however, are the ever-present, high-diving gymnasts and aerialists, flying from the pirate ship into the water below. And you get to dig into a four-course holiday feast, sit back and watch.

Through Jan. 4
“The Carolina Opry Christmas Special,” The Carolina Opry Theater, Myrtle Beach

A cast of nationally renowned musicians, comedians, magicians and dancers will grace the stage of the Carolina Opry for its 34th season of this epic holiday performance. Off-stage, you’ll also love the theater’s winter wonderland that includes more than 35 Christmas trees (one that’s 30 feet tall), 75 wreaths, 5 miles of tree lighting wire, countless tree ornaments, and mounds of Christmas snow.


Dec. 1, 3 p.m.

Murrells Inlet, Morse Park Landing (next to Hot Fish Club): Activities also include an appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus, Christmas crafts, hot chocolate, and cookies.

Dec. 3, 6 p.m.

North Myrtle Beach, McLean Park: You can also expect entertainment and refreshments.

Dec. 5, 6-8 p.m.

Conway Rivertown Christmas Celebration, Conway City Hall: This free event gives you access to all activities!

Dec. 5, 6 p.m.

Surfside Beach, Surfside Beach Town Hall

Dec. 12, 5-7 p.m.

Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach Convention Center Plaza, Myrtle Beach: The free event also includes a performance by the Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre, cookies, hot chocolate, photos with Santa and inflatable bouncy houses. 


Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to noon, at The Uncommon Chocolatier in The Market Common: Join this chocolate shop for story time and hot chocolate with Santa. Admission is $5.

Dec. 6, 2-4 p.m., at CityMac in The Market Common: Get a pic with Santa and get a chance to win a $50 CityMac gift card and AirPods (2nd Gen).

Through Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Dirty Dawg Large Dog Park in the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex: Pet Photos with Santa allow your well-behaved fur babies to get a photo with Santa in the park!

Dec. 7, 8 a.m. to noon, at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, Myrtle Beach: This Ninth Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa hosted by the Myrtle Beach Professional Firefighters donates proceeds to buy Christmas gifts for children in need in the Myrtle Beach area. 

Dec. 7, 9-11 a.m., at Travinia Italian Kitchen in The Market Common: Breakfast with Santa

is $10 per person (complimentary for ages 3 and under) and includes coffee, soft drinks, juice or milk. 

Dec. 7, noon to 2 p.m., at Ultimate California Pizza in The Market Common: Slices with Santa is $10 per person for a set of adult and kids’ menu of awesome pizza..

Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Myrtle Beach State Park: This popular Santa on the Beach photo op will give your kids a rare opportunity to capture a photo with St. Nick right on the sand! There will also be holiday beach games and races, marshmallow fire roasting, grilled hot dogs, homemade baked goods, crafts, marine-inspired carnival games, and more! 

Dec. 13, 2-6 p.m., at Hannah Ruth Photography in The Market Common: This is your chance to get professional photos taken with Santa. 

Dec. 14, 9-11 a.m., at Tupelo Honey in The Market Common: Breakfast with Santa

is $10 per person (complimentary for ages 3 and under) and includes coffee, soft drinks, juice or milk. 

Dec. 14, 8-11 a.m., at Joe’s Crab Shack in Broadway at the Beach: Breakfast with Santa at the Shack features a breakfast buffet, photo ops with Santa, holiday crafts, and a raffle and prizes

Dec. 14, noon to 2 p.m., at Nacho Hippo in The Market Common: Lunch with Santa

is $10 per person (complimentary for ages 3 and under) and includes coffee, soft drinks, juice or milk. 

Through Dec. 19, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., in front of Grand 14 Theater in The Market Common: Meet Santa at his sleigh that’s parked in front of the movie theater for a free photo op with Santa (for kids or pets).

Dec. 20, 7-9 p.m., at Tupelo Honey in The Market Common: Cocktails with Santa invites grownups to take a break from shopping, grab a cocktail and tell Santa exactly what is on your wish list. 

Dec. 20, 11 a.m. to noon, at EdVenture Children’s Museum in The Market Common: Tell Santa what you want for Christmas and get a photo taken with Santa to remember that moment!

Dec. 21, 12:30-2 p.m., at 810 Billiards & Bowling in The Market Common: Lunch, bowling and pics with Santa is $10 per person (complimentary for ages 3 and under) and includes coffee, soft drinks, juice or milk. 

Dec. 21, 3-6 p.m., at Pottery Barn in The Market Common: Tell Santa what you want for Christmas and get a photo taken with Santa to remember that moment!

Dec. 21, 9-11 a.m., at Gordon Biersch in The Market Common: Breakfast with Santa

is $10 per person (complimentary for ages 3 and under) and includes coffee, soft drinks, juice or milk. 

Dec. 21, 9 a.m. to noon, at Dave & Buster’s in Broadway at the Beach: You’ll want to make it to this fun morning of breakfast, games, and crafts with your favorite guy in the red suit! 

Dec. 22, 4-6 p.m., at Elegant Pet Store & Resort in The Market Common: Come visit The Market Common and take adorable pictures of your pet with Santa!

Dec. 22, 1-4 p.m., at Tanger Outlets, Myrtle Beach: Santa’s Carolina Christmas recurs every five weeks on Saturday and Sunday with a special appearance from Santa for those special selfies!

If you’re ready to settle down here in Myrtle Beach and take advantage of events like these, need help with looking for property for sale in Myrtle Beach, or to set up an appointment with one of our expert agents, visit our real estate office 1600 Farrow Parkway Suite B7, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 or call us at 843.839.4878.