November 22nd – December 30th: The Great Christmas Light Show
Come see the magic of the holidays for yourself at The Great Christmas Light Show in North Myrtle Beach! This incredible show features over two million Christmas lights and more than 500 custom made light displays and this year they have thirty new animated figures that will dazzle the entire family and fill you all with the holiday spirit! Why not visit Santa’s Village on the weekend enjoying hot chocolate and s’mores, and even meet the jolly old man yourself? Gates open from 5:30pm-9:30pm and admission is $15-20 per vehicle at the North Myrtle Beach Sports complex which will transport all visitors into a sparkling Christmas night straight out of a Hallmark movie.
November 26th – January 2nd: Winter Wonderland
A new Holiday tradition is being gifted to all of us here on the Grand Strand this year! For 39 consecutive days, Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place, once home to the ever missed Pavilion, will be transformed into an actual Winter Wonderland for those near and far to come enjoy! This must attend event is sure to be a favored tradition and hot spot for locals and tourists alike, making the Grand Strand a continuous year round destination. This holly jolly good time features a covered outdoor ice skating rink – something locals have been asking for for years now, a walk through Holiday lights show extravaganza, and even more exciting classic holiday traditions and offerings.
November 26th – January 2nd: Brookgreen Gardens Night of 1,000 Candles
Here we have a rich and joyous tradition celebrated by the young and old, and even the scrooges in your life have to admit that they absolutely adore Brookgreen Gardens Night of 1000 Candles. And it’s easy to see why, this annual must-do experience has been putting all who walk through its gardens in the Holiday spirit for over 15 years now. See the glow from over 2,800 hand lit candles and brilliant light displays light up these historic gardens, while exploring the incredible botanical sights, the marvelous statues, and bubbling fountains. Enjoy delicious hot apple cider and creamy hot chocolate, a delicious glass of wine, and scrumptious refreshments while you and your loved ones wander the gardens hearing carolers, handbells, and bands play out all of your favorite Christmas classics.
November 27th: Intracoastal Christmas Regatta
Looking for some holiday cheer to help kick off the greatest time of the year? Gaze in amazement at the Intracoastal Christmas Regatta, held each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Watch yachts and boats dressed in breathtaking holiday lights with loved ones during this beloved Grand Strand tradition. The parade goes from 5-8pm, is free to watch, and can be viewed from a number of great spots including the Grand Harbor marina, the Myrtle Beach Yacht Club, Boardwalk Billy’s, and the Cherry Grove Marina. This event is also a Fundraiser, pairing with Yachts for Tot to provide toys and donations to children in need around the area and the North Myrtle Beach Humane Society which are collecting cat litter and pet food donations. Want to get even more involved with the event? For just $50, you can enter the Intracoastal Christmas Regatta and compete for multiple prizes awarded for greatest and most creative decorations!
December 2nd & 8th: Ghost Dinner and Tour at the Brentwood
The spooky season isn’t over just yet for all of you Halloween lovers! If you like all things strange and ghostly and are craving some happy haunts and a hearty meal then make a reservation for the Ghost Dinner and Tour at the Brentwood Restaurant and Wine Bistro. This delightfully ghastly event includes a delicious three course meal and a guided tour of the famously haunted house by a professional storyteller sure to thrill and excite. The total cost for the night is $60, and guests can make their reservations by calling (843)249-2601. Private reservations can also be made year-round. Dinner starts at 7 pm sharp, and the haunting has already begun.