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Holiday Things To Do in the Myrtle Beach Area

Holiday Events and Things to do in the Myrtle Beach Area

In the Myrtle Beach area, you can catch one of the many shows in town over the holidays. These shows change yearly, so there is always something new to see, even if you have been before. Shopping is in abundance from Calabash, NC, to Pawley’s Island. The events between tree lightings, parades, and festivals make the holidays a joyous time here at the Beach. 

Holiday Shows

Christmas at Pirates Voyage  Make it a Christmas to Remember at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show, as the crew retells Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol with a swashbuckling spin. Celebrate all the things that make the holidays unique as the Mystical Christmas Spirit takes Captain Scrooge on a journey through time and space to find the meaning of Christmas. Cheer along as giant Christmas toys appear and perform fantastic acrobatics above the lagoon. Laugh at the hijinks of a comical castaway and her sea lion companion. And, gaze in awe and wonder at a live Nativity and an angel with a special message for landlubbers and pirates alike. Enjoy a fabulous four-course feast. The show runs from November 3, 2022 – December 31, 2022.  

The Carolina Opry The Carolina Opry Christmas Special, often called “The Christmas Show of the South,” will open its 37th season of stunning holiday performances on November 1. Gilmore works for months to create an unforgettable holiday experience with his usual signature flair for production. Each year, the Christmas special brings stunning changes, beautifully blended with time-honored tradition to start a family experience that is second to none as new talent mingles with acclaimed rotating artists and long-standing Opry favorites. The show runs from November 1, 2022, through January 1, 2023, with regular evening performances and selectively scheduled matinees. 

Alabama Theatre November thru December, make a new tradition by celebrating the holidays in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with the Alabama Theatre’s award-winning production, The South’s Grandest Christmas Show. 2022’s #1 Christmas Show in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach brings an incredible combination of talent, scenery, and special effects to the Grand Strand to produce a spectacular new holiday musical experience sure to put you in the season’s spirit.

Hot Jersey Nights This holiday experience is a celebration of the most magical time of year! Hot Jersey Nights Christmas Special combines holiday classics with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’ songs you can’t help but tap your toe to. Take a walk down memory lane as vocalists join together in a Christmas Wonderland onstage to sing their hit songs. November 1, 2022 – December 30, 2022, at Broadway Theater.

Things To Do

Winter Wonderland at The Beach Winter Wonderland at The Beach returns for its second year — and it’s better than ever! Featuring spectacular light displays along the gorgeous mile-long Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, this one-of-a-kind event is one you won’t want to miss. There’s also a brand-new Family Fun Zone filled with holiday activities for all ages, tons of entertainment near the SkyWheel, oceanfront photos with Santa, and special events throughout the season. November 17, 2022 –December 23, 2022. 

Ripley’s Festival of Trees  The entire Ripley’s Aquarium in December is decked to the halls so even the marine life can be in the holiday spirit! While visiting the aquarium, stop and see the Festival of Trees with more than 55 trees decorated for each state and territory in the United States. The entire aquarium has been transformed into a winter wonderland with lights, bows, and, of course, trees all set against the backdrop of colorful and mesmerizing aquatic galleries. Monday – Saturday in December 2022, at Ripley’s Aquarium.

The Great Christmas Light Show  The Great Christmas Light Show is an annual celebration that is sure to capture the true spirit of the season. The drive-through light show features over 2 million lights festively displayed along a 1.5-mile drive. ‘Santa’s Village’ is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, with an assortment of holiday activities fit for visitors, young and old alike. November 21, 2022 – December 30, 2022, at North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex

North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade It would not be Christmas at the beach without the annual nighttime NMB Christmas parade. Join your friends and neighbors on Main Street to enjoy the lighted floats and vehicles representing groups across the area. Parade entries will be judged and awarded for being the best! Judges and a special guest announcer will be located at the end of the Horseshoe on Main Street and Ocean Blvd. December 3rd at 5:30 PM.


Barefoot Landing Set along the Intracoastal Waterway, Barefoot Landing is one of the most unique & popular shopping, dining & entertainment destinations you will ever experience. Relax, unwind and browse to your heart’s content as you discover a wealth of unexpected treasures at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. From ice cream, candies, pretzels, and fudge, to pasta, pizza, seafood, burgers, and tacos, North Myrtle Beach’s Barefoot Landing is home to an impressive selection of Myrtle Beach area restaurants and eateries. Shop the many national retail shops and unique boutiques as you stroll around the outdoor setting, exploring fun and fashionable Barefoot style.

Broadway at the Beach  A 350-acre outdoor shopping center and entertainment complex in Myrtle Beach that is great for the whole family! A trip to Myrtle Beach isn’t complete without a visit to Broadway at the Beach, especially during the holidays, to see the magnificent 46-foot-tall Christmas tree in the center of the complex. While shopping, you can also enjoy holiday entertainment, including live music, street dancers, a tree-lighting ceremony, and more.

Tanger Outlet CentersFor the brands you love at prices, you’ll love even more! Find all your favorite designer brands in two convenient Tanger Outlet locations: 10835 Kings Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572, and 4635 Factory Stores Blvd, Myrtle Beach, off the 501 in Carolina Forest. The outlets are the perfect place to find all the items you are looking for if you have a long list of family and friends.

The Market Common  Myrtle Beach’s “uptown downtown.” Upscale and trendy, The Market Common offers boutique shops and popular national chain stores. Among the flower-lined streets and twinkling lights, there’s plenty of quality dining and entertainment, including a movie theater and bowling alley. The Market Common features affordable boutiques and local craft shops, so you can find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. On Tuesdays during November and December from 4 – 7 p.m., visitors can enjoy a free horse-drawn carriage ride with the family.

The Hammock Shops Village Located on Pawleys Island, this shopper’s paradise is home to many quaint southern stores, most notably the Original Pawleys Island Hammock Shop, which sells the famous handmade Pawleys Island hammocks. Two restaurants and several local boutiques are the perfect spots to find gifts this season!

Callahan’s of Calabash For over 40 years, the same corner has been home to a staple in the Calabash community, Callahan’s. Locals and tourists alike are loyal to Callahan’s because of our vast selection of home décor, holiday décor, gifts, and apparel sprawling over 35,000 square feet.

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