Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Myrtle Beach Can Make Your Christmas Special
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina comes alive at Christmastime.

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Myrtle Beach Can Make Your Christmas Special

Everybody goes to the beach in the summertime, but have you ever experienced it with Santa on the brain? The holiday season is a beautiful one in Myrtle Beach and a perfect place to spend time with your family.

There are opportunities for art, entertainment, food, and activities that range from tree lightings, to shopping at a seasonally-decorated Broadway at the Beach, to a kid-friendly lunch with Santa aboard the Barefoot Princess Riverboat.  Below you will find an overview of some of these festive opportunities.

Barefoot Princess Riverboat

Join Santa for a hot dog lunch while you cruise the Intracoastal Waterway. Get pictures with Chris Cringle and bring along your letters for the North Pole! Lunch with Santa is offered December 6, 13 and 20 at 11 a.m. Your kids will love it. Reservations are required. For more information, visit or call 843-272-2140.

Benjamin’s Bakery

You can munch on some Christmas themed goodies anytime this winter at Benjamin’s Bakery. They will be featuring treats like huge gingerbread cookies and the opportunity to host your own cookie decorating party. Benjamin’s Bakery’s sweets are always baked fresh and locally. For more information, call 843-477-1100 or visit

Broadway at the Beach

You’ve never seen Broadway at the Beach like this before. Christmas at Broadway runs from November 15 through December 31, decked out for the holidays. It’s worth it just to see the decorations, and shop under the tinsel and lights but it would be a shame to miss any of the attractions, for example the Annual Broadway at the Beach Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 19 accompanied by a spectacular fireworks show or the Holiday Parade on December 3. For more information, visit or call 800-386-4662, ext. 1225.

Brookgreen Gardens

A bit south of Myrtle Beach you can experience a night you will never forget. The Nights of a Thousand Candles held at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, the first three weekends in December, is a spectacular demonstration. 5,000 candles are hand lit and thousands of twinkling lights festoon the garden. You can walk through softly lit trails over 30 acres sipping hot chocolate to the tune of local choral ensembles and hand bell choirs. For more information, visit or call 800-849-1931.

Dickens Christmas Show

This festival originally inspired by the Dicken’s classic “A Christmas Carol”, is an attempt to recreate the look and feel of 19th century London. You will feel like you are truly walking through a Victorian market, elaborately decorated for Christmas time. Attendees are placed among more than 30 period dressed vendors, peddling everything from arts and crafts, gifts, toys and much, much more. The 30th Annual Dickens Christmas Show and Festival is hosted at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from November 10 through 13. For more information, visit or call 800-261-5991.

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland is one of the largest drive through Christmas LED light and music shows in the world. It is a magical experience that is fully synchronized throughout and is made up of over 1,600 separate channels of lights. It will leave you completely awestruck. The show is up from November 11 through January 8. For more information, visit or call 423-361-2631.