Festivals & Events
Myrtle Beach Christmas Lights and Holiday Events for 2023
Christmas lights, tree lightings and parades welcome the holiday season into the Myrtle Beach area!
Gather up the family and head out to some fun and festive events this Christmas season! We will continue to update this list. If you would like you event included, please email [email protected].
Here are some scheduled Christmas events for 2023 from around the Myrtle Beach area.
Myrtle Beach Christmas Lights
Christmas at the Outpost
1249 Vera Rd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29568
River Island Adventures invites guests to join them for Christmas at the Outpost throughout the holiday season. Thousands of Christmas lights illuminate the outdoor attraction along with festive decorations and snow machines. The kitchen will be serving up popcorn, hot chocolate, s’mores kits and more. Entry is $10/person, and the event runs Friday and Saturday nights through Dec. 23.
Great Christmas Light Show
The North Myrtle Beach Christmas lights are a huge draw for locals and visitors looking for holiday cheer. The Great Christmas Light Show is a drive-through light display set to music at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. On select nights throughout the season, visitors can also stop by Santa’s Workshop for a petting zoo, snacks, and more.
North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex
Nights of a Thousand Candles
1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Nights of a Thousand Candles is a beloved annual event at Brookgreen Gardens south of Myrtle Beach. Millions of Christmas lights and hand-lit candles illuminate the live oaks and fountains throughout the gardens, and visitors can stroll through for an immersive Christmas experience through the garden paths.
Winter Wonderland Festival and Lights Display
The Winter Wonderland Festival in Myrtle Beach includes a mile-long Christmas light display along the oceanfront Myrtle Beach Boardwalk along with kids activities, live entertainment and more. New for 2023 is a three-day Christmas Festival in Plyler Park.
Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place
Marshwalk's Wonderland of Lights
4025 Hwy 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
The Murrells Inlet Marshwalk invites visitors to experience their walk-through Wonderland of Lights from November 25 through December 31. The free light display will be along the Marshwalk with participating restaurants decked out in lights.
Your favorite Myrtle Beach theaters are decked out in their holiday best for their annual Christmas shows. If you’re looking for some holiday cheer, look no further than these amazing and festive shows. From The Carolina Opry’s long-running “Christmas Show of the South” and Alabama Theatre’s “South’s Grandest Christmas Show” to the holiday motown show at GTS Theatre and the tribute artists spreading holiday cheer at Legends in Concert, there is truly a Christmas show at the beach for every taste.
Christmas Tree Lightings
Town of Surfside Beach Christmas Tree Lighting Festival
Residents and visitors are invited to the Town of Surfside Beach for the most joyful event of the season: The Christmas Tree Lighting Festival!
The festival runs from 4 to 8 p.m. and includes vendors, entertainment and children’s activities as well as the lighting of the Surfside Beach Christmas tree.
Murrells Inlet Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Join your friends in Murrells Inlet to kick off the holiday season with the annual Murrells Inlet Christmas Tree Lighting at Morse Park Landing next to Hot Fish Club.
The tree lighting festivities will include visitors from Santa and Mrs. Claus as well as Christmas crafts, hot chocolate, and cookies.
The event is 4-6 p.m. Dec. 2.
Morse Park – Murrells Inlet
Christmas Parades Around Myrtle Beach
Canceled: A Very Broadway Christmas Parade
Get into the holiday spirit with A Very Broadway Christmas Parade on Dec. 2 at Broadway at the Beach. The parade includes stilt walkers, marching bands, and more!
Broadway at the Beach
North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade
Enjoy a special nighttime parade in North Myrtle Beach to usher in the holidays. The parade, which includes prizes for the best floats, rolls down Main Street starting at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 2.
Main Street North Myrtle Beach
Town of Surfside Beach Christmas Parade
The annual Surfside Beach Christmas Parade is slated for 2 p.m. Dec. 9. The parade includes area marching bands and floats from groups across the area.
Surfside Beach Pier