Are you a snowbird looking to flock south for the winter? You don’t need to miss out on the holiday festivities just because you’re escaping the cold Northern weather! Rest assured, there are several fun things to do in Myrtle Beach at Christmas time. From tree-lighting festivals to holiday concerts, there’s something for everyone. You can even cross off everything on your holiday shopping list while you’re here! Check out everything you have to look forward to this winter, and don’t forget to secure one of our vacation rentals in the area. (We have some incredible off-season rates and monthly rentals available!)
The Best Things to Do in Myrtle Beach at Christmas Time
Holiday Shopping Spots
One of the best places to search for gifts is Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, SC. It’s full of charm and scenery along the Intracoastal Waterway that you can enjoy as you explore the stores. When hunger strikes, you’re also only a short walk away from all the fantastic restaurants woven throughout the area. Don’t forget to kick off the holiday season with the Lighting of the Landing at the end of November!
Broadway at the Beach
The list of the top places to shop in the Myrtle Beach area isn’t complete without including Broadway at the Beach as well. It’s home to fun attractions for the whole family, with stores, restaurants, bars, and even a miniature golf course with a shimmering lake in the heart of it all. Make sure you mark your calendar for A Very Broadway Christmas Parade in December!
Entertainment and Events
The South’s Grandest Christmas Show
The Alabama Theatre is an incredible venue that hosts so many must-see events throughout the year, including The South’s Grandest Christmas Show from November through December. Best of all, it’s located adjacent to Barefoot Landing, so you can spend an afternoon shopping for gifts then catch a showing at the theater!
The Christmas Show of the South
Alternatively — or additionally — you can head over to The Carolina Opry Theater in Myrtle Beach to enjoy The Christmas Show of the South. This remarkable event showcases over 30 talented singers and musicians that are sure to get you in the spirit of the holidays. The theater even transforms into a stunning winter wonderland with holiday decor!
Nights of a Thousand Candles
Travel a little further south along the Grand Strand, and you’re rewarded with one of the most spectacular holiday displays in the region. Of course, we’re talking about Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens. This botanical garden is gorgeous in the spring, summer, and fall, and it comes to life with different beauty in the wintertime. Secure your tickets in advance for this popular event so that you can stroll through the scenery and see everything lit up with twinkling lights and special Christmas exhibits!
North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade
If parades are more your style, North Myrtle Beach has you covered with the annual Christmas Parade along Main Street. Bundle up in some warm clothes, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and arrive early to secure a prime viewing spot. It’s truly a sight to see as the lighted floats, marching bands, and festive participants travel past.
Enjoy the Holiday Season in a Cozy Vacation Rental
The Grand Strand is an incredible destination to spend the holiday season, and it’s even more incredible when you stay in one of our vacation rentals in the North Myrtle Beach area. We have so many unique options for all travelers, offering comfortable accommodations, exclusive amenities, and convenient locations near all these things to do in Myrtle Beach during Christmas time. Browse our full list of properties to enjoy great off-season rates and monthly rentals — consider it our Christmas gift to you!