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Holiday Happenings on the Grand Strand

Seasons greetings, Myrtle Beach travelers.


The offseason — especially during the holidays — is a beautiful time on the Grand Strand. Your favorite vacation spot features pleasant weather and a host of fun activities. Time to book that fall trip (and pack a hoodie!)


Here’s how to have fun in Myrtle Beach for the holidays.

Fast Facts About the Holiday Season

As kids, it was torture to wait for Christmas. As grownups, it gets here awfully fast! Here are some fun tidbits to know about the holiday season.

  1. Men procrastinate

One in three will wait until Christmas Eve to shop! Visa credit cards get used 6,000 a minute during the holidays. Wonder how many are those men.

  1. Quick as the Dickens

Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol” in six weeks. And six weeks after publication, Edward Stirling adapted it for the stage.

  1. Social media matters

67% of consumers have bought a gift they first saw on social media channels. YouTube alone has 2 billion monthly active users globally.

What to Do for the Holidays on the Grand Strand

You won’t lack activities around Christmas around here. Here are a few to consider adding to your itinerary.

NOV. 1-DEC. 31: Hot Jersey Nights Christmas: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

WHERE/WHEN: Broadway Theater


DETAILS: It’s Myrtle Beach’s newest Christmas show. Enjoy a blend of the group’s top hits with holiday classics. You’re in for “Oh, What a Night!”


PRO TIP: Visit American Tap House or dinner. You’re sure to have a wonderful experience with a unique menu and craft beers.

NOV. 21-DEC. 30: The Great Christmas Light Show

WHERE/WHEN: North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex, 5:30-9:30 p.m.


DETAILS: A drive-through lights show featuring more than 2 million lights. Santa’s Village is open some evenings. Check here for more details.


PRO TIP: If a driver behind you seems in a rush, think about pulling over to let them pass if it’s safe.

Four Seasons

DEC. 2: Surfside Beach Christmas Tree Lighting

WHERE/WHEN: Surfside Farmers Market Memorial Park, 4-8 p.m.


DETAILS: Visit Surfside Beach online.


PRO TIP: Photographing this event? Take before and after photos. It’ll be cool to show that difference to friends and family or on social media channels.

DEC. 3: A Very Broadway Christmas Parade

WHERE/WHEN: Broadway at the Beach, 11 a.m.


DETAILS: This parade is about 2 hours long. There will be a fireworks display that evening over Lake Broadway, starting at 8.


PRO TIP: The secret to activities with kids? Bring snacks. Bake a batch of Christmas cookies at your resort, or grab munchies at I Scream Candy.

Front entrance and sign of Sea Captains House restaurant

File Caribbean Resort Under “Must Stay” Properties

Your best strategic move for a holiday getaway? Book your stay at Caribbean Resort. We’re right next door to the renowned Sea Captain’s House seafood restaurant. Plus, Ben & Jerry’s and Starbucks are onsite.

Caribbean Indoor Pool 2