Looking for free and inexpensive things to do in the Myrtle Beach area for Christmas? November and December are normally filled with holiday events in Myrtle Beach, that include Tree Lighting Ceremonies, Christmas Parades, Holiday Markets and Christmas concerts and shows.
This is a growing list of 2022 holiday tree lightings, Christmas parades and other holiday events in the Myrtle Beach area. This page will be updated continually throughout the holiday season as new information comes in. Know of any that we missed? If so, please let us know.
A Very Broadway Christmas Parade
The 2022 Broadway at the Beach Christmas Parades kicks off December 3 at 11 a.m. and includes stilt walkers, classic cars and marching bands. Fireworks Extravaganza over Lake Broadway beginning at 8pm.
Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade
The annual Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade will be held December 4, 2022, starting at 3 p.m.
The parade will begin at the intersection of Wilcox Avenue and continue along 17 Business ending at the intersection of Wachesaw Road. The grand finale of the parade will feature Santa and Mrs. Claus! This is always a great way to bring the community together and celebrate with an ongoing tradition. Attendants include local businesses, schools, nonprofits and inlet lovers alike! The more the merrier!
Conway Christmas Parade
The Conway Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Conway Christmas Parade starts at 10 a.m., on Saturday, December 10, 2022.
Surfside Beach Christmas Parade
Always a fun family event, the City of Surfside Beach Christmas Parade route will start at Ocean Boulevard to Melody Lane to Surfside Drive to Poplar Drive.
The parade usually features over 100 entries including floats and marching bands. Parade is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2022.
Barefoot Landing Holiday Golf Cart Parade
On Sunday, December 11, starting at 3 p.m., the Annual Barefoot Landing Holiday Golf Cart Parade, which benefits The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, begins by Greg Norman Australian Grille and winds through the shopping complex.
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies
Broadway at the Beach Christmas Tree Lighting
Head to Broadway at the Beach on November 12, and kick off the holiday season with 1,000’s of friends! Live entertainment and more start at 6 p.m.
Market Common Christmas Tree Lighting
Santa will arrive at 6 p.m. on November 19, in front of Grand 14 at Market Common to kick-off the holiday season in The Market Common.
While waiting for Santa, check out the complimentary Carriage Rides starting at 5 p.m. Pick up is in front of Dolce Lusso Salon.
Lots of fun activities for the kids include trackless train ride, face painting, balloon art, bounce houses and other kids’ activities, plus vendors with yummy treats on Deville and Reed Streets.
Barefoot Landing Christmas Tree Lighting
Saturday, November 19, head out to Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach for their annual ‘Lighting Of The Landing’ tree lighting celebration.
There will be FREE live music, a visit from Santa and fireworks. The festivities start at 6 p.m.
Local TV Weatherman Ed Piotrowski will emcee the event.
Conway Christmas Tree Lighting
On December 1, at 6 p.m., the City of Conway Christmas Tree Lighting will take place in downtown Conway.
Surfside Beach Christmas Tree Lighting
Celebrate the Surfside Beach Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, December 2, starting time is 4 p.m. at Surfside Memorial Park.
Murrells Inlet Christmas Tree Lighting
On December 3, 4 to 6 p.m., the Annual Murrells Inlet Christmas Tree Lighting is a Family-Friendly event that features, Santa and Mrs. Claus, kid’s crafts, music, and the Inlet Tree Lighting.
Head out to Morse Park Landing for all the festivities.
Holiday Events and Markets
Santa’s Wonderland and Santa Pictures at Bass Pro Shops
Santa will arrive Saturday, November 5, at 5 p.m. to kick-off the holiday season.
Myrtle Beach Winter Wonderland
You can enjoy Winter Wonderland at The Beach starting November 17, 2022. Head out to The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Plyler Park for all the FREE festivities.
Holiday Caroling at Barefoot Landing
Come celebrate the season with shopping, dining and Christmas carols! The Phoenix Carolers will be strolling and entertaining with all of your favorite holiday tunes every Saturday and Sunday, starting November 26 through December 18, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.. (Weather permitting)
2022 Intracoastal Christmas Regatta
The 2022 Intracoastal Christmas Regatta sets sail at 5 p.m. Saturday, November 26, from Patio’s Tiki Bar
Rivertown Holiday Market
The 5th Annual Rivertown Holiday Market will open up December 3, 2022 for shopping handmade artisan crafts for that special unique gift. Head out to 1515 Mill Pond Road, in Conway, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Litchfield by the Sea Holiday Market & Crafts
A 2 day family friendly festival being hosted at Litchfield by the Sea on Hwy 17! 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday, December 3 and 4. Over 40 vendors, a TON of FREE kids activities, picture opportunities with Santa & Elsa, food trucks, and live music. For vendor information, click here for application.
Ripley’s Aquarium Festival of Trees
Start off a magical holiday season at Ripley’s Aquarium with the Festival of Trees.
Ripley’s Festival of Trees exhibit proudly celebrates the heritage and diversity of these Great United States. We’re all decked out in our finest, and we’ve added holiday warmth and sparkle to every corner. Our themed trees are adorned in decorations and ornaments representing each of our 50 great states and territories. Our own South Carolina tree is over 18-feet-tall and features seashells, magnolias, golf balls, and Coastal Carolina, Clemson, and USC representation!
Marvel at Louisiana’s Mardi Gras tree with masks and beads, a Las Vegas-style tree with a feather headdress, and more! Test your knowledge about each state’s tree with our customized scavenger hunt. Join us for this spectacular event and have oceans of holiday fun!
Ripley’s Aquarium Festival of Trees runs through January 1, 2023.
This event is included with General Admission Day Pass to Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach.
Christmas Concerts and Shows
Christmas and Holiday shows tend to sale out early.
40th Annual Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals
The Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals is a four day event, November 10 through 13, that features a multitude of shopping and entertainment options, for individuals and groups alike.
The cornerstone of the event is a Victorian Holiday Marketplace held in the 100,800 sq. ft. exhibit hall of the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. There is truly something for everyone on your list.
The festivities continue with Strolling Victorian Musicians, Tea Leaf Readers, Punch & Judy Shows, Shadow Box Displays, a Life-Sized Historic Santa through the Ages Exhibit, and a real live Santa, each lending their own charm to the show.
Ticket prices vary depending on what you would like to see and do, click here for more ticket pricing information.
The South’s Grandest Christmas Show
Alabama Theatre at Barefoot Landing
Shows are Monday through Saturday, with matinees on various dates.
Tickets start out at $41.81 per person, (does not include taxes or fees). Click here for dates and ticket availabilty.
Hot Jersey Nights Christmas Special
Broadway Theater, Broadway at the Beach
Shows are Tuesday through Saturday, with matinees on various dates.
Tickets start out at $44.95 per person, a savings of $2.50 off regular pricing, (does not include taxes or fees). Click here for dates and ticket availability.
The Carolina Opry Christmas Special
The Carolina Opry Theater
Shows are Tuesday through Saturday, with matinees on various dates.
Tickets start out at $38.95 per person, a savings of $1.00 off regular pricing, (does not include taxes or fees). Click here for dates and ticket availability.
Magic and Mayhem – Christmas Special
Broadway Theater Broadway at the Beach
Shows are Thursday through Sunday, with occassional Monday shows and matinees on various dates.
Tickets start out at $29.95 per person, a savings of $2.50 off regular pricing, (does not include taxes or fees). Click here for dates and ticket availability.
Illusionist Charles Bach Christmas Special
Wonders Theatre Broadway at the Beach
The Biggest and Best Magic Show in Myrtle Beach is bringing the Christmas Spirit to town! Bring the whole family out for a Wonder-filled experience for all ages. Illusionist Charles Bach brings Christmas wishes to life, creates magic with milk and cookies, makes it snow inside the theater, and even performs an incredible appearance with a red suited super-star! You’ll experience incredible magic, holiday music, fabulous dancers, beautiful costumes and lighting, and more in the intimate Wonders Theatre at Broadway at the Beach!
The Wonders of Christmas – A Holiday Magic Spectacular will begin on November 13 and run through December 31.
Tickets start out at $31 per person with three choices of seating. Click here for dates and ticket availability.
North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex
150 Citizens Circle
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Memorial Park Surfside Beach
Surfside Dr &, N Willow Dr, Surfside Beach
Surfside Beach, SC 29575