Christmas in Myrtle Beach is a magical time of year, providing visitors and locals an oceanfront holiday experience like no other. One of the best places to stay is on the oceanfront, and the Holiday Inn at the Pavilion provides an exceptional holiday getaway and perfect proximity to many of Myrtle Beach’s best holiday events and dining options this season.
Explore the best Myrtle Beach dining options and events happening this holiday season near our oceanfront resort!
Christmas Events on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Holidays on the Boardwalk | December 16, 23, & 30, Noon – 6 pm
Spend your December Saturdays building up your Christmas spirit at the Holidays on the Boardwalk events at Plyler Park on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, destined to leave guests of all ages ready for Christmas Day. Meet with the Grinch, Santa’s elves, beautiful princesses, and the big man in red himself, Santa, before he makes his round-trip across the globe. Guests will even have the opportunity to ride on the Polar Express Train and camel rides! Enjoy live entertainment, crafts, face painting, a kids’ shopping area, and a festival of lights every Saturday throughout the month. Don’t miss this oceanfront Christmas extravaganza! Holiday Inn at the Pavilion is just a short walk away from Plyler Park, with easy access using the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.
Outstanding Holiday Dining
This classic eatery features a traditional menu with a Southern flare, from the Louisiana Seafood Gumbo to the BBQ and Po Boy sandwiches, there are American classics for everyone to enjoy. Carolina Roadhouse also serves choice steaks like Filet Mignon and Bone-in NY Strip, fresh salads with homemade dressings, famous BBQ ribs, and seafood combinations and platters. Carolina Roadhouse also serves a gluten-free menu. Call (843) 497-9911 for more info on holiday menus. View their holiday times below:
- Christmas Eve 11 am – 5 pm
- Christmas Day 1 pm – 9 pm
- New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day 11 am – 10 pm
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Take a bite into a delicious, savory steak filet, or enjoy a fresh plate of seafood and other specialty offers at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse during the holidays, a prime location for mouthwatering steaks, fresh salads, sweet desserts, and an enormous variety of wines, beers, and cocktails, sure to get guests into the holiday spirit. Contact (843) 839-9500 for more details on holiday menus and pricing. Check out their holiday hours below:
- Christmas Eve & Christmas Day 4 pm – 10 pm
- New Year’s Eve 3 pm – midnight
- New Year’s Day 4 pm – 10 pm
New York Prime
This elegant venue features an intimate atmosphere, perfect for a holiday meal for two. Choose from a selection of sea and land fare, from tender New York Strip to lobster and Oysters Rockefeller. New York Prime will feature a special New Year’s Eve three-course dinner, including dessert and a bottle of chilled champagne. Be sure to call ahead to grab your reservation. Call (843) 448-8081 for more information. See holiday hours below:
- Christmas Eve & Christmas Day 5 pm – 9 pm
- New Year’s Eve 4 pm – midnight
- New Year’s Day 5 pm – 10 pm
New Year’s Eve Events
Hard Rock Cafe New Year’s Eve Bash | December 31, 10 pm – 2 am
Rock in 2018 at Hard Rock Cafe at Broadway at the Beach for the New Year’s Eve Bash, one of Myrtle Beach hottest New Year’s events. Dance and celebrate to the music of Diversity, playing live throughout the evening and enjoy a complimentary appetizer buffet. And once midnight hits, the venue will be jumping with music, a huge balloon drop, and confetti cannons! General admission is $35 in advance and $40 day of. Reserved and VIP seating is also available. Call (843) 946-0007 for more details on ticket prices.
Ripley’s Aquarium Sleepover | December 31, 8 pm – 8 am
Let the kids spend their New Year’s Eve sleeping with the sharks at Ripley’s Aquarium for the New Year’s Eve Sleepover! During their sleepover, kids will decorate cookies, eat pizza, enjoy crafts and karaoke, and receive New Year’s party gear! At midnight, there will be an on-site ball drop, a kid-friendly New Year’s toast, a live simulcast from Times Square, and admission to the Glass Bottom Boat Adventure! This event is $49.99 per child plus tax and kids ages 6-12 are welcome to attend. Please call (843) 916-0888 for more information.
Riptydz New Year’s Eve Party | December 31, 8:30 pm – 2:30 am
Join in on the oceanfront fun at Riptydz, Myrtle Beach’s newest oceanfront dining/bar/club venue. Begin your night with the four-course dinner buffet with delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts. There will be plenty of live entertainment to keep you going to midnight and beyond, including We Luv 2 Funk and DJ Johnny performing all night long! Best of all, Riptydz is just feet away from our oceanfront resort! Contact (843) 945-1204 for more details.
New Year’s Fireworks
Broadway at the Beach | December 31, 8 pm