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Myrtle Beach Christmas Lights

Myrtle Beach Christmas Lights - Nights of a Thousand Candles

Gather around Christmas-light superfans! Holiday Inn at the Pavilion has your 2020 Guide for all of the Myrtle Beach Christmas Lights you and your family will be able to enjoy. 

From Little River to Georgetown, the Grand Strand twinkles during the holiday season. And no matter what the weather, there are indoor and outdoor light displays for you to experience. We have laid out all of the Myrtle Beach Christmas Lights from the north end of the Grand Strand to the south end with all of their joyful details. 

The Great Christmas Light Show

North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex, 150 Citizens Circle, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Ages one through ninety-two will marvel at this winter wonderland. There are over 2 million lights displayed along a 2-mile drive that are synced to music through your radio. Once you have seen the over 500 magical light displays, park your car and head over to Santa’s Village. Guests will enjoy a petting zoo, hot chocolate, s’mores, and photos with Santa all for FREE. 

  • Drive Through Experience: Nov. 23rd – Dec 30th, Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
  • Santa’s Village: Fri.-Sun. Until Dec. 13th, Open Nightly Dec. 14th – 30th, Closed Christmas Day
  • $15 per vehicle when Santa’s Village is closed (up to 15 passengers)
  • $20 per vehicle when Santa’s Village is open (up to 15 passengers)


Myrtle Beach Christmas Lights - Ripley's Festival of TreesRipley’s Aquarium Festival of Trees

Broadway at the Beach, 1110 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Celebrate with your underwater friends this holiday season at Ripley’s Aquarium. Ripley’s has decorated over 55 Christmas trees throughout the aquarium. Each state in the US has a tree decorated to represent it. 

  • Event is included with all admission tickets at no additional charge


4th Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting

Garden of Hope, 1395 Carver St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Hosted by the City of Myrtle Beach’s Neighborhood Services Department, the Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting brings together locals from the City and surrounding. The event will include hot chocolate and cookies, live music, and a socially-distanced photo opportunity with Santa. 

  • Dec. 6th, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Free to all!


Christmas on the Farm!

Thompson Farm & Nursery, 100 Brickyard Place, Conway, SC 29527

In addition to all of the farm fun being had, guests will experience a 4D-hayride to Santa’s Village. Riding through hundreds of Christmas lights, you will pass Whoville and meet some new friends along the way. Hot chocolate, coffee, and s’mores will be served as you take a peek into Santa’s Toy Workshop on the way to meet Santa! 

  • Nov. 27th – Dec. 13th, Friday – Sunday ONLY, 5:30pm – 9:30pm 
  • Dec. 18th – 27th, Open Nightly, Closed Christmas Day, 5:30pm – 9:30pm
  • $15 for adults, $13 for kids, ages 2 and under are free


Myrtle Beach Christmas Lights - Celebration of LightsCelebration of Lights

Downtown Conway, 1515 Third Ave, Conway, SC 29526

Light up your holiday in the Historic Rivertown. The drive-thru Christmas Light Show begins on Third Avenue (next to Shelley’s Seafood). Participants will follow the route to Ash Pond Road and then to Marina Drive. 

  • Dec. 3rd – 20th, Thursday – Sunday ONLY, 6-10pm
  • Final Show Dec. 24th, 6-10pm
  • No admission fee!


Christmas Tree Lighting

Town Hall, 115 Hwy 17 Bus., Surfside Beach, SC 29575

Head down to the Family Beach Town Hall, and enjoy the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. This event will feature live holiday music. 

  • Dec. 3rd, 6-7pm
  • Free to all! 


Myrtle Beach Christmas Lights - Nights of a Thousand CandlesNights of a Thousand Candles

Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Dr., Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Jump into an illuminated wonderland while you celebrate Christmas at Brookgreen. From sparkling wine and delicious entrees to live holiday music and a lighted art installation, Nights of a Thousand Candles will not disappoint. There are over 2,800 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights throughout the Gardens. Be sure to check the live music schedule and menus for each of the on-site restaurants when booking your visit. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

  • Nov. 27th – Dec. 20th, Wednesday – Sunday Only, 4-9pm
  • Dec. 26th – 31st, 4-9pm
  • Members: $20 for adults, $12 for children
  • Non-members: $25 for adults, $15 for children


Tree Lighting Ceremony 

The Hammock Shops Village, 10880 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Gather up the kids and join us for an old fashioned Christmas Tree Lighting. The event includes rides on the Santa Express Train located in Santa’s Village. 

  • Dec. 6th, 5:30 – 6pm
  • Train Rides: Dec. 6th 3-6pm 


Shine Bright Pawleys Island

Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church, 9967 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Sparkle and shine with family and friends at the Shine Bright event. In addition to the Christmas tree lighting, guests can enjoy s’mores, a photo booth, local art, and a live performance by the Pawleys Island Concert Band. Don’t forget your lawn chair to sit in while you listen to your favorite Christmas songs.

  • Dec. 6th, 6-7:30pm 
  • Admission is free!


Myrtle Beach Christmas Lights - Light up the LawnLight Up the Lawn!

Kaminski House Museum, 100 Broad St., Georgetown, SC 29440

Join us as we celebrate and Light Up the Kaminski House Lawn. Share a champagne toast (provided by Root – American Restaurant) and enjoy a holiday performance by the Saltwater Chamber Orchestra. 

  • Dec. 11th, 5:30 – 6:30pm


Please put safety first this holiday season. We recommend that you contact the events you are planning to attend to check for their current safety regulations. 

Once you have explored all of the Myrtle Beach Christmas Lights, don’t forget to check out the spectacular Christmas Shows that Myrtle Beach has to offer. And when you are ready for dinner, here are some amazing restaurants located along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. 

We are so excited that you have included us in your holiday plans this season. We are looking forward to providing accommodations with whichever room best suits you and your family.

Happy Holidays!