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Myrtle Beach Area Christmas & Holiday Season Events - 2022 Guide

By Bri Thomas


Have yourself a beachy holiday season! Is your family planning a holiday vacation to Myrtle Beach? Imagine going from winter boots in your hometown to flip flops at the beach; you will get all wrapped up in all things merry and bright in a winter wonderland without snow. Check out the various 2022 Myrtle Beach holiday themed traditions, events, shows, parades, and more in November and December. These Myrtle Beach areas include Murrells Inlet, Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, North Myrtle Beach, and Conway. We've compiled a list of holiday activities to help get your jingle on for this holiday season!


One of the most anticipated events of the season will be the 2nd Annual Winter Wonderland at the Beach! Be sure to add this exciting event to your must-do list for your winter vacation:


Winter Wonderland at the Beach

  • Where: Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place by the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
  • What: A walk-through light show of over 10,000 lights, a family fun zone, and a variety of vendors and entertainment. 
  • When: November 17, 2022 to December 23, 2022  

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2022 Myrtle Beach Christmas Shows

Alabama Theatre Christmas Performers

 Hot Jersey Nights Christmas Special

  • Where: Broadway Theater at Broadway at the Beach
  • What: This newest show is celebrating the music of Frankie Valli and the Four seasons. Experience their most loved songs of all time with a mixture of Holiday Classics.
  • When: Shows run with evening performances and matinees from November 1 to December 31, 2022.


The South’s Grandest Christmas Show

  • Where: Alabama Theatre, North Myrtle Beach
  • What: This festive holiday musical is a combination of traditional classics and contemporary holiday favorites. Also featured is their Comedic Juggler Slim Chance, who puts on a new Christmas twist. 
  • When: Shows run six days a week with select matinees from November 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.


Christmas at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

  • Where: Pirates Voyage
  • What: The crew retells the Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol (with a pirates’ spin of course), has a live nativity scene, and a four-course holiday feast.
  • When: Shows run with evening performances and matinees in November and December, 2022.


Carolina Opry’s The Christmas Show of the South

  • Where: The Calvin Gilmore Theater, Myrtle Beach 
  • What: An annual holiday production bringing in stunning changes and time-honored traditions each year, with new talented artists and long standing opry favorites. It brings the warm, wonderful, and fun spirit of Christmas to life with music, comedy and dance.
  • When: Shows run with evening performances and matinees from November 1, 2022 to January 1, 2023.


A Magical Christmas and Comedy Show

  • Where: GTS Theatre
  • What: Be taken on a journey by award-winning magician, Michael Bairefoot, who creates his own unique and “twisted” style of magic.  The music, magic, comedy, and audience participation are all pushed to the limit. Be blown away as magic happens right before their eyes.
  • When: Select Tuesdays & Fridays evenings through December 31, 2022.  


Original Motown Christmas Tribute Show

  • Where: GTS Theatre
  • What: Enjoy a two-hour evening of soulful entertainment as the audience goes on a musical journey through the history of Motown. The show features soul and holiday music of the 60’s and 70’s with a variety of hits.
  • When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturday evenings in November and select dates through December 26, 2022.


Step into Christmas with the Elton John Tribute Show

  • Where: GTS Theatre
  • What: Since 1973, Step Into Christmas has topped the charts. Come see this song and more holiday hits along with the Award-Winning Elton John Tribute Artist Bill Connors.
  • When: Thursdays, November 3 - December 22, 2022.


Wonders of Christmas - A Holiday Magic Spectacular

  • Where: Charles Bach Wonders Theatre At Broadway At The Beach
  • What: A high energy, Vegas-style magic show with dance, comedy, and grand illusion for all ages!
  • When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturday evenings in November and December | 7 p.m. and Sundays | 4 p.m.


 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Jr.

  • Where: Theatre of the Republic
  • What: This is a junior adaptation of the beloved television special that features all of your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. 
  • When: November 18-20, 2022


 Eddie Miles: A Christmas Salute to Music Legends 

  • Where: Alabama Theatre
  • What: Eddie Miles delivers a solo performance of America’s most loved Christmas & country music, saluting everything from Hank to Elvis.  He will open with a mix of favorite Christmas classics and songs by country legends like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty and George Jones.  The second act will bring back all the Elvis Christmas classics like "Blue Christmas", "If Every Day was like Christmas", "Santa Claus is Back in Town" and "Santa Bring My Baby Back".  
  • When: December 4, 2022 | 7 p.m.


 The Carpenter’s Legacy: A Christmas Portrait 

  • Where: Theatre of the Republic
  • What: It takes the audience back in time to an old-fashioned Christmas. The show recreates the nostalgia of the Carpenters' 1977 and 1978 Christmas TV Specials, in addition to the silly and endearing humor that will make you feel like a kid again! The show features the holiday classics and many of the Carpenters’ greatest hits. 
  • When: December 2-4, 2022


 Winter Wonderland 

  • Where: Theatre of the Republic
  • What: A holiday tradition that recaptures the Christmas spirit! It’s great for the entire family. Come experience singing and dancing to new and familiar songs of the Holiday Season.
  • When: December 8-11 & 15-18, 2022


Christmas with Elvis Starring Alex Mitchell

  • Where: GTS Theatre
  • What: Come celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the absolute best of Elvis Presley’s Christmas favorites and his most well-known classic hits. Perfect for the whole family.
  • When: November 9, 2022 | 2 p.m. & December 12, 2022 |  7 p.m.


2022 Myrtle Beach Christmas Parades

Christmas Ornament

 Christmas Regatta Cruise

  • Where: Barefoot Queen Riverboat by Barefoot Landing
  • What: All Aboard! Join as a parade participant for the 38th Annual Intracoastal Christmas Regatta parade along the Intracoastal Waterway on the Riverboat. Special Appetizers and Christmas Treats will be served on this cruise along with games, prizes and entertainment for the evening! Bring a toy to donate for Toys for Tots, and get $5 back on your ticket per toy (up to 2 toys). 
  • When: November 26, 2022 | 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


38th Annual Intracoastal Christmas Regatta

  • Where: Little River Inlet (5 p.m.) to Dock Holidays Marina (7 p.m.)
  • What: Yachts for Tots! Watch along the waterway to view the maritime parade as it passes various viewing areas. Consider bringing a new toy for donation collection at Harbourgate Marina or collection points in Little River & North Myrtle Beach.
  • When: November 26, 2022 | 5 p.m.


Loris Christmas Parade

  • Where: Downtown Loris 
  • What: Come join the Loris Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Celebration 
  • When: December 2, 2022 | 6:30 p.m.


A Very Broadway Christmas Parade

  • Where: Broadway at The Beach 
  • What: Join the annual “A Very Broadway” Christmas parade. Enjoy stilt walkers and classic cars, to marching bands, special guests, and much more.
  • When: December 3, 2022  | 11 a.m. 


North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade


  • Where: Main Street, North Myrtle Beach (from Bi-Lo to Ocean Blvd.)
  • What: An evening parade featuring lighted floats and vehicles. Parade entries will be judged and awarded for being the best! 
  • When: December 3, 2022 | 5:30 p.m.


Inlet Christmas Parade

  • Where: Murrells Inlet
  • What: The Annual Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade is an Inlet staple for locals and visitors. 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! 
  • When: December 4, 2022 | 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.


 Surfside Beach Christmas Parade

  • Where: Surfside Beach
  • When: December 10, 2022 | 2 p.m. followed later by a holiday movie at Martin Field.


Barefoot Landing Holiday Golf Cart Parade

  • Where: Barefoot Landing
  • When: December 11, 2022 | 3 p.m.


Christmas Golf Cart Parade

  • Where: Ocean Boulevard in Surfside Beach
  • When: December 17, 2022 | 1 p.m.

2022 Myrtle Beach Area Light Displays

Nights of a Thousand Candles Brookgreen Gardens

The Great Christmas Light Show

  • Where: North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex
  • What: Drive through a light show with 2 million lights festively displayed, and Santa's village to enjoy hot chocolate and s’mores, ride the Santa Express Train, and, of course, meet Santa!
  • When: Drive Through Light Show is November 21 through December 30, 2022 (Closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, and Christmas Day, December 25) from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. | Santa’s Village is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday ONLY from November 25 through December 11. Open Nightly December 15 through 30 (Closed on Christmas Day).


Nights of a Thousand Candles

  • Where: Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet
  • What:  Walk through a soft glowing sculpture and wildlife preserve, with several themed botanical gardens with over 2,700 hand-lit candles and millions of sparkling lights. Enjoy live music entertainment, refreshments, and holiday-themed exhibits. Each evening also features a tree lighting ceremony at 6:45 p.m. Tickets must be pre-purchased and space is limited.
  • When: November 26 & 27, December 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 28-31, 2022 and January 1, 2023 | 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.


2022 Myrtle Beach Area Tree Lightings

Christmas Tree

Broadway at the Beach Tree Lighting Celebration

  • Where: Broadway at the Beach
  • What: Featuring live entertainment, fireworks, tree lighting, special guests, and more!
  • When: November 12, 2022  | 6 p.m. with fireworks at 8 p.m. 


Barefoot Landing Lighting of the Landing

  • Where: Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach
  • What: Entertainment, fireworks, tree lighting, and more.
  • When: November 19, 2022 | 6 p.m. with tree lighting and fireworks to follow.


Market Common Tree Lighting

  • Where: The Market Common
  • What: Kick off the holiday season with photos with Santa, holiday performances, kids activities, a trackless train ride, vendors with holiday treats, complimentary carriage rides, and more.
  • When: November 19, 2022 | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


North Myrtle Beach Christmas Tree Lighting

  • Where: McLean Park
  • What: An appearance from Santa and kid-friendly activities, performances and refreshments.
  • When: December 3, 2022 | 6 p.m.


Conway City Tree Lighting

  • Where: Downtown Conway
  • When: December 1, 2022 | 6 p.m.


Surfside Beach Christmas Tree Lighting

  • Where: Memorial Park
  • When: December 2, 2022 | 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Murrells Inlet Christmas Tree Lighting

  • Where: Morse Park Landing
  • What: Family holiday event with Santa, crafts, music, ad tree lighting ceremony.
  • When: December 3, 2022 | 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Annual Garden of Hope Christmas Tree Lighting 

  • Where: Garden of Hope, 1395 Carver Street, Myrtle Beach
  • What: Live music, hot chocolate, cookies, photos with Santa, and more.
  • When: December 4, 2022 | 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Additional 2022 Holiday Activities

Christmas Cookies and Cocoa

Holiday Carriage Rides

  • Where: Dolce Lusso Salon and Spa, The Market Common
  • What: Enjoy a complimentary carriage ride throughout the holiday-decorated Market Common.
  • When: Tuesdays in November and December | 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals

  • Where: Myrtle Beach Convention Center
  • What: Santa, entertainment, auction. and holiday shopping with over 300 vendors in Victorian Holiday Marketplace with elaborate festival displays and strolling Victorian Musicians and more. 
  • When: November 10 to 13, 2022


 Dashing Through The Glow

  • Where: North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex
  • What: 2-mile fun run and walk through the Great Christmas Light Show in North Myrtle Beach.
  • When: November 18, 2022 & Saturday November 19, 2022


Ground Zero Snowball Fight

  • Where: Ground Zero, 904 Chester Street, Myrtle Beach
  • What: The annual indoor snowball fight (for middle and high schoolers only) will include a live DJ, food, a Christmas movie, games and of course their indoor snowball fight! There is no charge to attend.
  • When: Wednesday, November 30 | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Wreath Making Workshop

  • Where: J Bryan Floyd Community Center in Myrtle Beach
  • What: Learn some holiday tricks to make your very own Christmas wreath at the community center. Greenery will be provided, however, participants should come equipped with their own wreath form (straw is preferred).
  • When: December 1, 2022 | 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Barefoot Queen Riverboat Polar Express Cruise

  • Where: Barefoot Queen Riverboat by Barefoot Landing
  • What: All Aboard! Put on your favorite Christmas pajamas and indulge in the Christmas spirit onboard the cruise that includes The Polar Express Story, a visit from Santa, holiday snacks and more!
  • When: December 1 - 23, 2022 | 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


8th Annual Santa Crawl on the MarshWalk

  • Where: MarshWalk of Murrells Inlet
  • What: Feel the holiday cheer along the MarshWalk as restaurants will be featuring holiday beverages, festive dinner specials and more. Dress up in your best Christmas costume or attire for a chance to win prizes. Winners will be announced at 9:30 p.m. and you must be present to win!
  • When: December 10, 2022 | 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


Polar Bus Express

  • Where: The Market Common 
  • What: Hop aboard “The Polar Bus Express” in your comfy pajamas or a holiday outfit!. This double decker Big Red Bus features sounds from the movie soundtrack as passengers go for a ride down Ocean Boulevard to the “North Pole.” The ride includes a souvenir golden ticket, sleigh bell, water, and complimentary hot chocolate following the ride. Jolly Saint Nicholas may also make a surprise appearance!
  • When: December 2, 3, 10, 16, 17, 20, 22, & 23 2022 | 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.  


Rivertown Christmas Celebration

  • Where: Various Downtown Conway locations
  • When/What: Begins December 1, 2022 and continues each Thursday night from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. through December 15. The shops of Downtown Conway are open until 8 p.m. each Thursday night to welcome holiday shoppers.


November and December are joyous times to be in Myrtle Beach, and we want you and your family to experience all of the holiday cheer in the air.


Be sure to check our Myrtle Beach Resort Holiday Hotel Deals and our Myrtle Beach Resort comparison chart to research properties for your holiday stay! 


*Prices vary for various events; check with each venue for more information and for weather updates.


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