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The holiday season in the Grand Strand is a magical time for families, couples, and those looking to experience some holiday cheer. Days are filled with holiday music and Santa seems to be around every corner. Nights offer dazzling holiday light displays, hot cocoa and plenty of comraderie. To help you narrow down your to-do list, here are the 3 must-attend holiday events in and around Myrtle Beach, SC.

#1 - Nights of a Thousand Candles

Holiday light tunnel at a light display show

  • When: December 6th - 22nd, 2018
  • Where: Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet

The Nights of a Thousand Candles display at Brookgreen Gardens is one of the most highly anticipated holiday events each year. Spectators walk through a holiday wonderland, filled with over 5,500 hand lit candles and colorful lights. You'll feel all the warm-and-cozies as you sip warm cider and listen to holiday music with your closest friends and family members. The display is open from 3pm to 10pm, so you'll be able to find a time that suits everyone in the family, and tickets are under $20 each (with kiddos, seniors and active military receiving discounted rates). 

#2 - The South's Grandest Christmas Show

Performer dressed as a Christmas tree

  • When: November 1st - December 31st, 2018
  • Where: Alabama Theatre, North Myrtle Beach

If there were ever a holiday musical spectacular that couldn't be missed, it's The South's Grandest Christmas Show. This award-winning production blends everyone's favorite holiday classics with popular contemporary pieces. Think dancers dressed as shiny trees, a spectacular sleigh landing from Santa and holiday tunes that take you back to your childhood. The South's Grandest Christmas Show debuts throughout November and December, and tickets are reasonably priced in the $40 - $60 range (depending on your seat preference). 

#3 - The Great Christmas Light Show

Children meeting with Santa Claus

  • When: November 23rd - December 30th, 2018
  • Where: North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex

The Great Christmas Light Show offers a fun-packed evening with holiday treats for all. Start off your evening by taking a leisurely drive through a mile and a half long light show, featuring over 2 million lights and magnificent holiday scenes. Afterwards, head to Santa's Village for hot cocoa, tubing and a visit from Santa himself! This event starts near the end of November and runs through December, with pricing just $15 a car for 1-15 group members. 

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Planning a holiday vacation to the Grand Strand? We offer an excellent selection of vacation homes to retreat to after a long day of holiday festivity fun. We also offer pet-friendly vacation rentals, so all family members can come along.

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