All I Want for Christmas is a Winter Full of Wonderful Events!
“Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, upon which the entire kid year revolved.” – A Christmas Story
December in Myrtle Beach is delightful! It is packed with plenty of cheerful events to get your family in the holiday spirit! Make sure to check out this list of December events so you can plan the perfect December vacation. With plenty of holiday shows and festive events, you’ll be sure to have your family caroling down the beach during your stay with us at Plantation Resort!
Legends in Concert – Myrtle Beach
Now through December 31st
Hear your favorite Legends performers as they belt out Christmas classics in addition to the hits you love. Talented tribute artists include Blues Brothers, Karen Carpenter, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride and, of course, Elvis. (Discounted tickets available for purchase at the Front Desk.)
The South’s Grandest Christmas Show at Alabama Theatre
November 1 – December 31
Celebrate the holidays with Alabama Theatre’s award-winning production, The South’s Grandest Christmas Show. This year’s Christmas extravaganza brings an incredible combination of talent, scenery and special effects to the Grand Strand to produce a spectacular new holiday musical experience sure to put you in the season’s spirit.
The Carolina Opry Christmas Special
November 1 – January 4
Ring in the Christmas Season with “The Christmas Show of the South.” The Carolina Opry’s musicians, singers, dancers, and comedian will have you entertained and in a mood to welcome old Saint Nicholas.
Now through January 4th
Celebrate the spirit of Christmas! The swashbuckling crew of Pirates Voyage puts a unique twist on the Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol as the notorious Captain Scrooge travels through the past, present, and future of Buccaneer Bay. You’ll enjoy the same skill and showmanship that you’ve come to expect from their perfect pirate performance, and this holiday season you’ll also experience astounding gymnastics, comedy, dancing toys, a nativity scene and lots of Christmas fun accompanied by a 4-course feast! (Discounted tickets available for purchase at the Front Desk.)
The Market Common Annual Holiday Bazaar
Each Saturday, November 2nd – December 21st
Enjoy a festive holiday market with seasonal craft vendors, live greens, and fresh food on Howard Avenue at The Market Common. Come out and support local businesses at the Holiday Bazaar at The Market Common!
Ripley’s Festival of Trees
Until Tuesday, December 31st
There are over 100+ uniquely decorated themed trees throughout the Aquarium! Viewing of the Festival of Trees is included in regular admission to Ripley’s Aquarium. If you are staying with us at Plantation Resort we provide discounted tickets to Ripley’s Aquarium. (Tickets may be purchased at the Front Desk.)
The Great Christmas Light Show
Monday, November 25th – Monday, December 30th (Closed Christmas Day)
This drive-through light show features over 2 million lights festively displayed along a 1.5-mile path through the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. Over 500 magical light displays, some up to 55 feet tall, have been custom made for The Great Christmas Light Show. Visitors experience 20 enchanting animated figures and holiday scenes where lights come to life. After the journey through the light show, feel free to visit Santa’s Village where you can enjoy hot chocolate, s’mores, and an up close look at the lights on the Santa Express Train Ride.
An Inlet Christmas Celebration
Sunday, December 8th
Join Murrells Inlet for an Inlet Christmas Celebration! On December 8th it’s the Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade that begins at the north end of Hwy 17 Business and ends at the intersection of Hwy 17 Business and Wachesaw Road. The parade begins at 3 pm.
North Myrtle Beach Annual Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 7th
A tradition for many years, the Annual Christmas Parade brings holiday joy and cheer to residents and vacationers alike on the Grand Strand. The tradition continues on Saturday, December 7th, as floats, lights, and marching bands make their way down Main Street to Ocean Boulevard.
A Very Broadway Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 7th
Join Broadway at the Beach as they get into the holiday spirit with a day long celebration featuring a holiday parade at 11 am, followed by the annual tree lighting celebration ceremony with the lighting to follow and a fireworks extravaganza!
Photos With Santa on the Beach
Sunday, December 8th
Bring your camera to the Myrtle Beach State Park for a one of a kind family photo. Santa will be on the beach from 10 am until 2 pm with a 15 minute cookie break at noon. Grilled hot dogs and drinks will also be available for purchase.
Nights of A Thousand Candles
December (5th-8th, 12th-15th, 19th-21st)
See Brookgreen Gardens come to life amid the soft glow of more than 2,700 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights from 3-10 pm. Walk the paths with a warm cup of cider, hear the sounds of hand bells ringing, carolers singing, and celebrate the season with family and friends. When you stay at Plantation Resort, we provide discounted tickets.
Annual Surfside Beach Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 14th
Come and see the Annual Surfside Beach Christmas Parade. They have over 100 entries including floats and marching bands. The route is Ocean Boulevard from Melody Lane to Surfside Drive to Poplar Drive. Make sure to arrive early to claim a good spot!
The Kaminski House Museum presents Family Night as the closeout event for the Designer’s Showhouse: Dressed for the Season! It features a Candy Cane Express (decorated tour-tram), hot cocoa, cookies and a holiday scavenger hunt for children.
MarshWalk Santa Crawl
Saturday, December 21st
Participants are encouraged to dress in their finest Christmas-themed attire as they celebrate on the MarshWalk and enjoy the holiday fun one bar at a time. Each of the eight MarshWalk restaurants and bars plan to feature holiday drink and dinner specials along with live holiday music.
Merry Christmas to All, and to All a Great Vacation At Plantation Resort!
All of these holiday events are only a short drive from Plantation Resort. Be sure to make us your home base for your beach visit this December. To reserve your vacation call 1-888-913-4477 and an Owner Services representative will be happy to help you make a reservation. Happy Holidays from your friends at Plantation Resort!