December in Myrtle Beach delivers all the Holiday events you love! Activities the whole family will enjoy and remember for a lifetime. Make sure to check out this list of great Holiday events so you can plan the perfect December vacation by the beach. Be sure to click on the event heading for more information and click on the location for easy directions from Plantation Resort.
The Great Christmas Light Show
November 25-December 30
North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex
$15/vehicle (1-15 guests), $30/vehicle (16-30 guests)
The Great Christmas Light Show is a park-wide lighted celebration that is sure to capture the true spirit of the season! The drive-through light show features over 1.7 million lights festively displayed along a 1.5-mile drive throughout the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. Over 400 magical light displays, some up to 70 feet tall, have been custom made for The Great Christmas Light Show. Visitors experience 14 enchanting animated figures and holiday scenes where lights come to life. After the journey through the light show, feel free to park your car and visit Santa’s Village where you can enjoy hot chocolate and s’mores, get an up close look at the lights on the Santa Express Train Ride, ice skate, experience the Go Ape lighted tree top adventure, and, of course, meet Santa!
Town of Surfside Christmas Tree Lighting
Come together with the Surfside Beach community to welcome in the Christmas season. The Christmas tree lighting is a great family-friendly event with refreshments and music. This event is just minutes away from Plantation Resort.
Nights of a Thousand Candles – One of the Not-to-Miss Holiday Events!
December 1-3, 8-10, 15-18
See Brookgreen Gardens come to life amid the soft glow of more than 5,500 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. If you have to choose just one Holiday event, this is the one you don’t want to miss!
Inlet Christmas Weekend
Enjoy a fun family evening at Morse Park! Mr & Mrs Claus will be there checking their list and discovering what the kiddos want to find on Christmas morning. There will be Christmas music and the light a beautiful tree at 6 pm! You can also sip on hot chocolate as the children make a special craft.
Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson Toy Run
Registration 10 am-12 pm
Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson
$10 donation or New, unwrapped toy
Join Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson and The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill for the 7th Annual TOY RUN. They’ll ride directly to The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill for an After Party that includes: free delicious lunch, live music, caricature artist, raffles, door prizes, $1,000 in CASH PRIZES for best dressed Santa’s and ugliest sweater contest. Take your holiday spirit and let’s see what you’ve got. They’re even offering free event t-shirts for the first 250 Riders!
Snow Globe Festival
11 am-5 pm
Black Water Middle School
Carolina Forest & Conway communities present the 4th Annual Snow Globe Winter Festival. From 11 am-5 pm families can enjoy free professional holiday dance performances, live vocalists, a free holiday photo booth and more. Featuring specialty vendors, this Holiday spirited event will also have games, crafts and events for the whole family. The 4th Annual Snow Globe Festival is an indoor/outdoor event hosted by Black Water Middle School. Saturday, December 3rd from 11 am to 5 pm at Black Water Middle School. This is an event the entire family will enjoy!
A Very Broadway Christmas
11 am-8 pm
Broadway at the Beach
Don’t miss the 2nd annual A Very Broadway Christmas at Broadway at the Beach. The day begins with the Ripley’s Attractions Myrtle Beach Holiday Parade at 11 am, then moves to Center Court for live entertainment, food and activities from 1 pm-4 pm. As the day turns to evening the Tree Lighting Celebration will begin at 6 pm with a Grand Finale of Fireworks over Lake Broadway at 8 pm.
Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus (Broadway at the Beach)
December 10, 17
8-9:30 am & 10-11:30 am (two seatings)
Hard Rock Cafe
$10.95 per person, free for children 2 and under
Don’t miss Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Hard Rock Café located at Broadway at the Beach. All children will receive a treat from Mrs. Claus. Reservations are strongly suggested, call 843-946-0007.
Plantation Resort Christmas Movie Nights
Beginning December 6th, Every Tuesday Through December
Plantation Resort’s Activity Center
$6 per Person
Join us for a showing of a Christmas classic movie. Light hors d’oeuvres, beverages and of course lots of POPCORN!
Tupelo Honey Cafe
Travinia Italian Kitchen
$10/person (complimentary for ages 3 and under)
Bring the kids to meet Santa at The Market Common while everyone enjoys a delicious breakfast. It’s sure to be a fun time for everyone. Bring your cameras to record these sweet memories.
Plantation Resort’s Create Christmas Window Clings Activity
Dec 14, 23
Plantation Resort’s Activity Center
Create your own Holiday window clings. We provide the patterns and puffy paint, you bring you imagination.
Sensory Friendly Showing of the Movie Sing
Grand 14 in The Market Common
Free for the first 100 people
Join the Champion Autism Network for a sensory-friendly showing of the movie Sing on Friday, December 23 at 10 am. Lights will be up, sound will be down, and children are free to move around!
Duck’s New Year’s Extravaganza Parties
December 28-January 1
Duck’s Beach Club
Duck’s Night Club and Duck’s Bar and Grill in North Myrtle Beach is hosting five nights of great concerts to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Don’t miss performances from Smokin Hot (12/28); Blackwater R&B (12/29); Mason Lovette (12/30); Hip Pocket (12/31); and BlackWater R & B again (1/1). New Year’s Eve Party tickets include a buffet, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, live entertainment from Hip Pocket, a breakfast buffet and access to a New Year’s Day dinner buffet (you must be wearing wristband from NYE to attend).
New Year’s Eve Garden By Candlelight Pre-Party
$20 for non-members
Begin your New Year’s Eve celebration at Brookgreen when the sculpture garden opens from 6 – 9 pm with thousands of hand-lit candles, holiday lights and music. Space is limited for this special evening in the gardens and advanced tickets are required. Light refreshments will be available for purchase.
Southern Times Square at the Market Common
The Market Common
It’s time to make your plans to attend The Market Common NEW YEAR’S EVE street party…A Southern Times Square! HTC will be streaming Times Square in NYC live beginning at 9 pm on the jumbo screen. They will also have their very own mirror ball drop here at The Market Common. To top off this very special night there will be fireworks at midnight! We will have human statues, mimes, glass blower, face painters, glitter tattoos and dancing in the streets. This is a family friendly event with inflatables and games so bring the kids! For safety reasons bags, large purses and backpacks are prohibited. Strollers are permitted and please put necessary items in a clear plastic storage bag.
New Year’s Eve with Corey Smith
Doors open at 8 pm
House of Blues
Corey Smith is coming back to the beach to ring in the New Yeat at House of Blues! The Americana singer has a number of hit songs including “Drinkin’ Again,” “If I Could Do It Again,” and “I Love Everyone.” Jacob Powell will open. All ages welcome.
New Year’s Eve Party and Concert at Hard Rock Café
10 pm-12 am
Hard Rock Cafe
Tickets start at $30
Celebrate the New Year at Hard Rock Cafe in Myrtle Beach with a party and a concert featuring Black Glass. The party will feature a balloon drop, appetizer buffet at 11:30, confetti cannons, party favors and even a live feed from Times Square. The event is open to ages 21 and up with a valid ID. General admission tickets are $30 plus tax in advance or $35 plus tax at the door. Seating is limited so get there early to guarantee a table. Reserved seating at a shared table is available for $40/person in advance. See link for information on VIP tickets.
Plantation Resort’s Happy New Year’s Day Brunch
11 am to 1 pm
Plantation Resort’s Activity Center
$16 for adults, $8 for children
Kick off the new year with Plantation Resort’s exceptionally tasty Happy New Year’s Day Brunch!
This is one of our guests’ favorites of all the holiday events. Seating is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
Roasted Ham carving station
Eggs Benedict with Ham and Hollandaise sauce
Bagels with Cream Cheese, Jam, Smoked Fish, Capers, Onions, Tomatoes
Reserve your stay at Plantation Resort
All of these holiday events are just a short drive from Plantation Resort, so be sure to make us your home base for the month of December. To reserve your stay call 1-800-845-5039 and an Owner Services representative will be happy to help you make a reservation. Happy Holidays from your friends at Plantation Resort.