Residents from Grande Dunes share their favorite things to do in Myrtle Beach during the holidays.

December 20th, 2021

We all know that sun-soaked Myrtle Beach is a golf and beach lover’s paradise. But did you know the city has much to offer throughout the year and that’s especially true during the holiday season? December through New Year’s is an especially festive time around here and there is no shortage of family fun.

Christmas light shows. Legendary holiday extravaganzas at iconic theaters. Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens. A new Winter Wonderland at the Beach. These are just a few of the many events and activities that are available.

In fact, there’s so much to do it’s hard to know what to do first and how to fill up your December dance card. To help you get the most out of the holiday season and guide you to where the locals like to go, we recently surveyed Grande Dunes residents on their favorite things to do in Myrtle Beach over the holidays. Here’s what they had to say: 

“We will definitely be heading to Ripley’s Aquarium for their Festival of Trees. The trees are decorated to represent every state in the U.S. The South Carolina tree is a must see, especially if you’re a Coastal or Clemson fan ;)”

“We plan to shop ‘til we drop. Literally. Some of our favorite places to go are Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing over in North Myrtle Beach. Definitely worth the drive.”

“Our family has tickets to The Christmas Show of the South at the Carolina Opry Theater. We go every year and it’s always a big hit. They put on a fabulous show. Just seeing the smiles on our kids’ faces is worth the price of admission alone.”

“We plan to ice skate in Myrtle Beach! Yes, you read that right. Apparently, the Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place in downtown Myrtle Beach is hosting a Winter Wonderland at the Beach with ice skating. Now, if only we could ice skate on the Atlantic Ocean.” 

“10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 ,1…Happy Noon Year! Each year, LuLu’s at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach hosts a kid-friendly Noon Year’s Eve. It’s a great way to ring in the new year with the young’uns and we’re home in bed at a reasonable hour.

Find yourself here this December

Can envision yourself as one of the Grande Dunes residents living it up in December? If so, we invite you to take our community for a test drive and come discover what the live inspired lifestyle is all about. Maybe start the day with a tee time at Grande Dunes Resort Club. Then follow a round of golf with happy hour at the  (the Boom Boom Shrimp are a must). And while you’re here, consider scheduling a free home tour with our incredible realty team. We can’t wait to meet you!

Area Attractions in December: 

Brookgreen Gardens hosts Nights of a Thousand Candles
1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC.  843-235-6000

The Myrtle Beach boardwalk is hosting its annual Holidays on the Boardwalk
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Entertainment District, Between Second Avenue North and 15th Avenue North. 843.918.1014

Head to Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach for Ripley’s Festival of Trees.
1110 Celebrity Circle. Myrtle Beach. 843.916.0888 

Celebrate Lulu’s Noon Year’s Eve at Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s
4954 Hwy 17 South North Myrtle Beach.  843.491.5011 

Go ice skating at the Winter Wonderland at the Beach
812 N. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach.

See The Christmas Show of the South at the Carolina Opry Theater
8901 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. 800.843.6679

Alabama Theater is hosting The South’s Grandest Christmas Show
4750 Hwy 17 S. North Myrtle Beach. 800.342.2262