Christmas Holidays Attractions & Events

Myrtle Beach is not only a great place to vacation during the summer, but it a great place to visit during the holiday season. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the Christmas season will soon be upon us.

Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand are home to a myriad of Christmas shows, attractions and events for the holidays. Some of the best attractions for the holidays include shows put on by such venues as the Alabama Theater, the Carolina Opry, and the Palace Theater. Remember, Myrtle Beach is not just for summer time! Below you will find information on a few of our holiday favorites.

The South's Grandest Christmas Show at the Alabama Theatre

The South's Grandest Christmas Show
The South's Grandest Christmas Show at The Alabama Theater is one of the top Myrtle Beach attractions during the holidays. The show features the music you've come to love from your childhood plus the latest holiday hits. Families return year after year to experience the holiday spirit as Christmas comes alive at the Alabama Theatre. Come enjoy a show with lavish production numbers, a talented cast, fantastic music, family-friendly comedy and more.

The show begins on November 1 and runs through December 31, 2016.

The Carolina Opry Christmas Show

The Carolina Opry Christmas Show
Once again, the Carolina Opry Christmas Special is the Best Holiday Show in Myrtle Beach! Come see the original Myrtle Beach Christmas show. For more than 3 decades, The Holiday Show of the South at the Carolina Opry has been a holiday tradition with people returning each year to get filled with Christmas spirit.

This year's new show pulls out all the stops with dazzling performances by a talented cast including familiar faces like Calvin Gilmore, Rita Gumm, Christie Templeton and Brad Long.

The show begins on November 1 and runs through January 1, 2017.

Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens' Nights of a Thousand Candles
The nights come to life at Brookgreen Gardens during December with the glow of 5,500 hand-lit candles and innumerable sparkling lights. Enjoy a warm cup of cider or coffee as you amble along the path and hear live performances of your Christmas favorites.

Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington founded Brookgreen Gardens as a non-profit in 1931 to preserve the native flora and fauna and display objects of art in that natural setting.

Brookgreen Gardens is located across from Huntington Beach State Park on Ocean Highway (US 17).

This year you can enjoy Nights of a Thousand Candles on December 1-3, 8-10, & 15-18, 2016. Visit for a list of performers and more information. Advance tickets only. Limited availability. Call 1-888-718-4253 for reservations.

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Market Common

Holiday Bazaar at the Market Common
The Market Common's Holiday Bazaar features a festive market with seasonal craft vendors and fresh food. The Holiday Bazaar will be held on Howard Avenue, at The Market Common, from noon until 4 pm every Saturday from November 5th through December 17th.

Dickens Christmas Show

The 35th Annual Dickens Christmas Show
Inspired by the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, the Dickens Christmas Show is a nationally recognized, award-winning event. The Dickens Christmas Show will transport you back in time to 19th century London for a truly unique shopping experience.

Vendors will be on hand displaying arts & crafts, clothing, toys and much more. Enjoy samples of a worldwide selection of holiday fare. Participate in an auction for decorative Christmas trees, wreaths and more. You'll definitely feel like you're in Victorian England amidst strolling minstrels and mischievous street urchins. Get your picture taken in a Victorian castle with Santa himself.

The Dickens Christmas Show will be at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on November 10-16, 2016. All proceeds go directly to the sponsoring charities. Call 800-261-5991 for more information or visit

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