Holiday Events in the Area

Dashing Through the Glow 2 Mile Run/Walk

Friday, November 17, 2023 & Saturday, November 18, 2023

7:00 pm

North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, 150 Citizens Circle, Little River, SC

Be one of the first to see the lights during this appx. two mile non-competitive walk/run through the Great Christmas Light Show. Get in the spirit and wear your best Holiday themed outfit. Prizes will be given for best dressed individual and best dressed family. The walk/run will take place throughout the Great Christmas Light Show route and then end at Santa’s Village where you can enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and check out some of the activities.

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Lighting of the Landing

Saturday, November 18

Join Barefoot Landing as we kick off the holiday season with the annual Lighting of the Landing celebration on Saturday, November 18th in Dockside Village. This year’s event will feature the tree lighting show which begins at 6pm, followed by the lighting of the tree and fireworks immediately after. Plus enjoy visits with Santa after the lighting until 8pm.

The Great Christmas Light Show

November 20 through December 30*

NEW Lights! NEW displays! NEW experience! 
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 will feature over 2 million lights festively displayed along a 2-mile drive throughout 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 will experience NEW enchanting animated figures and holiday scenes where the lights will come to life.

After journeying through the light show, we invite everyone to park their car and visit Santa’s Village where they can enjoy hot chocolate and s’mores, get an up-close look at the lights on the Santa Express Train Ride, and, of course, meet Santa!

Drive-Through Light Show open 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

NMB Park & Sport Complex, 150 Citizens Circle, Little River, SC

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Intracoastal Christmas Regatta

Saturday, November 25, 2023

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm — Launches from Little River Inlet at 5:00 p.m. and ends at Dock Holiday’s Marina at 7:00 p.m.

Intracoastal Waterway

Admission: Free to spectators but please consider bringing a new toy and dropping it off at a collection point at any marina in Little River or North Myrtle Beach. Help provide Horry County kids with a great Christmas!

Gather your family and watch the many boats decorated in holiday themes parade past various viewing areas along the Intracoastal Waterway from Little River to Dock Holidays Marina.

If you want to enter your boat in the parade this year, fill out a boat parade application online at

Pet Photos with Santa

Sunday, November 26 and Saturday, December 9, 2023

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dirty Dawg Large Park at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, 150 Citizens Circle, Little River, SC

Admission: Free

Furry friends love Santa, too! Bring your family pets to meet Santa Claus at the Large Dog Park at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. Bring your camera and capture the perfect Christmas card photo! All well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome.

Christmas Tree Lighting

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 6:00 pm

McLean Park, 93 Oak Drive

Join Santa and his friends at McLean Park for the light of the City Christmas Tree. Enjoy stage performances, Christmas music, caroling, activities and refreshments. A great start to your holiday season!

Wreath Making Workshop

Thursday, November 30, 2023

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road

– All Ages –

Learn the tricks to making your own Christmas wreath. We will supply the greenery and instruction. Participants should bring a wreath form; preferably straw.

Christmas Cantata

Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 3:30pm
Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 3:30pm and 6:30pm

Living Water Baptist Church, 1569 SC-9, Longs

Church choirs from the North Myrtle Beach area join together to create a musical program you will not forget!

Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 5:30 pm

Main Street, North Myrtle Beach

It would not be Christmas at the beach without the annual nighttime NMB Christmas parade. Join your friends and neighbors on Main Street to enjoy the lighted floats and vehicles representing groups from all across the area. Parade entries will be judged and awarded for being the best! Judges and a special guest announcer will be located at the end of the Horseshoe on Main Street and Ocean Blvd.

Barefoot Landing Holiday Golf Cart Parade

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Dress your golf cart (or walking group) up in your holiday finest for a chance to win prizes! To register, fill out the attached form and return to BFL. Registration fee of $10 per cart or group benefits The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach. Other donations will be accepted that day as well.

Parade route begins by Greg Norman Australian Grille.