Holiday Events in the Area

NOVEMBER 1, 2018

Dashing Through the Glow 5k & One Mile Run/Walk

November 16, 2018

7:00 p.m.

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

Be among the first to enjoy the 2018 Great Christmas Light Show as the run/walk course winds through the more than 2 million festive lights.

Open to all ages. Wear your best holiday-themed outfit. Prizes given for best-dressed individual and best-dressed family.

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Lighting of the Landing

November 17

Join Barefoot Landing and kick off the holiday season with the annual Lighting of the Landing celebration on Saturday, November 17th in Dockside Village. This year's event will feature preshow fun beginning at 4pm, the tree lighting show at 6pm, followed by the lighting of the tree and fireworks at 7pm. Plus enjoy visits with Santa after the lighting until 8pm. Refreshments will be available for purchase at various vendor carts in Dockside Village.

The Great Christmas Light Show

November 23 – December 30

Drive-Through Light Show open 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

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

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Intracoastal Christmas Regatta

Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. — 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 or call Susie Watson for entry information 249-8888.

Pet Photos with Santa

Sunday, November 25 and Saturday, December 8, 2018

10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

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 Dirty Dawg Large 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.

Wreath Making Workshop

Thursday, November 27, 2018

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. Center will supply the greenery and instructions and participants should bring a wreath form, preferably straw. Thank you to the Driftwood Garden Club for providing instruction at this free event.

Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Main Street, North Myrtle Beach

It wouldn’t be Christmas at the beach without the annual Christmas Parade! Join your friends and neighbors on Main Street Saturday, December 1st at 5:30 pm to enjoy the lighted floats and units representing groups from all across the area.

Christmas Cantata

Saturday December 1 at 3:30 pm and Sunday, December 2 at 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm

Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, 6th Avenue South & Hillside Drive

Church choirs from the North Myrtle Beach area join together to create a musical program you will not soon forget – FREE EVENT BUT TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY and you can get them from the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, 1521 Highway 17 South or call 843-281-2662. This is a popular event so don't delay!

Christmas Tree Lighting

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6:00 PM

McLean Park, 93 Oak Drive

Join Santa and his friends at the NMB Park & Sports Complex at the Sandhills Bank Amphitheater in the McLeod Seacoast Meadow (150 Citizens Circle, Little River, SC 29566) for the lighting of the City Christmas Tree. Activities, entertainment and refreshments are available for children of all ages. A great start to your holiday season!

North Myrtle Beach Community Band Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 9, 2018

3:30 pm

– Free Admission –

J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road

The North Myrtle Beach Community Band will delight the audience with holiday favorites and classical works.

Shop With A Cop Charity Golf Tournament

Friday December 14, 2018

11 AM Shotgun Start

Barefoot Resort & Golf, 4980 Barefoot Bridge Road

– December 1 Entry Deadline –

Fundraiser for NMB Public Safety Department Shop with a Cop program that provides a luncheon, gifts and more to children in need – For more info call NMB Parks & Recreation at (843) 280-5584.