- Laiken James
Myrtle Beach's December Calendar of Events at Grand Palms Resort
Updated: Dec 14, 2021
All I Want for Christmas is a Winter Full of Wonderful Events!
December in Myrtle Beach is delightful! It is packed with plenty of cheerful events to help your family get into the Holiday spirit. Be sure to check out this list of December events to help you plan the perfect December vacation. With plenty of Holiday shows and festive events, you’ll be sure to have your family caroling down the beach during your stay with us at Grand Palms Resort!
‘Tis the Season for Holiday Shows in Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach is ringing in the season with new and exciting Holiday shows. Pirates are hanging their garlands and Legends is fa-la-la-la-laing with classic Christmas carols. All of the big entertainment venues in Myrtle Beach have begun their Christmas Shows. You’ll be sure to get into the Holiday spirit during your vacation with any of these Christmas venues. See the full list of venues with dates/times here.
Hot Cocoa Workshop at Grand Palms Resort
Monday - Friday
Come satiate your sweet tooth at our Hot Cocoa Workshop! This activity includes hot cocoa mix, mini mason jar, marshmallows, peppermint stick and a chocolate spoon. To see a full list of all our activity offerings, see our Activity Calendar located in our Welcome Magazine here.
Palms Paint Night at Grand Palms Resort
Come release your inner Picasso! This activity includes a 8"x10" canvas, easel to use, pre-sketched designs, music, and a complimentary glass of wine with snacks. Delicious home-made flatbread pizza is available for purchase. Read more about Palms Paint Night here.
La Belle Amie Wine Tasting
Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina, as the wise, old song goes – that is, unless you have a glass of fine wine from La Belle Amie Vineyard in-hand. Take a tour with us to La Belle Amie Vineyard that includes a self-guided tour of the vineyard, wine tasting, lunch, and live music. Tickets can be purchased from our Indoor Pool Office by calling Ext. 1400. The shuttle leaves the Resort at 10 am and returns to the Resort by 4 pm. (Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. 8 participant minimum.) Click here for more about this activity.
S'mores at the Patio at Grand Palms Resort
Come warm yourself by an open fire while making something special to eat! Enjoy making and eating delicious s'mores with kits available for $5 at the Indoor Pool Office. Read more about our S'mores Activity here.
Festival of Trees at Ripley's Aquarium
November 5 - January 2
Ripley’s Festival of Trees exhibit proudly celebrates the heritage and diversity of these great United States. Their themed trees are adorned in decorations and ornaments representing each of our 50 states and 5 territories. Our own South Carolina tree is more than 18 feet tall and features seashells, magnolias, and golf balls, as well as Coastal, Clemson, and USC ornaments.
Marvel at Louisiana’s Mardi Gras tree with masks and beads, Nevada’s Las Vegas–style tree with a feather headdress, and more. This event is included with general admission to Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach. Read more about what you can experience at Ripley's Aquarium here.
Treasured Holiday Memories at Brookgreen Gardens
November 20 - January 2
The theme of this Holiday exhibit is traditional – trains, trees, toys, and treasured memories of Holiday seasons past. Christmas trees, period ornaments, and vintage toys present the Victorian era through the 1980s. Lionel, American Flyer, and Bachmann trains chug through landscapes designed and built by department staff. A miniature amusement park evokes the views and sounds of the Myrtle Beach Pavilion from the past. Miniature lighted houses present magical displays from Dickens Village to Snow Village, to other Department 56 themes. These historic vignettes wrap the old and the new in Holiday warmth. Click here to learn more.
The Great Christmas Light Show
November 22 - December 30
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 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. After journeying through the light show, everyone is invited to park their 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, and, of course, meet Santa! To see more details, click here.
Winter Wonderland at the Beach
November 26 - January 2
A new Holiday festival is coming to downtown Myrtle Beach. Winter Wonderland at The Beach is held from November 26 - January 2 at Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place overlooking Myrtle Beach’s Boardwalk and beachfront. This inaugural event features a covered, outdoor ice-skating rink, a walk-through Holiday lights experience and additional Holiday-themed offerings. Click here for more.
Polar Bus Express at The Market Common
Ride along this true double-decker bus set to the enchanting sounds of “The Polar Express” motion picture soundtrack. Passengers relive the magic of the story as this nighttime bus whisks families away for a remarkable ride to the “North Pole” at The Market Common. Passengers receive their own souvenir Golden Ticket, a “BELIEVE” sleigh bell, a chocolate chip cookie, water, and complimentary hot cocoa at the end of the destination. If you ring the bell and believe hard enough, there will be a surprise visit from Jolly Saint Nicholas (Santa) himself! Don’t forget to dress in your favorite Holiday outfit or pajamas! For more information, click here.
Inlet Christmas Tree Lighting
Join in on the fun at the Annual Inlet Christmas Tree Lighting at Morse Park. This is a family-friendly event featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus, music, and the Inlet Tree Lighting. Click here for details.
Santa at Myrtle Beach State Park
Bring your camera for a unique family photo on the beach or fishing pier. A variety of Holiday activities, games, and crafts are offered throughout the day. To see more, click here.
A Very Broadway Christmas Parade
Enjoy the annual A Very Broadway Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 4th at Broadway at the Beach. The parade takes place on the exterior of Broadway with participating merchants as well as outside guests. Click here for details.
Conway Celebration of Lights
December 4 - December 24
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Holiday season as the City of Conway presents the Conway Celebration of Lights on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 5:30 - 10 pm. This driving light show is approximately 1 mile long and features thousands of lights and is sure to warm your heart and get you in the Holiday spirit. Enjoy marshmallow roasting, s'mores station, and hot chocolate. Also, visit with Santa on Fridays and Saturdays from 6 - 8 pm. Admission is $1 per person. For more, click here.
Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade
Come out and kickoff your Holiday season with the Annual Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade. This event will get you in the Holiday spirit for sure. The Parade begins at the intersection of Hwy 17 Business and Wilcox Avenue. It runs through the Marshwalk business district along Hwy 17 Business and ends at the intersection of Wachesaw Road. Click here for details.
Conway Christmas Parade
The 2021 Conway Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, December 11 at 10 am on Main Street in Conway, SC. For more, click here.
Surfside Beach Christmas Parade
Come and see the Annual Surfside Beach Christmas Parade. This parade, which is just around the corner from the Resort, typically has over 100 entries including floats and marching bands. The route is Ocean Boulevard from Melody Lane to Surfside Drive to Poplar Drive. Make sure you get there early to secure a good spot! Click here for details.
Drive-In Theater: The Polar Express
Grab the popcorn and kick up your fins to watch The Polar Express™ outside of the Aquarium on a 40-foot screen. Brighten your Holiday spirit with their trackless train rides, cozy fire pits, hot chocolate, and more. Enjoy the film from the comfort of your own vehicle in the parking lot of Ripley’s Aquarium. Admission is charged per vehicle. For more, click here.
A Southern Times Square New Year's Eve Celebration at The Market Common
Visit The Market Common for their Annual Southern Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration. The event features live music with Painted Man; food, drink and alcohol vendors; fireworks; photo booth; games and activities; and more! While this is a free event, a ticket is required for entry. To learn more, click here.
Fireworks at Barefoot Landing
Nothing beats fireworks on New Year's Eve! Fireworks start at 7 pm. Click here for more info.
Merry Christmas to All, and to All a Great Vacation At Grand Palms Resort!
All of these Holiday events are only a short drive from Grand Palms Resort. Be sure to make us your home base for your beach visit this season. To reserve your vacation call 888-913-4477 and one of our Reservation Representatives will be happy to help you plan your stay. Happy Holidays from your friends at Grand Palms Resort!