Top 4 Holiday Light Displays in Myrtle Beach

If the best beaches, golfing, and shopping destinations aren’t enough, people can also experience some of the best holiday light displays in Myrtle Beach. Check out four of the best ones set to be open this holiday season:

1. A ‘Wonderland’ of Lights

Winter Wonderland at the Beach is just one example. Taking place Nov. 24 through New Year’s Day 2024, the display includes more than 100,000 lights. Those lights will be located on the beach and the boardwalk. It’s a free, one-mile light-filled walking tour through the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach. Visitors can also see performances on the stage in Plyler Park, which is located next to SkyWheel Myrtle Beach.

2. This Is One Great Light Show

Visitors can also get a light-filled experience at North Myrtle Beach’s Great Christmas Light Show. Dates for this year’s event have not yet been announced, but last year’s event included more than 2 million lights displayed along 1.5 miles throughout the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex.


After that light show, visitors can go to Santa’s Village, enjoy hot chocolate and s’mores, check out the lights on the Santa Express Train Ride, go through the Chris-maze and get a visit from Santa, as well. At last year’s event, visitors experienced a free petting zoo and fire pits to roast marshmallows and make s’mores, and visitors also participated in a Santa’s express train ride and Santa’s elf hunt.

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3. A Great Light Display: Believe It or Not

Many people are aware of the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not franchise, which highlights bizarre facts and events. Ripley’s Aquariums are part of that franchise, and Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach offers Ripley’s Festival of Trees. Ripley notes that the event “proudly celebrates the heritage and diversity of these Great United States.”


The show, which is included with general admission to Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, takes place Nov. 10 through Dec. 31. It features themed trees with decorations and ornaments representing each of the 55 U.S. states and territories. As an example, the South Carolina tree is more than 18 feet high, with ornaments such as seashells, magnolias, and golf balls. Another example is Louisiana’s Mardi Gras tree. That tree’s features include masks and beads and a Las Vegas-style tree with a feather headdress. 


The event includes a customized scavenger hunt in which participants can test their knowledge about each state’s tree.

4. Celebration of Lights

About a half hour from Myrtle Beach, the Celebration of Lights takes place in Conway, S.C. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through Dec. 24. Visitors can drive through the downtown light display from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Grande Cayman Resort: A Bright Light Destination
Before and after getting a glimpse of all the holiday light displays the Myrtle Beach area has to offer, visitors can experience Grande Cayman Resort as their vacation home base.

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Plan Your Vacation Today

Grande Cayman Resort is a great place to stay before and after enjoying some of the best holiday light displays around. The resort itself features amenities such as an indoor/outdoor complex with an enclosure in cooler seasons, providing a warm space to relax. The resort also provides proximity to 60 miles of white sand beaches and some of the premier golf courses and attractions in the area! Start planning your vacation today

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