Festival of Lights
The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk will host the lights festival this year, and it will be FREE for everyone to enjoy.
Holiday-themed lights will brighten the Boardwalk, with Santa Claus in town for photo opportunities on Saturday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ninth Avenue North beach access.
While walking the Boardwalk under the lights, you’ll enjoy the Atlantic Ocean on one side with the Family Fun Zone on the other, between the Boardwalk and Ocean Boulevard.
Family Fun Zone
The Family Fun Zone will be on the sand volleyball courts and adjoining grassy area. The fun zone will feature a Snowzilla Snow Slide, World’s Largest Bouncy Snowman, a Tobaggan Tunnel Roller Sledding ride, street curling lanes, Marshmallow Beach and more! The rides and inflatables will be rotated so families can come back to enjoy the festival again, with new attractions in the fun zone.
The Family Fun Zone will be ticketed, with unlimited admission priced at $5 a wristband, or $1 per ticket.
Holiday entertainment is planned Thursday through Sunday evenings, excluding Thanksgiving Day, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Plyler Park. Carolers will be roaming the Winter Wonderland at the Beach lights festival and family fun zone from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. as well. Plyler Park will be the site to visit for the Holiday Market during the evenings.
Alas, the ice skating rink will not return this year. Ice skating was popular last year, but ultimately not practical. It was too difficult to keep a sheet of ice in skating condition with temperatures in the 70s most days. We just don’t get enough cold weather in Myrtle Beach for outdoor ice skating.
Holiday Movies & Story Nights
Grab your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy holiday movies on Fridays from November 18 through December 23, at Nance Plaza. Check back closer to Winter Wonderland’s kick-off for details on story nights from Chapin Memorial Library.