• By Alyssa L. Brennan

Events are scheduled to take place near CCU to get you in the holiday spirit


There are many events scheduled to take place in the Myrtle Beach and Conway areas this holiday season.

Nov. 25: The Great Christmas Light Show

This Christmas light show began on Nov. 25 but runs all the way through Dec. 30. However, it will be closed on Christmas Day. This light show is at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. It’s a 1.5-mile drive with over 2 million lights on display. After the light show, you can park at Santa’s Village, grab a cup of hot chocolate and s’mores and go through the Chris-maze.

Dec. 1: Complimentary Holiday Carriage Rides at The Market Common

Every Sunday in December, there will be complimentary carriage rides at the Market Common from 3 to 6 p.m.

Dec. 3: Annual Holiday Park Lighting

This event will be right on Coastal Carolina’s campus in James P. Blanton Park from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The theme this year is “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” As you go through the four realms, there will be treats, a s’mores pit and entertainment.

Dec. 5: Conway Christmas Tree Lighting

This event will be from 6-8 p.m. in Downtown Conway.

Dec. 5: Night of a Thousand Candles

This is an event that takes place at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet throughout the month of December from 3-10 p.m. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased before arrival.

Dec. 6-8: 32nd Winter Arts & Crafts Show

This event will be at the DoubleTree Resort in Myrtle Beach. Events will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free but there is a fee for parking. There will be more than 100 vendors with different handmade crafts and homemade food.

Dec. 7: A Very Broadway Christmas Parade

This event will be at Broadway at the Beach and will begin at 11 a.m.

Dec. 7: Rivertown Holiday Market

This event will take place at the Conway Recreation Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dec. 7: Christmas at the Farm

This event will take place at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. and is free to the public. The demonstrations will focus on household activities that occurred during the Christmas season in Horry County from 1900-1955. There will be sweets and tree decorating.

Dec. 12: Myrtle Beach Tree Lighting Ceremony

This is a free event that will take place at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center’s courtyard from 5-7 p.m.

Dec. 12: Rivertown Christmas Celebration

This event takes place every Thursday night in December from 6-8 p.m. in Downtown Conway. All activities are free.

Dec. 14: Conway Chamber Christmas Parade

This event will begin at 10 a.m. in Downtown Conway.

If you are interested in performances, the Carolina Opry, Alabama Theatre and Pirates Voyage will have special Christmas shows running through December.

Have fun while attending these festivities this holiday season!

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