Some Christmas Cheer: See the Lights on the Grand Strand

Reflection and appreciation: Two big draws of Christmas lights.

They’re a symbol of the holidays, a special sight reserved for the season. If you’re in Myrtle Beach this Christmas, you have many choices for checking them out, too. A coastal Christmas is the best Christmas of all.

Lights are part of so many traditions for the holidays.

Visit these Myrtle Beach locales for Christmas lights

Charge up your holiday spirit with a visit to a few of these places.

1. The Great Christmas Light Show

Joy abounds as you take in a whole new light display experience. It’s a park-wide presentation with more than 2 million lights in a 2-mile drive. That’s more than 500 displays, some as tall as 55 feet! Kids will love it.

WHEN: Nov. 21-Dec. 30. Some dates excluded. See site for details.

WHERE: North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex


RECOMMENDED: While there’s daylight, visit the NMB Nature Trail nearby. Take an easy hike on one of the area’s prettiest trails.

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2. Night of a Thousand Candles

This spectacular display in one of the area’s most beautiful sites is sure to please and only a short drive from the city. Brookgreen Gardens hosts more than 2,800 hand-lit candles and sparkling lights. Enjoy cider and hot chocolate.

WHEN: Nov. 2-Jan. 1, Thursdays through Sundays

WHERE: Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet


RECOMMENDED: Indulge in lunch before the show at Austin’s Harvest Restaurant on site. She-Crab Soup is the crown of this flavorful menu.

3. Ripley’s Aquarium Festival Of Trees

Imagine, awesome local breweries’ fare accessible in one cool place. Sample drinks from Crooked Hammock Brewery, Duplin Winery, Tidal Creek Brewhouse, and more. See trees decorated to represent all 50 U.S. states, too.

WHEN: Nov. 4, 2-4 p.m.

WHERE: Ripley’s Aquarium


RECOMMENDED: Enjoy a day in the aquarium. This festival is part of regular admission. From Planet Jellies to Ray Bay, it’s an incredible experience.

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Beach lovers, rejoice: Ocean Reef Resort is here

Embrace the winter visit to the Grand Strand in grand style at Ocean Reef. The location, amenities, and views alone make it a spectacular stop. Add in superb service and you’ll want to make plans to visit again soon.

Grab one of these beach reads for your trip. And check out the Myrtle Beach weather as your dates get closer. Wait, you haven’t booked yet? Here’s your chance. Plan your stay at Ocean Reef Resort today.

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