Things to Do in December Around Pawleys Island


  • Atalaya Holiday Celebration

    12/01/2012 11:00 AM – 12/01/2012 04:00 PM

    Celebrate and Experience Atalaya as it comes alive for the Holidays! Refreshments – Live Music All day – Crafts and Gifts Booth – Kids Holiday Crafts – Oyster Roast with Chowder – Lionel Train Club Display and more!

    Sponsored by Friends of Huntington Beach State Park

    City: Murrells Inlet
    State: SC

    Price: $2.00 plus park entrance fee

  • Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade

    12/02/2012 03:00 PM – 12/02/2012 04:00 PM

    Boats and Floats for the Kids!

    Get in the holiday spirit with the Annual Community Christmas parade. Begins at Wilcox Avenue and marches down Hwy 17 Business to Pendergrass Ave. Come join the fun!
    Address: Hwy 17 Business
    City: Murrells Inlet
    State: SC
    Zip: 29576
    Price: Free

  • Georgetown Christmas Parade

    12/01/2012 11:30 AM – 12/01/2012 02:00 PM

    Come enjoy a small town holiday kick-off at the Georgetown Christmas parade! This year with a special appearance from some beautiful SC birds of prey and that other flying Christmas guy, Santa Claus!

    Address: Front Street – downtown
    City: Georgetown
    State: SC
    Zip: 29440
    Price: Free

  • Brookgreen Gardens’ Nights of a Thousand Candles

    12/07/2012 – 12/08/2012

    12/14/2012 – 12/15/2012

    12/20/2012 – 12/22/2012

    Contact: Helen Benso
    Address: 1931 Brookgreen Drive
    City: Murrells Inlet
    State: SC
    Zip: 29576
    Price: $16 adults

    Brookgreen Gardens will come to life amid the soft glow of more than 5,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights from 3 – 10 p.m. Walk the paths with a warm cup of cider, hear the sounds of hand bells ringing, carolers singing, and celebrate the season with family and friends.
    This annual event has become a holiday tradition when the gardens become a wonderland of lights and candles and outstanding entertainment. Dinner catered by Inlet Affairs is available in addition to admission prices.

    Purchase Tickets Online


Canadian-American Festival

Canadian-American Days Festival South of the Border Concert Series featuring The Top Hat Marching Orchestra at 12:00 p.m. noon and No Strings Attached at 2:00 p.m. Presented by RBC Bank and Hosted by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Chef Smitty’s and Nina Jewelry Boutique
Inlet Square Mall – 10125 Highway 17 Bypass Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Other Events at Inlet Square Mall

  • 1:15 p.m. Mixed Creed Gospel Quartet sponsored by the Ice Cream Truck
  • 3:30 p.m. Lowcountry Barbershop Quartet sponsored by Jay’s Hallmark
  • 12:30-3:30 p.m. Myrtle Beach Golf Shop will be hosting a wine and appetizer (and beer) reception in their store
  • 1:00-3:00 p.m. “Collect This” will sponsor a book signing “Racing with the Stars” written by a local author from Wachesaw East.

Hosts Specials:

Nina Jewelry Boutique – FREE jewelry cleaning, FREE appraisal, FREE ear piercing with the purchase of $25 earrings
Myrtle Beach Golf Shop – great specials all day throughout the store
Jay’s Hallmark – $5 off of a $35 purchase
Collect This and Raceway – Race track specials in store all day

Annual Christmas Parade at Murrells Inlet

Murrells Inlet knows how to throw a party!

On Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 3:00 p.m., the City of Murrells Inlet is holding its Annual Christmas Parade. The parade starts at Highway 17 Business and Wilcox Avenue (close to Booty’s) and goes south on Business 17.

The Murrells Inlet Girl Scout Troop will be collecting canned food, and Cub Scout Troop 360 will be collecting unwrapped toys, all of which will be collected en route for charities.

After the parade, the Murrells Inlet tree lighting ceremony will take place at Morse Landing Park (next to Hot Fish Club, which is at 4911 Highway 17 Business). Snowfall is expected during the tree lighting ceremony.

But that’s not all! There a party in Morse Landing Park after the tree lighting ceremony. The party includes visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus; a bonfire; live Christmas music; free cookies, hot cocoa, and peppermint cupcakes; and a movie in the park.

You may want to bring a blanket and/or a chair.

Things to Do: Free Picture With Santa at The Litchfield Company

The Litchfield Company Invites You to Bring
Your Children & Grandchildren to the Office,
14240 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island
Saturday, December 4th
for Pictures, Cookies & Cocoa
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

A picture of Santa & your child will be mailed to your home compliments of
The Litchfield Company!

~ Happy Holidays ~

NEED A PLACE TO STAY – Check out 63A Lakeside Villas (near The Litchfield Company)  and book your vacation.

Holiday Events Along the Grand Strand

What a great time to live at the beach!  This holiday season is jammed packed with things to do.

Bring along the entire family to our annual Boat Regatta, Tree Lighting, Christmas Parade or Christmas Cantata.  We have many Christmas activities that appeal to people of all ages.

The 26th Annual Intracoastal Christmas Regatta will be held on Saturday, November 27th.  The curtain rises on the boat parade at the Little River Inlet at 5:00 pm and travels south, arriving at Dock Holidays Marina at 7:00 pm.

Any location along the Intracoastal Waterway between the Little River Inlet and the Dock Holidays Marina will serve as a perfect viewing location.  To enter your boat in the parade or for more information visit

Come celebrate the holidays by listening to an array of Christmas songs at the Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church on 6th Ave South in North Myrtle Beach.

Performances begin on Saturday, December 4th with a show at 4:00 pm and on Sunday, December 5th enjoy a 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm show. Tickets are free and are available at the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce in late November.

Join family, friends and your local community members to light up the glorious Christmas Tree in McLean Park on Friday, December 3rd at 6:00 pm.  Other activities will be going on around the tree lighting including a visit with Santa for the kids, singing, dancing and much more!

The North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club 18th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes will be Saturday, December 4th from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Tour beautiful homes in North Myrtle Beach decorated for the holidays each in their own unique way.

Tickets will be sold in advance at the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce for $25. You may also purchase tickets the day of the tour for $30.  Light refreshments will be served at the North Myrtle Beach Chamber from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm.  All proceeds from this event go to local charities.

The Annual Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 4th at 5:30 pm.  This annual Parade occurs at night to provide the patrons with a unique holiday experience.  Bring your friends and family to observe all of the parade floats lit up with colorful Christmas lights.

Any location along Main Street provides a perfect view of the parade.  Applications to participate in the parade are available at

Do you enjoy making holiday wreaths?  If so, join us on Tuesday, December 7th for a free wreath workshop from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the J. Bryan Floyd Recreation Center in North Myrtle Beach.  They will provide all materials except the wreath form.  (A limited quantity of wreath forms will be available for purchase).


Things to Do: Myrtle Beach Wine Festival

Inaugural Myrtle Beach Wine Festival

Saturday, October 23 from 11 am – 6 p.m.

  • Sample over 100 wines – 2 oz samples
  • Sample a handful of beers with ties to wine
  • Free Admission
  • All guests sampling must pay $3 for official tasting wine glass.
  • Great Live Entertainment

Click here to download the most recent wine list and pricing for each sample

TIP: The Festivals are held in Valor Park, which is right across the street from Gordon Biersch, a fantastic beer hang out. Market Common isn’t the easiest place to find, but once you find it you will be glad you did.
3060 Howard Parkway  Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Georgetown Wooden Boat Show 2010

Our original post tells of the event and shares videos from last year.  Click HERE

TIP:  Join the fun next year. Make your plans to stay at Litchfield by the Sea – Click HERE