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


New Traditions at Thompson Farms



Things to Do: Brookgreen Garden’s Night of a Thousand Candles

Great video of Brookgreee Garden’s Night of a Thousand Candles showing the set up process to the finished project.


Myrtle Beach Area Christmas Parades

Missed the Hollywood, CA Holiday Parade?  How about taking in a Christmas parade in the Low Country? The beauty queens smiling, the bands marching, and Santa waving makes each one of us feel like a child again.  The Lowcountry offers many opportunities:

Saturday, December 3rd

11 am Myrtle Beach Holiday Parade at Broadway at the Beach

11:30 am Georgetown Christmas Parade

5:30 pm North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade

Sunday, December 4th

3 pm Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 10

10 am Conway Christmas Parade

2 pm Surfside Beach Christmas Parade

 Insiders Tip:  Come and enjoy the fun as the Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade starts at Wilcox Avenue (Booty’s) and marches down Business 17 with marching bands, beauty queens, dogs, cycles, clowns, mini cars and more!


Christmas Tree Lighting Events Along the Grand Strand

Get into the Christmas spirit with a Christmas tree lighting in Myrtle Beach.

Get into the Christmas spirit with a Christmas tree lighting in Myrtle Beach.

From North Myrtle Beach to Murrells Inlet, Christmas tree lightings spread Christmas cheer along the Grand Strand. With festivities and ceremonies—along with appearances by Santa—the Christmas tree lightings are annual traditions sure to bring joy to the holiday season.

Here are some scheduled Christmas tree lightings:

North Myrtle Beach

Barefoot Landing, The annual “Lighting of the Landing”

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 18, 2011

Details: Santa will arrive via boat to light the giant Christmas tree. Enjoy caroling, refreshments, free carousel rides and more in the Barefoot Landing shopping and entertainment complex.

Myrtle Beach

Broadway at the Beach, 17th annual Christmas tree lighting

When: 6 p.m. Nov. 19, 2011

Details: Broadway at the Beach welcomes the holiday season with mascot appearances, special events, and, of course, the lighting of the Broadway tree. Fireworks will follow at 8 p.m.

The Market Common, 4th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

When: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 25, 2011

Details: Join the festivities in Valor Park including photos with Santa, live entertainment, complimentary Canipes hot chocolate and carriage rides. The tree is located in front of Grand 14 Cinema.

Surfside Beach

Surfside Beach tree lighting

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 10

Details: Enjoy Christmas music and light refreshments as the town of Surfside Beach lights its Christmas tree in front of Town Hall. Santa will make an appearance as well!

Murrells Inlet

Murrells Inlet annual Christmas parade and tree lighting

When: Parade starts at 3 p.m. Dec. 4

Details: The parade route runs from Booty’s to Morse Landing Park in Murrells Inlet. Santa Claus will greet visitors at the park following the parade for the tree lighting ceremony.

1st Annual Thompson Farm & Nursery Country Christmas

1st Annual Thompson Farm and Nursery Country Christmas
Come join our family for a down home country Christmas on the farm. Enjoy family fun events during the week of December 4th to December 12th 10:00am to 8:00pm Mon thru Sat and 1:00pm -8pm Sun.

Bring the whole family for an enjoyable Christmas treat you will not soon forget. Choose your fresh cut #1 grade Frasier Furs and Poinsettias. Christmas tree sizes range from 6 to 9 feet at a cost of $10.00 per foot. Take pleasure in decorating a complimentary tree swag with your family. Families receive 1 free decorative swag with every Christmas tree purchase. Tree delivery is available. A variety of Poinsettias are also available. Create custom wreaths, table arrangements, tree ribbons, and many other assorted Christmas decorations designed by you with help from our floral designer. (Custom orders available)
Families can enjoy our festive Pappy’s Play area at a rate of $7.50 per person

Play area admission includes: Enjoyment of all games in Pappy’s Play Area Live animal feedings
Complimentary hayride with price of play area admission
Giant Slide and Jump Castle

Complementary activities Include
Nightly Bonfire
Big screen projected outdoor Christmas movie at 5:30pm nightly at bonfire

Special Music performances, call for updates and schedules

Also available hot cider, hot chocolate, marshmallows and smores for roasting, also enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers.

Be sure to capture your 1st Annual Thompson Farm and Nursery Country Christmas memories with a family photograph taken with Santa!

Call (843) 236-1400 for Santa’ schedule.

Please contact Thompson Farm at (843) 236-1400 or visit their website at: for more information.


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.