A few years ago, my wife suggested that we go to Myrtle Beach for the holidays. Since we love to camp, we checked out the opportunities available at CampMyrtleBeach.com. We decided to take advantage of the excellent savings offered by each of the campground and created a bucket list of each one we wanted to visit. This was probably one of our best ideas ever as we have been able to make wonderful holiday memories, enjoy the sights and sounds of Myrtle Beach, and get our camping “fix” for the season.

Over the years we have brought our own RV, rented spacious cabins, camped in the Southern Pines, and celebrated the holidays on the ocean front. Every time we made a reservation, every campground was able to provide wonderful accommodations to make sure our stay was enjoyable. Some years the weather was warm, and some years the weather was cold. It was like opening up that special package on Christmas Day not knowing what you were going to get.

The kids and grandkids have always been worried that Santa would not be able to find them. But each year he always left presents under the tree. Those are some of the most special holiday memories my wife and I have ever encountered. We were able to go to tree lighting ceremonies, Christmas Shows, and many holiday festivals. One of the great things about Myrtle Beach is that they seem to have something for everyone.

As per anytime of year, the campgrounds were full of activities and amenities. We took advantage of brisk walks around the lake and leisurely strolls on the beach. We made tree ornaments, holiday cards, and snowmen made of sand. I guess you could say, we started our own traditions.


Make sure to add these to your holiday wish list:

  • Conway Celebration of Lights – November 24th through December 31st nightly at 5:30 pm. One mile long of holiday lights and displays along Marina Drive.
  • Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Clause at Broadway at the Beach – December 9th through December 23rd. Featuring a breakfast buffet, activities, and a Christmas Treat
  • Holidays on the Boardwalk – Occurs weekly on Saturday until December 30th, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Santa is present for pictures along with holiday train rides, entertainment, crafts, and more.
  • Lighting of the Menorah at Market Common – December 12th through December 20th from 5:30-6:00pm nightly.



  • Alabama Theater Presents “The South’s Grandest Christmas Show” – Beginning November 1st thru the Holiday Season, show starts nightly at 7:30 pm., featuring comedian Ricky Mokel.
  • Carolina Opry of Myrtle Beach Presents “The Christmas Show of the South” – Beginning November 1st, two shows daily, 1:00pm and again at 7:00pm, closed on Sundays.
  • Legends in Concert of Myrtle Beach Announces, “Ultimate Christmas Spectacular” – Entertained by the Legends and dancers Shows 8:00pm nightly, closed on Sundays.
  • A Christmas to Remember at Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show – November 9th thru December 31st. Travel with Captain Scrooge and his First mate Bob Cratchit on their Christmas Journey.
  • Nights of a Thousand Candles – November 30, December 1-2; December 7-9; December 14-17, 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm. 5,5oo candles and thousands of twinkling lights at Brookgreen Gardens.


Take the time to celebrate the holidays Myrtle Beach style. Whether your name is on the naughty or nice list, it will be one of your best experiences ever. Happy Holidays and have a great New Year!