events

E.g., Dec 1 2022

The Great Christmas Light Show

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 5:30pm to Friday, December 30, 2022 - 5:30pm

The Great Christmas Light Show is a park-wide lighted celebration that is sure to capture the true spirit of the season! The drive through light show will feature over two million lights festively displayed along a two-mile drive throughout the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. Over 500 magical light displays, some up to 55 feet tall, have been custom made for The Great Christmas Light Show. Visitors will experience new enchanting animated figures and holiday scenes where the lights will come to life. After journeying through the light show, we invite everyone to park their car and visit Santa’s Village where they can enjoy hot chocolate and s’mores, get an up-close look at the lights on the Santa Express Train Ride, and, of course, meet Santa! North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex, 150 Citizens Circle. Daily, 5:30-9:30 p.m. $15+. (843) 280-5570, www.parks.nmb.us


Holiday Lights Driving Tour

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 6:00pm to Friday, December 30, 2022 - 6:00pm

Hop in the car with your family and friends and follow a picturesque path through thousands of brilliant, lights. Proceeds to benefit local charities. One Riverwood Drive. Daily, 6-9 p.m. $5, www.celebratetheseason.org


2022 Rivertown Christmas Celebration

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 6:00pm to Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 6:00pm

Downtown Conway’s 2022 Rivertown Christmas Celebration begins Thursday, Dec. 1 with the Conway City Tree Lighting ceremony, and continues each Thursday night from 6 to 8 p.m. through December 15. The shops of Downtown Conway are open until 8:00 p.m. each Thursday night to welcome holiday shoppers! Events include living window displays, sleigh rides, and much more to get you into the festive spirit. Conway, 428 Main St. Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. Free. (843) 248-6260, www.conwayalive.com


Step Into Christmas with Elton John Tribute Show

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 7:00pm to Thursday, December 22, 2022 - 7:00pm

Get into the holiday spirit with the newest addition to the GTS Theatre lineup, performed by Bill Connors. Connors was invited by the Beatles to perform at their 50th anniversary in Liverpool, England. He has performed all over the USA and England and is now making Myrtle Beach a permanent home – come see why he’s been heralded for spirited and skillful renditions of The Rocket Man’s greatest hits and deep cuts. GTS Theatre, 1220 Port Drive. Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. $39.95+. (843) 765-4386, www.gtstheatre.com


The Carolina Opry Christmas Special

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 7:00pm to Sunday, January 1, 2023 - 7:00pm

This award-winning show blends two hours of high-energy music, comedy, and dance in a luxurious theater replete with state-of-the-art lighting, sound, and special effects. Highly acclaimed by The New York Times, USA Today, NBC Nightly News, and CNN, The Carolina Opry is the only show to be named a “Top Attraction in Myrtle Beach” by CNBC. Featuring a cast of over 35 of the nation’s most talented performers, this variety show spans all genres to bring you the best hits of yesterday, today, and everything in-between! The Carolina Opry Theater, 8901 North Kings Hwy. 7-9:30 p.m. $39.95+. (800) 843-6779, www.thecarolinaopry.com


A Magical Christmas and Comedy Show

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 7:00pm to Tuesday, December 27, 2022 - 7:00pm

The Stage Magic Show is where music, magic, comedy, and audience participation are all pushed to the max by Michael Bairefoot, the most award winning magician in the U.S. Bairefoot creates a unique and personal style of world class magic, the classics “with a twist” that will astound and amaze his audience as the magic happens right before their eyes. Bairefoot’s warm theatrics make the holiday season all the more magical and memorable. GTS Theatre, 1220 Port Drive. 7-9 p.m. $32.95+. (843) 765-4386, www.gtstheatre.com


Original Motown Christmas Tribute Show

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 7:00pm to Monday, December 26, 2022 - 7:00pm

Set off on a musical journey through time as you tap your feet to the tunes that moved the nation in the 1960s and ’70s. Motor City Musical brings Motown hits from musicians like Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and the Jackson 5 to the stage, celebrating the history of a genre that brought new life and rhythm to the American music scene. With some added seasonal flair, this show is a Christmas special to get you grooving into the holiday spirit. GTS Theatre, 1220 Port Drive. 7-9 p.m. $45.95. (843) 765-4386, www.gtstheatre.com


Surfside Beach Christmas Tree Lighting

Friday, December 2, 2022 - 4:00pm

In an event suitable for the entire family, come join in the celebratory and symbolic tree lighting at Memorial Park, an evening excursion sure to instill a sense of community and wonder in the holiday season. Memorial Park, Surfside Drive and N Willow Drive. Friday, 4-8 p.m. Free. 843-913-6111, www.surfsidebeach.org


Scout Oceanography Badge Workshop

Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 8:00am

Dive into the world of oceanography and work with our Aquarium’s jaw-some educators to fulfill the criteria for your Oceanography Merit Badge. Through interactive activities like feeding stingrays, a Glass Bottom Boat ride, having lunch, and more, this workshop gives Scouts the chance to learn about our underwater world. Ripley’s Aquarium, 1110 Celebrity Circle. Daily, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. $39.99. (843) 916-0888, www.ripleyaquariums.com


16th Annual Rivertown Reindeer Run

Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 8:00am

The race is a tour of our historic Rivertown, and will loop back to finish at the marina. We will also be hosting a timed 1 Mile Run/ Walk starting at 8:05am. One-mile participants will receive a shirt and a bib. The race is a fundraising event of the Conway Rotary Club’s charitable giving. The 5K race is directed by Simply Timing. Participants, which include runners and walkers of all ages, will receive awards presented to the top three overall male and female finishers. Conway Marina, 4 Elm St. Saturday, 8 a.m. $20+, www.conwayrotary.org