More than 20,000 people attended Myrtle Beach’s inaugural Winter Wonderland at The Beach festival, which ran Nov. 26, 2021, through Jan. 2, 2022, and included a 50-by-70-foot real-ice skating rink and a walk-through light show with more than 10,000 lights.
“We’re very pleased with the positive feedback about Winter Wonderland’s first season and the holiday joy it brought to so many families. Producing the festival from scratch was no small feat, but our team rose to the occasion,” said Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune. “Taking what we’ve learned from our first year, we’re already looking at ways we can expand the offerings to make Winter Wonderland even better when it opens this November.”
Event organizers are making plans to scale up the 2022-23 festival with additional lights, holiday displays, entertainment, vendors and more. Details will be announced closer to the opening of the event.
We'd like to thank Santee Cooper for their generous contribution of green energy to power the Winter Wonderland at The Beach festival. The environment is very important to us, as the beach ecosystem is the lifeline of our lifestyle and community. Santee Cooper has been dedicated to providing efficient energy to the Grand Strand for over 20 years. Also, thank you to Haribo, for making Winter Wonderland at The Beach even sweeter with your generous donation of your famous gummy bears. We are excited to celebrate 100 years of Haribo Goldbears with you next year at The Beach!