Lights Display Temporarily Closed

The Winter Wonderland lights display will not be lit Friday 12/15, Saturday 12/16 or Sunday 12/17, due to expected weather conditions. Stay tuned for more updates.

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The Beach

NOV. 24, 2023 - JAN. 1, 2024
Lights display lit nightly from 5-9 p.m.

This year's Winter Wonderland Lights Display features more than 100,000 lights on the beach and the boardwalk.  Stretching nearly 1 mile through the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach, this walking tour is a one-of-a-kind experience you have to see to believe. And the best part — it's free!

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Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Lights Display

Nov. 24, 2023 - Jan. 1, 2024
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk visitors can experience the holiday lights all along the boardwalk for free nightly from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The lights display will run along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk spanning from Second Avenue Pier to Plyler Park. Holiday music will be piped in through the NEW speakers along the light trail path. Along the way, visitors will experience more than 100,000 lights with an oceanfront view and displays set in themed sections.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday, Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m.
The Winter Wonderland Family Fun Festival will kick off Friday, December 1, with a tree lighting ceremony in Plyler Park. The event will be emceed by WPDE15 weatherman Ed Piotrowski and will be broadcast live on CW. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the lighting at 5:45 p.m.


Friday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.

Join us for Myrtle Beach’s Third Annual Polar Express on Friday, December 1, at The Historic Train Depot, 851 Broadway Street. Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy hot chocolate, popcorn, letters to Santa, Holiday Storytime with Chapin Memorial Library and the outdoor showing of “The Polar Express.” The event begins with sensory friendly time from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. You may wish to bring a chair and blanket to watch the movie. Stay tuned for more!

Winter Wonderland Art Walk

Friday, Dec. 1 from 5-9 p.m.

Come explore the lights and find some great local art while you stroll. The Seacoast Artists Guild will host its annual Winter Wonderland Art Walk in Plyler Park featuring dozens of pieces of unique work that make great gifts for the beach lovers on your list.
Cancelled due to Weather

Winter Wonderland Drone Show

Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7:45 p.m.
Experience the magic of the season in a whole new way with this state-of-the art show featuring 100 drones flying over the beach in front of Plyler Park to create fun holiday scenes unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Come check out the area's ONLY holiday drone show!

S’mores on the Boardwalk

Sunday, Dec. 3 from 2-5 p.m.
Warm up your holiday season with a fun family snack by the fire. Come and enjoy a complimentary S’mores kit provided by Gringo Ninja and make memories with a new holiday tradition of cooking this campfire treat oceanfront by our fire pits in Plyler Park.


Sunday Dec. 3
Santa will be available for photos in Plyler Park during the Family Fun Festival on 12/2 and 12/3. Santa’s workshop area will include an inflatable house, sleigh and more. No photographer will be present. All photos will be taken with your own devices.


Sunday, Dec. 3 from 2-5 p.m.
Visitors can warm their hearts and hands with everyone’s favorite holiday beverage at the Bojangles hot chocolate stand during this year’s Family Fun Festival.

'Light Up The Night' SLOW ROLL Ride

Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m.

This annual “Slow Roll” ride will begin at Grand Strand Brewing Co. at 6 p.m. and will take to the streets of downtown Myrtle Beach, touring the Winter Wonderland lights display. The ride will conclude at the brewery and be followed by trivia, beers and prizes. No registration necessary.

The Twinkling 
Two-Miler Fun Run

Thursday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.

Run, walk or dash your way through this fun, untimed race which will begin in Plyler Park and run south along Ocean Boulevard to Second Avenue South before turning back up the boardwalk and through the Winter Wonderland lights display. Cost to enter is $25 and runners will receive a medal for participating. More Details Here

Live Music & Entertainment

Friday, Dec. 1 & Sunday, Dec. 3

Enjoy the sounds of the season, including strolling carolers, DJs, performers including the Pied Piper of Percussion Steve Gribb and some of the area’s top live music acts all throughout the season during Winter Wonderland at the Beach. Entertainment will take place regularly on the oceanfront stage in Plyler Park and an additional stage will be added during the Family Fun Festival, Saturday, Dec. 2.