Make Your Grand Strand Getaway Shine With the Great Christmas Light Show

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While many of us have spent a few chilly holiday-season evenings driving through well-decorated neighborhoods looking at Christmas lights (and maybe even singing Christmas carols), few have ever experienced anything like what is fast becoming a bright holiday tradition in North Myrtle Beach — the Great Christmas Light Show!

Imagine taking a 1.5-mile drive through more than 500 custom-made, magical light displays, some up to 55 feet tall. That’s what you’ll find at the Great Christmas Light Show, which will run on select dates from November 23 to December 30 at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. Visitors will experience 20 animated figures and holiday scenes where the lights come to life.

Just for the event, the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex has received a park-wide holiday makeover featuring over 2 million lights. Visitors will be treated to a celebration that is sure to capture the spirit of the season.

After driving through the light displays, visitors are invited to park and visit Santa’s Village. Guests there can meet Santa, enjoy hot chocolate and s’mores, see the lights up close on the Santa Express Train Ride, enjoy ice skating, take a tube ride down Santa’s 40-foot inflatable slide, and more.

Great Christmas Light Show Hours
Open 5:30–9:30 p.m., November 23–December 30 (closed December 25)

Santa’s Village Hours

Open Friday through Sunday only, November 23–December 9

Open nightly, 5:30–9:30 p.m., December 14–30 (closed December 25)


1-15 guests: $15 per vehicle

16-30 guests: $30 per vehicle

31+ guests: $60 per vehicle (call 843-280-5570 to schedule buses)

Admission price includes Santa’s Village, which features visits with Santa, a petting zoo, and parking, with additional fees for some activities:

Ice Skating: $5 for 30 minutes (includes skate rental)
Santa’s Express Train Ride: $2 per person, children 2 and under free if sitting in the lap of an adult
Santa’s Super Slide: Two rides for $5=


North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, 150 Citizens Circle, Little River, SC

For more information visit or call 843-281-3805. And when you’re ready to celebrate your holiday season in Grand Strand fashion, book your holiday getaway at The Cottages at North Beach Plantation. With our comfortable accommodations and wide range of amenities, you and your family are sure to have a holiday getaway to remember.