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Traveling During the Holidays? 5 Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach

When people think about a vacation in Myrtle Beach, it typically involves a trip during spring break or over the summer holidays. It seems like this beach town is associated with warm days in the sun or eating ice cream on the strip. While the warm months are a great time to visit Myrtle Beach, the winter holiday season has so much to offer the entire family as well.

With so many fun and festive family activities to choose from this season, you’re sure to have an awesome time! Check out these 5 reasons to visit Myrtle Beach during the holidays.

1. Christmas Shows Galore!

With incredible theaters like the Alabama Theater and Calvin Gilmore Theater, Myrtle Beach has so many award-winning Christmas shows to choose from each year. It’s the perfect time to grab your loved ones, get a little dressed up, and enjoy fantastic performances like The South’s Grandest Christmas Show and The Carolina Opry Christmas Special.



2. Brookgreen Gardens’ Night of a Thousand Candles

Located in Murrells Inlet, just a short drive from Myrtle Beach, Brookgreen Gardens puts on a beautiful festival of illumination during the holiday season. Night of a Thousand Candles features over 5,000 hand-lit candles illuminating the scenic gardens. It truly creates a winter wonderland you won’t want to miss.

3. Holiday Shopping

Outlet malls in Myrtle Beach exceed the expectations of shoppers from all over! From Tanger Outlets, Barefoot Landing and Broadway on the beach, you should be able to knock out all ofyour Christmas shopping while you enjoy your vacation.

4. Fewer Crowds

Though the area is still popular in the winter—particularly for vacationers from northern states and even Canada—it still won’t be nearly as crowded as in the warmer months. This makes it the perfect time of year for friends and family to gather for holiday festivities and enjoy all that Myrtle Beach has to offer around the December holidays!

5. Less Traffic

With fewer crowds during the winter months, you’ll also notice less traffic, making travel much easier. Though there will likely be less traffic than in the warmer months, it’s important to keep in mind that there can still be more traffic than usual on days close to Christmas and New Year’s. Stay alert behind the wheel and practice defensive driving. According to car accident attorneys in South Carolina, if an accident does occur, you may be entitled to compensation, so take action as soon as possible if something does go wrong.  [Learn more by clicking here]

When planning your vacation this holiday season, keep these 5 reasons in mind for why Myrtle Beach should be the next stop for you and your family!



David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at


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