As the holiday season approaches, why not break from tradition and embark on a Thanksgiving adventure that's sure to be unforgettable?  North Myrtle Beach offers the perfect setting for a Thanksgiving celebration that's anything but ordinary. Our coastal city is known for its family-friendly atmosphere, ensuring that your Thanksgiving celebration will be a hit with loved ones of all ages. From sunny beaches to nearby attractions, you'll have the perfect environment to create heartwarming memories without the usual holiday stress.

Thanksgiving Dinner in North Myrtle Beach

One of the most critical aspects of a memorable Thanksgiving celebration is the feast, and North Myrtle Beach does not disappoint. Our local restaurants and resorts offer special Thanksgiving menus and buffets that will make the well-loved holiday taste like home. 

If you want to work up an appetite and get active before your Thanksgiving meal, consider participating in a community Turkey Trot. This year our area is offering a double serving of festive fun with two different Trots to choose from. Lace up your sneakers and head over to Barefoot Landing for the 5th Annual Turkey Trot, or get in the competitive spirit with the Calabash Turkey Trot which offers multiple course options for every level of runner.

Black Friday Shopping & Small Business Saturday

After your Thanksgiving meal, it's time to kick off the holiday shopping season. North Myrtle Beach makes it easy to get something for everyone on your list. Not sure where to start? Check out our Holiday Shopping Guide for some extra inspiration. 

Find everything you need and more at Barefoot Landing, nestled along the Intracoastal Waterway. From boutiques to specialty stores and everything in between, Barefoot Landing makes it easy to find something for everyone. While you’re there, fuel up at their many restaurants and eateries so you can keep the shopping extravaganza going. 

For Black Friday Deals and discounts, head over to Tanger Outlets. This outlet mall is home to many of your favorite name-brand stores, each offering savings that can help stretch your holiday budget. Here, you'll find everything from fashion to home goods at a fraction of the regular price.

Small Business Saturday is an excellent opportunity to support local artisans and boutique shops, and North Myrtle Beach has no shortage of these hidden gems. Consider exploring the Shops on Main, where you can find one-of-a-kind gifts and souvenirs that encapsulate the unique North Myrtle Beach spirit. Some local favorites include Hope Taylor & Company, Hot Honey Boutique, and Salty South Mercantile.

Holiday Shows & Happenings 

While you’re in town, celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with events and shows that will leave you merry and bright. 

Head to the Alabama Theatre for "The South's Grandest Christmas Show." Sing along to a mix of cherished classics, contemporary holiday favorites, and witness a unique juggling performance. Looking for more holiday cheer? The Carolina Opry is proudly presenting their 38th season of the Carolina Opry Christmas Special, complete with music, dancing, and a touch of comedy. 

One of the top holiday attractions in North Myrtle Beach is the Great Christmas Light Show. Here you can witness the magic of the season come to life in the NMB Park & Sports Complex as you drive through over 2 million lights and 500 displays. For a more interactive experience, head to Santa's Village, where you can hop on board the Santa Express Train Ride, feast on s’mores, and meet the big man himself.

Find the Perfect Holiday Stays

Finding the perfect home away from home for the holidays is a crucial part of making your Thanksgiving in North Myrtle Beach truly special. NMB offers a wide array of options, each providing a unique experience to suit your preferences and budget. From cozy beachfront resorts and luxurious oceanfront condos to spacious vacation rentals with stunning views, you'll find a variety of choices to make your holiday stay exceptional.

For The Whole Family 

When you're traveling with the whole family to North Myrtle Beach, finding accommodations that offer ample space and a sense of togetherness is essential.

Avista Resort and Prince Resort are one-stop destinations that offer fun and comfort for everyone in your party. These beachfront properties feature suites and condominiums equipped with endless amenities, ample space, and kitchens, making it convenient to chef up your own Thanksgiving feast. Don’t feel like cooking? No worries, both resorts offer Thanksgiving Dinners, so you can enjoy classic fixins’ without the fuss. 

If you are craving a more private stay, Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach offers cozy condos and beachfront homes that offer the perfect setting and size for group gatherings, providing a stylish holiday atmosphere. 

Holiday For Two 

Show your significant other just how thankful you are for them by booking a romantic holiday getaway. 

Elliott Luxury Rentals presents a selection of high-end beachfront homes and condos, allowing you to enjoy a private escape with stunning ocean views and luxurious amenities that are perfect for a couples' Thanksgiving getaway. Condo-World, another excellent choice, offers charming vacation rentals that provide an intimate setting where you can cherish quality time together.