North Myrtle Beach isn’t your typical holiday destination. Here, snowmen consist of sand, a light jacket will do, and the beaches and golf courses are always open. 

The feeling of merriment is contagious. You and your family and friends will feel it when you partake in all the winter things to do in North Myrtle Beach. Tis’ the season, after all!

Spend a Day at the Beach

Our nine-mile stretch of beaches is open to anglers, beach lovers, and sandcastle-makers.

Take a stroll or a jog along the beach and watch as the waves meet the sand. Lounge on the beach with an umbrella and chair as your kids create sandcastles. Play a game of frisbee or volleyball with your best friends. The beaches are also great for surf fishing before dawn and after sunset. 

You don’t have to travel far for a bite to eat, as there are plenty of beachfront restaurants available.

Attend Holiday Shows & Events

See your kids' faces light up during an unforgettable Christmas event. The joy that brings is indescribable. 

You and they won’t soon forget The Great Christmas Light Show (Nov. 20-Dec.30). Go on an almost two mile car ride through holiday displays with over two million lights total. Another memorable event is the Intracoastal Christmas Regatta on Nov. 25. Be a spectator on land or join The Barefoot Queen Riverboat Cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway for a special experience as a parade participant. 

And you surely won’t want to miss “The South’s Grandest Christmas Show,” at the Alabama Theatre. The variety show occurs six nights a week in November and December.

Go Shopping at Barefoot Landing & Beyond 

Spend an afternoon or the entire day shopping for the best holiday gifts for loved ones. Even your kids will enjoy the outing.

Barefoot Landing has dozens of retail shops and one-of-a-kind boutiques all in one spot. Find cute clothes perfect for your sister or cousin at PURPLEologist. Grab a few bottles of muscadine wine at Duplin Winery for the wine lovers in your family. When you need a shopping break, grab lunch or dinner at one of the over a dozen restaurants at Barefoot Landing. Return to the area the next day to check out family attractions like Alligator Adventure

For more unique finds, visit Main Street. The area is home to locally-owned boutiques offering seasonal and year-round goodies. In other parts of our city, you'll find hidden gem shops, like Hot Honey Boutique or Salty South Mercantile. If you’re looking for deals on big-name brands, check out Tanger Outlets

Go Horseback Riding in North Myrtle Beach

There are many ways to explore our beaches and set sights on our waterways, and one of them is on four hoofs. 

Inlet Point Plantation is your go-to place for horseback riding in North Myrtle Beach. Owned by the Smith family, the local attraction is a popular spot for every adventurer in your group. Join Inlet Point as you ride horseback through the pecan groves or around Waites Island. Horse riders must be seven years old or older to enjoy a tour, but pony rides are available for younger riders.

Play Inside & Outside

Find fun indoors and outdoors at attractions across town. 

Head over to 810 Billiards & Bowling for a friendly game of bowling. Or K1 Indoor Go Kart Racing if you like speed.

Bright winter days are made to spend outside in NMB. Play a round of golf at one of our top-rated golf courses, or work on your short game at a mini-golf course. If you prefer a water activity, hop aboard The Barefoot Queen for a trip on the Intracoastal. 

While North Myrtle Beach is a year-round destination, the winter season lights up our town… literally. We’re the perfect destination for families, couples, and anyone in search of a little merry magic.